College of Visual and Performing Arts
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Accessible Options

The Center for the Arts is dedicated to providing an enjoyable experience by making our performances and facilities accessible to all. The Center for the Arts offers the following services for patrons needing assistance.

Accessible symbols

Assistance for patrons who are blind or have low vision

Assistance for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing:

  • Assistive Listening Devices: FM, 72 mhz with headphones or loop. Patrons are welcome to bring their own earphones to use with the devices.
    Not available at TheaterSpace.
  • Sign Language interpretation
    To request: Email or call 703-993-8881 at least 2 weeks prior to event.
  • Captioned performances
    To request: Email or call 703-993-8881 at least 2 weeks prior to event.

Assistance for patrons who have mobility disabilities:

  • Accessible seating
    To request: Email or call 703-993-8881
  • Accessible entrances
  • Accessible restrooms
  • Courtesy wheelchair (limited availability)


Patrons needing accessible parking will find three locations close to the building.

  1. The first is located along Mason Pond Drive across the street from the Center for the Arts with a limited number of spaces. There are signs and parking attendants to assist with directions or special needs.
  2. The second location is in the Mason Pond Parking Deck located next to the Center for the Arts. Specific locations are designated for accessible parking. There is a fee to park in the deck.
  3. The third location is in the James Buchanan Hall parking lot. This lot is located off Mason Pond Drive next to James Buchanan Hall.

The police staffing the performance can assist patrons with the location of available spaces.

Patron Drop off:

At any time, patrons may drop off and pick up in front of the Center for the Arts. A courtesy wheelchair is available to transport patrons from the drop off zone to their seats and back.


Please visit for information on Metrorail and Metrobus accessible transportation options.

TTD Service:

Please call us through the Virginia Relay service 800-828-1140.