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Amenities for Individuals with Disabilities

The August Wilson Center strives to make its performances and facilities accessible to all our patrons. For additional information or if you have questions, need assistance, or an accommodation that is not listed below, please call 412.258.2700 (voice) or e-mail

Guided Tours
The August Wilson Center has four wheelchairs available for use to individuals with difficulty walking throughout the building for guided tours. Hearing Assistive Listening Devices are available for individuals with hear impairments during guided tours.

Requests for wheelchairs and hearing assist devices will be provided on the first come first serve basis. Please call 412.258.2700 to request wheelchair assistance or a hearing assist device for guided tours.

Curb to Seat Service
The August Wilson Center offers concierge service to individuals with difficulty walking to their assigned theater seat for performances. August Wilson Center Ushers are available starting one hour before performances begin to assist patrons in getting from the front of the building to the theater.

Theater Seating
The August Wilson Center Theater has six spaces that can accommodate wheelchair seating, four located on the Orchestra Level and two located on the Balcony Level. Each of the six seats has one companion seat.

In addition, the Center has 10 seats with swivel arms for added convenience. The seats are EE101, EE104, EE124, EE127 and G3, G4, G9, G10, G101, G113.

Hearing Assistive Listening Devices
Hearing Assistive headsets are available for individuals with hearing difficulties. Using a single earpiece connected to an infrared headset, the device allows patrons with hearing impairments to experience the full benefit of the performance. Advance notice is required for hearing assist headsets. Headsets are provided on the first come first serve basis.

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture fully adheres to the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The August Wilson Center would like to thank The FISA Foundation for their generous support of our accessibility programs and Web site, which enhances the experience of all individuals with disabilities.