April 15, 2016

Salle de spectacle

For hearing-impaired people

When choosing the theatre and the show you want to see:

  • Consult the online directory of adapted theatres to see if the place is equipped for hearing-impaired people (
  • If the place you want to go is not in the directory, ask the establishment directly.
  • Before going to a show, read the reviews in newspapers or on the Web.

When buying a ticket:

  • Inform the cashier that you are hearing impaired.
  • Show them your “CommuniCarte”.
  • Ask them to look at you when they talk.
  • Ask to have access to hearing-impaired services, where applicable, and ask if there are seats reserved for hearing-impaired people.
  • Get printed materials, if available. For example, ask for the show program.
  • At the end, confirm that what you heard was right.

In the theatre:

  • Use the theatre’s device for hearing-impaired people, if applicable.
  • If you weren’t able to reserve in advance, try to arrive a little early so you can choose the best seats.

Which seat should I choose?

  • The best place for you is in the centre of the theatre, near the speakers, and in a row where you can see the entire stage.
  • Another option would be a side-facing seat, with your “better ear” facing the stage or speakers, as the case may be.


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