INFORMATION FOR PATRONS WHO HAVE MOBILITY DISABILITIES
The Public Theater strives to make its performances, digital content, website, and facilities accessible to all people. For additional information or if you have questions, need assistance, or an accommodation not mentioned below, please contact us at 212.967.7555 (voice) or [email protected].
All entrances to the building, theaters, and restaurants are accessible. Accessible paths for our venue seating areas vary per space and may require assistance from the staff. Please visit our Venue Accessibility page for additional details on each space.
If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility during your visit, please feel free to speak to a member of our staff upon arrival or email us in advance at [email protected]. Elevators operate between the basement and the third floor of the building. The Newman has a separate elevator used to access wheelchair-accessible seating.
All public restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Companion care restrooms are available by speaking to a member of our staff for assistance.
All venues have wheelchair- and scooter-accessible locations where you can remain in your wheelchair or transfer to theater seats. If you cannot or do not wish to transfer from your wheelchair to a theater seat, request wheelchair-accessible locations when ordering tickets. Wheelchair accessible seating may be purchased by phone, in person, and online. For personal assistance selecting accessible seats or for more information about accessibility for a person with a disability, please call us at 212.967.7555 or email us at [email protected].
At The Public, courtesy wheelchairs, including bariatric and wheelchairs with elevating leg-rests, are available on a first-come, first-served basis upon arrival. To request a wheelchair before your arrival, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 212.967.7555 for assistance at least 48 hours before you plan to attend a performance.
At The Delacorte, courtesy wheelchairs, including bariatric and wheelchairs with elevating leg-rests, are available on a first-come, first-served basis upon arrival. To request a wheelchair before your arrival, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 212.967.7555 for assistance at least 48 hours before you plan to attend a performance.
For those who require the use of a wheelchair at The Delacorte, wheelchairs are only available at the theater upon arrival. We cannot offer delivery of these chairs to the 81st and Central Park West or 79th and 5th Avenue entrances to the park. If you require assistance accessing The Delacorte Theater from 81st and Central Park West or 79th and 5th Avenue, don't hesitate to contact us on the day of the performance you are scheduled to attend by emailing [email protected] or call us at 212.967.7555 to inquire about possible transportation options.
Patrons who do not usually use a wheelchair are encouraged to bring a friend or companion to assist them in maneuvering the wheelchair. Staff cannot leave their posts to assist patrons in moving around our locations.