Accessibility Information

The Givens Performing Arts Center is committed to making its performances and facilities accessible to all patrons. For additional information, please call our Box Office at 910.521.6361 or Accessibility Resource Center at 910.521.6695 or click here for a link to Accessibility Resource Center.

Wheelchair IconWheelchair access

Our theatre seating area is accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Lobby level restrooms and water fountains in our facility are wheelchair accessible. 

Entry and Exit

For patrons needing assistance to enter the facility, a GPAC staff member or volunteer may be available at parking lot #22 to escort the patron into the venue. If you wish to receive this service, please contact the Box Office at least two business days prior to the performance to make arrangements. 

The south entrance of the facility (Near the Chavis Annex)  is equipped with a power door for access.

Accessible Parking

For performances at the Givens Performing Arts Center, accessible parking is available in both Lot 22 and Lot 16 as noted on the UNCP Parking Map.

Services for the Visually Impaired

 Large Print Showbills

Large print showbills are available for patrons attending events at the Givens Performing Arts Center. Please contact the Box Office no less than two business days prior to a performance to make arrangements.

 Service Animals

If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may make every effort to arrange for an aisle seat.

Services for the Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing

 Assistive Listening Devices

Assisted listening devices are available at all performances free of charge. Headsets may be checked out from the Box Office located in the center of the lobby. The devices may be used with or without hearing aids from any seat in the theatre.

Interpreting (American Sign Language)

Certain performances at the Performing Arts Center may be interpreted for the hearing impaired. Requests for additional sign language services must be made through the Box Office (910-521-6361) at least two weeks prior to a performance. This service is subject to the availability of an interpreter and is provided at the discretion of management.