Plan Your Visit


Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures encourages persons with disabilities to attend all events we present.


ASL, CART, and Hearing Assistive Devices

If you would like to request ASL interpretation, CART services, or hearing assistive devices, or if you have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Shanna Carrick by email or by phone (412.622.8866) in advance of your participation or visit.

Wheelchair Location

If a wheelchair location is desired, please notify the ticket service representative at the time of purchase.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at all of our events!


All venues have handicap accessible restrooms.

Getting Around at Our Venues

Carnegie Music Hall

The Carnegie Music Hall has three floors, all accessible by elevator. Most seats on the second and third floor balconies have steps, with a railing, leading down to the front of the balcony.


Parking is located at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. The museum operates a six-level parking facility for cars and small vans. The entrance is located at the intersection of S. Craig Street and Forbes Avenue.

There are two drop-off areas:

  • The Carriage Drive entrance on Forbes Avenue: Driving down Forbes there is a half-circle driveway on the right where the Natural History Museum’s entrance is located and the lobby is connected directly to the Carnegie Music Hall.
  • Rear of the museum: There is also an entrance at the rear of the Museum of Art next to the Sculpture Garden. There are glass power assist doors that you can use to enter the Museums at the lower level. You can then take the elevator to the first floor and take the ramp down to the first floor to get to the Carnegie Music Hall.

Please feel free to ask a security guard for directions!

Carnegie Lecture Hall

There is a recently updated accessible entrance at the Lecture Hall with an easy-to-use lift through the doors to the right of the stairs of the main entrance.

Additional wheelchair accessibility for the Carnegie Lecture Hall is available through the Portal Entry, located in the Carnegie Museums parking lot. We would be happy to arrange for someone to meet you at the Portal Entry so that you may take the Museum elevators up to the Carnegie Lecture Hall.

Byham Theater

The Byham Theatre has a drop off area right in front of the theater on 6th Street.

Accessible seating is available throughout the first floor upon request (by phone or online).