100 Nicholls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794

Phone Number

(631) 632 - 2787

Date Visited



Link to Website

Staller Center for the Arts


The Staller Center is located on the campus of Stony Brook University, 100 Nichols Road.

Parking is in he garage located across the road.  Passengers can be dropped off in front of the garage if it is more than an hour before show time,  or in front of the Center one hour before the performance start time. There are two benches near the parking garage. Accessible spaces are closest to the entrance.

Two sets of  street - level, double doors with   push-button assist.

The large lobby has some couches.  A counter with snacks and drinks is open before the performance and during intermission. Depending on the performance, wine may be sold.

Escalators and elevators get people to all levels. From these entrances there are steps to most seats. Wheelchair and companion seating is available on the second and third levels, as well as in front of the orchestra seats. There are also everal rows that do not require steps. There are no handrails to upper level seats.  Seats themselves are wide with plenty of room for people to pass without you having to get up.  Please call ahead to make arrangements for these seats.

Multi-stall restrooms with large, accessible  stalls are located on both the main and second levels.



    Attraction Type:  theater
    Number of accessible spaces:  *
    Location of accessible spaces:  *
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  about. 2/10 mile from garage entrance
    Transportation to venue offered:  no
    Terrain:  flat
    Places to rest:  2 benches near entrance to garage
    Paths and walkways:  concrete, stone
    Location of accessible entrance:  main entrance
    Doors:  street-level, double-doors with push-button assist
    Number of floors:  3
    Elevators:  2
    Ramps:  no
    Steps and staircases:  to all levels
    Width of aisles:  adequate
    Places to sit:  couches in lobby
    Location of restrooms:  main level, second level
    Type of restroom:  multi-stall, accessible with push-button assist
    Ease of entry and exit:  push-button assist
    Baby changing station:  yes
    Available food services:  snacks offered before performance and during intermission
    Friendliness of staff:  extremely pleasant and helpful
    Notes:  * Parking is in the garage across the road from the entrance. If you arrive less than an hour before the start of the performance , the round-about is open and you can drop passengers off closer to the building. Before that you can drop a passenger off just before the garage entrance, where there are two benches.

Read More

As this was the first time I visited the Staller Arts Center, I was amazed and excited to see the quality and variety of performers they have. The range from classical performers such as Itzhak Perlman and the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, to Broadway stars such as Patty Lupone and Sutton Foster, to jazz great Winton Marsalis.  There își also opera, ballet and Pops for kids. We were lucky to get an invite for a tour of the building. Paul, our wonderful guide, gave us a full tour, emphasizing that they are proud to have their theater be accommodating to all.

There is ample parking in the garage across the way. Accessible spaces are closest to the entrance. An hour before the performance you can use the roundabout closer to the theater to drop a passenger off closer to the venue. Street-level, double doors, with push-button assist, bring you to the large lobby where you will find the box office and comfortable seating groups if you have to wait.

The recital hall, the smaller of the two theaters, is conveniently located off the lobby. The accessible seating is on the top row so there is no necessity for stairs. There is no problem seeing the stage from anywhere, as there is stadium seating.

The main theater is larger, with many steps to most seats. Two rows have wheelchair and companion seating. Both rows can be reached by elevators located on both sides of the lobby. Similar to the smaller theater, there is stadium seating, allowing good visual access. All seats have generous leg room.

Take note,  if you are purchasing tickets online, you can hover over the seat you are choosing to know if it requires steps to reach it. If you have difficulty, please call the box office, (631) 632-2787. They will be happy to assist you.

There are two restrooms on the main floor and one on the second.  All have accessible stalls, sinks, and changing stations.

We were told that there is a single-occupancy, accessible, restroom on the third floor. We did not see it.

During intermission, you may want to make a quick visit to the art gallery on the main floor, or get some snacks at the lobby concession.

As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website,, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”





No DA Venues Yet