Education Accessibility and Inclusion

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Wheelock Family Theatre is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment where students of all abilities and identities have equitable access to our educational programming. WFT strives to make WFT an artistic home for every student to be themselves and stretch themselves

The Wheelock Family Theatre team works with students and their families to determine the best path to providing a successful experience for individual students. This may include providing respectful accommodations or support strategies such as pre-program student/family visits, additional staff support or observation and follow-up.


If you have questions about whether a program is the right match for your child or if your child needs accommodations to access any of our programming, please reach out to Jeri Hammond, Director of Education, at

Inclusive Practices and Support

Wheelock Family Theatre makes intentional choices in our classroom practices to make sure we are a welcoming space for peoples of all race, ability, ethnicity, economic status, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Our program includes need-based scholarships, introductions with pronouns, and a faculty happy to work with families to meet students’ individual physical, learning, and social needs.

Click here to learn more about tuition assistance.

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  • Wheelock Family Theatre is wheelchair accessible.
  • Ramps are located on the west side of the theatre and connect directly to the theatre entrance and bathrooms. Ramps are also located off the Riverway for easy drop-off.
  • An elevator is located on the east side of the theatre and connects to the theatre entrance, bathrooms and lower lobby.

Our Mission

Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University creates inter-generational and multicultural productions that provide a shared experience for the whole family. Our productions celebrate the diverse range of families found in the world today and seek to unite them in the shared experience of live theatre. We are dedicated to those who are historically under-served: people of color, people with disabilities, and low-income families. We know that it is not only children who are “at risk” in our society — but entire families and communities.

We are devoted to the ideal of complete access and reject the notion that the arts should be available only to audiences of privilege. Our play selections, casting policies, affordable ticket prices, education programs and access provisions for people with disabilities reflect an unwavering commitment to inclusive, community-based theatre. We believe theatre is a crucial element of human experience. It is both a means of self-revelation and a basis for empathy with others; it inspires both individualism and responsibility through the giving and the receiving of human experience.

We believe “live theatre transforms lives.”