The Academy of Music and Merriam Theater have wheelchair and power-chair or scooter accessible locations where patrons can remain in their wheelchairs or transfer to theater seats. Patrons who cannot or do not wish to transfer from their seat to a theater seat should request Wheelchair-Accessible seating locations when ordering tickets. Wheelchair-accessible seats may be purchased online or by calling 215.893.1999 or 215.875.7633 TTY for location and availability. A limited number of seating locations near the stage have been reserved for the exclusive use of patrons with low vision or blindness. Please call 215.893.1999 or 215.875.7633 TTY for location and availability.
PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANTS (PCA)
For any guest with disabilities who requires a paid Personal Care Attendant (PCA), we will provide a PCA-Pass at no cost with a paid admission. Any guests with disabilities who requires a PCA and wishes to purchase advance tickets should contact 215.893.1999 or 215.875.7633 TTY to request a PCA-Pass with the ticket.
ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES
Assistive listening devices are available for the Academy of Music and Merriam Theater on a first come, first served basis. Please inquire with House Management upon your arrival.
For more information on Pennsylvania Ballet’s sensory-friendly performances, click here.
Trained Service Animals are welcome in the Academy of Music and Merriam Theater. Typically, the space under each seat will accommodate a service animal during a performance. Please call 215.893.1999 or 215.875.7633 TTY for further information regarding service animals in our venues.
Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are available on the Canteen level of the Academy of Music. An elevator is available to access the Canteen level. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are available on the Mezzanine level of the Merriam Theater. An elevator is available to access the Mezzanine level.
The Academy of Music has a wheelchair-accessible entrance on the south side of the building, which allows for direct entry to the main lobby. A curb cut at the corner of Broad Street and Locust Street allows for access to the sidewalk leading to the accessible ramp on the south side of the building. The Merriam Theater is wheelchair accessible from the main entrance at 250 South Broad Street. A curb cut at the corner of Broad Street and Spruce Street or the corner of Broad Street and Locust Street allows for access to the sidewalk and main entrance.