Accessibility

The safety and well-being of our students, employees, volunteers, guests, and the entire Interlochen community is always our first priority.

Due to COVID-19, Interlochen Center for the Arts' campus is currently closed and all performances are suspended. To learn more about our response to COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 guide for the Interlochen community page.

In the meantime, please learn more about Interlochen's accessibility features. 

Designated accessible parking is available in campus parking lots near venues on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see our Venues & Campus Map page for more information.

Kresge Auditorium

Accessible parking is available throughout campus on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking attendants will direct patrons to the proper lot prior to guest artist performances in Kresge Auditorium. 

Patron Drop-Off Areas

Each venue has a designated drop-off area for guests who need to travel a shorter distance. Guests at Kresge Auditorium may be dropped off at the yellow poles directly across from the main entrance. Corson Auditorium and Harvey Theatre have a convenient pull-off area in front of the building. Guests at Upton-Morley Pavilion and the Phoenix Theatre may be dropped off curbside directly in front of the building. Guests at Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall may be dropped off across from Lot I or J on Ormandy Road directly behind the building.  

Courtesy wheelchairs are available upon request at Corson Auditorium and Kresge Auditorium and may be used to transport guests from the drop-off area to your seat. Locate an usher for assistance. Please be aware that our staff will not remain with you during an event, nor will they allow you to remain in the wheelchair for the duration of the event.     

For guests who wish to transfer to a seat from their own personal wheelchair, we will store your wheelchair or mobility aids at an easily accessible area in the auditorium. Our staff will make arrangements to return the wheelchair or mobility aids to you at the end of the event, or any other time you would prefer.      

Barrier-free access for patrons with physical or other disabilities include restroom facilities and designated seating. You may purchase up to three (3) companion seats to accompany each guest in a barrier-free location. Any additional seats must be purchased in the regular seating areas. This policy ensures that we are able to accommodate more patrons in need of these features. Tickets may be purchased online, in person, and by phone.  All tickets are subject to availability.  

Please note:

  • The Wheelchair accessible seating and Row G in Corson Auditorium are the only seating areas which do not have any stairs to traverse. 
  • Row M in Upton-Morley Pavilion does not have stairs. 
  • The designated barrier-free seats in Harvey Theatre are the only seats without stairs. This venue requires one step up to the front row seats. 

All other venues than those listed above are general admission and can accommodate those with mobility impairments.  

Corson Auditorium is equipped with an induction loop system. Patrons simply flip a switch on their T-coil equipped hearing aid and the sound is transmitted directly into their ears. Complementary FM listening assistive devices for the hearing impaired are available at ticketed events in all other venues. 

Sign language interpretation may be arranged by emailing the Box Office at boxoffice@interlochen.org or by calling 800.681.5920. A minimum of 4 weeks advance notice is required.

Service animals as defined by the American with Disabilities Act are permitted into the theaters and must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times. A service animal must sit under the guest’s seat or at his/her feet and is not permitted to sit in the aisle or on seats. Emotional support animals are not allowed inside the venues.

Please share your questions with us or let us know about specific accessibility needs as early as possible by contacting the Box Office at boxoffice@interrlochen.org or by calling 800.681.5920