All theatres have wheelchair accessible restrooms and many offer baby changing stations. There are also private accessible restrooms in the main lobby of the State and Orpheum and on the lower level of the Pantages that can accommodate an attendant.
Service animals are welcome in the theatre provided they do not disrupt the performance. It is recommended that patrons bringing service animals should purchase tickets in the accessible section to have enough space to accommodate the animal.
Assisted Listening Devices
Portable listening devices that amplify the sound from the stage are available free of charge from any usher for all events. A photo ID will be held while the equipment is in your possession. Listening devices which are compatible with t-coil hearing aid technology are available as well as standard amplifying headphones.
The Hawthorne Municipal Ramp behind the theatre and above the Greyhound Bus station has convenient accessible parking spots. This ramp is connected to the theatre by skyway and the entrance to the ramp is at the confluence of Ninth Street, Hawthorne Avenue and First Avenue. The skyway is on the third level and enters the theatre at the balcony level. Patrons may be dropped off in front of the theatre on southbound Hennepin Avenue after 6 p.m. on weeknights and all day on weekends. Patrons may also be dropped off on the corner of Ninth Street and Hennepin Avenue.
There is a parking ramp below the La Salle Plaza complex which houses the State Theatre. The entrance is on Ninth Street between the Oakwood Apartments entrance and the YMCA entrance. Take the elevator to the street level, turn right and the theatre entrance is down the promenade and to the right. There are also two parking ramps connected to the La Salle Plaza complex by skyway, the Lasalle Court ramp on La Salle between Eighth and Ninth Streets and the Downtown Auto Park on La Salle and Ninth Street. Patrons may be dropped off in front of the theatre on northbound Hennepin Avenue after 6 p.m. on weeknights and all day on weekends. Valet parking is available to patrons of The Capital Grille adjacent to the theatre on Eighth Street.
There is a surface lot next to the theatre with entrances on Hennepin Avenue and Eighth Street. There are also convenient ramps in Block E and City Center (enter on Seventh Street), at the Park and Shop Ramp next to Macy’s and the Radisson Hotel (enter from Seventh or Eighth Street or Hennepin Avenue). Patrons may be dropped off on the corner Seventh Street and Hennepin Avenue.
Brave New Workshop Accessibility Services
Brave New Workshop at the Dudley Riggs Theatre has two ASL and two audio described performances for each production. Our Audio Describer is Laurie Pape Hadley(could change for future productions). American Sign Language Interpreters are provided through ASLIS and are trained/experienced in interpreting theatrical productions. The dates for both ASL and audio described performances can be found on our online event pages. We do not have assisted listening devices. We do have wheelchair accessible seating options.
Access services and seating can be requested by contacting The Brave New Workshop Box Office at 612-332-6620 or [email protected].