The Colonial Theatre
The Colonial Theatre is located in the heart of Phoenixville's downtown business district, which extends down both blocks of Bridge Street and includes portions of Main and Gay streets. Bridge Street features free, two-hour, on-street parking. Drop-off may be conducted from these spots; there are 3 outside of the Colonial Theatre. Additional free parking without time restrictions is available throughout the Borough where there is no residential permit parking, extending up to and beyond Reeves Park (bordered by Starr and Main Streets), depending on the street.
ADA parking spots exist on Bridge Street, where parking is mostly 2-hour only with seasonal road closures, and in lots where payment is via credit card at kiosks and using the Passport Parking app. During seasonal road closures, ADA parking spaces in the Mill Street lot are not available.
On Bridge Street, there are 3 ADA designated parking spaces; each is good for 3 hours. One is located in front of Avlos Greek Cuisine (258 Bridge St). The second is across the street from Iron Hill Brewery (130 Bridge St). The third is at Heartwood Park (126 Bridge St).
The Colonial is located at street level. It includes two, multi-story wings that contain a total of 3 theatres of varying sizes and configurations.
Both wings have 3-stop elevators. The main venue for live performances and events is the 1903 theater, which seats a total of 658 patrons. This theatre has a balcony that not accessible via the 3-stop elevator; there is currently no accessible seating in the 1903 theater's balcony. The newer wing of the Colonial Theatre holds two additional theaters: the White Rabbit and the Berry Theater. Both theaters are accessible via a second, 3-stop elevator in that wing. The White Rabbit's balcony and floor are accessible. The petit Berry Theatre is multi-tiered with wheelchair and companion seats located in the back row (this theatre only has 5 rows). A Garden Suite, rooftop deck and restrooms also located in this wing are accessible via the elevator or at street level. Access to the concession and bar in this wing is unimpeded.
1903 Theatre: There are 4 wheelchair spaces on the main floor (indicated by a W on the seating chart): two are located side-by-side at V11 and V13, and two are located on either outside aisle at L21 and L22. A C. indicates companion seats to the wheelchair spaces. There are also 3 transfer seats (one arm of the seat flips up) located at D2, G1, and T23. There is currently no accessible seating on the balcony.
White Rabbit Theatre: The Colonial’s mid-size theater has 174 seats, including 5 wheelchair spaces (indicated by a W on the seating chart) located at A1, A6, A13, J13, and K15.* Companion seats to the wheelchair spaces are indicated by a C. Seats indicated by an R have a restricted view. Theater 2’s seats are retractable, allowing for a flexible space that can be used as a black box theatre in addition to a traditional auditorium. There are 49 seats in the fixed balcony and 125 seats in the stadium-style retractable section.
Berry Theatre: The Colonial’s luxe theater has 65 seats, including 4 wheelchair spaces located at E3, E6, E7, and E12 (indicated by a W on the seating chart). Companion seats to the wheelchair spaces are indicated by a C.
Balconies exist in two of the Colonial Theatre's venues: the 1903 and White Rabbit Theaters.
Seating in all three theaters consists of typical auditorium-style chairs with movable seats. In each theatre, chairs can be added.
Assistive listening devices are available at the box office upon request. Please note that not all movies are coded for these devices, so it's best to call ahead or ask a box officer which films are coded before borrowing a device. Your driver’s license will be held as security. The Colonial will offer open captioned film screenings in 2023.
There are accessible stalls and accessible, individual restrooms located on the first floor of both the new and original wings (227 and 225 Bridge St) of the Colonial Theatre.
Paid Personal Care Attendants (PCA) accompanying patrons with disabilities enjoy free admission at all ticketed events, regardless of the ticket type. Complimentary companion tickets for paid PCA’s must be requested in advance for films and concerts by calling 610-917-1228. Tickets will be available at Will-Call upon arrival. Especially for reserved seating events, the Colonial Theatre advises early purchasing.
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