Shakespeare Festival St Louis - In the Park

Accessible Services at the Festival

Even with our outdoor setting, the Festival is happy to accommodate all guests in Shakespeare Glen.  If you have a question about any of these services not listed on this page, please send an email to

Access to Shakespeare Glen

Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park has multiple accessible access points that can accommodate all patrons.  Wheelchair accessible entry is available on the bike path from the corner of Government and Fine Arts Drive, as well as the across from the Art Museum via the sidewalk from Fine Arts Drive or the East Circle Drive Parking Lot.  The Information Tent, Gift Shop, Restrooms, and Concessions areas are all accessible from the bike path around the Glen.


The Festival works to make all seating locations easy to access.  Because of the natural amphitheater setting, there is no bad seat in the Park, but some areas of the Glen may be more difficult to reach.  Most wheelchairs and power-chairs are able to reach the majority of spots in the Glen, including the Reserved Seating section.  You may also use your accessibility equipment for seating throughout the Chair seating area behind the Blankets Only section.  For specific questions relating to seating access, please email

Accessible Performances

Audio-Described Performance

The Festival is happy to provide an Audio Described performance for low-vision and blind patrons on Thursday, June 15.  Audio Description is provided by Mind’s Eye Radio.  Headsets for audio description services will be available at the Information Tent.

ASL Interpretation

The four Thursday performances during the production (June 1, 8, 15, and 22) will be signed for the deaf and hard of hearing. A reserved space near the stage will be available for audience members using this service.  Sign language interpretation services are sponsored by Barnes-Jewish Hospital.


Handicap parking is available from the East Circle Drive lot across from the Art Museum.  We recommend arriving early to use these spaces as they are first come, first served.