Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6, Canada

Event: ASL Interpreted Museum Tours

MAI

3680 Jeanne Mance Street, Montréal, QC, Canada

Event: Textile Map-Making Workshops

The Redwood Theatre

1300 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON, Canada

Event: Ghostbusters – The Movie Experience

Ottawa Art Gallery

50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Event: Picture This

Young Centre for the Performing Arts

50 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON, Canada

Event: The Royale

Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

375 Bermuda Drive Northwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: Goosebumps the Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium

Max Bell Theatre

240 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: Mary and Max

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

2750 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: Sweat

Vertigo Studio Theatre

115 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: The Boy’s Own Jedi Handbook

MAI

3680 Jeanne-Mance Street, Montreal, QC, Canada

Event: Lévriers

Granville Island Stage

1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Max Bell Theatre

240 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: A Christmas Carol

Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

375 Bermuda Drive Northwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

2750 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: Beauty and the Beast

Vertigo Studio Theatre

115 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: Twas the Night Before Christmas

Surrey Arts Centre Main Stage

13750 88 Ave, Surrey, BC, Canada

Event: Hansel, Gretel and the Strolling Players

Fountain Hall

1593 Argyle St, Halifax, NS, Canada

Event: Cinderella

Max Bell Theatre

240 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: BOOM X

Monument-National - Studio Hydro-Quebec

1182 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC, Canada

Event: The In-Between

MAI

3680 Jeanne Mance Street, Montréal, QC, Canada

Event: Creatures

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

2750 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: The Matchmaker

Granville Island Stage

1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: The Shoplifters

Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

375 Bermuda Drive Northwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: The Giver

Fountain Hall

1593 Argyle St, Halifax, NS, Canada

Event: Noises Off

Max Bell Theatre

240 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: The Scarlet Letter

MAI

3680 Jeanne Mance Street, Montréal, QC, Canada

Event: Yev

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

2750 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: The Orchard (After Chekhov)

Granville Island Stage

1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: Bed & Breakfast

Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

375 Bermuda Drive Northwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: Crossing Swords

Vertigo Studio Theatre

115 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: Return to Treasure Island

Max Bell Theatre

240 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: Billy Elliot

Fountain Hall

1593 Argyle St, Halifax, NS, Canada

Event: The Color Purple

Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

375 Bermuda Drive Northwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: Sister Act the Musical

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

2750 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: Matilda the Musical

Vertigo Studio Theatre

115 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: Where Words Once Were

Accessing the Arts

Welcome! Accessing the Arts is a pilot initiative that is working towards becoming your go-to source for information about accessible arts and culture. Our goal is to promote accessibility in the arts and showcase how communities are reshaping the arts sector. We believe that art is for everyone!

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Note: We acknowledge that inclusion in the arts relies upon listening, communication, and being responsive. We also acknowledge that lived experiences of exclusion, discrimination and oppression are real and unique to each individual. For these reasons, and because we do not organize the events we list, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of information provided, nor can we guarantee the quality of accessibility at events. Our goal is to make accessibility in the arts easy to find, and to provide you with as much information as possible, so that you, the user, can make informed choices based on your needs. Our hope is that, in doing this, we can put inclusion at the forefront of Canada’s arts sector.

Upcoming

August 2 - December 6 ASL Interpreted Museum Tours

Royal Ontario Museum

On the first Thursday of each month, ASL interpretation is provided for the Museum Highlights Tour. ASL-Interpreted Tours at the ROM offer a learning experience for the whole family, and… Read More

September 18 - June 25 Textile Map-Making Workshops

Montréal, arts interculturels (MAI)

Throughout the 2018-2019 season, artist Kay Noele will be offering textile map-making workshops developed in dialogue with the MAI’s visual arts exhibitions. As part of these workshops, participants will be… Read More

October 17 - October 27 Ghostbusters – The Movie Experience

The Secret Sessions

The Movie Experience, brought to you by The Secret Sessions, is a one of a kind experience that fuses live theatre and cinema together to truly bring films to life… Read More

October 25 - October 26 Picture This

Propeller Dance

Propeller Dance and the Ottawa Art Gallery co-present an integrated dance performance with live music by Jesse Stewart. The performance will include Spasticus, a work of the Propeller Dance company,… Read More

October 27 - November 1 The Royale

Soulpepper

Told in a boxing ring over six rounds, The Royale is an electrifying adrenaline rush that shows us the deeply human cost of making history. From playwright Marco Ramirez comes… Read More

November 7 Mary and Max

Theatre Calgary

Based on an Australian claymation film about two unlikely pen pals, which screened in 2009 at the Calgary International Film Festival, Mary and Max is a hilarious and heartening tale… Read More

November 11 - November 16 Sweat

Arts Club

For a group of lifelong friends, a night at the local bar is the balm against a hard day on the factory lines. When tensions rise at work and picket… Read More

November 22 The Boy’s Own Jedi Handbook

StoryBook Theatre

Relaxed performance. The year is 1977 and The Kid, a ten-year-old Star Wars fan is trying to make sense of a new town and school. He soon discovers that Star… Read More

December 1 Lévriers

Montréal, arts interculturels (MAI)

