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Accessibility Services

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center welcomes all patrons and strives to make its performances and facilities accessible to everyone. The Center provides many services to audience members with accessibility needs.

The Center's ticket agents are available to assist you in seat availability and selection. Please inform your ticket agent of any special need at the time of purchase. To purchase tickets and receive a service described below, please call our ticket office at (920)730-3760, or visit us in person at 400 W. College Avenue, downtown Appleton.
 

Mobility Access

Accessible seating is available on each seating level and price. Transfer seats are available on the Orchestra Level. Tickets for these areas can be purchased through the ticket office. Special seating requests must be made at the time of purchase. The Center is equipped with a limited number of wheelchairs available for use free of charge during a performance. Accessible parking spaces are available in the Washington Street ramp. Valet parking is also available for most public ticketed events. There is a fee for valet parking. Click here for more information about directions and parking. The Main entrance is equipped with automatic doors. The elevators service all four floors of the building. All levels within the Center have wheelchair accessible restrooms. The Orchestra Level west restrooms are equipped with automatic doors. A family restroom with changing table is located on the Orchestra Level.

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The Fox Cities P.A,C. has gone above and beyond the ADA requirements to make accommodations top notch for those with physical limitations and special needs. They have taken that extra step to be sure ALL audience members have a variety of accessible seating options.
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Amy Perry
Accessibility and Design Consultant

 

 

Social Story

A social story is a social learning tool that supports the safe and meaningful exchange of information between parents, professionals and people with autism of all ages. Our social story describes the environment people will be in at the Center in terms of relevant social cues, perspectives and common responses specific to their experience at the Center. Download our social story here (PDF).
 

Hearing Loop

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center now offers a hearing loop system in Thrivent Hall and is the first Broadway presenting theater in Wisconsin to have this wireless assistive hearing technology installed. The hearing loop enables people who have difficulty hearing to have far better reception than was previously possible. The loop provides enhanced hearing for patrons in two ways: 1) patrons can listen in by accessing their hearing aid’s telecoil which serves as an antenna that links the listener directly to the sound system, or 2) patrons can utilize loop listening devices available at the service desk if they do not wear telecoil hearing aids. Hearing loop systems work with a telecoil (also known as a telephone coil or “T-coil”) control which may or may not be embedded in the hearing device. Nearly seventy percent of all hearing aids currently have T-coils. Click here for F.A.Q. on hearing loop technology.

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The hearing loop system technology is amazing. You receive amplification customized specifically to your personal need directly into your aid without any additional equipment. It is wonderful!
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Barb Merry
Hearing Loop Advocate

 

Assistive Listening Systems

The Center offers amplifiers that bring sound directly into the ear. They separate the sounds, particularly speech, that a person wants to hear from background noise. They improve what is known as the “speech to noise ratio.” Please ask a ticket agent about available assistive listening devices at the Center when purchasing your ticket.

 

Open captioning

Open captioned performances feature a text display located to the side of the stage that scrolls the dialogue and lyrics synchronization with the performance. Please ask your ticket agent about open captioning services when purchasing your ticket. 

2021-22 Season Performances Providing Open Captioning

Wicked Oct 30 • 2 p.m.
Hadestown Dec. 18 • 2 p.m.
Mean Girls Jan. 22 • 2 p.m.
Hairspray Feb. 19 • 2 p.m.
Dear Evan Hansen April 23 • 2 p.m.
Frozen May 21 • 2 p.m.


 







GalaPro Mobile App

GalaPro is a revolutionary, innovative app for accessibility and translation, which enhances the audience’s experience for live performances. Patrons using the app can now enjoy the show with captioning. All services are provided in real-time, using voice recognition technology. GalaPro requires a one-time installation of the app. It is easily accessible and can be downloaded for free from the App Store/Google Play. Then, the user simply chooses the Fox Cities P.A.C. and the show they wish to see. 
 

American Sign Language

American Sign Language interpretation is available upon request. In order to provide qualified and appropriately prepared signers, we require signing requests at least two weeks prior to the performance date. You may request this service when ordering tickets. This service is available for the Sunday matinee performances for most Broadway shows.

2021-22 Season Performances Providing American Sign Language

Wicked Oct 31 • 1 p.m.
Hadestown Dec. 19 • 1 p.m.
Mean Girls Jan. 23 • 1 p.m.
Hairspray Feb. 20 • 1 p.m.
Dear Evan Hansen April 24 • 1 p.m.
Frozen May 22 • 1 p.m.
 









Alternative formats

Large print and Braille programs can be produced upon request. To request a document in an alternate format please allow a two weeks’ notice to accommodate this service. Large print menus are available at the Center’s concessions areas on all four levels.
 

Questions?

If you have any questions, would like further information or need assistance or accommodations not mentioned above, please contact us at (920) 730-3782 or info@foxcitiespac.com.

Wicked

Wicked

October 27 - November 14

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

December 4 - December 5

Hadestown

Hadestown

December 14 - December 19

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