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Accessibility Guide - Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County

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PACLA Home Page Link - Schedules, Online ticket sales. Formerly known as The Music Center, Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County, which opened in 1964, reaches more than four million people each year and is home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Center Theatre Group (the Mark Taper and the Ahmanson Theatre), the Los Angeles Opera and the Los Angeles Master Chorale as well as special events. The downtown Los Angeles complex includes the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Mark Taper Forum, the newly renovated Ahmanson Theatre and the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

PACLA Accessibility Information

Seating areas for patrons in wheelchairs are available in the orchestra and third level (Loge) sections of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and on all levels of the Ahmanson Theatre. In the Mark Taper Forum seating is accessible by means of a platform lift. In addition, aisle seats may be requested by patrons with guests who can assist in the transfer from wheelchair to theatre seat.

Fully accessible restrooms are available in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on the second level of the Oval Bar Area and on the third level (Loge), and on each level of the Ahmanson Theatre and in the main lobby of the Mark Taper Forum. The newly constructed restrooms on the Plaza just east of the Mark Taper Forum are fully accessible, as well.

Accessible parking spaces near the elevators are reserved on the fourth, sixth and eighth levels of the Performing Arts Center garage. Directions to these spaces may be obtained upon entering the lot on Grand Avenue. For specifically modified vans over 6'6" in height, space is designated at the circular drive on the Hope Street side of the Plaza.

Upon request, ushers will read program notes to those needing assistance.

All three theatres are equipped with a Sennheiser Infrared Sound Listening System. Portable, wireless listening devices are available free of charge in the lobbies of each theatre.

The Mark Taper Forum's Project DATE (Deaf Audience Theatre Encounter) offers workshops and interpreted performances for the deaf community. For information, please call (213) 680-4017 (TDD) or (213) 972-7625 (voice).

For any additional information please call our Disabled Access Information Line at (213) 972-0777 (voice) or (213) 972-7615 (TDD).

The above information was provided by Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County in August 2000. Their General Information phone number is (213) 972-7211