700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003
(516) 770- 4420
DescriptionBroadhollow Theater at Elmont is located at 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont. The large, paved, parking lot has four handicapped (van) accessible spaces near the street-level, automatic door entrance.
The large, carpeted lobby has the wheelchair accessible box office and chairs. An alcove in the lobby has vending machines as well as multi-stall restrooms with large, handicapped stalls and baby-changing facilities.
The carpeted theater is large. A wide, center aisle with a slight incline gets one to the spacious seats. Wheelchair and companion seating are available.
- Number of handicapped spaces: 4
Location of handicapped spaces: close to main entrance
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk
Location of handicapped entrance: main entrance
Doors: street-level, automatic doors
Number of floors: 1
Ramps: slight incline down to seats
Steps and staircases: no
Width of aisles: very wide
Places to sit: seats are spacious, wheelchair and companion seating available
Location of restrooms: In alcove off of the lobby
Type of restroom: multi-stall, with large, handicapped-accessible stall
Ease of entry and exit: OK
Baby changing station: yes
Available food services: several vending machines with drinks and snacks
Friendliness of staff: very pleasant
An ad for “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” prompted us to head to the Broadhollow at Elmont. We had seen the performance on Broadway and loved it, so why not try a local production?
We had never been to this theater, located within the Elmont Library building. We had a bit of trouble finding it, as the library sign is much more prominent from the street. The theater entrance is on the opposite side of the building from the library entrance, with five handicapped (van)- accessible spaces close to the street level, automatic door entrance.
We walked into a large, carpeted lobby, with chairs along one wall. People were already seated there, waiting for the theater doors to open.
We picked up our tickets at the box office and took a look around. In an alcove we found vending machines and multi-stall restrooms with a large, handicapped stall and baby-changing facilities.
As we handed our tickets to the usher and entered the carpeted theater we were surprised at how large it was. All on one floor with a wide, center aisle and slight incline down to our seats. We were impressed by the spaciousness of the seats, so much so that no one has to get up for someone to pass. What a treat! Wheelchair and companion seating is available.
The performance was a lively affair, with great enthusiasm from the entire cast. This was opening night. The performers’ voices got stronger anore confident as the show progressed. It was an enjoyable experience that we intend to repeat.
This easily accessible venue seems to have a good selection of productions. Check them out.
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.broadhollow.org, to “know before you go.”