Accessible Venues

Live Performance Theaters

Click on a name below to view a theater’s web site. We have worked with all of these groups at one time or another, though they may or may not currently have performances listed in our schedule of events. Theaters with the AD icon are regular users of Arts Access audio description services.

Theater Contact Information

Bare Theatre – performs at various venues in Raleigh;

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts featuring Broadway Series South at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 East South St, Raleigh. Tel. (919) 831-6060. The Center is also the home of the Fletcher Opera Theater And the Kennedy Theatre, where some theater groups occasionally perform.

Burning Coal Theatre Company, performs at the historic Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604, (919) 834-4001

Carolina Ballet, performs at the Progress Energy Center, 2 E. South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 (919) 719-0900

Carolina Performing Arts, performs at Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill, (919) 843-3333

Carolina Theatre, 309 West Morgan St, Durham, (919) 560-3030

Cary Players, performs at the new Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue Cary, NC 27511, (919) 462-3969,

Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), 123 Vivian Street Durham, 27701, (919) 688-3722

The Justice Theater Project, usually performs at St. Francis of Assisi at 11401 Leesville Road, Raleigh 27613, (919) 215-0889

The North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh 27607, Main line: (919) 839-6262;  Museum Box Office: (919) 715-5923

North Carolina Theatre, One East South Street, Raleigh 27601, (919) 831-6941

Peace College, 15 East Peace Street, Raleigh 27604-1194, 1-800-PEACE-47

Playmakers Repertory Company– Center for Dramatic Art, 250 Country Club Rd, Chapel Hill 27599-3235, (919) 962.PLAY. PlayMakers is housed in the Center for Dramatic Art on the UNC Chapel Hill campus. The Box Office is located on the first floor of the Center for Dramatic Arts in the Paul Green Theatre Lobby. When visiting please use the metered parking on Country Club Road.

Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh 27607, Box Office: 919-821-3111

Theatre In The Park, 107 Pullen Road, Raleigh 27607, (919) 831-6936

Movie Theaters

Several Triangle area movie theaters are showing audio described and captioned first-run movies.  See our Movie Theater Accessibility page for more information about movie theater accessibility efforts.

  • Raleigh Regal Stadium 14 (North Hills Mall):  Raleigh Movie Schedule (scroll down to Raleigh)
  • Apex Regal Beaver Creek Stadium 12 (1441 Beaver Creek Commons Dr):  Apex Movie Schedule (scroll down to Apex)
  • Garner Regal White Oak Stadium 14 (1205 Timber Dr E): GarnerMovie Schedule (scroll down to Garner)

Note:  Please check the website or call the theater to confirm what services are available, Captionfish is also a good site to check to confirm what is available, link below.

Once you find your described movie from the list and you arrive at the movie theater, tell the box office attendant you are there for the described video of that show. They should provide you with a headset and receiver. It’s a good idea to bring your own spare pair of AA batteries to ensure your receiver has enough power to make it through the movie!

Captionfish now offers a FREE iPhone application which will search for audio described (and/or captioned) first run movies near you.  It also offers (captioned but not described) previews of those movies.  Search for Captionfish in the Apps Store.

With many thanks to the sustained advocacy and legal work done by John Waldo of Washington CAP, many, many more movie theaters in the USA are now providing captioned movies. is beginning to show more captioned movies now which use the CaptiView closed captioning technology.  If you benefit from captioning, be sure to check before making plans to see a movie!  (You might also want to check the movie theater’s own web site to doublecheck whether a movie is available with captions or subtitles.)

For more information about this development, please see:


Many thanks to Chris Sano of Captionfish for working so hard to make it possible for us to find these movies!

Accessible Triangle Movie Theaters

Coming soon!