BPA is a fully accessible facility, and thanks to a generous grant from the Bainbridge Island Rotary Club, no one need ever miss a note! We offer Assisted Listening Devices (ALS) that can be used in a variety of ways:
Patrons are encouraged to bring their own favorite headphones to plug into our system!
Alternatively, patrons may use a pair of our headphones.
We also offer T-coil connection for hearing aids and compatible devices.
HOW IT WORKS
Ask BPA Box Office staff for a complementary Assisted Listening Device. You will be given an FM receiver that has a volume knob and a headphone jack. This receiver is about the size of a cell phone and easily fits in your pocket, can clip onto an article of clothing, or can be set next to you. If you brought your own set of headphones, simply plug them into the receiver that you were given, and turn up the volume. If you are borrowing our headphones, they will already be plugged into the accompanying receiver.
If your personal hearing device (hearing aid) is equipped with a T-coil, please inform the BPA Box Office, and an associate will give you an FM receiver with a neck loop. Worn around your neck, this loop will transmit audio from our speakers directly into your hearing aid or cochlear implant. To enable the T-coil setting on your personal hearing device, set your device to the “T” setting. This can be done by pushing a button, using a remote control, or toggling a switch. The “T” setting will turn off your device’s microphone, allowing you to listen directly to the audio from our speakers. If you have any questions about this please contact your audiologist to have the T-coil function enabled.
Please return receivers, borrowed headphones, and neck loops to the BPA Box Office after the show, and please tell us about your listening experience. We appreciate feedback as everyone hears differently, and we are always trying to improve our system.
If you have any questions or special requests, please don’t hesitate to contact the BPA Box Office prior to or during your visit at 206.842.8569.
Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from BCF, the Mabee Family Foundation, and the Alder Fund at the Bainbridge Community Foundation. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.