JCC: Hart Theater Accessibility

Hart Theater at the JCC

The beautiful and fully accessible Hart Theater at the Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center in Brighton is usually home to CenterStage Theatre and TYKEs Theatre. Plenty of free and accessible parking.


1200 Edgewood Avenue Rochester, NY 14618


Ralph Meranto

Accessible Approach/Entrance

  • Venue is at ground level
  • Route of travel not requiring use of stairs and is at least 36” wide
  • Stability of route of travel (slip resistant, stable, firm)
  • Objects can be detected by person with visual disability using a cane
  • Curb cuts at drives, parking lot and drop-offs

Parking and Drop-Off Areas

  • Accessible spaces closest to the entrance with accessible aisles
  • Drop off with accessible path for paratransit users to entrance
  • Parking lot with 20 van accessible spaces available
    • Spaces are 8’ wide with minimum 8’ wide access aisles
    • Access aisles for van accessible spaces marked with hash marks
  • Accessible spaces marked with International Symbol of Accessibility


  • Main entrance accessible (no stairs)
  • Entrance doors have at least 32” of clear opening
  • At least 18” of clear wall on the pull side of door, next to handle
  • Threshold edge accessible (1/4” or less)
  • Door handle no higher than 48” and operable with a closed fist (can be opened with 5 lbs. or less pressure)
  • Automatic opener available

Rooms and Spaces

  • Aisles and pathways to materials and services at least 36” wide
  • 5’ circle or T-shaped space for turning a wheelchair completely
  • Obstacles are cane-detectable in circulation paths through public areas
  • All doors in public spaces with at least 32” clear opening with at least 18” of clear wall space

Seats, Tables, and Counters

  • Aisles between fixed seating at least 36” wide
  • Wheelchair seating available at the top row on both sides of the theatre
  • Companion seats alongside wheelchair seating (a range of stationary, portable and folding chairs)
  • 25 seats with moveable/removable arm rests
  • Counters for tickets and concessions accessible with a 36” wide section and free space in front of no less than 30” x 48”
  • Items easily in reach on the counter (i.e. napkins, straws, etc.)
  • Water fountain spout no higher than 36” and can be operated independently (with a closed fist) – clear space around fountain


  • Accessible restrooms:
    • One single person restroom
    • Women’s room with one accessible stall
    • Men’s room with one accessible stall
  • Pictograms used to identify restrooms (doesn’t include braille)
  • Doorway to restroom is at least 32” clear
  • Restroom door equipped with accessible handles
  • Adequate maneuvering space for a person using a wheelchair (at least 5’ x 5’ clear of the door swing)
  • 36” wide path to all fixtures
  • Stall doors operable with closed fist
  • Grab bars behind and on the side of wall nearest to the toilet
  • Toilet seat less than 19” high in the single person restroom; seat in stalls in women’s and men’s rooms at 20”-21” high)
  • Faucet operable with closed fist
  • Soap dispenser no higher than 44” in the single person restroom
  • Paper towel dispensers not higher than 44”

Special Note

  • Theater equipped with an FM Hearing Assistance System
  • Please see the house manager for assistance


  • centerstage@jccrochester.org or (585) 461-2000 ext. 235

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