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Accessibility / ADA

BUMBERSHOOT IS ACCESSIBLE TO ALL GUESTS, NO MATTER THE SITUATION

We work extensively with Seattle Center to make Bumbershoot enjoyable and accessible for all guests. As the summer continues we will add additional resources to the website to inform those who need special accommodations. In some cases, we may need to change existing access points at Seattle Center, so please be sure to double check here for any updates. A printed version of the Access Guide will be available at the Access Center during the festival weekend, or download here and print at home.

In advance of Bumbershoot, questions and concerns can be addressed to:

Oren ShaniAccessibility Director
oren@tenfiftyent.com

  • Access Center

    All accessibility-related questions can be answered at our Access Center booth, which will be located just inside Gate 6A within Founders Court. This will be the location to register for accommodations, recharge wheelchair batteries or other assistive technology requiring electrical recharging, check in for ASL interpreted performances, store equipment such as oxygen tanks or insulin and much more! Pick up the festival’s Access Guides here and inquire about the best accessible pathways between stages.

  • Access Guides

    A printed guide listing all of our services and an ADA specific map will be distributed at the Access Center.

  • Accessible Entrance

    There will be an accessible entrance to the venue located at the Gate 6A entry point off Mercer and 3rd. This entrance will lead you to the Access Center, which will be on your left.

  • Accessible Entrances and Viewing

    Viewing and seated areas will be provided at the main stages for ADA patrons. Please see the festival map or contact the nearest festival staff member for exact locations. The Bumbershoot ticket provides access to all Festival events and performances, but indoor venues have a set capacity and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any further questions, please contact Oren at oren@tenfiftyent.com.

    To gain access you must visit the Access Center in advance to get the proper credentials.

    Most of Bumbershoot’s indoor venues feature accessible seating areas. If a venue’s main entrance is not accessible, patrons with disabilities and one attendant will be escorted to an alternative, accessible entrance. Below is a list of barrier-free access points and accessible seating areas for all of Bumbershoot’s indoor and outdoor stages and venues. Make sure to visit the ADA Access Center or any Info booth to acquire the appropriate access credentials for accessible seating throughout the venue.

    Main Stage at Memorial Stadium Presented by Monster Energy

    Entrance: Please go to the south roll up doors across from the Armory. A sign will indicate Accessible Entry.

    Viewing: Accessible viewing areas are available on the concourse level, and on the floor level. An attendant must escort you to the floor level and when returning to the concourse level

    Fisher Green Stage Presented by Pandora

    Entrance: This is an outdoor stage.

    Viewing: There is a fenced section for accessible viewing in the front on the west side of the stage. Enter via the pathway on the west, which starts toward the back of the GA viewing area

    Mural Amphitheater

    Entrance: This is an outdoor stage.

    Viewing: There is a fenced section for accessible viewing in the front at the south side of the stage. Enter via the pathway on the south, which starts near the Pacific Science Center and Chihuly Garden and Glass.

    Bagley Wright Theatre

    Entrance: Please use main entrance and see usher for elevator access.

    Viewing: Accessible seating is located in the last row on the main floor.

    Charlotte Martin Theatre

    Entrance: Please use main entrance and see usher for elevator access.

    Viewing: Accessible seating is located in the last row on the main floor.

    Cornish Playhouse

    Entrance: Please use main entrance and see usher for elevator access.

    Viewing: Accessible seating is located in the first row on the main floor or in the back of the house.

    SIFF Film Center

    Entrance: Please use the entrance located on the North side of SIFF. An attendant will assist.

    Viewing: Accessible seating is located in the front and back rows.

    Armory

    Entrance: Enter through any main level Armory entrance.

    Viewing: This is not a seated venue.

    Pacific Science Center

    Entrance: Please use the main entrance.

    Viewing: The Laser Dome is wheelchair-accessible.

    Chihuly Garden and Glass

    Entrance: Please use the festival entrance.

