ACCESSIBILITY AT LSA
Accessible seating and parking is available for ALL events at the Les Schwab Amphitheater.
About us: The Les Schwab Amphitheater is a shallow sloping grass venue built in 2001. Paths of travel to the venue are asphalt or concrete, but the venue itself, is grass. For each concert, our configuration varies slightly, but the paths of travel from parking to the accessible entrance, and various seating options will be clearly marked for each concert. If you have any questions or need assistance for any reason at a concert, please ask for our concert hosts. To arrange for special accommodation in advance of a show, please call our office at 541-312-8510 or email us.
If you have an ADA placard for your car, you can park on the street where the amphitheater is located, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Drive. We have a variety of parking options for guests with disabilities: van accessible, the gravel parking lot across the street from the venue if traveling across gravel is easy for your party, or curbside. Our street is closed to through traffic, as well as staffed with security, and it is safe for our guests with disabilities to travel across the street without fear of a car zipping past. If better for your party, you are also welcome to drop any guests off at our ADA entrance, and then park your car.
The ADA entrance is clearly signed with the ISA (ADA sign), and is the closest gate to the ADA parking. Whatever tickets you have for the show are sufficient to allow access through the ADA gate and into the accessible seating area. You do not have to prove need to our staff to use the area, and your accompanying party is welcome to join you as well. We do have ADA designated tickets, but in order to make sure all of our guests with disabilities are able to enjoy the concerts at the LSA, we honor every ticket type in the accessible seating area. We ask that all guests in the accessible seating area be respectful of our guests who may not be able to stand and dance. If you want to dance, please move to the back or side where you won’t block the views of the other guests in that section. We have standard height chairs available for use, but if you’d be more comfortable in your own chair, please feel free to bring that with you. Note that you will not be able to enter the venue through the main gate with a standard height chair. You must use the ADA gate.
INSIDE THE VENUE
Inside the venue we have a number of different resources at your disposal.
*There are drinking fountains in the accessible seating area.
*We do not sell single use water bottles, and encourage guests to bring reusable canteens if possible. You are also welcome to bring a factory sealed water bottle with you. There are also compostable cups available for free if you don’t bring your own drink vessel.
*Accessible porta potties are available.
*We have Concert Hosts at every show who are ready, willing and able to provide any particular accommodation you may need at the show. Kelli, Jason and Jon will be wearing black shirts that say “Concert Host”. They’re easy to spot. Please don’t hesitate to ask them for anything you may need – they can trouble shoot challenges, fill your water bottle, answer questions, call you a cab – whatever you need.
*We also have runners who will come take your order and bring you any food or beverages you may crave. You’re of course welcome to travel to the back of the venue and check out the offerings on your own, but if you’d prefer to avoid the navigation, Julia and Megan will bring you anything you’d like. All sales are cash only.
We have ADA Reserved Seating. Guests joining us in the RS section will have a ticket with a section A, B, or C, a Row letter (A – Z), and a seat(s) number, and can absolutely enter through the ADA gate for the shortest path of travel. You have a standard height chair in place for the concert, and if any accommodations are needed for a wheelchair or other mobility devices, we have staff on hand to make that happen.
Almost all of our concerts end by or before 10 p.m. Please feel free to spend a few extra minutes inside the venue after the concert ends to avoid the exiting crowds. Again, you’re welcome to leave with the masses, but the crowds can sometimes be a bit much when all exiting at the same time, so just know that you can get some good people watching in, and exit when you feel comfortable to do so.
If you are joining us in the Reserved Seating Section, please note that we do not open the gate from Reserved Seating to the ADA exit until after our GA guests have exited the venue, in order to ensure crowd safety. It only takes a few minutes for the gates to open, so please feel free to relax for a few minutes while the crowds disperse.
General Admission Seating: The designated general admission seating area for people with disabilities and their parties is just inside the gate, at the front of the venue, with a clear view of the stage. The Amphitheater is a grass venue and has a slight slope from entry to seating area for general admission. You will need to travel across grass to get to the seating area.
Reserved Seating: Those with reserved seating tickets have a seat or seating area located in the reserved section. Your Ticketfly ticket will indicate a seat number. For reserved seating your path of travel will likely include relatively even asphalt to concrete (over one or more cord ramps) and then depending upon the concert and demand, possibly grass. We always keep the distance of travel as short as possible.
Ticketing: Accessible tickets for all concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater are available through the same methods of purchase as all other tickets. Please click on the show you would like to attend and select "Buy Tickets". You will be redirected to TicketFly to make your purchase. If no ADA tickets show available, we may have sold out of the designated number of accessible tickets, but if any tickets are still available for your show of choice, we will always accommodate an accessibility request either at the gate or prior to the show. You may purchase a regular GA and we will let you into the ADA section (honor system), or if you purchase a reserved seating ticket, we will make accommodation in the reserved seating area of the concert you choose to attend. Please note, if you do purchase a reserved seating ticket without ADA designation, but require chair accommodation, advanced notification is welcomed. Companion tickets are available for all ticket types.