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Let us make your experience as easy and rewarding as possible

We want your time at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts to be comfortable and satisfying. That’s why we offer a variety of services to improve your visit.

Theater Access

Our facilities feature ADA-approved signage, handrails and automatic door openers.

The Huizenga Skywalk connects the Arts & Entertainment Parking Garage with the Horvitz Lobby in The Au-Rene Theater. The skywalk entrance provides protection from the elements and easy access for patrons with disabilities.

A second entry is located at the bottom of the driveway entrance, immediately across from the Arts & Entertainment Parking Garage.

Patrons with limited mobility may be dropped off in front of the Au-Rene and Amaturo Theaters via the front driveway. The drop off point allows for access to all event and meeting spaces.

Special Seating

Accessible seating is available and can be limited. We encourage you to order early and to specifically request seating for wheelchair access, easy access transfer or swing arm seats, sign-interpreted, audio described or open-captioned performances when placing your order.

Accessible seating may be purchased by calling 954.462.0222, press option 1. Wheelchair seating may also be purchased on line at Look for the wheelchair icon on the seating chart and click to purchase.

Wheelchair/Accessible Ticketing Policy

It is prohibited for anyone other than those requiring the accessible features of a seat or that of a guest's companion to use accessible seating locations (unless the area has been released for general seating). Those purchasing wheelchair accessible seating may purchase one (1) wheelchair accessible seat and up to three (3) companion seats; any additional seats must be purchased in the regular seating areas. This policy ensures that we can maximize use of all available and accessible wheelchair seats at our theater.

Wheelchair Availability

We have a limited number of wheelchairs available at no charge. Please ask any Guest Services Manager or Front of House personnel for assistance.

Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive Listening Devices are available in all of our performance spaces.

These devices amplify and clarify sound for patrons who are hard of hearing. There is no charge for the use of the headset. If you wish to use one of these headsets during your visit, please visit the Guest Services Desk in the Main Lobby.

The Broward Center now features an alternative ALD which allows you to connect to a new Bluetooth-enabled Listen Everywhere ALD system. You provide your own smartphone to access the system. Your Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids will connect automatically to the system after following these steps:

  • Download the Listen Everywhere app
  • VERY IMPORTANT - Choose the WiFi Option on your phone:
    • In the Au-Rene Theater: AuRene_Accessibility
    • In the Amaturo Theater: Amaturo_Accessibility
  • Log into the Listen Everywhere App
  • Follow prompts in the app to regulate the sound level to your liking
  • Be aware that the screen does not dim automatically, so please make the adjustments before the performance begins

Please visit the Guest Services Desk with any questions about the ALD service.


Audio Described Performances

Listen through an assistive listening device (ALD) to trained audio describers as they provide a live description of the action and visual elements of the performance.

Please note: a limited number of headsets are available per performance on a first come basis. Offered at select performances of Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale (BAA), Miami City Ballet (MCB) and Florida Grand Opera (FGO)

Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale

Florida Grand Opera

Miami City Ballet


Open Captioned (OC) Performances

Spoken dialogue scrolls across a digital screen as the action occurs on stage. 

Open Captioned (OC) Performances, spoken dialogue scrolls across a digital screen as the action occurs on stage.

Offered at select performances:

Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale open captioned (OC) performances at the Broward Center are generously underwritten by The Laurence W. Levine Foundation.

2023-2024 Slow Burn Theatre Co.'s open captioned (OC) performances are generously underwritten by the Amaturo Family Foundation.


terpreted Performances

Sign Language Interpreted Performances are performances of spoken-language and musical theater rendered simultaneously to Deaf or hard-of-hearing spectators through a single interpreter using American Sign Language (ASL) rather than other access tools.

Generously Underwritten by The Laurence W. Levine Foundation

Offered at select performances of Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale

Sensory-Inclusive Performances

These performances are intended to create a welcoming and supportive environment for children and adults on the autism spectrum as well as individuals with other sensitivity issues or developmental disabilities.


The Broward Center offers sensory-bags for all performances at Broward Center and the Parker, that contain noise cancelling headphones, sunglasses, fidgets, and sunglasses clips to accommodate families that might be overwhelmed by the lights, sounds, and crowds. Sensory-bags can be requested at the front of house desk.

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Touch Tours

A touch tour of a theater production is to provide context about the show and to allow blind and partially sighted members of the audience to familiarize themselves with the design of the space, costumes, and props ahead of the show itself. They're often scheduled prior to an Audio-Described performance.

Service Animals

Service animals as defined by the American with Disabilities Act are permitted into the theaters and must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times.

A service animal must sit under the guest’s seat or at his/her feet.

Service animals are not permitted to sit in the aisle or on seats.

A guest whose service animal poses a threat to the safety of other Broward Center guests and/or staff may be asked to escort the animal off the premises.


Wheelchair accessible stalls available in every restroom throughout the Broward Center. Companion/family restrooms are also available. Please ask any guest service manager or front of house personnel for location.

Website Accessibility

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities enjoy full access to our websites.  In recognition of this commitment, we are in the process of making modifications to increase the accessibility and usability of this website, using the relevant portions of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) as our standard.  Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing. If, at any time, you have difficulty using this website, or with a particular web page or function on this site, please contact us by phone 954.468.3305, by using our Contact Us online form or email and we will make all reasonable efforts to assist you.