Accessibility at the Ashby Stage

If you or a member of your party has vision, hearing, or mobility needs, we recommend that you read about accessibility at the Ashby Stage.

If you have questions, get in touch with us at or at 510.841.6500 ext. 303

Haptic Tour & Live Audio-Described Performance - November 12

There is a haptic tour and live audio-described performance of 2023 Hedwig & The Angry Inch on Sunday, November 12. Doors will open at 3:45 PM for check-in. We recommend arriving early as the tour will begin promptly at 4 PM. The audio-described performance will start at 5 PM. If you are scheduling a ride home, a good pick-up time is 7:45 PM. Get tickets for November 12.

We are proud to partner with Gravity Access to provide a haptic tour and live audio description for our blind and low-vision audience members. Our April 9 performance includes a live pre-show tour that allows patrons to experience the space, performers, costumes, and objects - in addition to key movement elements in the piece - through touch, their own movement, hearing, and kinesthetic senses. Usually lasting 20 to 30 minutes, these tours lay a multi-sensory foundation to support the audio description service and are intended to focus on access for patrons with visual impairments.

During the performance, patrons can use devices provided for free by Gravity Access to listen to a live audio description of the show.

For sighted patrons, the performance is otherwise the same as on any other evening.

If you have questions or would like assistance booking your tickets, feel free to email us at or call 510.841.6500 ext. 303. We're happy to help!

Masked Matinees - November 5 & November 19

We understand that there are some theatergoers who are only comfortable gathering in large groups with masks. To make our performances accessible to as many people as possible, we will have three additional Sunday "Masked Matinee" performances on November 5 and November 19. Food and drink will still be available at our concessions and can be enjoyed outside, but there is no eating or drinking inside the theater during these performances as all audience members will be required to wear masks. Book your tickets to a masks-required performance here.