Wheelchair Accessibility

Although our Main Stage auditorium is barrier free with wheelchair access ramps and accessible restrooms, we encourage wheelchair patrons to call the office at 248-541-6430 (M – F, 10am – 2pm) before purchasing tickets in order to avoid disappointment. We make special seating accommodations for our wheelchair patrons who cannot transfer out of a wheelchair, and we need to insure we have enough seating for the safety and comfort of our patrons.

For those who use walkers or can transfer out of a wheelchair to a seat, please enter the auditorium using the ramp on the left side of the lobby. Please speak with one of our ushers for assistance in stowing your wheelchair or walker during the show.

Our 2nd Stage is located in the former balcony of the Baldwin Theatre. There are three flights of stairs to reach the auditorium, though we do have an elevator for those who have difficulty with stairs or use a wheelchair. We regret that we do not have spaces for wheelchair parking at this time. Patrons must be able to transfer to a seat (minimum two stair steps involved, depending on seat location). A barrier-free restroom is available.

Handicapped Parking


There is no designated handicapped parking among the city’s metered parking spaces (limit 3 hours) on S Lafayette. Patrons who have difficulty walking may be dropped off in front of the patron entrance using the 5th Street mallway, which is both a pedestrian walkway and a driveway. Entrance/Exit points are on Lafayette Ave and the alleyway on 6th Street. (See green dots on map below. Theatre entrance is the red dot.) Doors open one hour before showtime, and most patrons arrive between 15 to 20 minutes before showtime, if you wish to avoid the rush.

entrance  handicapped


The Fifth Street parking structure across from the theatre has handicapped parking spaces on every level near the elevators. From the parking structure exit, the distance is approximately one-half of a city block to the Baldwin’s main entrance.  Parking is free on Sundays and holidays; weekdays and weekend nights it is free the first two hours, and then 75 cents every hour after that.

If you have any questions, please call 248.541.6430, M – F, 10am – 2pm.

Assisted Listening System

Stagecrafters is equipped with an infrared assisted listening system for our hearing-impaired patrons. The wireless headsets provide high-clarity audio amplification and are available at no charge but with a returnable ID deposit. Please check with an usher or the house manager in the main lobby of the Baldwin Theatre.