Sangamon Auditorium

 

University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza (Public Affairs Building)
Springfield, IL 62703
217-206-6160
800-207-6960
www.SangamonAuditorium.org
www.uis.edu/sangamonauditorium/about/PatronAccessibility.htm

Parking/Loading Zone

  • Accessible loading zone
    • Level I entrance
    • With advance notice, patron can be met by an usher with a wheelchair
  • Valet parking
    • Level I entrance
    • Available at select events such as Performing Arts Series
  • Private parking lots—designated accessible spaces
    • Map showing accessible spaces is available from the Ticket Office
    • Lots C and D are closest to the Public Affairs Bldg./Auditorium
    • Lot E, the closest lot, offers premium parking for a fee

Features for People with Service Animals

  • Natural surface/grassy dog relief area
    • Location— outside entrance on either level
  • Auditorium seats with extra legroom
    • Accessible Seating Request form available online

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Features for People with Hearing Loss

  • Assistive listening system—FM
    • Headsets/receivers available from check room on first come, first serve basis
    • Approximately 40 sets available
  • Sign language interpretation
    • Loge seats only—house side left, rows L and M
    • 2 weeks advance notice required
  • Captioning of videos/films/performances—CART
    • Mezzanine seats only
    • 2 weeks advance notice required
  • Visual indicators in elevator
  • Strobe fire alarms in public areas and restrooms
  • Note: Accessible Services Request Form available online to request ASL interpretation or CART.

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Features for People with Vision Loss

  • Orientation to theatre—on request
    • Usher will meet and escort from Level I entrance
  • Information in alternate formats—large print, Braille
    • 2 weeks advance notice required
  • Elevator has audible indicators
  • Braille/Tactile Signage—elevator controls, hoistways, restrooms
  • Interior Signage—large print, high contrast, non-glare
  • Height clearance at least 80”
  • No undetectable protruding objects in path of travel
  • Note: Accessible Services Request form available online to request large print or Braille programs

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Wheelchair access to stage/playing area

  • Depends on staging
  • Wheelchair access to backstage

Assistive Equipment for Guests with Physical Disabilities

  • Wheelchairs
  • Available from usher
  • Call Ticket Office or fill out the Accessible Services Request Form online

Interior Access

  • Corridor/path of travel at least 36" wide

Elevator

  • Door clearance at least 36"
  • Car size at least 54" x 80" with centered door or 54" x 68" with side door
  • Elevator controls 54" or less

Accessible Facilities/Amenities

  • Brochure rack
  • Coat Check
  • Lobby seating
    • Chairs without arms
    • Level I and II
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Note: Ticket Office counter is 42"

Concessions/Snack Bar

  • Counter service only
  • Counter/buffet 36" max.
  • Accessible tables
  • Note: Two food concessions in Public Affairs Building—Capitol Perks and Food Emporium. During shows, snack bars are also set up on Levels I and II.

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Accessible Public Restroom

  • Men's and Women's
  • Location
    • Level II
  • Access symbol identifies facility
  • Entry door at least 32" clearance
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Space in restroom to maneuver—5' by 5' or T-shaped space to turn
  • Wheelchair stall 60" by 58"/60" minimum
  • Stall door at least 32" clearance
  • Stall door swings out
  • Grab bar behind and alongside toilet
  • Lateral transfer space at least 30" wide
  • Toilet height 17" to 19"
  • Roll under sink with knee clearance at least 27" high and 30" wide
  • Insulated sink pipes
  • Mirror 40" or less from floor or tilted
  • Towels/soap/vending within reach—48" or less from floor
  • Faucet controls automatic or lever type
  • Latch operable with closed fist
  • Easy grasp/lever handle or none
  • Note: Restroom on Level I has a push-button door.

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