    Viewing: The Glass House is wheelchair accessible

    MoPOP

    Entrance: Please use the festival entrance.

    Viewing: MoPOP is wheelchair accessible

  • Accessible Viewing Areas

    Viewing areas will be provided at the main stages for ADA patrons. Please see the festival map or contact the nearest festival staff member for exact locations. The Bumbershoot ticket provides access to all Festival events and performances, but indoor venues have a set capacity and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any further questions, please contact Oren at oren@tenfiftyent.com.

    To gain access you must visit the Access Center in advance to get the proper credentials.

    Bumbershoot’s indoor venues feature accessible seating areas. If a venue entrance is not accessible, patrons with disabilities and one attendant will be escorted to an alternative accessible entrance.

  • ASL Interpretation and Hearing Assistance

    Options will be available for patrons who are Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing. You must check in at the ADA Access Center so we can make sure you get properly situated to enjoy the performances effectively. For any questions, please contact Oren at oren@tenfiftyent.com.

    American Sign Language Interpretation: Qualified, certified ASL Interpreters will be available upon request. In order to make a request, please reach out to oren@tenfiftyent.com and indicate the specific performances, workshops and/or activities you would like interpreted.

    Requests MUST be made no later than two weeks before Bumbershoot begins. The deadline to request will be August 16, 2019. We will do our best to accommodate any requests after the deadline; however there is no guarantee.

    For patrons who are Hard of Hearing, we will have Assistive Listening Devices (ALD) available at the Access Center. Devices are fee to use for the day; however, credit card information will be required as collateral.

  • ATMs & Concessions

    The ATMs are fully accessible and located throughout the venue. If assistance is required please confer with a festival staff member.

  • First Aid

    All First Aid locations are noted on the festival maps. Professional medical staff will assist patrons with any medical issues that arise. Our Access team will be guiding patrons to First Aid if a medical emergency arises.

  • Guided Tours for Patrons with Visual Impairments

    We will be offering patrons with visual impairments a guided tour available upon request. Please contact Oren at oren@tenfiftyent.com to make a request.

  • Mobility Devices

    Only those patrons who have mobility impairments may use manual and electric mobility devices. Power/manual wheelchairs and three or four-wheeled scooters are allowed for use by people with mobility impairments. Devices not covered under federal or state law including two-wheeled scooters, golf carts, or all-terrain vehicles, are NOT allowed anywhere on site.

  • Parking

    Please note that during the Festival, some of the existing accessible parking spaces at Seattle Center will be relocated. The same number of accessible parking spaces, however, will be provided. Accessible parking areas will require a current, valid state issued DMV ADA placard or plates with corresponding placard or plate paperwork.

    Accessible parking spaces can be found here:

    • Level 1 of the Mercer Street Garage
    • 5th Avenue garage
    • Dozens of private lots surrounding Seattle Center
  • Restrooms

    Throughout the venue there will be sanitary, wheelchair accessible restrooms which will be pinpointed on the Access Guides.

  • Service Animal Policy

    Bumbershoot has a strict no-pet rule, with exceptions only for service animals as specified by federal law, state law, and Seattle laws and ordinances.

  • Wheelchair Accessibility

    The venue is fully navigable for people in wheelchairs with the assistance of our ADA Access team. There are accessible pathways throughout the venue, accessible viewing areas and signage which will all be pinpointed on the Access Guides.

We Have Help For You

If you need assistance at any time during the Festival, please go to the Access Center, located just inside Gate 6A. Alternatively you can go to an entrance gate or the nearest Info Booth. We also have a team of ADA staff dedicated to assisting patrons with disabilities.

We will have wheelchairs available onsite, free of charge; however ID's will be collected as collateral.

Info Booths are located:

  • At the North end of the Fountain Lawn
  • Inside the Armory to the left of the stage on the food court level

For Additional questions and concerns, you can call the ADA hotline which will be open for calls closer to the festival.