ADA Training- Venue Seating

Our students do a great job bringing ADA patrons to their seats but there are times that we may need to call on you for help. We ask that you all are familiar with where the ADA seats are. Each venue has spots that we dedicate to ADA and their companions. Note that during events that are general admission we will put ADA signs on the designated seats. Please be aware of these spots and help protect them so that no one who doesn’t have a need for ADA is sitting in them. Also note that when describing an ADA patron in the venue please use the term “ADA patron” as opposed to “Handicapped”, or any other term that could possibly be deemed derogative.

LEIGHTON CONCERT HALL

 The Leighton Concert Hall has the most ADA spots as it is the biggest venue. Here is the ADA seating info as well as the access to get patrons to these seats:

Total # of Seats: 10

Locations: 4 in Parterre

2 in Orchestra

2 in Balcony

2 in Boxes

Destination as printed on Ticket Route
Door A Parterre CC: 312, 310 Left Elevator to Main Mezz, Enter Door A
Door B Parterre CC: 098, 100 Left Elevator to Main Mezz, Enter Door B
Door A Orchestra A: 20 Men’s Restroom Hallway, Lift, Enter Door C
Door A Orchestra A: 1 Men’s Restroom Hallway, Lift, Enter Door C, Across Front Row
Door E Balcony TT: 300 Either Elevator to Upper Level, Enter Door E
Door F Balcony TT: 107 Either Elevator to Upper Level, Enter Door F
Door E Box 5: 1, 3 Either Elevator to Upper Level, Men’s Restroom Hallway, Lift, Enter Door G

These ADA spots are a space that can be used for a wheelchair or where there can be a straight-back chair if the patron can transfer to a chair. Note that the front row, Row A seats 1 and 20, have no option for a straight back chair, so they are dedicated only to ADA patrons with a wheelchair. Each ADA seat in the venue has 3 companion seats as well delegated to it. Please refer to the below seating chart for a visual on where these seats are. The seats in Red refer to the ADA spots and the seats in Blue refer to the companion spots.

Leighton Seating Map

DECIO MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Our second biggest venue, the Decio Mainstage Theatre, also has many ADA spots. Here is the ADA seating info as well as the access to get patrons to these seats:

Total # of Seats: 8

Locations: 2 in Parterre

2 in Balcony

4 in Boxes

Destination as printed on Ticket Route
Door A Parterre M-107 Left Elevator to Main Mezz, Enter Door A
Door B Parterre M-302 Left Elevator to Main Mezz, Enter Door B
Door E Balcony CC-105 Either Elevator to Upper Level, Enter Door E
Door F Balcony CC-302 Either Elevator to Upper Level, Enter Door F
Door A Box 1 Women’s Restroom Hallway, Lift, Enter Door C
Door B Box 2 Organ Hall Hallway, Down Ramp, Enter Door D
Door E Box 5 Either Elevator to Upper Level, Women’s Restroom Hall, Lift, Enter Door G
Door F Box 6 Either Elevator to Upper Level, Organ Hallway, Lift, Door H

Please consult the below seat map for the Decio to note all the ADA spots and companion seats. Also please note that currently Box 1 is not available for ADA seating because the chair lift that accesses this Box is under repair.

Decio Seating Map

REYES ORGAN HALL

In the Reyes Organ Hall, as well as the other general admission venues, we use our ADA signage to designate the spots for ADA. We will place these signs on the seats prior to house open. The spots we generally use in the Reyes are two seats at each end of the front row and two seats at each end of the second to last row. These two rows are shorter than the rest of the rows in the venue so there is a place to put a wheelchair if necessary. The ADA access to the Reyes is by taking the Left Elevator up Main Mezz if coming from the North Entrance. If coming from the South Entrance, ADA patrons would just use the ADA doors and go directly to the venue.

PHILBIN STUDIO THEATRE

The Philbin Studio Theatre is a little different because the seating changes for every performance. The general thing we do is reserve two ground level seats at the each end of a row that is closest to the entry. We usually dedicate four seats total to ADA and put our ADA signage on the seats prior to house open. The ADA access to the Philbin is usually just using the ADA doors in the North Entrance of the building. If ADA patrons access the venue through the South doors then they can take elevator down to the Main Lobby.

BROWNING CINEMA

The Browning Cinema also has ADA dedicated spots that change depending on the event. For the Met Opera, the seats are ticketed so the ADA spots (and companions) are the top row- Row N: 1-4, and the ends of the bottom 2 rows- Row A: 1-2, 13-14, Row B: 1-2, 14-15. The rest of the screenings and events here usually have the top row: N: 1-4 (all available for straight back chairs) dedicated to ADA, with our ADA signage. If a large crowd is expected, those bottom row: Row A and B spots as well as the ends of row M: 1-2, 16-17 will also have signage.

Destination as printed on Ticket Route
Door E Row N:3-4 Take Lobby Elevator to Upper
Door F Row N:1-2 Take Lobby Elevator to Upper
Door A Row A:1-2, B:1-2, Use ADA doors at North entrance and go down Men’s Restroom Hallway. If entering through South doors take elevator down to Main Lobby and then go down Men’s Restroom Hallway
Door B Row A:13-14, B:14-15 Use ADA doors at North entrance and go down Men’s Restroom Hallway. If entering through South doors take elevator down to Main Lobby and then go down Men’s Restroom Hallway

PENOTE PERFORMER’S HALL

The Penote is used a few times a year for events and the ADA dedicated spots change with the seating arrangement, but we definitely dedicate at least four spots, two at the end of rows close to the entrance. ADA patrons would access the Penote by using ADA doors at North entrance and going down the Men’s Restroom Hallway. If entering through South doors take elevator to Main Lobby and then go down the Men’s Restroom Hallway.

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