Access to theaters
Both the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah and the Everett Performing Arts Center in Everett are located at street level. Entry into the theaters, as well as to the box offices, is on the main floor and is easily accessible. For access to upper-level seating, as well as our administrative offices, an elevator is available at both locations. ADA seating is available to accommodate patrons in wheelchairs. Patron Services is available to assist in seating at (425) 392-2202.
Limited accessible parking spots are available near all of Village Theatre’s facilities in both Issaquah and Everett. We encourage you to arrive early to your performance if you require the use of these spots.
ISSAQUAH: Accessible parking is available in the parking lots on the north and south sides of Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in both the FINS and Pacific Premiere Bank parking lots. Both of these lots are at sidewalk level and do not require any use of ramps or curb cuts to access the theatre’s front doors.
EVERETT: In Everett, accessible street parking is available on both sides of Wetmore, California, and Everett Avenues near the theatres. There is also an easement in front of the theater for easy drop-off access if desired.
The Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah and the Everett Performing Arts Center in Everett have a women’s and men’s restroom located on either side of the lobby on the main floor. Each restroom has one wheelchair accessible stall. There is no public restroom available on the upper-level of either theatre. We encourage people to use the restroom with which they personally identify and feel comfortable using.
Service animals are permitted inside Village Theatre and must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times. Aisles need to be cleared during each performance for safety purposes. If you need to bring a service animal to a performance, please notify the box office when purchasing your tickets, so we may reserve an appropriate seat for you. Standard ADA guidelines regarding service animals apply. Visit https://beta.ada.gov/topics/service-animals/ to learn more about what qualifies as a service animal. No other animals are allowed in the theatre.
Blind and Visually-Impaired Accommodations
Village Theatre’s Box Offices may be contacted via TDD relay at (800) 833-6384. Abbreviated Braille and large-print playbills are available from the House Manager. In Issaquah, the House Manager’s office can be found on the main level of the lobby, under the stairs. In Everett, the House Manager can be found on the last office on the main level of the lobby, past the men’s restroom.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Accommodations
The Francis J. Gaudette Theatre and Everett Performing Arts Center are equipped with hearing loop systems that are compatible with most hearing aids using a T-coil, providing crystal-clear, customized sound directly to your personal device. If you are unsure of how to activate the T-coil in your hearing aid, please contact your audiologist for more information, as each hearing aid is unique. Updated headsets are also available for those without compatible hearing aids, and are available free of charge for use during the performance with personal identification. See the House Manager upon arrival for information.
At First Stage Theatre, listening assisted devices are available free of charge for use during the show with personal identification. Sennheiser Infrared Transmission enhances hearing with the use of headsets. See the House Manager upon arrival for information.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is provided during select performances at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre and Everett Performing Arts Center. Please contact the Box Office at (425) 392-2202 for more details. Learn more »