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Tempe Center for the Arts provides a variety of accessible services and accommodations including, but not limited to:

  • Accessible parking 
  • Accessible/family restrooms 
  • ASL signed performances (if not already scheduled, two-week advanced notice required) 
  • Listening devices 
  • Audio description
  • Braille print programs
  • Large print programs

Additional services can be provided with proper advanced notice by contacting Sally Garrison, Patron and Client Services Manager at (480) 350-2883 or sally_garrison@tempe.gov.

If you need to request an accommodation to attend a performance at TCA, please mention your request to the ticket agent during the time of the purchase. If you need to purchase accessibility seating, you can do so online when purchasing tickets or by calling the Box Office at (480) 350-2822.


For Patrons and Visitors who are Sight Impaired:

  • Large Print Programs / Braille Print Programs
    Large print and braille programs are available upon request with at least a four week notice.

  • Audio-Described Performances
    Audio Description is available upon request with at least a two week notice and based on availability of a qualified describer.

For Patrons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing:

  • Assistive Listening Devices
    Assistive listening devices are available at all performances in the theaters. Headsets are free of charge and subject to availability. Patrons attending performances may obtain assistive listening devices at Coat Check or by contacting the House Manager on site.

  • Sign Language Interpretation
    Sign language interpreted performances are available upon request with at least a two week notice and based on availability of a qualified interpreter. 

For Patrons and Visitors who have Mobility Impairments:

  • Accessible Entrances 
    There are elevators to all levels of Tempe Center for the Arts. All entrances to the center are accessible.

  • Accessible Seating
    Accessible seating and companion seating is available on all levels of the theater, studio and lobby areas. There are aisle transfer seats in all theaters.  Please inform the box office of any special requirements when purchasing your tickets.  

  • Courtesy Wheelchairs 
    Courtesy wheelchairs are available for our patrons and visitors while they are at Tempe Center for the Arts (subject to availability). Please contact the House Manager on site . Please note that staff, volunteers, and ushers are not able to assist patrons in transferring or to provide personal attendant services.

  • Accessible Restrooms
    Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available throughout the venue.  Infant changing stations are also available.

 

Parking

Parking spaces for persons with disabilities are available in the Tempe Center for the Arts parking lot for vehicles displaying accessible parking stickers or license plates.  These spaces are available on a first come basis.