Accessible Services

TPAC is an accessible facility with a variety of services. Our services include wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking, assisted listening devices, open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description, and large print and Braille programs. For general information on accessible services at TPAC, or to address a specific concern, contact our Accessible Services team.

Download a guide and map highlighting Accessibility at TPAC.

Purchasing Show Tickets

Wheelchair or Limited Mobility Seating: Tickets may be purchased at, by phone at 615-782-4040, and in person at the TPAC Box Office. Tell the ticketing agent you need accessible seating or select your seats from an Accessible section when you purchase tickets on

ASL – Open Captioned – Audio Description Performances:  ASL/Open Caption tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 615-782-4040, or in person. Audio Description tickets can be purchased by phone or in person.

These services are provided during the following performances:

  • Broadway at TPAC
    • Wicked – October 15, 2023, at 1 PM
    • Mrs. Doubtfire – November 12, 2023, at 1 PM
    • Funny Girl – January 7, 2024, at 1 PM
    • The Cher Show – January 20, 2024, at 2 PM
    • Girl from the North Country – February 4, 2024, at 1 PM
    • Tina: The Tina Turner Musical – February 18, 2024, at 1 PM
    • Jagged Little Pill – March 2, 2024, at 2 PM
    • Beetlejuice – March 17, 2024, at 1 PM
    • Annie, Saturday, March 30, 2024, at 2 PM
    • Disney’s Frozen – May 12, 2024, at 1 PM
    • Hairspray – June 16, 2024, at 1 PM
  • Nashville Repertory Theatre
    • 9 to 5 – September 16, 2023, at 2 PM
    • A Christmas Carol – December 9, 2023, at 2 PM
    • Indecent – February 10, 2024, at 2 PM (ASL and Audio Description only)
    • The Color Purple – April 13, 2024, at 2 PM
    • POTUS – May 18, 2024, at 2 PM (ASL and Audio Description only)


Convenient accessible parking is designated on the north side of 6th Avenue, between Deaderick Street and Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd. Parking is free at any of the meters near TPAC and War Memorial Auditorium with the required state permit displayed. Parking is not permitted when meters are bagged.

Valet parking is provided by Metropolis Parking during most publicly ticketed events at TPAC. Valet drop-off is located on 6th Avenue by the marquee entrance to TPAC near the corner of Deaderick Street. Paying for valet is convenient via a link texted to your cell phone upon drop off. The current rate is $44 per vehicle. Metropolis is unable to accept cash payment for valet services. We recommend visiting Metropolis online, to create your account in advance.
For more information about valet, visit the Parking & Directions page.


Entrances to TPAC are fully accessible. Enter TPAC under the marquee on 6th Avenue or at the ramp to the right of the Deaderick Street entrance to the building. The accessible entrance to War Memorial Auditorium is located on Union Street, midway between 6th and 7th Avenues. From the sidewalk adjoining Legislative Plaza, take the ramp to the first level of the plaza and turn left. The ramp connects with the pedestrian crossing on Union Street. As you approach from Union Street, the accessible double door is on the side of the building facing Vietnam Veteran’s courtyard.


Inside TPAC, a ramp joins the lobbies of Jackson Hall and Polk Theater.


Elevator access is available to all levels of Jackson Hall and Johnson Theater. Elevator access is only available on the Orchestra levels of Polk Theater and War Memorial Auditorium. There is no elevator access to the upper levels of Polk Theater or War Memorial Auditorium. Braille signage is in the elevators leading to Jackson Hall, Polk Theater, and Johnson Theater.


Wheelchairs are available at no cost for use at any theater at TPAC and at War Memorial Auditorium. Please request at least two days prior to when you plan to attend, as they are available on a “first come, first served” basis. To request assistance with special needs or to reserve a wheelchair, contact our Accessible Services team. We’re happy to meet patrons at the curb at the main entrance to provide assistance as needed. Trained staff are available onsite to assist with seating of mobility devices.

