The Oxford Performing Arts Center strives to provide excellent service to all our guests, including those persons with disabilities and special needs.

OPAC recognizes the needs of persons with disabilities and has met or exceeded the requirements of compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Alabama accessibility mandates. We provide a full range of accommodations for guests with disabilities to ensure safety, comfort and enjoyment of our events and facilities. The following section highlights these services.

If you are in need of accessible seating you may purchase tickets online, by phone, or at the OPAC Box Office.

Wheelchair Escorts

Need a little help getting around OPAC? Ask to use one of our on-site wheelchairs to get from the door to your seat in the theater. Please keep in mind that you may not remain in the wheelchair during the event unless you have indicated that you need a wheelchair seating location.

Wheelchair Storage

For guests who wish to transfer to a seat from their wheelchair, we will store your wheelchair in a safe location. Our staff will make arrangements to return the wheelchair to you at the end of the event.

Accessible/Disabled Tickets

Accessible seating tickets are available through the OPAC website and the Oxford Performing Arts Center Box Office. Accessible/disabled seating is available in specific locations in the theater. When ordering accessible tickets, it is important to indicate that you need seating that requires the features of an accessible space so we can properly seat you.

Accessible Parking and Entrance

Accessible spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis located on the west side of the building. Please refer to the Parking section of this website for maps, directions and more information. A drop off zone is also located along Choccolocco Street in front of the venue.

Wheelchair and Accessible Seating Policy

Accessible seating is reserved exclusively for patrons with accessible needs and their companions. Patrons purchasing accessible seating may purchase one (1) accessible seat and three (3) companion seats adjacent to the accessible seat. Depending upon availability, seats for additional guests will be located as close as possible to the accessible space. This policy ensures that we are able to accommodate guests that need accessible seating.

The Oxford Performing Arts Center is committed to working with patrons on a case-by-case basis to adequately accommodate individual needs. All ticket sales are on a first-come/call, first-serve basis and will depend on ticket availability. There is no guarantee that any companion tickets will remain unsold. Please contact the Box Office with further questions.

Sign Language Interpreters

The Oxford Performing Arts Center is pleased to provide signed performances for our hearing-impaired guests for select events. Interpretation services are not guaranteed for every event; however, we will make every effort to accommodate each request with appropriate advance notice, at least two (2) weeks prior to the event. Please contact the Box Office at 256-241-3322 for further information.

Assistive Listening Devices (ALD)

Assistive Listening Devices are available for hearing-impaired guests at all Oxford Performing Arts Center events. Please visit the Box Office and request an Assistive Listening Device. Guests will be required to leave valid identification such as a driver’s license as collateral. This is a complimentary service.

Service Animals/Guide Dogs

Animals or pets of any kind are prohibited in Oxford Performing Arts Center with the exception of trained service animals and service animals in training for guests with disabilities. Service animals are welcome inside the venue, but must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times. Service animals will rest in the seating area of the individual with a disability, rather than in the aisle. A guest whose service animal poses a threat to the safety of other Oxford Performing Arts Center guests and employees may be asked to escort the animal off the premises.

Emergency Evacuation Procedures

Oxford Performing Arts Center personnel have been properly trained in emergency evacuation procedures to ensure the safe evacuation of all patrons, including those guests with disabilities, in the case of an emergency. Please pay careful attention to the instructions from the Performing Arts Center staff.

Additional Questions

Feel free to contact the Oxford Performing Arts Center Box Office with additional questions at 256-241-3322.