74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, NY 11725
(631) 462-9800 ext 136
DescriptionThe Star Playhouse is located inside the Suffolk Y JCC at 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, NY. A very large, paved parking lot has an entire row of handicapped spaces close the building. Street-level, double doors, with push-button assist, lead to the marble lobby. The box office is handicapped-accessible. There is a double-door entry to the theater.
Wide, carpeted aisles lead to all seats. Wheelchair and companion seating are in the rear. The Y’s café is open during intermission.
Multi-stall restrooms have large handicapped stalls. There are baby-changing facilities.
- Number of handicapped spaces: 15
Location of handicapped spaces: first row closest to building
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Places to rest: no benches outside
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk
Doors: several sets of double doors, push-button assist
Number of floors: 1
Ramps: slight ramp in theater to seats
Steps and staircases: none
Width of aisles: wide, carpeted aisles in theater
Places to sit: upholsered theater seats
Location of restrooms: in hallway near theater entrance
Type of restroom: multi-stall, with handicapped-stall.
Ease of entry and exit: easy
Baby changing station: yes
Available food services: cafe open during intermission
Friendliness of staff: very friendly
Once again, I can happily say that low cost, good theater in an easily accessible setting is available on Long Island. Looking for something to do with friends (other than eat), on a cold January night, I came across information about “It’s Only a Play” at the Star Playhouse. Considering the low cast we figured “what could we lose?”
Parking was easy in the huge, paved, parking lot with an entire row of handicapped spaces. Street-level, double doors led to another set of doors and then the marble lobby of the Y. We made our way to the box office (on the left), purchased our tickets and walked across the lobby to the double door theater entrance.
We were pleasantly surprised to find an approximately 600 seat theater with wide, carpeted aisles. Wheelchair and companion seating is accommodated in the rear. We settled in, not really expecting much. Boy, were we surprised! The production was so good. The cast was terrific, obviously giving their all to their performances, and it showed!
Just to mention, intermission was a hit with my husband. The Y’s café was open, with a large choice of snacks.
Multi-stall restrooms, with handicapped-accessible stalls are located in the hallway near the theater entrance. There are baby-changing facilities.
Considering the quality of what we were treated to, we wish it was publicized more. We found it by accident!
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.starplayhouse.com, to “know before you go.”