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Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts

71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772

(631) 207 - 1300 box office (631) 207 - 1313

09-19-2014

Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts



The Patchogue Theater is located at 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY.

Parking is available on the street, in a public parking lot behind the theater, or in a public lot behind businesses across Main Street.  Some of the parking is paid parking.  Lot 1 is metered parking. Lot 3, behind and to the east of the Theatre, is not metered. If a  parking space has a number, it is metered and you therefore need to  pay at the pay station.

The street level, main entrance accommodates everyone.

It is possible to exit the theater at street level directly into the parking lot behind the building.

There is balcony seating, but no elevator.

Easy to enter, multi-stall, handicapped accessible restrooms are located in the lobby.

Drinks and snacks are available at the bar in the lobby.

Wide aisles, a gentle incline allow easy access to seats.

Wheelchairs can be accommodated in two sections at the back of the orchestra.

CHECKLIST

Number of handicapped spaces:
Location of handicapped spaces:
In parking lots behind theater and across Main Street - Some of the parking is pay parking. Lot 1 is metered parking. Lot 3 (behind and to the east of the Theatre), is generally not metered. However, if the parking space has a number, it is metered and one must pay at the pay station, located in the parking lot.
Surface of lot:
paved
Distance to venue:
not too far
Transportation to venue offered?
no


Terrain:
flat
Places to rest:
Paths and walkways:
concrete sidewalks


Location of handicapped entrance:
street level at main entrance
Doors:
double doors


Number of floors:
2
Elevators:
none
Ramps:
none
Steps, Staircases:
stairs to balcony
Width of aisles:
wide
Places to sit:
no seats in lobby


Location of restrooms:
in lobby
Type of restroom:
multi-stall, handicapped accessible
Ease of entry and exit:
open doors make entry and exit easy
Baby changing station:
no


Available food services:
bar in lobby serves drinks and snacks


Friendliness of staff:
pleasant and helpful


Notes:
* Wheelchair users must enter building through the main entrance but can exit the theater at street level directly into the parking lot behind the theater if you are parked there.


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A performance of ""Menopause, the Musical"" prompted us to pay a visit to the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts. We had both seen the show before, but decided a second dose of laughter couldn't hurt!

The theater is located on Main Street, in the heart of Patchogue.  Parking can be found in a public lot directly behind the building, on the street (if you are lucky), or in a lot behind the businesses directly across Main Street (See description for further details).

Everyone must enter the building through the double door, street level main entrance.  We found out that you can exit the building at street level directly into the parking lot behind the theater.

The lobby is quite spacious, with a bar serving drinks and snacks.

The multi-stall, handicapped accessible restrooms are at the rear of the lobby, close to the orchestra seating area.

Although there is balcony seating, there is no elevator to that level.

Handicapped seating is available in two sections at the rear of the orchestra.

As we walked through the lobby and into the theater to take our seats we noted the beauty of the venue.  It reminded us of the glorious movie theaters we had frequented in our youth. This building looked as though it had been restored.  Checking the theater's website we found out that it originally opened in 1923, playing host to vaudeville, burlesque, and silent films.  The cost was 40 cents for adults and half price for kids.  The building closed down in 1987, but was restored to its former grandeur in 1997.

The Patchogue Theater operates as a non-profit organization.  All of its staff is volunteers.

It is Suffolk County's largest theater with 944 orchestra and 222 balcony seats plus 2 sections for disabled seating.  With 140 performances, over 130,000 people came through its doors last year.  Their mission is to present ""...a broad spectrum of performing arts for the benefit of a wide-ranging audience at affordable prices."" (website)  What a wonderful new life!

Getting to our seats was easy, with wide aisles and a gentle incline.  The seats were comfortable.  The show was as enjoyable as we had remembered it.  Maybe even more so!

As always, we at Destination:Accessible advise you to check a venue's website, www.patchoguetheater.com, when planning a visit, to ""know before you go.""

 

 

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71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772

(631) 207 - 1300 box office (631) 207 - 1313

09-19-2014