2nd Story is committed to making our programming inclusive to everyone.

2nd Story believes there is no endpoint to inclusion, and we take our responsibility for accessible programming seriously. 2nd Story is committed to taking the following steps towards building a more inclusive experience for all. We are actively engaged in the process of expanding the services below, and we look forward to building upon them in the next season and beyond.

To arrange any of the services offered below, or for questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Communications Coordinator Max Spitz at max@2ndstory.com.

Services For Folks With Mobility Disabilities

  • All of our spaces, including our studio space in Albany Park, are fully ADA/wheelchair accessible.

  • With prior notice, space can be specifically set aside to accommodate wheelchairs and/or walkers.

  • All restrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Services For Folks Who Are Deaf or Hard-Of-Hearing

  • With advance notice, we can provide a text copy of each of our stories for patrons to follow during the telling.

Services For Folks on the Vision-Loss Spectrum

  • Large print programs are available at the box office on request.

  • Braille programs can be made available with a one-month notice.

Gender Inclusive Restrooms

  • Our performances at Haymarket Pub & Brewery, Nighthawk Chicago, and The Teal Room at Pub 626 all have gender inclusive restrooms. 2nd Story’s studio space in Albany Park also has a gender inclusive restroom.

Financial Accessibility

  • In the spirit of our core value of Inclusion and to eliminate financial barriers to our programming, we have built the 2nd Story Public Access program. We set aside 10 free tickets for every show in our After Dark, Stories on the Stage, and Stories at the Pub performance series. We also offer full and partial scholarships for all of our classes and workshops.