Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall Accessibility

Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall

Considered by many to be one of the finest chamber music halls in the world, Kilbourn Hall serves as the primary location for faculty, student, and guest artist recitals, chamber music and jazz performances, and opera productions.  The hall, seats over 400 people. Opened in 1924, Kilbourn Hall was built by George Eastman and dedicated to the memory of his mother, Maria Kilbourn Eastman. Three stories high and decorated in the Venetian Renaissance style, the hall is well known for its remarkable beauty, pure acoustics, and excellent sight lines.


26 Gibbs Street

Rochester, NY 14604


Greg Machin

Accessible Approach/Entrance

• Venue is at ground level

• 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 drop off (on Gibbs, Swan, and Main Streets)

Parking and Drop-Off Areas

• Accessible spaces are available in the East End Garage (City of Rochester); Swan Street entrance offers seven (7) accessible spaces

• Accessible spaces at the Swan Street entrance are closest to accessible entrance on proper route (Barrett Place to Gibbs Street)

• When exiting garage on Swan Street, sidewalk is a little steep

• Accessible spaces are also available in the East End Garage (City of Rochester) through the Main Street entrance; offers at least fifteen (15) accessible spaces on three (3) levels

• Accessible spaces at the Main Street entrance are closest to accessible entrance on proper route (Main Street to Gibbs Street)

• Accessible spaces marked with International Symbol of Accessibility


• Main entrance is accessible

• Entrance door has at least 32 inches of clear opening

• Threshold edge is accessible

• Door handle no higher than 48 inches and can be open with a fist

Rooms and Spaces

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

• At least 5-foot space for turning a wheelchair completely

• Obstacles are cane-detectable in circulation paths through public areas


• Aisles between fixed seating at least 36 inches wide

• Spaces available for wheelchair seating


• Accessible restroom off Lowry Hall (main Eastman lobby)


Greg Machin:  (585) 274-1100

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