The Minnesota Orchestra strives to make its performances accessible to all patrons. Following is a description of available services and amenities for patrons with special needs. Please contact Ticket Services with questions or to make advance arrangements.
Parking and Drop Off Locations
The Orchestra Hall main entrance on 11th Street adjacent to Peavey Plaza is available as a convenient drop-off and pick-up location. Parking spaces for patrons with disabilities are available in the 11th and Marquette Municipal and Hilton Municipal parking ramps, which are both connected to Orchestra Hall by skyway. Visit Getting to Orchestra Hall: Drive and Park to learn more.
Accessible Paths of Travel, Restrooms, Seating and Wheelchair Information
Accessible Seating:Accessible and companion seating can be reserved on all levels of Orchestra Hall (subject to availability). All Main Floor aisles are wheelchair-accessible. Non-transferrable wheelchair seating is designated by a on the seating maps.
Purchasing Accessible Seating Online: When selecting seats online, note that accessible locations are marked with this symbol . Hold the cursor over the seat location to verify that the location is accessible. By purchasing these seats, you are acknowledging that you, or another member of your party, have mobility/accessibility needs. If you have questions about accessible seating, please contact Ticket Services—we are pleased to assist you.
Armless Chairs: are available by request and can be substituted in locations with loose chairs such as the Balcony Boxes and in Main Floor Row 13 and 32.
Swing-Arm Seating: Swing-arm seating is available in select aisle locations on the Main Floor and Rear Balconies to improve ease of transfer into a theater seat. Swing-arm seating is designated by on the seating maps.
Escalator/Elevators/Ramps: An escalator is available at the skyway entrance of Orchestra Hall, traveling between Balcony A and the Main Floor. The escalator will descend prior to the concert and ascend post-concert. Elevators are located on both the east and west sides of the Lobby for access to all floors. Ramps are located on Balcony A at skyway level and on the Main Floor.
Courtesy Wheelchairs: A limited number of courtesy wheelchairs are available, free of charge, for check-out at Guest Services on a first-come, first-served basis for transportation to and from seats.
Wheelchair Assistance: If you need assistance with your wheelchair, please bring a companion with you to the performance. Ushers will be happy to store wheelchairs and walkers during the performance if you transfer into a theater seat.
Accessible Restrooms: are available on all levels of Orchestra Hall. A Family restroom is available on the east side of the Lobby on Balcony B of Orchestra Hall. A Family restroom is also located on the west side of the Lobby for Green Room events.
Please be considerate of those who may have allergies or chemical sensitivities. It is recommended that you refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes so as not to distract the patrons sitting around you.
American Sign Language Interpretation, by certified interpreters, is available for select performances featuring speakers and narrators. To check on availability, please contact Ticket Services. Please allow two weeks advance notice if you would like to suggest an ASL interpreter at a specific performance or OH+ event.
Assistive Listening Devices
Williams Sound infrared hearing enhancement devices are available free of charge at Guest Services.
Audio description is available for select performances or OH+ events featuring visual elements. To check on availability, please contact Ticket Services. Please allow two weeks advance notice if you would like to suggest audio description at a specific performance or OH+ event.
Braille program information for select performances is available by request at Guest Services. To check on availability, please contact Ticket Services. Please allow two weeks advance notice if you would like to suggest Braille programs at a specific performance.
Large Print Programs
Large print program information for most Classical performances and Sensory-Friendly concerts is available by request at Guest Services. Please allow two weeks advance notice if you would like to suggest large print programs at a specific performance.
Real-time captioning is available for select performances or OH+ events featuring speakers and narrators. To check on availability, please contact Ticket Services. Please allow two weeks advance notice if you would like to suggest real-time captioning at a specific performance or OH+ event.
Our Sensory-Friendly Concerts are designed for patrons of all ages and abilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum and those with sensory sensitivities. Each concert takes place in a relaxed environment where audience members are welcome to be who they are and enjoy beautiful music together with family and friends. View our Sensory-Friendly Concert options »
Service animals, such as guide dogs, are welcome. Please inform Ticket Services if you will be attending with a service animal so that appropriate accommodations can be made for you and your companion.