Special Services


Audio Description

Audio equipment with oral description of the performance for the visually impaired is available on the first Saturday matinee of each Thurber Theatre and Bowen Theatre production. Seats and the equipment must be reserved one month before the performance date. There is no charge for the equipment. Please contact the box office at 614-292-2295 for details. 

For the Hearing Impaired

Signing of performances may be arranged by contacting the box office manager. A request for this service should be initiated at least one month in advance of the performance desired - more if possible. Please contact the box office at 614-292-2295 for details.

Handicap Access

Handicapped Access and Seating is available. Contact the box office at 614-292-2295 for more details.


There is handicapped parking in front of the Drake Center. There is additional handicapped parking across the street in the mid-tower parking lot. Please note:  the closest PayNDisplay machine is located in the mid-tower lot; there is no machine directly in front of the Drake Center.  Although all of the main entrances to the Drake are handicapped accessible, the access to the Theatres is through the ground floor north entrance (closest to the stadium). There is a sidewalk ramp and door openers at this entrance. Enter the building and proceed to the elevator on the right. Take the elevator to the first floor and turn right. The lobby is straight ahead (parallel to the river).  For performances, see the ushers for access to the handicapped seating areas in each theatre or for assistance in obtaining tickets. To reach our main office proceed south in the main lobby (away from the stadium), past the Ticket Office.  At the end of the hallway, turn left. The main office is on the right room 1089, just past the drinking fountains.