ACCESS GUIDE

Woodminster Amphitheater is a WPA-era construction, and one of Oakland's most interesting historical venues. Download a pdf file of Guide to Woodminster Amphitheater for Patrons with Disabilities or Limited Mobility.

Courtesy Seating

For all events, a minimum of 25 lower section seats and 70 upper section seats are held for individuals with disabilities that limit their ability to ambulate, climb stairs, and/or stand up, and up to two of their companions. While persons with disabilities are not restricted to these specific seats, and can purchase any available seat, please be advised that no interior access ramp is provided for the lower seating area courtesy seats and guests will be required to climb stairs to access these lower section seats.

 

Producers Associates Inc. is fully committed to compliance with the provisions of The American with Disabilities Act. Please direct inquiries to Harriet Schlader (510) 531-9597 or harriet@woodminster.com. For general information about the City’s ADA policies, please contact the ADA Programs Division at 510-238-5219 (510-238-2007 for TTY users) or via e-mail at adaprograms@oaklandnet.com.

 

Guide to Woodminster Amphitheater for

Patrons with Disabilities or Limited Mobility

for the Woodminster Summer Musicals

 

Part of the charm of Woodminster Amphitheater is its rustic and rural environment. The amphitheater itself is an historic WPA construction that is over 70 years old, and the setting is the beautiful hillside Joaquin Miller Park. We want everyone to be able to enjoy this idyllic, woodsy environment, and we are always eager to work with our patrons to make sure each theater-goer has comfortable access to our shows.

 

If you or someone in your party has a disability or limited mobility, you may make a request for accessible seating or other requests when you purchase tickets in advance by phone, or at the box office located at Woodminster Amphitheater (backstage door), 3300 Joaquin Miller Road, Oakland, CA 94602, between the hours of 11 am and 4 pm, 7 days a week between July 1 and September 14, 2014. You may also make your request by e-mailing us at harriet@woodminster.com or calling us at (510) 531-9597. If you reach the message machine, leave your information so that staff can return the call. Our online ticket sales are handled by an outside company. Ticket sales and seating may also be purchased directly from us, via phone or in person, or via fax or mail. We have a number of wheelchair seats with adjacent companion seats, and we also have designated courtesy seats for patrons with mobility issues. Our staff will make a special effort to find you the best spot.

 

There are two entrances to the amphitheater, the Lower Gate that is adjacent to parking lot #1, and the Upper Gate that is adjacent to parking lot #5. The performance-night box office is at the Upper Gate, but patrons with tickets may use either entrance.

 

Accessibility at the Lower Gate Entrance

You’ll find this entrance next to the stage door, at the bottom of the amphitheater off parking lot #1. This entrance provides access to the lower section seats at the front of the house, but requires the patrons to climb at least 5 fairly steep steps to enter the amphitheater. Passengers may be dropped off just a few feet from this amphitheater entrance. There is limited disabled permit parking, and 2 wheelchair-accessible portable toilets, in this lot. No interior access ramp is provided for the lower seating area. Patrons will be required to climb stairs to access all Courtesy Seats. Only portable restroom facilities are available, and no accessible concession stand is located at the lower level. To date, the lower entrance is not wheelchair accessible.

 

Accessibility at the Upper Gate Entrance

This is the entrance we recommend for our patrons in wheelchairs. ADA facilities are clustered in the rear of the Woodminster Amphitheater and include wheelchair accessible seating areas, companion seats, and restrooms. The parking lots adjacent to this entrance are #5 and #6, and the closest section of parking lot #5 is held on performance nights for cars with disabled parking permits. From the paved road, a wheelchair may be powered or pushed up the path to the upper gate, where there is a paved platform encompassing the concessions area and accessible restrooms, as well as the wheelchair platforms.

 

Picnic Facilities

A number of picnic tables inside the amphitheater may be rented by concert-goers and are available in advance by phone or at the box office. Many tables on the upper level are wheelchair accessible.

 

Welcome to Woodminster Summer Musicals!

We hope you will enjoy our shows, performed in Oakland’s historic and beautiful Woodminster Amphitheater. Please contact us so we can help make your experience comfortable and fun. Feel free to email us or call us with questions regarding accommodations at (510) 531-9597 or harriet@woodminster.com.

 

Download this information as a printable pdf file.

 

Woodminster Summer Musicals produced in cooperation with the City of Oakland Parks & Recreation Department.

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