Accessibility Services

Everyone is welcome here.

Access to the arts is important to us. We’re working to create the best possible experience for all of our patrons, because the best audience is a diverse and inclusive one.

We invite you to contact us with specific accommodations or questions you may have about the Mahaney Arts Center or other arts event venues on campus. We will make every effort to assist and accommodate you.

Tickets

For reserved seating events, wheelchair-accessible locations and the adjacent companion seats will be held for purchase exclusively for patrons who have a member of their party who has a disability requiring the use of the accessible location. When the last non-wheelchair accessible location/seat is sold, all wheelchair locations and adjacent companion seats are released for sale on a first-come, first-served basis to patrons with and without mobility disabilities.

Mobility Rows: For general admission events, ushers will hold accessible seating for those in need. If you need assistance, please ask. We are here to help.

Accessible Seats

Accessible seating is available for all events in the Mahaney Arts Center (Dance Theatre, Seeler Studio Theatre, and the Olin C. Robison Concert Hall), as well as at Wright Theatre, Mead Chapel, Wilson Hall, and Dana Auditorium.

Mobility Rows: In Robison Hall, Seeler Studio Theatre, Wilson Hall, and the Dance Theatre, selected seats can be accessed without the use of stairs. Please request these seats when ordering tickets.

Accessible Parking

All campus parking lots have designated accessible parking for vehicles bearing valid Department of Motor Vehicles disability parking placards or license plates. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Venue-convenient accessible parking spaces are located on the east side (parking lot side) of the Mahaney Arts Center.  At this entrance there is also a wheelchair for visitor use (find it just inside under the stairs). All Mahaney Arts Center entrances have automatic doors.

For performances in Wright Theatre and Mead Chapel, the gates at Chateau Road and Hepburn Road will be opened for patrons with accessibility concerns.

Transportation

Low- or no-cost public transportation is available via Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR).  Free Dial-A Ride services are available for those aged 60+, disabled and visually-impaired people, Medicaid recipients, Reach Up participants, and some others.  Go to ACTR’s website>>

Restrooms

All restrooms at the Mahaney Arts Center and Axinn Center are wheelchair accessible. There are accessible/single stall/all gender bathrooms located on third floor, to the right off the elevator in the MAC.

Wright Theatre, Dana Auditorium and Twilight Hall have accessible/single stall/all gender restrooms on the main level.

Wilson Hall has accessible restrooms on the second floor and accessible/all gender restrooms on the first floor.

There are no public restrooms in Mead Chapel; however the restrooms in Proctor Hall (directly across the street) are available and are accessible.

Large-Format Programs

Large print programs are available for all Performing Arts Series events.

Audio Assistance

Assistive listening devices are available in the Mahaney Arts Center's Robison Hall, Dance Theatre, Seeler Studio Theatre, and Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125). Off-site, devices are also available at Wright Memorial Theatre, and at arts events in Wilson Hall, Mead Chapel, Johnson 304, Dana Auditorium, or Axinn 232. Please indicate your need when ordering tickets or see an usher for assistance.

Relay calls are welcome via the Vermont Relay Service (711).

Sensory Friendly

We welcome all individuals with autism or with other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities. Social stories, break spaces, sensory friendly materials, and noise-reducing headphones are available for any show. Please ask an usher for assistance.

Sign Language

Select events are interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL) and marked on the calendar as such.

Limited Mobility Access: Johnson Memorial Building requires stairs for access. Please contact us for further information.

Contact Us

We are here to help and listen.

Please don't hesitate to contact us for an accommodation, to ask a question, or to give feedback about things that worked well or need improvement.

Missey Thompson
Administrative and Box Office Coordinator
802-443-5258 or mathomps@middlebury.edu

Shannon Bohler
Arts Events Manager
802-443-2961 or sbohler@middlebury.edu

Mahaney Arts Center
Middlebury College
South Main St./Route 30 South
72 Porter Field Rd.
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 443-3168 phone
(802) 443-2834 fax
cfa@middlebury.edu