Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo

This Information Is Current As Of: August 2019
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Parking & Transportation: Note: Park at your own risk. Obey any local parking signage. Check with the venue for the most up to date information.

There is a 4-level parking structure adjacent to the Performing Arts Center. On dates where they host performances, the top level of the structure (level to the entrance of the theater) is reserved for guests with disabilities.

Jump the Line – Other:

The venue handles this on a case by case basis; they make accommodations as necessary.

Stairs: Yes, there are stairs, but there's an elevator
Is There A Designated Accessible Seating Area? Yes, there's an accessible seating area
Accessible Seating Area Details

They have four seating areas in the venue - floor seating and 3 levels of tiers, all of which have ADA seating on both the right and let aisles. They can accommodate up to 14 wheelchairs total in the theater. On the main floor, the designated ADA seats will have theater seats pulled and a safety bar installed behind where the wheelchair will be placed; there are no visual obstructions to the stage. On their tiers, the seats will be pulled where a wheelchair is to be placed. Additionally, ADA seating on any of their tiers is behind a safety pane of glass. On the main floor, they also have 22 transfer-accessible seats (11 on left, 11 on right).

They do not have restrictions on these seats. Patrons are able to purchase these at the Box Office window, over the phone, and online. There are no restrictions preventing patrons who are able-bodied from purchasing these online.

Balcony Details:

There are stairs leading to all of the levels; one set on the left and one on the right. They have one patron elevator on the right side of the venue. They do not have restrictions on these seats.


Typically, if a patron is not in a wheelchair, they ask them to sit in a theater seat; however, they handle these on a case by case basis. If a patron has a leg which needs to be elevated on a chair or scooter, they try to make arrangements for their seating where the chair or scooter is not in an aisle to comply with fire code.

Accommodations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patrons:

They have assisted listening headsets for patrons who are hard of hearing. If a patron who is Deaf is attending the show, they would need to be notified 2 weeks in advance to make arrangements with the campus' Disability Resource Center who will provide a signer.

Restrooms: Yes, there's an accessible stall in the men's/women's restrooms
Additional Comments:

Photographs of the view from all seated areas are accessible by hovering over a seat in the seating map of various event pages on their website.

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