Accessibility Information

The Civic Theatre has 26 locations for wheelchairs and their companions. With the installation of the elevator, accessible seating is available on each level for wheelchairs or patrons with special needs and for one companion. There are also 16 swing arm chairs available for patrons who wish to transfer from their wheelchair to a seat. To make reservations, call the Civic Theatre Box Office at (330) 253-2488 and specify wheelchair or swing arm seating. These locations are reserved exclusively for physically challenged patrons and their companion until all other seats are sold.

If you have a special ticketing need, please inform the Civic Theatre Box Office representative when ordering your tickets. We would be happy to assist you in arranging the best available seat to fit your needs.


Assisted listening devices: Each theater is equipped with sound enhancement headsets. They are available at the house manager’s office. A valid ID must be left as a deposit.

Interpreters: Sign language interpreters translate spoken words into sign language to assist guests with understanding the show. There are some limitations as to the location in the theaters where sign language services can be provided.  If you need the assistance of an interpreter or have any questions regarding seat location, please send an email to  VOLUNTEER@AKRONCIVIC.COM or call 330-535-3179 and ask for Autumn. 

Requests for a sign language interpreter should be made at least three (3) weeks in advance of the performance date.


The Akron Civic Theatre does have a limited number of courtesy wheelchairs that may be used for transporting patrons from the Grand Lobby to their seats in the auditorium.

Patrons may request use of these transport chairs at the Information Counter inside the Grand Lobby.

These chairs are available on a first come, first served basis and there may be a short waiting period if they are already in use.

Patrons must have their own companion to facilitate transportation and transition from the transport chair to their seat in the auditorium. They will also be responsible for alerting the Information Counter Representative when the chair will be needed after the event ends.

Patrons are encouraged to arrive as close to the show’s door time as possible.

Transport chairs must be returned to the Information Counter after use.

Handicap Restrooms
Restrooms are located on Orchestra Lobby Level (1F) and the Mezzanine Lobby Level (2F) in the North Wing. All restrooms are accessible.

Handicap parking is available in all downtown parking decks.
Patron drop off is on Main St. at the main entrance at 182 South Main st.