Plan Your Visit

Accessibility

Contact Us

If you or a member of your party has a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact our staff by calling 301-730-2000 (voice) or info@mdtheatre.org

Should you have difficulty using standard contact methods, we encourage you to utilize Telecommunications Access of Maryland- Maryland Relay Services to contact our Box Office.

 Elevator Access

Accessible access is available from the Street Level of South Potomac Street. Press 1, to enter the grand lobby and box office. To access the Historic Auditorium, patrons may utilize the Middletown Valley Bank Walkway, between the Theatre and Barbara Ingram School of the Arts. 

The Performing Arts Center is equipped with two elevators to allow patrons access to the Lower-Level Lobby and 4 floors of event space. Elevator 1 is in front of the building and includes street access. The Historic Auditorium is accessible but does not include any elevator access for patrons. 

 Accessible Seating for Performances

To reserve wheelchair spots or accessible chairs, please contact our box office directly by calling 301-790-3500. Accessible seating is also available for purchase via Ticket Master.

Wheelchair ramps are available upon advance notice for patrons holding lower box seat tickets and permanent wheelchair platforms in orchestra level seating. Additional easily-accessible chairs for those individuals who can transfer into our chair with armrests that release. 

 Sensory Friendly

The Maryland Theatre is proud to offer a sensory-friendly experience in our VIP Suite. This private viewing area comfortably accommodates up to 12 guests, has lights and sound controlled independently from our stage. Our sensory-friendly experience allows people with autism or other disabilities to enjoy the show at reduce sound levels, in low ambient lighting and move freely during the performance. Private restrooms and concessions are included in this experience.

Please contact our box office directly by calling 301-790-2000 to inquire about the availability of sensory-friendly performances.

Please notify the box office in advance if you need sign language assistance for a performance.

The Maryland Theatre is equipped with a state-of-the-art hearing loop system that assists those patrons who wear hearing aids to enjoy a crystal-clear performance. Our hearing loop system directly connects with most hearing aids, to use the system those who wear hearing aids must turn their hearing aids to the "T" or "MT" program. The sound from the stage transmits directly to the T coil of any hearing aid to provide crystal clear sound. This will allow those who live with hearing loss to truly enjoy our theater.

Patrons without hearing aids or compatible hearing aids may request a headset by providing your driver's license at the technical desk in the rear of the Theatre upon arrival for a performance.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Audiologist Dr. Karen Hamilton for assistance.

 Restrooms 

A single-stall-accessible unisex restroom is located behind orchestra 300 in the historic auditorium. Additionally, patrons can find accessible restroom facilities on each level of the Performing Arts Center.