Interpreted Performances

Hands On offers the Deaf community a diverse range of quality interpreted performances and programs at some of the city’s most popular venues, including Roundabout Theatre Company, New Victory Theater, The Public Theater, Radio City Music Hall and the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

Hands On collaborates with the Theatre Offers a Lifetime of Adventure (TOLA) Program, which was developed to expand accessible theater experiences for Deaf school-age children and their families (both Deaf & hearing) in the New York City area. By providing free or discounted tickets to audiences who do not have the economic resources to attend interpreted theatre performances, the TOLA program works to expand the experiences of Deaf and hearing children and their families.

All Broadway productions currently utilize the GALAPRO APP, which provides captioning at any seat for any performance using your smartphone. Click here to learn more.

I-Caption service (Portable Caption Device) is also available. Reservations are not necessary, but devices can be reserved by contacting Sound Associates.

Cultural Calendar

The Cultural Calendar provides the Deaf community with information on a variety of cultural offerings available in New York City metropolitan area, including:

  • Interpreted theatre performances produced by Hands On at major theatres, both on and Off Broadway, including shows for young audiences.
  • Interpreted or signed/sign language talks, tours and readings at such venues as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, Whitney Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Intrepid Museum and the Jewish Museum.
  • Open captioned theatre performances made available by the Theatre Development Fund/Theatre Access Project (TDF/TAP).

Resource Directory

The Hands On website features a comprehensive Resource Guide for cultural events and organizations for the Deaf community.