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The Omaha Community Playhouse believes that the theatre is a place for everyone. We are dedicated to creating opportunities for all members of our community to experience live theatre. Below is a list of the accessibility services we currently offer.

OCP is constantly working to grow and improve our accessibility offerings. To read about what we’re currently working on, please visit our Inclusion page. If there is something that you would like to see implemented at OCP, please let us know! We welcome any feedback that may help us gain a better understanding of the needs of our community, including both positive and negative experiences at all levels of our organization. Please contact Kathy Tyree, Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement at or 402-661-8514. If you are more comfortable sharing your questions, concerns or feedback anonymously, please feel free to do so.

Website Accessibility Adjustments

The OCP website offers a variety of accessibility adjustments through accessiBe’s built-in accessibility software. To access these feature, please click the blue human-shaped icon in the bottom corner of your screen. In addition to a variety of content, color and orientation adjustments, users can also access a number of accessibility profiles, including:

  • Seizure Safe Profile – Eliminates flashes and reduces color.
  • Vision Impaired Profile – Enhances the website’s visuals.
  • Cognitive Display Profile – Assists with reading and focusing.
  • ADHD Friendly Profile – More focus and fewer distractions.
  • Blind Users (Screen-reader) – Use the website with your screen reader.
  • Keyboard Navigation (Motor) – Use the website with the keyboard.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking spaces are located in the Storz Parking Plaza on the south side of OCP and next to the northeast canopy entrance by the Hawks Mainstage Theatre.

 ADA Seating

OCP has two ADA-accessible entrances. For access to the Hawks Mainstage Theatre, Scott Lobby, and Outdoor Patio please enter through the doors under the northeast canopy. For access to the Howard Drew Theatre, OCP Box Office, Owen Lobby, backstage areas, green room, rehearsal spaces, classroom, costume shop and administrative offices, please enter through the doors on the southeast corner of the building, facing 69th street.

Both the Hawks Mainstage and Howard Drew Theatres have ADA seating areas. Please call the OCP Box Office at (402) 553-0800 for reservations.

Infrared Sound System

Both theatres at OCP are equipped with an infrared sound system for individuals with hearing loss. Headsets may be checked out from the OCP Box Office. There is no charge for this service. The OCP Box Office will hold your state-issued ID or credit card until the headset is returned after the performance.

Audio-Described Performances

Audio-described performances are offered for those who are blind or visually impaired.
School of Rock: Saturday, October 15, 2022
The Cake: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Sister’s Christmas Catechism: Saturday, December 3, 2022
A Christmas Carol: Saturday, December 17, 2022
August Wilson’s Fences: Saturday, January 28, 2023
RENT: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Dreamgirls: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Little Shop of Horrors: Saturday, April 22, 2023
Pretty Fire: Saturday, May 13, 2023

Thank you to the Oliver and Ferrol Barklage Foundation for their generous support of our audio-described performances.

Sensory Kits

OCP offers sensory kits for patrons in our autistic community to utilize during their visit. These sensory kits, developed with the help of Autism Action Partnership, may be checked out from the OCP Box Office at any time. Please contact the OCP Box Office at (402) 553-0800 for more information.

Thank you to our community partner, Autism Action Partnership, for their assistance in creating enriching opportunities for those with autism here at OCP.

Sensory-Friendly Performances

OCP periodically offers sensory-friendly performances throughout the season.

This season’s sensory-friendly performances include:

  • A Christmas Carol-December 2nd

ASL-Interpreted Performances

Shows signed in American Sign Language are offered periodically throughout the season. Please contact the OCP Box Office at (402) 553-0800 if you are interested in ASL interpretation services for an upcoming production.

ASL Shadow-Interpreted Performances

OCP typically offers a special performance of A Christmas Carol featuring multiple ASL interpreters dressed in light costume who shadow performers on stage.

Thank you to our generous ASL shadow-interpreted performance sponsor, Sertoma Club of Omaha.

Spanish-Translated Performances

OCP periodically offers live Spanish translations of performances throughout the season. Translations are conducted live and heard via a headset that is checked out at the OCP Box Office. Please contact the OCP Box Office at (402) 553-0800 if you are interested in Spanish translation services for an upcoming production.