James Ian, Marsha Elle, and An Evening of Access Magic

Spotlight On: Disability Pride

To mark the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the most significant Civil Rights legislation establishing the right for people with disabilities to participate fully in civic life, Lincoln Center continues to celebrate disability culture by centering Deaf and disabled artists and audiences. Our approach to accessibility mirrors our commitment to transform performing arts spaces to be more inclusive of our audiences’ identities and access needs by design, not as an afterthought or add-on. This season at Summer for the City, dozens of performances offer live captioning on personal devices, as well as ASL interpretation. To access advanced registration tickets for ASL and hard-of-hearing communities, fill out this form; for a full list of accommodations at Summer for the City, please click here.

This July’s spotlight events include an inclusive dance class with Mark Morris Dance Group's Dance for PD, a production of Once on This Island by Deaf Broadway, an evening-long celebration of Access Magic featuring a silent disco on The Dance Floor, and Big Umbrella Day—a full roster of programming designed with and for neurodiverse audiences. This summer programming complements year-round initiatives to engage audiences with disabilities, including Lincoln Center Moments and Passport to the Arts