Focus Theater: Accessibility

Focus Theater

Focused on providing Rochester with the performances, classes, and community with have striven to cultivate since 2017.


260 E. Main Street

Rochester, NY 14604

Third Floor—Suite 3100


Roger Sutphen

Accessible Approach/Entrance

  • Stability of route of travel (slip-resistant)
  • Route of travel not requiring use of stairs
  • Route of travel at least 36” wide
  • Objects can be detected by person with visual disability using a cane
  • Curbs have curb cuts at drives, parking, and drop off
  • No entrance ramps to hamper access to the theater

Parking and Drop-Off Areas

  • There are two parking garages attached to the building
    • St. Joe’s Parking Garage: 72 N. Clinton Avenue
    • 4-5 accessible parking spaces on each floor that are van accessible with appropriate signage and clear routes to the elevators
    • Mortimer Street Ramp Garage: 25 N. Clinton Ave: free parking on evenings and weekend
  • Van accessible spaces with minimum of 8’ wide access aisles with hash marks and 98” of vertical clearance for lift-equipped vans
  • Drop off with accessible path for paratransit users
  • Accessible spaces marked with International Symbol of Accessibility
  • Additional paid street parking available with curb cuts
    • Parking Spaces within 50 yards of the entrance


  • At least 18” of clear wall on the pull side of door, next to handle
  • Threshold edge is accessible with edge 1/4” high or less
  • Door handle no higher than 48” and operable with a closed fist
  • Additional entrance to building off of Franklin Street

Rooms and Spaces

  • Aisles and pathways to materials and services at least 36” wide
  • 18” clearance when using double door
  • 5’ circle or T-shaped space for turning a wheelchair completely
  • Obstacles are cane-detectable in circulation paths through public areas

Seats, Tables, and Counters

  • Aisles with fixed seating at least 36” wide
  • Spaces for wheelchair seating distributed throughout with companion seating
  • Counters for tickets and concessions accessible with a 36” wide section and free space in front of no less than 30” x 48”
  • Water fountain spout no higher than 36” and can be operated independently (with a closed fist) — clear space around fountain


  • Access to all levels
  • Call buttons no higher than 42”
  • 60” diameter circle or t-turns with shut doors
  • Car controls no higher than 48” with emergency controls no higher than 35”
  • Audible tones to determine floors passed
  • Visual cues on the elevator and at the vestibule indicating floor and direction of elevator


  • Accessible restroom with doorway at least 32” clear
  • Pictograms used to identify restrooms (includes braille)
  • Restroom doors equipped with accessible handles (operable with a closed fist and 48” high or less)
  • Adequate maneuvering space for a person using a wheelchair (6.5’)
  • 36” wide path to all fixtures
  • Toilet seat less than 19” high
  • Faucet operable with closed fist
  • Soap and paper towel dispensers not higher than 44”


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