The Avyarium Accessibility


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The Avyarium: Rochester’s great new theater in Village Gate


274 Goodman Street North D242-A

Rochester, NY 14607


Jessamyn Slon

Accessible Approach/Entrance

  • Route of travel is slip resistant and at least 36” wide
  • Objects can be detected by person with visual disability using a cane

Parking and Drop-Off Areas

  • Parking lot off Goodman Street includes over 100 spaces, 6 of which are accessible
  • Accessible spaces are closest to the “B” awning entrance
  • Access aisles for (3) van accessible spaces marked with hash marks
  • Drop off with accessible path for paratransit users
  • Accessible spaces marked with International Symbol of Accessibility
  • Automatic doors activated upon approach from parking lot


  • Venue entrance accessible with at least 32” clear opening and ¼” or less threshold edge
  • Doors propped open for guest entry before performances
    • Door handle can be pushed down easily with a closed fist and is at a height less than 48”
  • Box office stationed outside the doors in the corridor area

Rooms and Spaces

  • Aisles at least 36” wide
  • 5-foot circle or T-shaped space for turning a wheelchair completely
  • Obstacles are cane-detectable in circulation paths through public areas

Seats, Tables, and Counters

  • Flexible seating that can be arranged in any configuration to accommodate wheelchairs with companion seating
  • Counters for tickets, concessions and accompanying items (i.e. napkins, straws, etc.) - unobstructed space in front that measures no less than 30” by 48” and items easily reachable on the counter

Vertical Circulation

  • Signs upon entry to building note direction to the elevator
  • Freight size elevator (12’ x 12’) available to access the 2nd floor
  • Car controls are no higher than 48” with emergency controls no higher than 35”
  • Hoist way signs at both jambs with braille at between 48” and 60”
  • Audible tone indicates current floor number and when doors open
  • Signs to venue upon exiting the elevator


  • No pictogram used to identify restrooms
  • Women’s restroom wheelchair accessible
    • Two stalls with one wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair (at least 5’ x 5’ clear of the door)
    • Stall door can be operated with a closed fist
    • Stall does not have a rail/grab bar
    • Faucet can be operated with a closed fist
    • Soap and paper towel dispenser higher than 44”
    • Toilet seat not 17” to 19” high (currently 16” high)
  • Men’s restrooms not wheelchair accessible
    • Two stalls not large enough to accommodate a wheelchair
    • Stall doors can be operated with a closed fist
    • Stalls do not have a rail/grab bar
    • Faucet can be operated with a closed fist
    • Soap and paper towel dispenser higher than 44”
    • Toilet seat not 17” to 19” high (currently 16” high)


Jessamyn Slon at (585) 445-4566 or

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