Bradley Symphony Center
The Bradley Symphony Center, home of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, has an event rate of $15 (plus tax) per car secured with the Grand Avenue parking structure, which is located less than one city block away from the venue itself. We also offer valet parking at the main entrance of our building at a rate of $35 (plus tax) per car. The venue has a loading zone directly in front of our building's entrance as well as on 2nd street, on the east side of the venue, for patrons to use as they arrive and depart on the day of a given performance. The Milwaukee County Transit System has several bus routes that operate near the Bradley Symphony Center - routes 14, 19, 30, 57, Blue Line, and Gold Line all make stops within walking distance. For more information, visit https://www.ridemcts.com/. There is also ample street parking, as well as a number of independently-operated surface lots and parking structures nearby.
There is no specific guideline in place prioritizing access for our disabled patrons. That said, all front of house staff are trained specifically to ensure that our patron experience is exceptional and will quickly accommodate patron needs to the best of our ability.
No stairs are required to enter the ground floor of Allen-Bradley Hall, the main concert space where performances take place at the Bradley Symphony Center. Ramps are available for any patrons making use of a wheelchair or wishing to avoid stairs in general. Access to second-floor balcony seating is available by elevator, though the majority of balcony seating does require access by stairway, particularly in the uppermost portion of the floor plan.
Wheelchair seating is available on both levels of Allen-Bradley Hall, which offer excellent vantage points of the stage, while the sound quality throughout the space is warm, direct, and clear. Bariatric chairs, with a width of 30” and capacity of 800 lbs., are available upon request. Many orchestra-level aisle seats are also equipped with swing-away end panels for ease of access.
The balcony seating in Allen-Bradley hall is accessible by both stairway and elevator. As noted above, the majority of balcony seating does require some amount of stairs to access. Our balcony seats are priced almost identically to our floor seats (with the exception of box seating, which is costlier), though the balcony is not always utilized for performances where we offer general admission in lieu of assigned seating.
The Bradley Symphony Center features new, modern seating. Seat widths vary from 20” to 23”. Row spacing varies from 32” to 40” with the most generous seating located in the boxes. As noted above, wheelchair seating, bariatric chairs, and swing-away panels on aisle seats are all available upon request.
Allen-Bradley Hall is equipped with a tele-coil or T-coil Loop system. No additional assistive listening devices are required for patrons with compatible hearing aids or cochlear implants. If a patron does not have a compatible device, they can pick up a loop receiver from the House Manager. Allen-Bradley Hall is also equipped with an infrared listening system. Headsets are also available from the House Manager. Assistive listening devices are offered free of charge, but a driver's license or valid ID is required as collateral.
All public restrooms are accessible to patrons with mobility considerations. Additionally, there are three gender-neutral single-occupancy accessible restrooms, which are located on each floor of the Pavilion and on the orchestra (floor) level of Allen-Bradley Hall.
We've partnered with KultureCity to improve our ability to assist and accommodate guests with sensory needs. Our objective is to provide an inclusive and seamless experience for all guests for all events including those with sensory needs. We strive to raise awareness of the needs and challenges faced by individuals with sensory processing disorders by supplying our Team Members with continuous training and by offering resources and accommodations to our guests. Sensory bags containing special KultureCity VIP badges, fidget tools, noise canceling headphones and other resources are available for checkout (at no cost by leaving an ID) at our Coat Check Room located in the Gallery of the Pavilion. Noise canceling headphones can also be checked out individually. Weighted lap pads are also available upon request. The Bradley Symphony Center has a Quiet Room located in the pre-theater lobby on the first floor. The Quiet Room, equipped with a sink, comfortable seating, and warm lighting is available for any patron who needs a private space to escape for a few minutes. From nursing mothers to someone who needs a space to meditate, say a prayer or just be alone for a minute, this space is available at any time. Additional Quiet Areas are located in the Historic Exhibit on the lower level and in the Phone Booth Area on the second level. These spaces can help patrons who are feeling overwhelmed escape for as little or as long as they need. Quiet Areas are marked by KultureCity signage. Service Animals are welcome to accompany patrons at any event in the Bradley Symphony Center.
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