Services For Patrons With Disabilities

The Ferguson Center was built under the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) and meets the standards set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is our intent to exceed standard requirements and provide exceptional service for our patrons with disabilities.

To purchase accessible seating, visit the Ferguson Center Ticket Office, call (757) 594-8752 or email Notice of special needs must be addressed at time of purchase so that we may best accommodate you. All accessible seats are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information regarding our services or to make suggestions on how we may better serve you, please call us at (757) 594-8752.

Sensory Inclusive

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The Ferguson Center has partnered with KultureCity to improve our ability to assist and accommodate guests with sensory needs. Our objective is to provide an inclusive and seamless experience for all guests for all events including those with sensory needs. We strive to raise awareness of the needs and challenges faced by individuals with sensory processing disorders by supplying our staff with continuous training and by offering the resources and accommodations below to our guests.

Sensory Bags

Sensory bags containing special KCVIP badges, fidget tools, noise-canceling headphones and other resources are available for checkout (at no cost by leaving an ID) with house management.

Weighted Lap Pads 

Weighted lap pads are also available upon request (at no cost by leaving an ID).



Wheelchair accessible, limited mobility and companion seating is available in various locations and price zones throughout the venue. One companion seat is available per patron. Purchase tickets at the ticket office or by calling (757) 594-8752.

  • As a courtesy, a limited number of complimentary wheelchairs are available at all performances. Speak to a member of house management upon arrival.
  • Handicap Parking is available in the parking garage.
  • Shuttle service, via electric carts, is available at most performances to and from the parking garage. Both shuttle service and parking are generously sponsored by Priority Automotive.
  • Valet parking is available at most performances at a cost of $30 per car. If valet parking is not available, disabled patrons may park in the drop-off circle. Contact the ticket office at (757) 594-8752. Ferguson Center valet service is generously sponsored by Casey Automotive Group.


Hearing Impaired

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An FM assisted listening system, including headsets and induction loop devices, is available at performances on a first-come, first-served basis. Speak to a member of House Management upon your arrival.

An American Sign Language interpreter can be provided at some performances with at least two weeks notice. If we are unable to provide an interpreter, a complimentary companion seat will be given to a patron-provided interpreter. For more information, contact the ticket office at (757) 594-8752.

Open Captioning is available during select Broadway performances. Please call the ticket office at (757) 594-8752 for more information.

  • TTY Service – Patrons may contact the Ferguson Center by using the Virginia Relay at (800) 828-1120.

Visually Impaired 

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  • Seating for the visually impaired is available at the Ferguson Center ticket office or by calling (757) 594-8752.
  • Large print and Braille playbills are available upon request by contacting or (757) 594-8752 at least 21 days prior to the performance.

Website Accessibility

In keeping with Christopher Newport’s promise to provide access and opportunity to a diverse community, the Ferguson Center for the Arts is committed to providing accessible Web content and resources to ensure all people with disabilities have equal opportunity to access and utilize the information. 

For Web content not accessible at this time, an equally effective alternative format will be provided. To request Web content in an alternative format, or if you have comments or suggestions on accessibility, please contact us at (757) 594-8752 or by email at