School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre Accessibility

School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage

School of the Arts’ Allen Main Stage is a traditional proscenium arch-style theatre, ideal for large scale productions, music and dance presentations.  The theatre is handicap accessible and includes an Induction Loop hearing device system.  Maximum seating capacity is 450 with a 200-seat balcony with elevator access; the first floor seats 250.  Despite its size, the Allen Main Stage still maintains an intimate feel and artists can easily engage the audience.


45 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14607


Andrea Gregoire

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


  • Slope of ramp no greater than 1:12
  • Railings on both sides
  • Width between railings at least 36 inches
  • No ramp to top cafĂ© but available seating below

Parking and Drop-Off Areas

  • 4 accessible parking spaces available, with 8-foot-wide access aisle, 2 of which have 98 inches vertical clearance for vans
  • Accessible space is closest to accessible entrance on proper route
  • Accessible space marked with International Symbol of Accessibility
  • Accessible parking also available at the MAG (Memorial Art Gallery) across the street, if needed


  • Main entrance is accessible
  • Flat entrance from lot, slight slope from sidewalk in front
  • 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 can be opened with automatic button

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 areas

Seats, Tables, and Counters

  • Aisles between fixed seating at least 36 inches wide
  • Spaces for wheelchair seating distributed throughout


  • Elevator available but needs a key to operate it
  • Ask Box Office for assistance - Adele Fico, Fringe Venue Manager (585) 242-7682 ext. 1551


  • 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: opens out / have to pull handle
  • Faucet operable with closed fist (easy to turn)


Andrea Gregoire:  (585) 242-7682 ext. 1551

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