Accessibility

 

BAM is committed to making all performances in our buildings accessible to all our visitors.

 
Contact Ticket Services

BAM is committed to making our campus and programming both welcoming and accessible to all patrons. For additional information, or if you have seating questions, need an accommodation not mentioned, or require any other special assistance with purchasing tickets, contact BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100 or info@BAM.org.



Accessibility & Seating

The maps at the top of this page indicate the exact location of accessible entrances for all of our buildings.

Tickets & Seating
All of our venues are accessible. Tickets for accessible seats can be purchased in person, by phone, and online; however, accessible seats for general admission events and film presentations cannot be reserved in advance. If you require an accommodation, contact BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100 or simply let an usher or BAM staff member know when you arrive.

Restrooms
Accessible restrooms are available in all of our buildings. The Peter Jay Sharp Building—which houses the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House and BAM Rose Cinemas—has accessible restrooms on all levels. All restrooms at the BAM Strong and the BAM Fisher are accessible via elevator.

Elevators
The Peter Jay Sharp Building, the BAM Strong, and the BAM Fisher have elevators for full access to all public spaces.



CAPTIONING, ASL & LISTENING DEVICES

Open captioning and American Sign Language interpretation are offered at select live events at BAM. Open captioning is provided by c2 and ASL interpretation is provided by HandsOn. For more information about ASL interpretation, visit handson.org. For more information about open captioning and access to specific seating locations, contact BAM Ticket Services at info@BAM.org or 718.636.4100.

Currently we offer opening captioning and ASL interpretation at the following presentations:
• The December 5 performance of Barber Shop Chronicles features open captioning
• The 2pm performance on December 7 of Barber Shop Chronicles features ASL interpretation


We also offer assistive infra-red listening devices and neck loops at all of our live events, available for loan with a photo ID; please inquire at coat check.

In our cinemas, we offer the following:
• Headsets that amplify the audio of films*
• Sony closed-captioning glasses**
• Descriptive audio track with on-ear headphones**

*Available at all film presentations at BAM Rose Cinemas upon request.
**Available at select film presentations at BAM Rose Cinemas upon request.Contact us at info@BAM.org or 718.636.4100 x1 for a listing of screenings that offer Sony closed-captioning glasses and descriptive audio tracks. Patrons are welcome to use their own wired headphones with a standard 3.5mm jack. There is no Bluetooth compatibility.



RELAXED PERFORMANCES

To better support the needs and enjoyment of neurodiverse audience members, select BAM Education and BAMkids presentations feature relaxed performances. Modifications include elimination of blackouts and sudden theatrical cues; maintaining moderate house lighting through the performance; lowering the overall volume of sound elements; allowing for audience vocalization and movement; and allowing for patron exits and entrances whenever needed, with the option to view a live-feed of the show in a separate, relaxed environment.

As relaxed performances are offered, more information can be found at BAM.org/kids.



CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

BAM partners with Mark Morris Dance Group to offer workshops open to artists with and without disabilities. Modifications and additional support are available onsite and we invite participants to share thoughts and suggestions on how we can best support their experience during the registration process.

As workshops are offered, more information can be found at BAM.org/classes.

 

 

For wheelchair accessible seating call 718.636.4100.

 

For additional assistance or information

Call 718.636.4100 x1 
Or use our inquiry form

 
UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS
THEATER
Barber Shop Chronicles
 
Barber Shop Chronicles
 
The December 5 performance of Barber Shop Chronicles features open captioning. The 2pm performance on December 7 of Barber Shop Chronicles features ASL interpretation
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