Union Transfer

Phone Number: (215) 232-2100
Parking & Transportation:

There is one accessible parking spot right outside the venue (street parking, on Spring Garden), but it is owned by the city & it is first come, first serve. There are also a number of metered street parking spots outside & around the venue. Metering stops around 6pm, but there are signs with spot-specific information.

There is a parking lot right behind the building, accessible from 10th Street between Nectarine and Buttonwood Streets. This is a city lot that the venue takes over roughly two hours before every show. When the lot is open, there are a few attendants & a sign that says "Union Transfer Official Parking." It costs $15 to park here (cash only).

Jump the Line: No, disabled patrons are not allowed in first
Jump the Line – Other:

Disabled patrons are typically not able to jump the line, but the venue is able to accommodate reserved seating with prior notice. To request ADA accommodations, email assistance@utphilly.com.

Stairs – Other/Details:

There is a small bump in the doorway when entering the venue, but no step. Leading into the venue, there is a concrete ramp with a small, reasonable incline.

There are three small steps leading into the ADA section, but there is also a ramp that can be utilized if needed. The only other steps in the building lead to the venue bar & mezzanine (both 21+ areas).

The show floor, lobby bar, concessions, coat check, merch, and box office can all be accessed without stairs.

Lighting Safety Warnings
Is There A Designated Accessible Seating Area? Yes, there's an accessible seating area
Accessible Seating Area Details

Union Transfer has two raised platforms on the left and right sides of the stage (but not directly side stage). The ADA section is typically on the right hand side, but accomodations can also be made for ADA folks to sit on the left side, which is closer to the ADA bathroom stall.

There are three small steps leading into the ADA section, but there is also a ramp that can be utilized if needed. The raised platform allows patrons a to have an unobstructed sight line at the stage, even while sitting down.

To request ADA accommodations, email assistance@utphilly.com.

Balcony Details:

There is a balcony/mezzanine, but it is only accessible via a fu staircase. It is 21+ at all times and not open for every show. There is first come, first serve bleacher seating in this area.

Seating: Yes, there's seating available for those who need it
Seating-Other/Details:

There are seating options thoughtout the venue.

-Patrons who wish to sit during the show can request ADA accommodations by emailing assistance@utphilly.com. Accommodations can be made for patrons to sit in a raised platform where they can comfortably enjoy the show.

-There are some bench seats in the lobby, where merch, concessions, coat check, and the indoor box office window are located. The stage is not visible from these seats, but there are television screens that show the stage.

-There are a number of highback bar seats in the lobby bar. This area is 21+. The stage is not visible from these seats, but there are television screens that show the stage.

-There are very limited seats in the venue bar. This area is 21+. This area is only accessible via three small steps. The show is visible from these seats.

-There are first come, first serve bleacher seats on the balcony/mezzanine/2nd floor. This area is 21+. This area is only accessible via a full flight of stairs. The show is visible from these seats.

Restrooms: Yes, there's an accessible stall in the men's/women's restrooms Yes, there's a single family/accessible/gender neutral restroom
Restrooms – Other/Details:

There are two sets of bathrooms at Union Transfer.

One set is accessible through the venue, through a lit hallway on the lefthand side of the stage, or directly straight from the red doors leading into the venue room. There is a women's room (no accessible stall), a men's room (no accessible stall), an employees only door, and a single accessible stall at the end of the hall.

The other bathrooms are only accessible through the 21+ lobby bar. From the lobby, go under the large sign that says "BAR," all the way to the mirrored wall at the back, and take a right. There is a men's & women's room, and both have accessible stalls.

This Information Is Current As Of: May 2019
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