Accessibility

Accessible Entrances

All entrances to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts are wheelchair accessible.  The Riverwalk entrance, used to enter the Todd Wehr Theater, has an accessible entrance located on the ground level between the staircases leading up to the Todd Wehr Theater.  This entrance will lead you up a ramp to the elevator that will take you to either level of the Todd Wehr, providing easier access for our patrons who cannot navigate the stairwell.  An elevator located at the southeast corner of the Marcus Center Parking Structure can be taken to the 3rd floor skywalk that connects the parking structure to the Marcus Center (used to enter Vogel Hall and Uihlein Hall).  Other accessible entrances include 929 N. Water Street (used to enter Uihlein Hall), 123 E. State Street (used to enter Vogel Hall and the corporate offices), and 127 E. State Street (used to enter the stage door). 

Assistive Listening Devices

Todd Wehr Theater: Stethophone infrared receivers are available that have a port that can accept a loop device plugged into it for patrons with hearing aids equipped with a “T” coil.  We request photo identification to borrow this device during the performance.

Sensory Friendly Kits

To accommodate our patrons on the autism spectrum or other sensory, social, or cognitive disabilities, we have limited number of sensory friendly kits available for use during a performance. These kits contain a social story, a fidget toy, and noise-cancelling earmuffs. Please see the House Manager at the theater to use one of these kits. Sensory friendly performances are also offered throughout the season.

Wheelchair Service

To make a reservation for wheelchair service for a First Stage performance in Todd Wehr Theater, please call the First Stage House Manager at (414) 273-7121 ext. 323.

Interpreted Performances 

Sign language interpreted performances are scheduled for each production. Select performances for our school matinees are also sign language interpreted. 

2017-2018 ASL Public Performances 

Family Series at the Todd Wehr Theater

First Steps Series at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center:

  • Sensory Friendly Performances

    Enjoy a performance where families with children who need sensory accommodations can share the experience of seeing family-friendly theater. LEARN MORE

  • Theater Academy

    Our Academy is the nation's largest high impact theater training program, serving students ages 3 through 18, teaching life skills through stage skills.