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All listings meet accessibility specifications for restrooms, entry, seating (if applicable) and nearby parking listed on our home page unless otherwise indicated.

For all cultural events, call ahead well in advance to ensure seating space and special assistance if needed.

PERFORMANCE VENUES

ACTOR’S THEATER
Produces new plays and an annual play festival.
1001 Center St STE 12, Santa Cruz 95060
479-8101 www.sccat.org • bronz@comcast.net
Limited accessible seating

CATALYST
Concert, dance hall, bar and restaurant.
1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz 95060
423-1338www.catalystclub.com

  • Usually operable elevator lift to the dance floor
  • Restaurant accessible
  • No elevator to upper (arcade) floor

HENRY J MELLO CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Premier performance and concert hall, featuring symphony, latino, folkloric, taiko drums, and more.
250 East Beach St., Watsonville 95076
763-4047www.mellocenter.com

  • Six lower level accessible seating spaces
  • Elevator up to the balcony where there are two more accessible seating spaces

KUUMBWA JAZZ CENTER
Nonprofit jazz and education center.
320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz 95060
427-2227www.kuumbwajazz.org
Accessible performance facility and bar

LOUDEN NELSON COMMUNITY CENTER
Multi-purpose community center, home to Downtown Seniors, Community Children’s Center, auditorium, daily classes and much more.
301 Center St, Santa Cruz 95060
420-6177www.nelsoncenter.com

  • Ramped access to meeting rooms on back
    (Washington street) side
  • Separate ramped entry to performance room
  • Stadium seating and wheelchair seating on floor
  • Assistive listening equipment available
  • Braille signage throughout facility

PACIFIC CULTURAL CENTER
Yoga center, performance and special events auditorium.
1307 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz 95060
425-8893www.pacificcultural.org
Fax: 426-4951

  • Accessible auditorium and dining room
    (through side door)
  • Upstairs studio not accessible

SANTA CRUZ CIVIC AUDITORIUM
Concert and special events auditorium.
307 Church St, Santa Cruz 95060
420-5240 • www.santacruzcivic.com
Accessible seating for all events

THE 418 PROJECT
Community center for the arts.
418 Front St, Santa Cruz 95060
466-9770 www.the418.org

UCSC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Year-round program of dance, drama and special events.
1156 High St, Santa Cruz 95060
459-2974www.ucsc.edu (follow links to “theater arts center”) Fax: 459-5359

  • Mainstage Theater, Media Theater, Second Stage, Music Center are all accessible
  • Elevator in the Recital Hall/Music Center
  • Theater Arts Mainstage, Experimental Theater and Second Stage all offer assistive listening devices to patrons upon request
  • If requested in advance (minimum 5 working days), large-print programs will be provided.
  • Every effort will be made to provide sign-language interpretation if notice is given 6 weeks before opening performance

UCSC SHAKESPEARE SANTA CRUZ
Summer drama festival at UCSC.
UCSC Performing Arts Center
1156 High St, Santa Cruz 95060
459-2159 (ticket office and information)
www.shakespearsantacruz.org

  • Innovative theatrical productions
  • Accessible seating indoors and outdoors

UCSC ARBORETUM
Amazing garden collection
1156 High St, Santa Cruz 95060 • 427-2998
www.ucsc.edu (Follow links to “arboretum”)
Two parking locations — upper and lower lots.
Some accessible paved paths throughout gardens with varying inclines. Accessible gift shop.

VETERANS MEMORIAL BUILDING
Classes, concerts and special events.
846 Front St, Santa Cruz 95060
454-0478 www.vetshall.org

  • Nearby public parking/transportation
  • Elevator to all floors and meeting rooms
  • Braille signage throughout facility




CINEMAS

41st AVENUE CINEMAS
1475 41st Ave, Capitola 95010 • 479-3504
• New construction, very accessible

DEL MAR THEATER
1124 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz 95060
469-3220www.thenick.com

  • Elevator to mid-level lobby and upper screens
  • Wheelchair seating at back of upstairs rooms and scattered around large downstairs room
  • Point of sale (tickets, refreshments) accessible
  • Assistive listening equipment available (radio)

NICKELODEON THEATER
210 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz 95060
426-7500 www.thenick.com

  • Screening rooms have wheelchair locations available; Please ask—may require that staff move a fixed seat in the smaller rooms
  • Assistive listening equipment available (radio)

RIVERFRONT CINEMAS
155 S River St, Santa Cruz 95060 • 460-2599

  • Point of sale locations accessible
  • Seating rooms with raised accessible seating area in front third of room
  • Assistive listening equipment available (radio)

SANTA CRUZ CINEMA 9
1405 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz 95060
457-3505

www.signaturetheatres.com/santacruz/cinema

  • Elevator, escalator to screens and toilets
  • Accessible seating spread through screening rooms
  • Point of sale kiosk and counters accessible
  • Assistive listening equipment available (radio)

MUSEUMS/GALLERIES/WINERIES

FELIX CULPA GALLERY
Contemporary art exhibits and sculpture garden.
107 Elm St, Santa Cruz CA 95060 • 408-373-2854
Wide aisle space between installations

MCPHERSON ART & HISTORY MUSEUM
Features exhibits of local history and contemporary art, and a gift shop.
705 Front St, Santa Cruz 95060
429-1964www.santacruzmah.org

  • Elevator to all floors
  • Assistive listening equipment is sometimes available (varies with exhibit)
  • Braille throughout facility

SANTA CRUZ NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Exhibits on native peoples, geology and local wildlife.
1305 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz 95062
420-6115www.santacruzmuseums.org Exhibit space is open and accessible, though the tide pool touch tank is difficult to reach from a chair

SANTA CRUZ SURFING MUSEUM
Over 100 years of Santa Cruz surfing history.
Mark Abbott Lighthouse
701 West Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz 95060
www.santacruzsurfingmuseum.org

  • Small accessible museum
  • No restroom

SEYMOUR MARINE DISCOVERY CENTER
Marine research center, aquarium and education center.
100 Schaffer Rd, Santa Cruz 95060
459-3800 www2.ucsc.edu/seymourcenter

  • Large-print programs available upon request
  • Assistive listening devices available for conferences, lectures and special events
  • Entrance theater has subtitles

STORRS WINERY
Small urban tasting room.
Old Sash Mill
303 Potrero St, #35, Santa Cruz 95060
458-0464www.storrswine.com

  • Locally grown wines
  • No public restrooms


Shakespeare Santa Cruz provides accessible
seating for outdoor as well as indoor
performances.


Let us know about your favorite accessible resource, order a print version of the guide, or just tell us what you think! We welcome your thoughts, tips, suggestions and contributions.We can be reached at:

Shared Adventures
PO BOX 396
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

(831) 459-7210

info@sharedadventures.org

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