Arts at UNCW

Accessibility at Kenan Auditorium

UNCW Office of the Arts and Kenan Auditorium are dedicated to creating experiences that are accessible to all of our patrons. To provide the best experience possible, please make us aware of any needs at the time of the ticket purchase. If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at 910-962-3500, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Accessible Parking

The parking area is expanded to up to 30 spots on the days of events on the north side of the building. Designated accessible parking for vehicles bearing valid Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) disability parking placards or license plates is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons with limited mobility may be dropped off along the driveway directly in front of Kenan in our drop off zones to the north and south of the ramps.

Accessible Restrooms

All restrooms on the main floor of Kenan are accessible. Diaper changing facilities are located on the main floor of Kenan.

Accessible Seating

Kenan offers wheelchair accessible seating and transfer seating throughout all seating levels allowing for a choice in view and ticket prices. Companion seating is also available, please contact the box office at 910-962-3500.

Assistive Listening Devices

Headsets and receivers are available at the Box Office located in the lobby.

  • Interpreters – Please give notice at least 30 days prior to the performance date.
  • Captioning – Please give notice at least 30 days prior to the performance date.
  • Audio description – Please give notice at least 30 days prior to the performance date.

Courtesy Wheelchairs

Courtesy wheelchairs are available by reservation and are located in the lobby. Patrons may reserve wheelchairs in advance by calling the Box Office at 910-962-3500, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is strongly recommended that patrons who do not normally use a wheelchair bring a friend or companion to assist them in maneuvering the wheelchair around Kenan Auditorium.   

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome. Please contact the Box Office if specific accommodations are required.

Visual Aids

Large-print programs are available by contacting the ticket office at 910-962-3500 at least two weeks prior to a performance.

First Aid and a Defibrillator are available in the lobby.   

Dancers in the wings