The Illinois Shakespeare Festival is committed to making its facility and performances accessible to all patrons. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation, so that we may provide the best possible seats and service.
If you need a special accommodation to fully participate, please contact the Box Office at (309) 438-2535. Our staff will be happy to help!
Free event parking is available at St. John's Lutheran Church, across the street from Ewing Cultural Center. Patrons many also use the drop-off point at the corner of Towanda and Emerson located at the main entrance of the Ewing Cultural Center.
Ewing Cultural Center
Corner of Towanda and Emerson
Bloomington, IL 61701
St. John's Lutheran Church
1617 Emerson Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free event parking is available in the School Street Parking Deck (at 400 W. Beaufort St. and School St.). There is a sign at the entrance, which says Arts Event Parking. When the Open sign is lit, you may enter the garage and park in spots #250 and above.
Patrons many also use the circle drive between the Center for the Performing Arts and the School Street Parking Deck as a drop-off point.
Wheelchair-accessible seating is available in both of our venues on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the Box Office at (309)438-2535 to purchase wheelchair-accessible seating.
Seating for those accompanying a guest in a wheelchair is available in both of our venues on a first-come, first-served basis. Companion seating can only be purchased with a wheelchair-accessible seat. Please contact the Box Office at (309) 438-2535 to purchase companion seating.
The Center for the Performing Arts also has armless chairs available in certain locations. Please contact the Box Office at (309) 438-2535 to purchase armless seating.
Assisted listening devices are available on request at the Center for the Performing Arts Theatre. Quantities are limited and devices are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning one hour before each performance. If you need an assisted listening device, please ask an Usher or the House Manager for one as you arrive.
Sign Language Interpreters are available for events at Illinois State University. If you require the services of a sign language interpreter, please contact the Box Office to arrange interpreted performances at least 6 weeks in advance of the event.