This season Shakespeare in the Ruins has launched multiple new initiatives to welcome as many people as possible back to the Ruins. These initiatives include: a free, accessible, bus charter from downtown Winnipeg to the Ruins on pay-what-you-can Tuesdays; ASL interpretation and live audio description of selected performances; and the launch of “Under-the-tent” shows, a pair of matinees staged under our tent for people for whom our promenade experience is a barrier.

Together with our ongoing commitment to affordable theatre through pay-what-you-can Tuesdays, our early-bird promotion, discount prices for patrons under 30 and for members of the theatre industry, under-employed folks or people living on a fixed-income, we strive to ensure everyone can experience the magic of live theatre.

Details of all the services we offer and a feedback form are found below.

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Access 2

Shakespeare in the Ruins is a proud member of the Easter Seals Access 2 Program.

Support persons do not pay admission to attend our performances with people they are supporting. To secure a seat for a support person contact our box office directly at 204-891-9160 or boxoffice@sirmb.ca

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Under the Tent

Under the Tent performances are stationary and designed for people that find our promenade experience a barrier. Seating is provided, though patrons should feel free to bring their own chairs. The tent is wheelchair accessible.

Full immunization and mandatory masks  are in effect for these performances.

Much Ado About Nothing

Sunday, June 5th – 2:00PM

Saturday, June 11th, 2:00PM

The Player King is a stationary production staged in the Ruins, which can be accessed by a ramp.

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ASL Interpretation

ASL Interpretation will be provided for the following performances:

Much Ado About Nothing

Saturday, June 4th – 2:00PM

Tuesday, June 7th – 7:30PM

The Player King

Saturday, June 18th – 2:00PM

Friday, June 24th  – 7:30PM

Registering for ASL interpretation is not necessary, it will be provided at the above performances whether required by patrons or not.

ASL Interpretation provided by Performing Arts Accessibility Hub

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Live Audio Description

Live Audio Description will be provided for the following performances:

Much Ado About Nothing

Tuesday, June 14th – 7:30PM

Wednesday, June 22nd – 7:30PM

The Player King

Wednesday, June 15th – 7:30 PM

Tuesday, June 28th – 7:30PM

Registering for audio description is not necessary, it will be available at the above performances whether required by patrons or not.

Live Audio Description provided by Vocal Image Ensemble Winnipeg

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Relaxed Performances

Relaxed performances are designed for patrons who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment. These performances allow for noise and movement in the audience area as well as exit and re-entry from the performance area whenever needed by audience members.

There may be limited changes to the performance to reduce auditory and visual stimulation, but the substance of the performance will remain the same.

Immunization & Masks Required with the exception of Immunization & Mask Intolerant persons.

The following performances are identified as Relaxed:

Much Ado About Nothing

Saturday, June 25th – 2:00PM

The Player King

Sunday, June 19th – 2:00PM

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Accessible Transit

An accessible, free bus charter will be available on Pay-What-You Can Tuesdays:

June 7th – 6:00PM Charter – 7:30 PM Show Time

June 14th – 6:00PM Charter – 7:30 PM Show Time

June 21st – 6:00PM Charter – 7:30 PM Show Time

June 28th – 6:00PM Charter – 7:30 PM Show Time

The charter will leave from Portage Place – 393 Portage Avenue at 6:00PM and return approximately 10:00pm.

Registration is not required, but is encouraged to help us assess how many buses to book.  Register by contacting 204-891-9160 or boxoffice@sirmb.ca

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Support Animals

Support animals are welcome at all Shakespeare in the Ruins performances. Patrons will not be asked for “proof” for their support animal.

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Accessible Washrooms

There is an accessible porta-potty available for patrons at the Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park.

Feedback & Accommodation Requests

 

You can use the below form or call 204-957-1753 to provide feedback on our accessibility programs OR to request accommodation.

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