Blackfriars Theatre Accessibility

Blackfriars Theatre

Blackfriars Theatre is a mid-sized professional theatre that has entertained audiences for 64 years in downtown Rochester, NY. Our mission is to enrich, entertain and inspire our community through exceptional theatrical arts while engaging local talent.


795 E. Main St.

Rochester, NY 14605


Danny Hoskins

Accessible Approach/Entrance

• Route of travel is slip resistant and at least 36 in wide

• Objects can be detected by person with visual disability using a cane

• Curbs have curb cuts at drives, parking, and drop off


• Slopes of ramps are no greater than 1:12.

• Width between curbs at least 36 inches.

Parking and Drop-Off Areas

• 3 accessible parking spaces available, with 8-foot-wide access aisle and 98 inches of vertical clearance

• Accessible space is closest to accessible entrance on proper route

• Accessible space marked with International Symbol of Accessibility


• Main entrance is accessible

• Entrance door has at least 32 inches of clear opening with at least 18 inches of clear wall on the pull side of door, next to handle

• Threshold edge is accessible

• Door from parking lot is difficult to open with closed fist (going in); however, there is a doorbell on the outside wall for assistance

• Door going out (from the lobby) can be opened with closed fist

• Door to theatre itself is always left open

Rooms and Spaces

• Aisles and pathways to materials and services at least 36 inches wide

• 5-foot space for turning a wheelchair completely

• Obstacles are cane-detectable in circulation paths through public


Seats, Tables, and Counters

• Aisles between fixed seating at least 36 inches wide

• Spaces for wheelchair seating distributed throughout


• N/A venue has only one level


• Fully accessible restrooms with pictograms used to identify restrooms (includes braille)

• Doorway to restroom is at least 32 inches clear with accessible handles

• Adequate maneuvering space for a person using a wheelchair

• 36-inch-wide path to all fixtures

• Accessible stall with grab bars behind and on the side of wall nearest to the toilet

• Stall door operable with closed fist

• Faucet operable with closed fist


Danny Hoskins: (585) 454-1260

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