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Accessibility Statement:

The Lawrence Arts Center is committed to making its facilities, programming, and website accessible to all, including people with disabilities.  All patrons are encouraged to inquire at the front desk if they require an accommodation, auxiliary aid, or service.  Email info@lawrenceartscenter.org or call 785.843.2787.

 

Accessibility Policies:

 

  • Facilities: Please contact the front desk for assistance in finding the best pathways and locations to meet your needs. Barrier-free entrances and accessible seating are available on all levels of the theater. Wheelchairs can be made available upon request.
  • Parking: There is a fifteen-minute drop-off zone on New Hampshire Street directly outside and to the south of the Lawrence Arts Center’s front entrance. Accessible parking is available across the street from the Arts Center in the covered parking garage on New Hampshire Street between 9th and 10th.
  • Programming: The Lawrence Arts Center provides programs for a wide variety of audiences. Whether you’re looking for exhibitions or performances, classes or workshops, we have a program that is right for you and/or your child. The Lawrence Arts Center staff is experienced at working with patrons with learning, cognitive, mental health, and language disabilities.  Contact Chief Program Officer Margaret Weisbrod Morris at margaret@lawrenceartscenter.org to discuss recommendations.
  • Auxiliary Aids for those with Hearing Impairments:
    • Assistive listening devices (ALD) for theatre performances are available at no charge. These are available at the front desk.
    • When requested, class instructors can use microphones in studios and classrooms. Contact Chief Program Officer Margaret Weisbrod Morris at margaret@lawrenceartscenter.org for assistance.
    • With two weeks’ notice, sign language interpretation services can be provided for lectures and performances. Contact Chief Communications Officer Sarah Bishop at sarah@lawrenceartscenter.org for assistance.
  • Audio Description:
    • With four weeks’ notice, the Lawrence Arts Center can provide audio description for performances and exhibitions. Contact Chief Communications Officer Sarah Bishop at sarah@lawrenceartscenter.org for assistance.
    • Starting in January 2017, the Lawrence Arts Center’s course and event catalogue will be available through Audio Reader. Check back on this page for more details in January.
  • Large Print Program Materials: With 24-hour’s notice, large-print program materials can be made available upon request. Contact Chief Communications Officer Sarah Bishop at sarah@lawrenceartscenter.org for assistance.
  • Braille Program Materials: With two-week’s notice, braille program materials can be made available upon request. Contact Chief Communications Officer Sarah Bishop at sarah@lawrenceartscenter.org for assistance.
  • Service Animals: Certified service animals are welcome in the Arts Center’s galleries, but must remain on leash.
  • Website: The Lawrence Arts Center’s website follows Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you have problems accessing any portion of this website, please email Office Manager Beth Murphy at beth@lawrenceartscenter.org.

 

Financial Aid: The Lawrence Arts Center is committed to making exhibitions, performance, and arts education accessible for all, regardless of income level.  If you need financial assistance, please contact the front desk or fill out a financial aid application here.

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