Boston Playwrights’ Theatre wants to make our space available to all theatre-goers. However, our older building does offer some limitations. If you or a member of your party have mobility issues, please contact us in advance to plan your visit at 617-353-5443, or email Box Office Manager K. Alexa Mavromatis at kamavrom [at] bu.edu.
We have a long ramp up to the front door. Please note that the grade is steep and the threshold is slightly raised. For this reason we encourage anyone with mobility concerns to bring an attendant. The additional ticket will be complimentary. If an attendant is not available, please call in advance and a member of our staff will meet you at the ramp to help you in or out of the theatre. Patrons who use wheelchairs have enjoyed productions at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.
One gender-neutral, wheelchair accessible bathroom is accessible.
All seats are removable at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. Wheelchairs can be positioned in the front row of either black box space (the Walcott or Snodgrass Stages). Please let us know if you use a wheelchair, and we will reserve as many seats near that space as your party requires.
Our seats are made of hard plastic and do not have armrests. Seats in both theatres measure approximately 18 inches wide and 18 inches deep, with approximately two inches between seats. Legroom in the Snodgrass Theatre is approximately 23 inches with the exception of the front row; legroom in the smaller Walcott Theatre ranges from six to 12 inches, not including the front row. If you need extra space, please let us know in advance.
It is recommended that patrons suffering from chronic back problems bring a pillow to increase comfort.
Currently we do not offer ASL-interpreted productions. Please contact us if you’d like to see this offered in future seasons.
We do not offer headsets, and our actors are typically not miked. The space is intimate, and we are happy to reserve front-row seats for you.
If for any reason, you can enjoy the performance from only the front row, please let us know directly at 617-353-5443 or email Box Office Manager K. Alexa Mavromatis at kamavrom [at] bu.edu.
We call Boston Playwrights’ Theatre “a home for new works for the stage.” Our mission is about new plays, yes – and also about being a home. Upholding our space as a home for artists, staff, and audiences is an organizational value. To us, this means that everyone is invited to be fully present here, and everyone deserves to be treated with respect. We ask you to help us uphold these values and expectations in all of your interactions with Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.
We expect any person interacting with BPT to comply with these community expectations, including but not limited to:
- Respecting the backgrounds and identities of all people, on and off our stages. This includes age, race, religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
- Understanding each individual’s right to be at the theater and enjoy it in their own way while being mindful of those around them.
- Showing appreciation for the facility and those working within it.
We expect our artists, patrons, students, and staff to be respectful—and accountable. If you’ve experienced any behavior that has hindered your ability to be fully present during your time at BPT, we want to know about it. Please reach out to us – speak directly to a member of our FOH team, email Artistic Director Megan Sandberg-Zakian or use this anonymous Google form.
We’re glad you’re here! Thank you for partnering with us to truly make BPT a home for new work for the stage.