Seating & Accessibility
Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company strives to make events and performances accessible to all patrons.
Located in the Highland Park Community Center (1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116) our fully accessible theater allows all patrons to experience the stories we share.
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Our intimate 143 seat theater allows all patrons to be connected with the story being told. Will Call is in the rotunda on the main level (LEVEL M) of Highland Park Community Center and the main entrance to the theater is on level 2 accessible by the elevator (LEVEL CR). There is a second entrance on the main level with a ramp into the theater. Row A seats and back row wheelchair seats are on ground level and do not require stairs to access. For more details, click the image to the right to enlarge the facilities map, or call the Box Office at (651) 647-4315. When ordering tickets, please specify any seating needs or preferences.
Our intimate theater allows a unique opportunity for patrons who are hard-of-hearing. While we recommend sitting in the front row for the best experience (less than 5 feet from the stage), no matter where you sit, you'll be within 25 feet of the stage. ASL performances are available upon request (more below).
Low Vision Seating
Our facility allows a unique opportunity for patrons who have low vision or blindness. While we recommend sitting in the front row for the best experience (less than 5 feet from the stage), no matter where you sit, you'll be within 25 feet. Large Print programs are available at Will Call and can be handed to you with your tickets if requested. Audio Described performances are also available (more below).
Physical Accessibility Seating
Seating is available for patrons utilizing other forms of mobility assistance, such as walkers. Please inform the Box Office when purchasing tickets so the front of house staff can assist you. Due to fire code, walkers or other accessibility items may be moved from the seating area at the beginning of the performance and returned to you during intermission and the end of the show. Row A has the most leg room and floor space. All seating in the theater, except for Row A and wheelchair seats, are reached by stairs.
Service Animal Seating
Service animals, such as guide dogs, are permitted at the Highland Park Community Center to assist MJTC patrons. Please inform the Box Office of your service animal when purchasing tickets. For the comfort of your service animal, we recommend purchasing a ticket on an aisle or in Row A. There are several nearby green spaces for walking service animals outside the Highland Park Community Center building.
Wheelchair and companion seats are available for ticket purchase online or over the phone. Wheelchair seats do not include a physical chair, unless intended for a patron with a wheelchair or a companion. When ordering online, the wheelchair icons on the map indicate available wheelchair areas or possible companion seats. Please specify your needs so that we can arrange to have a companion chair placed if needed.
American Sign Language (ASL) Performances
American Sign Language interpretation by certified interpreters, is offered upon request. Contact the Box Office to inquire or submit a request.
Audio Described Performances (AD)
Audio Description is a form of audio-visual translation, using the natural pauses in dialogue or between critical sound elements to insert narrative that translates the visual image into a sense form that is accessible. AD will not affect patrons who have not requested the service. Equipment needed is located at Will Call. Our interpreter will explain how to use the equipment and answer questions prior to the performance. Ask for special AD pricing for you and your companion at the time of your reservation.
Large Print programs are available free of charge at Will Call located in the rotunda as you enter the Highland Park Community Center and can be handed directly to you at the time of your ticket pick-up if requested. Low Vision seating is available in the front rows of the theater (more above).
Ordering Tickets & Special Requests
Please alert the Box Office of any special accommodations or assistance needed. For the best experience at our facility, patrons are encouraged to notify the Box Office of any accommodations or requests in advance. For additional accommodations not listed on this page, please contact us.