Accessibility

Services and Accommodations

Please contact us as you plan your visit; give us as much notice as possible for any request so we can best accommodate your needs.

Contact
Patron Services Manager: Helyn Marshall
Email: hmarshall@wexarts.org
Phone: 614-688-3890

Drop-off Points and Parking

The small metered parking area on the High Street side of Mershon Auditorium may be used as a drop-off and pick-up point for patrons visiting the Wexner Center or attending events. A very limited number of designated accessible parking spaces are located in the same lot. This lot offers the most direct accessible parking for Mershon and the Wexner Center.

Accessible parking spaces are also designated in the Ohio Union South Parking Garage, about one block south of the Wexner Center, and in the Arps Garage, about one block north of the center.
 

Ohio Union South Garage

  • This garage is generally open for visitor parking on weekdays, evenings, and weekends.
  • From the Ohio Union South Garage, the accessible route to the center is fairly circuitous. Avoid inclines by following College Rd. to the northern door entrance of the Wexner Center (the entrance off College Road). This entrance has door openers and no stairs to the lobby.
  • An alternative approach, which requires visitors to move up an incline to reach the east entrance of the Wexner Center (the one facing High Street), is slightly shorter. However, this door opens to a short flight of stairs down to the lobby. To reach the accessible entrance (the entrance off College Road), continue past the east entrance, turn left, and proceed down a short ramp.

Arps Garage

  • This garage is generally open for visitor parking on evenings and weekends. It may also be open for visitor parking during weekdays in the summer.
  • It offers reasonably direct and level approaches to Weigel Hall, in particular, as well as to the Wexner Center and Mershon Auditorium.

Quick Guide to Accessibility by Venue

The Wexner Center does programming in our own spaces and other venues on campus and in the community. Before heading to an event, please check your ticket to verify the location and consult these notes for details about each venue.

Service animals are welcome in all venues.

Wexner Center Galleries

  • The northern door entrance to the Wexner Center (the entrance off College Road) is wheelchair accessible.
  • An elevator is available to reach the gallery entrance on the building’s lower level.
  • The galleries are located along a long ramp. The ramp is wheelchair accessible, but there is an incline and the surface is by design slightly uneven.
  • Accessible restrooms are located next to the café on the gallery level and near the Performance Space, further up the ramp.
  • Wheelchairs are available on request.

Film/Video Theater

  • The northern door entrance to the Wexner Center (the entrance off College Road) is wheelchair accessible.
  • An elevator is available to reach the Film/Video Theater on the building’s lower level.
  • Accessible seating is available in the first and last rows on the theater. Although ADA compliant, the gradient within the Film/Video theater is a bit steep, so feel free to request assistance if you would like to sit in the front accessible section.
  • Accessible restrooms are located next to the café.
  • A limited number of assistive listening devices are available upon request.
  • Wheelchairs are available on request.

Performance Space

  • The northern door entrance to the Wexner Center (the entrance off College Road) is wheelchair accessible.
  • An elevator is available to reach the building’s lower level (where the ramp to the Performance Space begins).
  • The Performance Space is located up a long ramp. The ramp is wheelchair accessible, but there is an incline and the surface is by design slightly uneven.
  • An elevator near the entrance to the Performance Space is available to reach that space’s main (lower) floor. Balcony seating is located down a short set of stairs.
  • With advance notice, accessible seating is available for theater, dance, and jazz or world music events, with the location and number of accessible seats determined by stage set-up.
  • With advance notice, limited seating is available in the balcony, down a short set of stairs, for Next@Wex music events.
  • Accessible restrooms are located near the upper-level entrance to the Performance Space and near the café, on the way in and out of the building.
  • Wheelchairs are available on request.
  • A limited number of assistive listening devices are available upon request for shows that use amplified sound.

Mershon Auditorium

  • There is no elevator in Mershon: please request main floor seating if stairs pose difficulties.
  • An accessible seating area is located at the rear of the main floor of the auditorium.
  • Accessible restrooms are located off the main floor lobby.
  • A limited number of assistive listening devices are available on request for shows that use amplified sound.
  • Wheelchairs are available on request.

Mershon Stage

  • With advance notice, accessible seating is available for theater and dance events, with location and number of accessible seats determined by stage set-up.
  • For standing-only Next@Wex music shows, seating is available in the auditorium, down a short set of stairs; sightlines may be partially obscured by the stage curtain.
  • Patrons with wheelchairs will be guided to an accessible entrance.

Group Tours

If you wish to organize a tour for your school, campus, or community group, please contact the Wexner Center’s education staff by phone at (614) 292-6493 or by email to edweb@wexarts.org at least three weeks in advance of your requested date. We’ll be glad to discuss any questions you have about access or accommodations. Find out more about tours of the Wexner Center on our Tours page.