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Seating & Accessibility Information for Mainstage Performances at St. Stephen's Theater
Seating for all mainstage productions at St. Stephen's Theater is reserved.
Latecomers will be seated at appropriate intervals at the discretion of house management. To avoid disruption to the actors and your fellow audience members, patrons arriving after a performance has begun will be seated upstairs in the balcony, as space permits. Balcony seating is extremely limited, so we hope you will make every effort to arrive on time. For your safety and the safety of those around you, please comply with all instructions provided by house management. Under no circumstances will refunds be granted for latecomers.
We regret that our resident venue, St. Stephen's Theater, requires climbing a flight of stairs and is therefore not accessible to patrons using a wheelchair. No elevator service is available. We are, however, able to accommodate patrons with early seating or other special needs. When ordering tickets, please let us know how we may assist you.
Service animals are always welcome to assist Lantern patrons.
Our flexible theater is transformed to best suit the specific needs of each production, ensuring that every seat provides the best possible view of the action. Due to this flexible seating arrangement, we regret that we are unable to post seating charts at this time.
For Our Hearing Impaired Audiences
Over the years, the Lantern has experimented with open captioning. Unfortunately, the small size, irregular shape, and changing scenic layout of the St. Stephen's Theater performance space made for poor results given the inability to appropriately position the LED screen to best suit users of open captioning. We have also researched alternative technologies to improve the patron experience for those who are hearing-impaired. We regret that our research has not yet identified a technology feasible in this performance space and appropriate to our artistic methods. Our actors are not outfitted with microphones for live performances, and some of the better hearing assist technologies require actors to be mic'd. This is a requirement of the Loop System, for example. Lacking the ability to implement hearing assist technologies at this time, we recommend that hearing impaired patrons email our Box Office to request front row seating that will promote the best patron experience for you and your party. Unimpeded sight lines tend to improve the patron experience for hearing impaired visitors given the unique characteristics of the Lantern's performance space. Please note that performances later in the run tend to have more seating options. Thank you for your patience.
Header Photo: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018); Charlie DelMarcelle, Anthony Lawton, Jered McLenigan, and Brian Anthony Wilson in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2019); Anthony Lawton and Paul L. Nolan in The Craftsman (2017); and Bi Jean Ngo and Peter DeLaurier in The Tempest (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.