The Hillman Center for Performing Arts is committed to making our community space and performances accessible to all patrons in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Wheelchair AccessibilityWheelchair Accessibility

We strive to be accessible for all patrons who use a wheelchair. Our facility includes:

  • Parking
  • Curbside assistance
  • Accessible entrances
  • Accessible restrooms
  • Braille signage and facility panels
  • Accessible drinking fountain
  • Elevators
  • Companion seating

Both the Richard E. Rauh Theater and Peter J. Kountz Theater are ADA-compliant with ample accessible seating. Wheelchair accessible seats may be purchased online or by calling 412-968-3040 to discuss location and availability for specific events.

Ushers are available for assistance at every performance.

View the seating chart, as well as more detailed accessibility information.

Low Visibility AccessibilityLow VISibility Accessibility

Guide dogs are permitted; please inquire when purchasing tickets.

Large print programs are available upon request. Please call 412-968-3160 at least two weeks in advance, and see the box office staff upon your arrival to retrieve your special programs.

The Hillman Center is interested in beginning audio-described performances. Audio descriptions are designed to describe details of a show's action, set, props and costumes. They could also benefit patrons who want to hear and experience dance performances through verbal descriptions.

Assistive Listening DevicesAssistive Listening Devices

Assistive listening devices are available on a first-come, first-served basis for patrons who desire audio amplifications of the performances. Ask for a device at the box office upon arrival or email before the show.

American Sign Language

American Sign Language interpretation is available upon request. Please give two weeks notice by emailing or calling 412-968-3160.

Closed CaptioningClosed Captioning

Certain shows provide closed captioning, and our website will indicate this. Please call the box office at 412-968-3040 for further inquiries.

Should you have a request that is not listed above, or any questions about our accessibility services, please contact Artistic Director Christa Burneff at 412-968-3160 or We kindly request that you provide two weeks advance notice for special requests.