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THE AMERICAN THEATRE                  757-722-ARTS
Fax:   757-727-1621                                                          
125 East Mellen Street, Hampton, VA  23663      
From North & West:  Take I-64 East to exit 268.  Take left at light.  Go to second stop light take right (E. Mellen St.) Theatre is in second block on left hand side.  From East & South:  Take I-64 West to exit 268.  Take left at light to to first stop light take right(E. Mellen St.)  Theatre is located in second block on left hand side.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The American Theatre is a landmark building, newly renovated to include state of the art acoustics and sight lines. It seats 400 comfortably on two levels in plush, artistically restored original seats -- each with a perfect view and the furthest being a mere 75 feet from the stage.

PARKING:  3 designated accessible parking spaces, on street and one block away on corner of S. Hope and Mallory.    Accessible parking space 9 ft. wide.  Ramps well marked.  RV parking.  Drop off also available.

TYPES OF PATHS TO OR AROUND ATTRACTION:  Sidewalk.  Paths  accessible to persons with mobility impairments.  Length of paths 15 ft.

ENTRANCE:  Facing East Mellen Street.  2 glass entry doors, 71 in. wide,  easily open out with clearly marked c-shape (push bar inside) handle located 39 in. above floor.  Steps inside lobby, located left side of lobby.  Handrails on left/right.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  In right corner of lobby.  Available without steps.  Doors 35 in. wide, open in.  Turns to enter.  Wheelchair accessible stalls have 34 in. wide doors opening out, and handrails.  11 in. between commode and wall.  Sink height 35 in.  Wrapped pipes.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.  Rest rooms identified by raised figures with pants or skirt on the door to designate men or women.

For guests with hearing impairments:  Amplified audio units.  Signing interpreters available with advance notice.  FM loop Assistive Listening System available.

For guests with visual impairments:  Signs in large print, with contrasting background, printed on a non-glossy surface.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE FACILITIES:  Right side of lobby.  Drinks listed on large signs.

GIFT SHOP: No gift shop, but some performers set up tables with merchandise for sale.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Accepted credit cards: V  and MC.  Box office hours:  9-5:30 PM Tue-Fri.  Prices and times vary depending on performers. he American Theatre is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The American Theatre provides hearing assistance devices to those who are hearing impaired. Ask for details at the box office.

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