Accessibility

Accessibility Services and Accommodations:

Monongalia Arts Center strives to make our events and facilities accessible to all of our patrons. If you have questions about access, or wish to request an ASL interpreter or visual guide accommodations, please contact Monongalia Arts Center's staff at (304) 292-3325 or by e-mail to info@monartscenter.com .

Please request ASL interpreters or visual guides at least three weeks in advance of the event for which you have tickets or wish to attend. Please give us as much notice as possible for any other request and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Please be prepared to discuss your needs with us, let us know if you will have a companion attending the event with you, and provide us with your name and contact information so that we can follow up with you.

Tips for Parking:

A very limited number of designated accessible parking spaces are located on the High Street side of our building. The spot directly in front of the building may also be used as a drop-off and pick-up point. Accessible parking spaces are also designated across High Street and down from our building on every block.

There are also parking lots behind Madeleine’s restaurant and on the corner of Pleasant and Chestnut Streets beside Black Bear Burritos. Street parking is almost always available on Chestnut Street just behind MAC, or in front of the Harley O’Staggers Building (aka “the old post office”).

Quick Guide to Accessibility by Venue:

Monongalia Arts Center does programming in our own spaces and other venues around our community. Before heading to an event, please check with MAC to verify the location and consult these notes for details about each venue.

Benedum  Gallery:

  • The Benedum Gallery is located on our main floor through the lobby and has a double-door entrance that contains no tripping hazards.
  • The Benedum Gallery is accessible to those with any form of mobility impairment.
  • Accessible restrooms are located next to our wheelchair accessible entrance near the Tanner Theatre.
  • Mobility access services are available. Please ask MAC's staff to assist you in navigating the exhibition.

Tanner Theatre:

  • Accessible seating is available almost everywhere in the Tanner Theatre due to the flexible nature of the seating system.
  • Accessible restrooms are located next to our wheelchair accessible entrance near the Tanner Theatre.
  • A limited number of assistive listening devices are available upon request for shows that use amplified sound.
  • Large type programs are available with 48 hours advance notice.

Robert M. Davis Gallery:

  • There is no elevator in the Davis Gallery. If the staircase poses difficulties, we have a high definition video monitor in our lobby that displays a slideshow of the current exhibit with details of each individual piece.
  • Accessible restrooms are located next to our wheelchair accessible entrance near the Tanner Theatre.

Silver Factory and Stitch Lounge:

  • There is no elevator in the Silver Factory and Stitch Lounge. If the staircase poses difficulties, we have a high definition video monitor in our lobby that displays a slideshow of the current exhibit with details of each individual piece.
  • Accessible restrooms are located next to our wheelchair accessible entrance near the Tanner Theatre.

Classes Policy:

  • Patrons with wheelchairs will be guided to an accessible entrance located on the north side of the building nearest the Hotel Morgan.
  • With advance notice, MAC will move the class to the nearest accessible location on our main floor to accommodate your needs.
  • Accessible restrooms are located next to our wheelchair accessible entrance near the Tanner Theatre.

Off-Site Venues:

  • Before heading to an event, please check with MAC to verify the accessibility of the facility.
  • MAC makes every reasonable attempt to use accessible off site venues. However, you should always check the policy of those operating individual facilities.
  • When possible, MAC posts all accessibility information regarding off site venues on our website.