The Public Theatre lobby is at sidewalk level.
Handicapped Parking is located in the Lisbon Street parking lot, near the front of the building, facing Maple Street.
There are curb cuts allowing wheelchair access to the sidewalk from the Lisbon Street Parking lot handicapped parking spaces and another just past our building on Maple Street. See map
We have two seating areas which are wheelchair accessible directly from the lobby level. These areas have no fixed seating and can accommodate non-wheelchair seating for others in your party as well as others with limited mobility. Please select these seats and acknowledge the notice when purchasing online, or request this seating when reserving your tickets over the phone. These sections are available on a first-come first-served basis. See Seating Chart
The Public Theatre is pleased to offer hearing assistance free of charge to help patrons with hearing difficulties enjoy our productions to their fullest, no matter where they are seated in the Theater.
We are using a system which transmits an FM signal to a personal receiver outfitted with lightweight headphones. We also have a limited number of neckloops for use with hearing aid(s) equipped with a “T-coil”. Those hearing aids must be set in the Telephone (T) position for the neckloop to function properly.
You may reserve your listening device at the time of your ticket reservation, if desired. Reservations are not required, though “walk-in” use will be subject to first come-first served availability.
All hearing devices should be picked up at the box office before the performance, or during intermission, if you find you require one during the show. Please be aware that we do ask the users for their car keys, a driver’s license or a credit card to be kept as security for the return of the system. Return your listening device to the Box Office at the end of the show.
We encourage patrons to try out this system if hearing issues are affecting your enjoyment of the performance. Since everyone’s hearing is different the system will work differently for each individual.
For more information or to reserve a device for your performance, please call 207-782-3200.
The Public Theatre’s Assisted Listening System
was funded in part by
Dr. & Mrs. Ben Lounsbury
and a grant from the
Maine Arts Commission
an independent state agency supported by the
National Endowment for the Arts