Relaxed performance. According to what criteria and in whose eyes do we achieve success? Lévriers is a theatrical investigation led by director Sophie Gee and five others who, like her,… Read More

December 4 - December 14 Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Arts Club

A holiday confection filled with classic Jane Austen charm, Miss Bennet is a modern sequel about the bookish middle child of the Bennets. While Mary starts to dream of a… Read More

December 6 A Christmas Carol

Theatre Calgary

Celebrating 32 years of spirited tradition! Join the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as they take Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey through time from darkness to light. This… Read More

December 6 - December 22 Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

StoryBook Theatre

Relaxed performance. One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven… Read More

December 9 - December 12 Beauty and the Beast

Arts Club

“Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme.” Can Belle teach the Beast to love, before it is too late? Discover the magic behind the castle walls in… Read More

December 15 Twas the Night Before Christmas

StoryBook Theatre

Relaxed performance. This new, one-act musical tells the story of a family trapped in a cabin by a snowstorm on Christmas Eve. They’re away from home, have no power, no… Read More

December 27 Hansel, Gretel and the Strolling Players

Royal Canadian Theatre Company

The Royal Canadian Theatre Company is pleased to present a relaxed performance of Ellie King’s Hansel, Gretel and the Strolling Players. The apple crop has failed for the past five… Read More

January 2 Cinderella

Neptune Theatre

Relaxed performance. Jeremy Webb brings the hilarious tradition of the Great British Holiday Extravaganza to Neptune’s Fountain Hall stage in the ultimate family show for the holidays. The age-old tale… Read More

February 6 BOOM X

Theatre Calgary

Rick Miller returns to Theatre Calgary after his sold out run of BOOM in 2016 with the world premiere of BOOM X! Picking up where BOOM left off at Woodstock… Read More

February 9 The In-Between

Geordie Theatre

Relaxed performance. Lily feels trapped. When a conflict between her best friend Brit and the guy she likes Karim breaks out after other students share racist, anti-Muslim memes, a misunderstanding… Read More

February 10 Creatures

Montréal, arts interculturels (MAI)

Relaxed performance. Creatures, a performance by duo RoyaLazyness, is a demonstration of the power of dance to move bodies beyond comfort zones, regardless of disabilities and differences. Inspired by breakdance,… Read More

February 17 - February 22 The Matchmaker

Arts Club

Horace Vandergelder seeks a wife and matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi doesn’t need to look very far to find her! With forbidden young love and mistaken identities afoot, more than one… Read More

February 26 - March 8 The Shoplifters

Meet Alma, a career shoplifter who prefers the “five-finger discount” over any senior citizen’s deal. When a grocery store theft goes awry, her elaborate life of petty crime is halted… Read More

March 16 The Giver

StoryBook Theatre

Relaxed performance. Twelve year old Jonas lives in a perfect world, free of poverty, crime, war, and strife. When the Elders of the Community choose him to be the Receiver… Read More

March 17 Noises Off

Neptune Theatre

Relaxed performance. Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and… Read More

March 20 The Scarlet Letter

Theatre Calgary

It is 1642 and Hester Prynne has been branded an adulterer by her Puritan village and forced to wear the titular scarlet letter as repentance. However, in this modern adaptation,… Read More

March 23 Yev

Montréal, arts interculturels (MAI)

Relaxed performance. Yev is a hermit living in a remote region of the Siberian Taiga, the sole survivor of a family who fled civilization for fear of religious persecution. Matthew,… Read More

April 14 - April 19 The Orchard (After Chekhov)

Arts Club

It’s Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, but told through the lens of a Punjabi-Sikh family in the Okanagan Valley. With the bank calling and money low, will the Basrans be able… Read More

April 23 - May 3 Bed & Breakfast

Arts Club

When Brett inherits a family estate, he and his partner, Drew, move to a quiet little tourist town to set up a B&B. But will these big city boys face… Read More

May 2 Crossing Swords

StoryBook Theatre

Relaxed performance. When the boys from St. Mark’s join the girls from St. Anne’s to present “Cyrano de Bergerac”, three friends get more of an education than they bargained for.… Read More

May 2 Return to Treasure Island

StoryBook Theatre

Relaxed performance. It’s the story of two brothers who discover their family legacy as they are transported to a mysterious island full of pirates, castaways and singing insects! Will they… Read More

May 8 Billy Elliot

Theatre Calgary

This Tony Award-winning musical is an inspiring and moving tale about the importance of following your heart. Set in working-class England, young Billy dreams of trading in his boxing gloves… Read More

May 19 The Color Purple

Neptune Theatre

Relaxed performance. An inspiring family saga telling the story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world.… Read More

June 6 Sister Act the Musical

StoryBook Theatre

Relaxed performance. When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found:… Read More

June 9 - June 14 Matilda the Musical

Arts Club

Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty to find your happy ending! Armed with an outsize wit and a vivid imagination, precocious Matilda takes a stand to change… Read More

June 20 Where Words Once Were

StoryBook Theatre

Relaxed performance. Young Orhan lives in a world where words are both very precious and very dangerous. Only 1,000 of them can exist: new ones are forbidden, and anything newly… Read More