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Accessible Performing Arts

World-class theater and music performances

Enjoy opera, ballet, Tony Award-winning theater and the latest in rock, blues or jazz at one of the many disability-accessible theaters and performing-arts venues in San Diego County. Here's a selection:

Theaters

La Jolla Playhouse

  • Special adaptive performances
  • Assisted Listening Headsets
  • Venue has accessible elements

Old Globe Theatre

  • Sensory-friendly annual performance of "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" each holiday season, as well as additional sensory-friendly offerings on occasion.
  • Assisted listening headsets
  • Venue has accessible elements

San Diego Civic Theatre

  • Accessible Wheelchair Seating and restrooms
  • Transfer Seating is available on the main floor Orchestra level, on both right and left aisles
  • Infrared audio assistance systems for patrons with hearing difficulties
  • Headsets are available on loan in theater lobby areas before performances, or patrons may bring their own units from home
  • All performances by San Diego Opera utilize the 'Digitext' system, which projects the lyrics (English translation) above the stage
  • ASL and Audio Described Services may be offered for select performances
  • Ticketing Services TTY/TDD Service available Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm (closed Holidays) at 619-615-4177
  • Certified Companion and Guide Animals are allowed in the theater during performances

Balboa Theatre

  • Accessible Wheelchair Seating and restrooms
  • Transfer Seating is available on the main floor Orchestra level, on both right and left aisles
  • Infrared audio assistance systems, for patrons with hearing difficulties
  • Headsets are available on loan in theater lobby areas before performances, or patrons may bring their own units from home
  • ASL and Audio Described Services may be offered for select performances
  • Ticketing Services TTY/TDD Service available Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm (closed Holidays) at 619-615-4177
  • Certified Companion and Guide Animals are allowed in the theatre during performances. However, should the animal create any disturbance to surrounding patrons, the owner and animal may either be moved to another location or be asked to leave the seating area.

Moonlight Amphitheatre

  • Accessible parking and wheelchair access available at the North Gate
  • Customer dropoff also available at North Gate
  • Accessible seating available in the orchestra, reserved and lawn seating areas
  • Assisted listening devices available at the sound booth
  • Accessible pathways and picnic tables available
  • Accessible concession stands and restrooms

Concert Venues

Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

  • Limited Accessible Parking
  • Two Single Occupancy Restrooms
  • Wheelchair Seating
  • Assisted listening headsets

The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

  • Wheelchair transport escorts available upon request on a first-come, first-served basis on the night of the event.
  • Assisted listening devices available at Guest Services, located inside Gate 1.
  • Large-print program notes available for performances, offering program notes (usually just for classical-themed concerts). Copies may be obtained from Guest Services, located inside Gate 1.
  • Accessible restrooms available at The Rady Shell under the seating area and can be entered from both house right and house left accessible-seat locations.
  • ADA-recognized service animals welcome at all San Diego Symphony performances at The Rady Shell

The Conrad

  • Accessible seats available in a full range of price zones online, via telephone and at wheelchair-accessible Box Office window at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center.
  • Personal Listening and Hearing Assist is available through the "Listen EVERYWHERE" app, through your mobile device, or devices provided at Concierge Desk.
  • Staff and volunteers can move and store wheelchairs, walkers, and other mobility devices during events.
  • The Conrad welcomes Service Dogs anywhere in the public areas of the building where its handler wishes to go. Anyone planning to bring a service dog should contact The Conrad Box Office (858.459.3728) to ensure there is a place to accommodate the canine at a ticketed seat location.

The Observatory North Park

  • Accessible seating located at house left. Call (619) 239-8836 to be added to the ADA list in advance. Only one non-disabled guest allowed in the area per disabled person.

The Sound Del Mar

  • All shows have ADA seats available for purchase. They are located in the central terrace as well as the left and right balconies.

Viejas Concerts in the Park

  • Wheelchair Seating
  • Wheelchair Parking on the West Side of the Outlet Stores

North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

  • Accessible Parking and Seating
  • Large Screens
  • Headsets for Assisted Listening

Stadiums

Petco Park

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Seating
  • Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
  • Closed Captioning
  • Family Restrooms
  • Sensory Inclusion items (Sensory Bags, Sensory Map, Social Story) available
  • Service Animals are welcome

Snapdragon Stadium

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible Seating
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Family Restrooms
  • Parents / Nursing Room
  • Service Animals welcome

Pechanga Arena San Diego

  • Accessible/disabled seating
  • Wheelchair access into the venue is via the North Entrance
  • All steps inside and outside of the PASD have a stripe painted in the edge of the step to assist those with sight impairment
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair Accessible water fountains located throughout the PASD
  • Accessible parking on the north side of the PASD
  • Accessible restrooms
  • Service animals are welcome (must remain on a leash or in a harness)
  • Signed performances available for hearing-impaired guests at select events.
  • Guest Services provides complimentary wheelchair escorts for guests with special needs when requested

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