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Accommodations for Patrons with Physical Challenges

Both the Balboa Theatre and Civic Theatre have Accessible Wheelchair Seating, restrooms and audio assistance systems. Side Orchestra Transfer Seating (swing-out arms for easy transfer from wheelchair or scooter) are available on the main floor Orchestra level, on both right and left aisles, of both the Balboa Theatre and the Civic Theatre.

ASL Interpreted and Open Captioned Performances

All Broadway/San Diego regular season productions at the Civic Theatre offer ASL interpretation and Open Caption Services for designated performances below.


Civic Theatre Features

All levels of the Theatre are served by two lobby elevators. Dedicated Accessible Wheelchair Seating is available on the main floor Orchestra, Dress Circle and Mezzanine levels with all seats in the Orchestra section, rows AA through V, accessible via sloping walkways, no stairs. Use of the elevators, to access seats in Dress Circle (row H) and Mezzanine (row W) and Upper Loge (row H) without stairs.

All other rows in Dress Circle, Lower Loge, Mezzanine, Upper Loge and Balcony, other than those listed above, do require the use of stairs. Please contact Ticketing Services if you have specific questions regarding seating in any area.


Balboa Theatre Features

Dedicated Accessible Wheelchair Seating is available on the main floor Orchestra (row H—House Right entry) and rear Orchestra (row X). Accessible Restroom facilities are located on the main floor (East), Salon, Loge and Balcony levels of the Theatre. All seats in the Orchestra section, rows A through Z are accessible via sloping walkways, no stairs.


Infra-Red Audio Assistance Systems

For patrons with hearing difficulties, are in use at both the Balboa Theatre and the Civic Theatre. Headsets are available by Civic Theatre management in Theatre lobby areas prior to performances (headsets are loaned at no charge, on a first-come, first-served basis, identification required) or patrons may bring their own units from home.

Certified Companion and Guide Animals are allowed in the Theatres 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. Please contact the Civic Theatre Ticket Office for information on seating areas suitable for this circumstance.


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