Wheelchair and Limited Mobility Seating

Seating next to a companion is available to patrons who use wheelchairs. When buying tickets to a performance at TPAC, let the ticket agent know that a guest is attending with a wheelchair. Trained staff and volunteers are available to assist with seating and accommodating mobility devices.

In Jackson Hall, wheelchair accessibility is available in the back of the Orchestra level in rows Y and Z. Seats in these rows can be removed to accommodate a wheelchair or left in place for a companion. Other limited mobility seating is available in the Tier level of Jackson Hall, accessible by elevator. Patrons can access rows E and P of the Tier without crossing interior stairs.

In Polk Theater, wheelchair accessible seating is located at the back of the Orchestra in house right and left. Next to space for a wheelchair, a padded chair can be added for a companion.

In Johnson Theater, there is space for a wheelchair and a padded chair for a companion in front of the stationary seating platforms. Seats in the first row can be accessed without climbing stairs, followed by one stair step for the following rows.

In War Memorial Auditorium, a flexible space, wheelchair seating is available in specially designated areas on the Orchestra level.


Accessible restrooms with Braille signage are in the back of Jackson Hall and near the entrances to Polk Theater and Johnson Theater. Restrooms on Level G of Jackson Hall Lobby and the lower level of War Memorial Auditorium are accessible by elevator.

Hearing Impairment

Assistive Listening System

Headsets providing amplification of sound through infrared transmission are available at no cost. Headsets are available by visiting the Accessible Services kiosks in the lobby of Jackson Hall, Polk Theater, and Johnson Theater. TPAC will hold your photo ID or major credit card until headset is returned following the performance. The infrared headset has T-coil capability for use with compatible hearing aids. You may also use your own headset (standard 3.5mm). Bluetooth is not available.

Open Captioning and American Sign Language

These services for deaf and hearing-impaired patrons are provided at the 1:00 p.m. CT Sunday matinee of each show of the HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series. For more information, contact our Accessible Services team.

TTY Telecommunication Device

Those using a TTY or TB device may contact TPAC through the Tennessee Relay Service at 800-848-0298 (English) and 866-503-0263 (Spanish). TPAC ticketing lines are open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT. For other relay service options, visit the Tennessee Relay website.

Visual Impairment

Large Print Programs

Large Print programs are available for each show in the HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series and are available at the Accessible Services kiosk in Jackson Hall lobby.

Audio Description

Live narration of the action on stage is transmitted through headsets to patrons who are blind or visually impaired. This service is available at the first Sunday matinee performance of each show in the HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series, at 1:00 p.m. CST, as well as the second Saturday matinee performance of each show in the Nashville Repertory season at 2:00 p.m. CST. A trained narrator describes the visual elements on the stage, in between the actors’ dialogue. Additional notes are given 20 minutes prior to the performance and during intermission. Headsets are available for these performances at the Accessible Services kiosks in Jackson Hall lobby and Johnson Theater lobby. TPAC will hold your photo ID or major credit card until the headset is returned following the performance. For more information about Audio Description, contact our Accessible Services team.

Braille Programs

Braille programs are available by request for all HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC performances. To request a Braille program, contact our Accessible Services team.

Service Animals

Service Animals are welcome at all TPAC events, regardless of size, though we do ask that Service Animal owners make themselves aware of any special effects used during the performance they are attending so that they are prepared if the animal has an adverse reaction. When available, this information is featured on the show event page as well as the event reminder emails sent prior to each performance.

Sensory Sensitivity

TPAC is a certified venue with Kulture City for being sensory inclusive and welcoming to patrons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), developmental disabilities, sensory processing disorder and other sensory-sensitive people and their families. Noise-canceling earphones, fidget toys, and weighted lap pads are available at all TPAC performances and may be checked out at one of the Guest Services Podiums. For more information on attending an event at TPAC, visit our social narrative (provided by Kulture City).