The Red Room at Cafe 939

This Information Is Current As Of: October 2018
Phone Number: (617) 747-2261
Parking & Transportation: Note: Park at your own risk. Obey any local parking signage. Check with the venue for the most up to date information.

Their website says: "Berklee does not operate any parking facility. There are metered spaces on surrounding streets and numerous parking garages in the area. Accessible parking exists at all of the garages/lots listed. Accessible parking spaces do exist in the Back Bay but are extremely limited. At present, eight spaces exist near the college, designated by street signs.

Two spaces exist on Belvedere Street, near Massachusetts Avenue.
One space exists on Haviland Street, near the intersection of Hemenway Street.
Two more spaces exist in front of 15 Hemenway Street.
One space exists where St. Cecilia Street intersects with Boylston Street.
Two spaces exist where Massachusetts Avenue intersects with Boylston Street, next to the old bank building.
Please obey all posted signs. Due to street cleaning, public events, or construction, the availability and legality of any given spot is subject to change without notice."

Jump the Line: Yes, disabled patrons are allowed in first and early
Stairs: Yes, there are stairs, but there's a ramp
Stairs – Other/Details:

Their website says: "The entrance to the Red Room at Cafe 939 is located at 939 Boylston Street, near the intersection of Hereford Street and Boylston Street in Boston. Accessible curb cuts are located at the cross streets on either side of the venue at Hereford Street and Gloucester Street. The venue is on the first floor of the building and is easily accessible via a ramp near the front door or by five steps leading from the sidewalk in front of the building to the lobby right outside of the venue."

Accessible Seating Area Details

There's a side of the stage that is typically used for disabled fans. It gives a profile view of the stage. However, depending on the set up of the stage, sometimes that side of the stage is not available. In that case, a venue worker will bring you right up to the front and make sure no one can stand in front of you. It's a very small, intimate venue.

Their website says: "Patrons with disabilities may purchase tickets from the general inventory online or in person at the box office. Advance notice for reserved seating on the basis of a disability is recommended due to limited space and a general admission layout. Please contact the ticket operations and patron services manager at 617-747-6272 in advance to reserve a section, or ask for the venue manager for assistance upon arrival. Shows are general admission/standing room-only unless otherwise noted.

Information regarding the particular needs of individual patrons is very important to us. If it is desired or necessary, patrons may advise us of an impairment, the size of a wheelchair (if applicable), or preference for using our seats or remaining in one’s own wheelchair, etc.

Note that patrons with special needs may be admitted to the venue prior to the general public. Requests should be made at the box office or by asking for the venue manager at the front door. For further information or general inquiries, please call 617-747-6272."

Seating: Yes, there's seating available for those who need it
Accommodations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patrons:

Their website says: "Listening devices for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for all performances to assist with amplification and clarity. A radio-transmitted receiver is attached to a lightweight headset or neck loop, which couples signals from the audio output to a personal hearing aid. Please contact the ticket operations and patron services manager at 617-747-6272 in advance to reserve an assisted listening device, or ask for the venue manager for assistance upon arrival. Use of a listening device is complimentary. A driver’s license, passport, or major credit card is required as a deposit and will be returned to the patron when the device is returned."

Restrooms: Yes, there's a single family/accessible/gender neutral restroom
Restrooms – Other/Details:

Their website says: "An accessible unisex restroom is located in the cafe, to the left of the cafe entrance on the first floor. This space is not shared by any other facilities, and the door can be locked."

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