Wheelchair and limited mobility access

Our building is wheelchair-accessible. There is an accessible parking space in the lot behind our building (enter off of 23rd Avenue S). An elevator inside the entrance takes you down to the offices or up to the theater. If you are attending a reading, take the elevator up, and upon exiting continue through the theater space to get to the lobby and box office. For our public readings, there is always a staff member stationed at the back door to assist guests with the elevator, starting an hour before the reading time. At other times, call our front desk at (612) 332-7481 for assistance operating the elevator. 

Our theater space is a black box (all one level) with chairs on risers. There are always chairs on the floor level, requiring no steps.

All of our restrooms are wheelchair-accessible.

This wheelchair symbol indicates access for individuals with limited mobility, including wheelchair users.

Service animals

Service animals are welcome at the Center.

Vision loss

At any reading or event that has a program, large print programs are also available at the box office. You do not need to request these in advance. If you would like the program text emailed to you, contact

For people with vision loss or blindness, our readings offer a different experience than theater productions, in that they are unstaged, and most of the stage directions are read aloud.

Actors and other artists working here: We are happy to provide you with large print scripts. If possible, please provide us with 24 hours notice.

For Member Open Play, there will always be a large print version of the script available for participants. 

This symbol indicates that Large Print materials are available, printed in 18 pt. or larger text. This symbol indicates access for people who are blind or have low vision.


The Playwrights’ Center is accessible by bus and light rail.

Bus route 2 (high frequency route). Nearest stops:

  • Westbound: Franklin Ave E & 23rd Ave S
  • Eastbound: Franklin Ave E & 24th Ave S

Bus route 67. Nearest stops:

  • Westbound: Franklin Ave E & 23rd Ave S
  • Eastbound: Franklin Ave E & 24th Ave S

Other bus routes that are close but require three to five blocks of walking: Route 9 / Route 22 / Route 7

Light rail blue line (high frequency route). Nearest station:

  • Franklin Avenue Station

Online classes and seminars

With very rare exceptions, all of the classes and seminars we offer are available to join via webcam from wherever you are. Some classes are online-only, and most have a mixture of in-person and online attendees. We use Google Hangouts for our classes and seminars. See keyboard shortcuts for Hangouts and information on using Hangouts with a screen reader.


There is no fee to apply for fellowships.

All of our readings are free to attend (with free drinks to boot!).

Reduced membership rates and payment plans are often possible and can be discussed with Director of Membership Programs Hannah Joyce-Hoven at or (612) 332-7481 x1123.


All of our restrooms are all-gender restrooms.


Contact us at (612) 332-7481, or with any questions or requests related to accessibility.

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