Accessibility

Geordie Theatre values the diversity of its patrons, visitors, and workforce. We are committed to making theatre that is inclusive and accessible to all members of society. We are working to ensure that every person, regardless of ability, may have equal access to our shows in a safe, respectful environment supportive of human dignity. We wish to communicate openly with disabled patrons in order to remain informed of any issues they may face while participating in Geordie’s activities, so that we may continue to improve our audience’s experience and remove barriers to access where possible.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, please contact us at 514-845-9810 Ext. 207 or violette@geordie.ca

 

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation

Every year, we offer ASL-interpreted performances for select shows in our season. Members of the D/deaf community may purchase tickets at a discounted rate.

 

Relaxed Performances

What is a relaxed performance?

A relaxed performance is open to everyone and is designed to welcome audience members who might benefit from a more casual theatre environment. Some examples include:

  • Young children
  • Autistic people
  • People with sensory processing disorder
  • People with intellectual or developmental disabilities
  • People with anxiety disorders and other mental health conditions
  • People with Tourette’s syndrome, people who have physical and/or vocal tics
  • People with behavioral issues
  • People who are unfamiliar with the theatre

At a relaxed performance, there is a more casual attitude towards noise and movement in the audience. There is no expectation to remain quiet and seated for the duration of the performance. Audience members are free to move around, and may retreat to a quiet space outside the theatre at any time. House lights remain on during the show so the audience is not in the dark. Lighting and sound effects onstage may be adjusted to a lower intensity.

Financial Accessibility

Play-It-Forward

Play-It-Forward enables individuals and organizations to pre-purchase and set aside theatre tickets for those who might not otherwise be able to afford the experience of a Geordie play. Click HERE for details or to buy tickets. To request tickets, call our box office at 514-845-9810 Ext. 209 or email boxoffice@geordie.ca.

 

GTS Bursary Fund

The Geordie Theatre School (GTS) Bursary Fund offers scholarships to benefit youth from lower economic backgrounds allowing them to engage in the performing arts with professional artists by taking classes at Geordie Theatre School. To apply for a scholarship or make a donation, click HERE.

 

Financial Assistance for Schools

Geordie’s plays are eligible for several government-funded programs offering to finance cultural outings for school groups, or cultural activities hosted in schools. To learn more about how to apply for funding for your school, click HERE.

 

Discounted & Group Rates for Mainstage Shows

Geordie is proud to offer discounted rates to families, seniors, students and community organizations and partners. Email boxoffice@geordie.ca or call 514-845-9810 Ext. 209 to speak about our special ticket offers.

Our Partners in Accessibility

The organization Seeing Voices Montreal has a mission to provide educational and collaborative opportunities to build connections between D/deaf and hearing people.​

Kéroul is a non-profit organization which, through information-dissemination and lobbying, promotes and develops accessible tourism and culture.

The Giant Steps Resource and Training Centre is an extension of Giant Steps School and is dedicated to supporting the autistic community.