We try to make sure all the venues we perform in have accessible parking, access, and seating.
Here is information for our patrons who may need some accommodation in order to attend our concerts. Note that we perform in several different venues and we have general seating. While it is rare for accessible seating to be completely occupied at one of our concerts, if you have a concern, please contact us so that we can be certain to block off whatever seating you need.
Large print programs are also available upon request. If you have any questions about accessibility, or need special accommodations, please contact us!
Click the buttons below to learn more about each venue.
ACADEMY OF MUSIC
This is a historic building in the heart of Northampton, which can make finding accessible parking a little difficult.
Designated handicapped parking spaces are located on the streets throughout Northampton. However, if you cannot find a designated space near the theater, you may park in ANY space and display your handicap placard, and you will not have to pay the meter or adhere to any parking time restrictions.
The theater has 16 wheelchair spots in the orchestra level, and access without stairs is available by using the ramp at the front entrance. An accessible restroom is available on the first floor.
274 Main Street
21 Barr Street
HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
The beautiful, newly renovated auditorium is fully accessible, with plenty of wheelchair seating available. Designated parking spaces are available in the event lot closest to the event entrance (around the back) of the high school.
JOHN M. GREENE HALL
Though there is a staircase at John M. Greene Hall, the building provides a stair lift. It is located to the right of the stage, stored in a fold-up position. There is also an accessible bathroom on the first floor of the hall.
60 Elm Street
120 Russell Street
MOST HOLY REDEEMER CHURCH
The site of PVS Orchestra rehearsals, Most Holy Redeemer Church parish hall is located on the ground level and completely accessible.
Parking is available in the front and back of the church.
St. John’s Episcopal Church is located on the campus of Smith College in downtown Northampton.
The church has a handicap accessible ramp and parking. Additional parking is available in designated Smith College lots after 5 pm on weekdays and all day on weekends.
60 Elm Street
16 Court Square
SECOND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
This building has a handicap ramp behind the church that gives access to the first and main floor of the church. Once inside on the first floor, there is access to the kitchen, parish hall, parlor, sanctuary, and main office.
FINE ARTS CENTER
This large campus means that a lot of parking is far away from the concert venues. However, the Fine Arts Center has designated parking quite close. Here are their directions and information about access:
Park in the South Lot, located to the right of the main entrance. The lot is reached via an access drive at the end of Hagis Mall.
A nearby elevator gives access to the wheelchair seating area.
Wheelchair and companion seating are located in sections 2 and 3.
Restrooms and water fountains are located off the lobby and in the refuge area outside section 3 to the right of the stage.
151 Presidents Drive
98 N Maple Street
This modern structure is fully accessible throughout. There are no stairs to negotiate, and accessible parking is near the main entrance.