100 Nicholls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794
(631) 632 - 2787
Staller Center for the Arts
DescriptionThe Staller Center is located on the campus of Stony Brook University.
Parking is in he garage located across the road. Passengers can be dropped off in front of the Center.
The double-doors at the street - level entrance have push-button assist.
The large lobby has some couches. A counter with snacks and drinks was open before the performance.
Escalators and elevators get people to all levels. From these entrances there are steps to the seats. 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.
Wheelchair and companion seating is available on the 2nd and 3rd levels, as well as in front of the orchestra level seats. Please call ahead to make arrangements for these seats.
Multi-stall restrooms with large, handicapped stalls on the main level have push-button assist to enter and exit.
There is also a smaller women's restroom with a handicapped stall on the main level.
- Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: about.3 mi.
Transportation to venue offered: no
Places to rest: none outside
Paths and walkways: concrete, stone
Doors: double-doors with push-button assist
Number of floors: 3
Steps and staircases: to all levels
Width of aisles: adequate
Places to sit: couches in lobby
Location of restrooms: main level
Type of restroom: multi-stall, handicapped-accessisble with push-button assist
Ease of entry and exit: push-button assist
Baby changing station: yes
Available food services: snacks offered before performance
Friendliness of staff: pleasant
Notes: * Parking is in the garage across the road from the entrance.
We had seen “The Doo Wop Project” in concert and enjoyed them very much. When we saw that they would be appearing at the Staller Center, we decided to introduce our friends to them.
The Staller Center is located on the Stony Brook University Campus. All parking is in the garage across the road from the center. Passengers can be dropped off fairly close to the entrance.
The street level entrance has handicapped, push-button assist.
We arrived just before the theater opened for seating so the lobby was “packed.” As we made our way to pick up our tickets, people began to go up the escalator to the auditorium entrance. We noticed some couches in the lobby and a counter/bar with drinks and snacks.
We took the elevator to the second floor. From this entrance we had to go up to our seats. Most of the theater is accessed from this floor. Some front seating can be accessed from the main floor. Whether going up or down the stairs, there are no handrails. Wheelchair and companion seating is available on the second level as well as from the third floor – this level is the very last row of the theater. I was told that wheelchairs can also be accommodated at the very front of the orchestra level. For any of these options you must call the box office (631) 632 – 2787, before purchasing tickets.
Once we got to our row we found that getting to our seats was easy. There was room to pass by people who were already seated without them having to stand up. How nice! The seats themselves were quite roomy.
The performance was a fun as we had remembered it . The Doo Wop Project “”…traces the popularity of doo wop from its beginnings…You hear doo wop’s influence on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations an the Four Seasons – all the way to Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse. The singers are current and former stars of “Jersey Boys”” and “”Motown.” (Playbill) They perform with an excellent live band.
After the performance we were able to walk up the steps to the third floor and take the elevator down.
Multi-stall restrooms, with push-button assist to enter and exit, are located on the main floor. Each restroom has a large handicapped stall as well as a baby-changing station. There is a second smaller women’s room with just two stalls (one is handicapped-accessible) nearby.
As we walked back to the car we discussed what a nice theater ii is, what an upbeat show it was, and how terrific all the performers were.