AccessibilityGeneral Accessibility Information for North Carolina Opera performances at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh (taken from the DECPA webstie).
Both parking lots located diirectly across South Street have accessible spaces. The parking deck located on the corner of Salisbury and South Street has plenty of accessible spaces.
Golf carts are also available for those with mobility issues. They normally park near the accessible parking spaces both outside and in the parking deck. Patrons are transported close to the entrances of the theater.
Drop Off Area
The drop off area is located in the brick area in front of Lichtin Plaza. Driving on Lichtin Plaza is strictly prohibited.
Courtesy wheelchairs are available upon request. There is a limited supply of chairs and a drivers license is needed.
A.J. Fletcher Theater: Main Level: men's is on the west side of the theater, women's is on the east side. Balcony Level: both are located on east side
Meymandi Hall: Restrooms on all three levels; Orchestral level: located in rear hallway behind orchestra seating, Lower balcony level: located next to main staircase, Upper balcony level: located in front lobby on either side of staircase
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium: Main level: located on east and west hallways leading into Dress Circle and Orchestra sections, Mezzanine and Balcony level: located in lobby area upstairs - the elevator is located in the center of the inner lobby
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals
Assisted listening devices are available in each theater. For A.J. Fletcher Theater, these can be obtained at the Box Office area in the lobby and operate on an infrared signal. For Meymandi, these can be obtained in the Box Office area in the lobby and operate on FM frequency and loop system. For Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, these can be obtained at the security office located on the west side of the inner lobby, adjacent to the Box Office and operate on an FM frequency and loop system.
Sign interpreted performance is also available upon request. A two to three week notice prior to performance is required.