The Center strives to make its performances and facilities accessible to all our patrons. If you have questions, need assistance or an accommodation not mentioned below, please contact the Box Office at 205 975 2787.
For patrons who have low vision, large print, sans-serif programs are available at all performances and may be obtained from an usher.
For patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, assistive listening devices (ALDs), which amplify and clarify sound by cutting down or eliminating ambient noise, are availble on a first-come, first- served basis. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is scheduled for select events throughout the year.
For patrons with mobility disabilities, accessible entrances to the Alys Stephens Center and our performance halls are available and an elevator is located on the south end of the upper/lower lobbies. All theaters have wheelchair- and scooter- accessible locations where patrons can remain in their wheelchairs or transfer to theater seats. Patrons who cannot or do not wish to transfer from their wheelchairs to a theater seat should request wheelchair-accessible locations when ordering tickets. All public restrooms are wheelchair-accessible. Accessible parking for vehicles bearing valid accessible parking placards are available on a first-come, first-served basis outside of the UAB Spencer Honors House.
For patrons with sensory processing needs, UAB’s Alys Stephens Center is proud to be a part of KultureCity’s Sensory Inclusive Initiative
We have partnered with KultureCity to become the Nation’s first Sensory Inclusive performing arts center to better serve our visitors with sensory processing needs. With this partnership, the Center will foster an inclusive environment for visitors with sensory processing needs by providing tools for a better experience.
KultureCity is a transformative movement to ensure a better future for people with autism. The nonprofit organization believes everyone should be accepted and treated equally, and their future should not be limited by their medical diagnoses. The Center shares this belief and has committed to be a Sensory Inclusive organization. Through training with KultureCity, our staff has been equipped with tools and knowledge to help visitors with sensory processing disorders enjoy the Center to the fullest. For more information on KultureCity please visit www.kulturecity.org.
Sensory bags containing special KCVIP badges, fidget toys, noise cancelling headphones and other resources, are available for checkout (at no cost by leaving an ID) at our House Management office in the lower lobby.
Weighted Lap Pads
Weighted lap pads are also available upon request (at no cost by leaving an ID) at our House Management office in the lower lobby.
The Center has designated “quiet areas.” These areas are ideal for visitors who are overstimulated and need a quiet place to sit. These areas are identified with signage and in the following locations:
- Haskell Courtyard
- Odess Theatre (when available)
- Abroms Patrons Lounge Family Restroom
Look for signs to show you Sensory Friendly areas throughout the Center.
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During performances and evening rentals, the metered spaces between the Center and UAB’s Spencer Honors House will be restricted to those with disability access parking permits. The upper and lower circle driveways may be used as a drop-off for patrons with a disability.