We’re committed to making the arts accessible to all patrons.
Penn State encourages people of all abilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Arts Ticket Center in advance of your participation or visit.
If you would like to view auditorium seating before attending a performance to help anticipate accessibility needs, contact Audience Services Manager Kelly Kaiserian at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 814‑865‑4727.
Accessible seating is available in all venues. A number of appropriately located seats have been reserved for patrons with various differences and levels of ability.
A wheelchair is available in Eisenhower Auditorium to assist patrons from the drop-off area to their seats by calling 814‑863‑2335 upon arrival.
Publications are available in alternative media upon request.
OnStage performance programs are available in large-print format at each performance. Visit the Audience Services desk in the lobby to pick up a copy.
Braille performance programs must be requested in advance. Contact the Arts Ticket Center three weeks before the performance via email at email@example.com or by calling 814‑863‑0255 to request a copy. It will be waiting for you at the Audience Services desk in the lobby when you arrive to the performance.
American Sign Language interpretation is available for select performances and educational activities, or upon request. Contact the Arts Ticket Center via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 814‑863‑0255 to discuss ASL seating preferences.
For hard-of-hearing patrons, Eisenhower Auditorium is equipped with an infrared listening system, and Recital Hall has a radio-frequency transmitter system. Visit the Audience Services desk in the lobby for assistance in using this service.
Audio description — available at no extra charge to ticket holders — offers live verbal description of the visual elements of selected performances. Especially helpful to patrons with varying degrees of sight-loss, audio description can also assist with information processing for people of all learning abilities. The service’s trained audio describers use a transmitter and microphone to relay a pictorial description to patrons wearing earpieces attached to palm-sized receivers. Audio description clarifies details and provides background information, but it doesn’t interfere with other key audible elements of a performance.
This service is available with advance request. Call the Sight-Loss Support Group of Central Pennsylvania at 814‑238‑0132 to make a reservation at least two weeks before the event.
Sensory-sensitivity accommodations — earplugs, noise-reducing earmuffs, sunglasses, and fidget toys — are available at Audience Services in the Eisenhower lobby.
Patrons with limited mobility may be dropped off in front of Eisenhower Auditorium at the Eisenhower Road pull-off near the intersection with Shortlidge Road. A wheelchair is available to assist patrons from the drop-off area to their seats by calling 814‑863‑2335 upon arrival.
ADA-accessible parking spaces are available on all levels of the Eisenhower deck and in the Yellow F surface lot across Eisenhower Road from the deck. ADA-accessible parking during Center for the Performing Arts presentations at Eisenhower is also available in the lot between Eisenhower Road and Tyson Building. State-issued disability parking placards are required for access to the ADA-accessible parking spaces.
Recital Hall (in Music Building I)
For presentations at Recital Hall, patrons with limited mobility may be dropped off in front of Forum Building on Curtin Road.
ADA-accessible parking spaces are available in the Eisenhower and Nittany decks. State-issued disability placards are required for access to the ADA-accessible parking spaces.