The Garde Arts Center is committed to making its performances and facilities accessible to all our patrons. If you have questions about accessibility at the Garde, please call (860) 444-7373 ext 1 or email

Accessible Seating
The Garde Theater has wheelchair accessible locations where patrons remain in their wheelchair on the orchestra level only. Some orchestra aisle seats are equipped with removable armrests to aid in seating from a wheelchair.  The balcony and loge seating areas are not wheelchair accessible. The Garde lobbies and the Oasis Room are equipped with ramps, elevators, restrooms and seating to accommodate wheelchairs. Please inform the Box Office of any accessibility needs when purchasing tickets. If you purchase tickets online, please fill out the Accessible Seating Request form.

Mobility aids that cannot be stored safely within the patron’s seating will be stored outside the theater as close as possible to patron’s seat.

It is recommended that patrons who use wheelchairs bring a companion to assist them in maneuvering the wheelchair on the premises.

The main entrance for the Garde and Oasis Room  is fully accessible through the Lobby. An accessible entrance is also located in the lower Lobby entrance and is available upon request.

garde restrooms Restrooms
The Garde is equipped with accessible restrooms on the main and mezzanine lobby levels.

Elevators and restrooms are equipped braille buttons for access by persons with visual impairments.

Beverage Services
Accessible bars are located on the main and mezzanine lobby levels.

garde playbillsLarge Print Playbills
Text portions of the Garde Playbill are available in large print format – as a supplement to our regular program for selected performances – by calling at least 48 hours in advance (860) 444-4430.

garde soundInfrared Listening System
The Sennheiser Listening System provides amplified sound through headphones and are available free of charge with the deposit of  a credit card or driver’s license at the House Manager Desk. Patrons bringing their own headset should call to make sure it functions with the Sennheiser System.

Service Animals
Although animals are not allowed within the facility, service animals (limited to dogs) are welcome inside and must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times. If you intend to bring a service animal to an event, please notify your ticket representative at the time of purchase so that an appropriate seat may be purchased for you.

Emergency Evacuation Assistance
Garde employees and volunteers have been trained in proper procedures for emergency evacuation situations and are responsible to assist patrons with disabilities to specific locations.