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For Our Disabled Guests

Duke University encourages disabled persons to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Duke University Box Office in advance of your visit.


Please note that Sign Interpreters must be requested at least three weeks in advance of the event date.

For additional questions, please contact our Inclusion, Accessibility, and Outreach Co-Chairs, Tiana Clemons (tiana.clemons@duke.eduand Ari Curtis (

Accessibility Services

Audio Description

Audio Description is a narration service for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The audio describer provides an ongoing dialogue of visual events that are taking place on the stage. Service provided by ArtsAccess.

To learn more about the Audio Description service, visit the ArtsAccess website.

CART: Communication Access Realtime Translation

CART (or realtime captioning) is a speech-to-text interpreting service that benefits people who have a hearing loss, are deafened or deaf, and many others due to different language and learning needs.

Sensory Friendly

Accommodations Include:

  • Lower sound level, especially for startling or loud sounds

  • House lights remain on at a low level during the performance

  • Reduction of strobe lighting

  • Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance

  • Designated quiet area in the theater lobby

  • Ushers trained to be inviting and accommodating to families'needs

Audio Description will be offered at

the following performances of our

2023-2024 mainstage productions:

A Chorus Line: TBD
Little Shop of Horrors: TBD

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812: TBD

CART is available by contacting

Services made possible through generous support from Duke Disability Management System and Duke Ticketing & Theater Operations


Hoof 'n' Horn currently presents shows at three campus theaters. All the venues listed below are equipped with Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs). You can request an ALD in advance by contacting the Duke University Box Office or when you arrive at the event by notifying an usher upon entry. Please arrive in the venue lobby at least 15 minutes prior to the start time listed so your request can be met without disrupting the performance.

Please click on the name of each theater below to learn more about specific accessibility information regarding each venue.

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Additional accommodations can be arranged if requested in advance.

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