Address

720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548

Phone Number

516 299 2752

Date Visited

12/27/2013

Website

Link to Website

Tilles Center

Description

There is a large “drop-off area” with flat, easy access to the main entrance of the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.  There are handicapped parking spaces close to the entrance.

There is seating in the lobby.  Snacks may be purchased pre-concert and during intermission.

The entrance to the theater is fully accessible. The theater has “ample seating…for patrons in wheelchairs. The seating is in the central area of the house, and is accessed without needing to walk up or down steps. Patrons may sit together with other ticket-buyers and enjoy excellent visibility to the stage.” (website)  Access to regular seating is easy as well.  The aisles are wide with a gentle incline.

The main restrooms are multi-stall with the handicapped stalls at the far end.  A single-occupancy “family bathroom” can be made available if one asks. Call the house manager in advance (516-299-3193) and let her know of your need. If you forget to call ahead, you can tell the person when you arrive and he/she will make it happen.

We at Destination Accessible urge you to go  to http://www.tillescenter.org and click on “Disability Services” to find a full description of the services offered to “know before you go.”

Checklist

    Number of handicapped spaces:  20
    Location of handicapped spaces:  12 on entrance level, 8 in upper lot
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  ramp from upper lot
    Transportation to venue offered:  na
    Terrain:  flat
    Places to rest:  none
    Paths and walkways:  paved
    Location of handicapped entrance:  at main entrance
    Doors:  double
    Number of floors:  2
    Elevators:  2
    Ramps:  to get to seating
    Steps and staircases:  staircase to each floor
    Width of aisles:  wide
    Places to sit:  chairs in lobby
    Location of restrooms:  * main floor
    Type of restroom:  multi-stall, easy to maneuver
    Ease of entry and exit:  easy
    Available food services:  snacks available before performance and during intermission
    Friendliness of staff:  very helpful
    Notes:  *If one needs a single-occupancy restroom please contact the house manager for assistance. You can call in advance (516) 299-3193 and tell them of your need, or ask for her/him when you arrive. They will ""make it happen.""

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My husband and I went to see The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. I took along my checklist for Destination Accessible to see how accessible it actually is.


There is a large drop-off area with flat, easy access to the main entrance. There are handicapped parking spaces available close to the entrance. Handicapped parking is also available on the upper level of the parking lot, with a ramp to the main entrance.


Entering the lobby we found many chairs, a nice touch if one arrives early. There were also pre-concert snacks available for purchase.


The entrance to the theater is fully accessible “with ample seating…for patrons in wheelchairs. The seating is in the central area of the house, and is accessed without walking up or down steps. Patrons may sit together with other ticket-buyers and enjoy excellent visibility to the stage,” (website). Access to regular seating is easy as well. The aisles are wide with a gentle incline.


The main restrooms are multi-stall with the handicapped stalls at the far end. When I asked if there is a single-occupancy family bathroom, I was told that one could be made available if one asks. It was suggested that it is a good idea to call the house manager in advance (516-299-3193) and let her/him know of your need. If you forget to call ahead you can tell the person when you arrive and he/she will make it happen.


Click on “Disability Services” to get a good description of the services offered.


By the way, the performance was great fun!


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



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