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Enjoying Your Event

What and What Not to Bring

Only small clutches or purses (smaller than 12” x 6” x 12”) are allowed inside our venues, so please leave backpacks and other large bags at home. All bags may be subject to inspection, and we may require some to be checked with the house staff. Please review our Patron Code of Conduct for a full list of other prohibited items.

Event Etiquette

We strive to make everyone’s experience at our events enjoyable. Help us by doing your part to be mindful of others by following the directions of facility personnel and refraining from the following:

  • Talking, whispering, or singing along.
  • Using electronic devices (cell phones, tablets, etc.) or taking photographs or videos unless specifically permitted.
  • Eating or unwrapping candy.
  • Using excessive perfume or cologne.
  • Obstructing the view of your fellow guests by being aware that people may be behind you.
  • Exiting your seat at any time other than between pieces or during applause.


At the Performing Arts Center, we strive to provide exciting and memorable experiences for all patrons. Learn more about accessibility in our venues below and call 702-895-2787 if you have additional questions.

Accessible Parking

Parking for patrons with disabilities is available in all of our parking lots including on every floor of the Cottage Grove Parking Garage.You must pay for parking through the PayByPhone app (Location #s: Parking Garage - 29502, Lot B - 29503) when you park in an ADA accessible parking spot during the following times and days:

  • Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays
  • Between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Fridays

Accessible Seating

All of our venues have wheelchair seating locations. Wheelchair spaces generally require that a patron be seated in their wheelchair. If a patron has difficulty ascending or descending stairs, we can provide seating options that do not require it. When you purchase your tickets and when you arrive at the venue, please advise us if you require any type of special seating accommodation for any reason. The UNLV PAC box office and usher staff members are trained to assist you in finding seating that best meets your individual needs.

Accessible Seating Release

This policy is pursuant to the ADA Ticket Sales Requirements outlined by the U.S. Department of Justice. We generally reserve wheelchair seats along with three companion seats.

  • If an event is general admission (whether ticketed or not), accessible seats are generally held until the beginning of the event, but may be subject to release earlier if a seating section fills up rapidly.
  • For events with reserved seating, we may release seats when all non-accessible seats in a particular seating section or price category have been sold.

Accessible Restrooms

Wheelchair-accessible stalls are available in the following venue restrooms:

  • Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall
  • Judy Bayley Theatre
  • Alta Ham Fine Arts Building (Black Box Theatre, Dance Studio One, Paul Harris Theatre)
  • Lee & Thomas Beam Music Center (Dr. Arturo Rando-Grillot Recital Hall)

All-gender/family restrooms are available in the following venues:

  • Judy Bayley Theatre
  • Alta Ham Fine Arts Building (Black Box Theatre, Dance Studio One, Paul Harris Theatre)
  • Lee & Thomas Beam Music Center (Dr. Arturo Rando-Grillot Recital Hall)
  • Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall (please see an usher or house manager for access)

American Sign Language Interpretation

We can arrange American Sign Language interpretation on behalf of our patrons. To provide this service, we require a minimum of 72-business-hours advance notice.

Please note: For the purposes of requesting interpretation, business hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive listening devices are available for all performances in the Judy Bayley Theatre and the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. These devices are provided free of charge; simply exchange your valid driver license (or state-issued ID) for the unit upon arrival, and return the unit after the performance to reclaim your ID. See a house manager or usher to request a device.

Sensory-Inclusive Performances

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre is offering some sensory-inclusive performances. Contact the UNLV Performing Arts Center Box Office for more information.

Service Animals

The UNLV Performing Arts Center complies with the guidelines for service animals provided by the U.S. Department of Justice. Service animals are any breed and any size of dog that is trained to perform a task related to a patron's disability. House managers or ushers will ask these questions:

  • Is the dog a service animal required because of a disability?
  • What work or task has the dog been trained to perform?

Please note that emotional support animals are not service animals and will not be allowed to enter.