Accessibility

We believe opera is for everyone. North Carolina Opera is committed to making our performances and programs accessible to all people, and to eliminating barriers to participation.

We want to ensure you have the best experience possible each time you engage with NC Opera, and we encourage you to reach out with any questions, comments, or requests.

CONTACT
Rebecca Edmonds
North Carolina Opera Accessibility Coordinator
Phone: 919.792.3853
Email: rebecca.edmonds@ncopera.org

NC Opera Events at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

The majority of our ticketed performances take place at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh.

  • Accessible parking locations
  • Variety of accessible seating options and companion seats
    • North Carolina Opera can assist you in finding the best seats for your specific needs when you contact our Box Office directly.
      Phone: 919.792.3853
      Email: rebeccaedmonds@ncopera.org
      • Mobility (wheelchair, wheelchair or mobility device transfer, aisle, no stairs, etc.)
      • Vision (seating close to the stage, service animals, etc.)
      • Hearing (seating close to the stage, view of ASL interpreter, etc.)
      • Sensory (seating in areas with fewer guests, additional lighting, lower volume, near an exit, etc.)
  • Assistive listening devices (ALDs)
    • Traditional “radio” technology listening devices available for checkout at no cost by leaving a photo ID
  • Courtesy wheelchairs
  • Accessible and gender neutral/family restrooms
  • Certified Sensory Inclusive Venue
    • KultureCity sensory bags available for checkout at no cost by leaving a photo ID
      • KCVIP badges
      • fidget tools
      • noise canceling headphones
      • other resources
  • Mamava secure lactation pod

Please see an usher at the venue should you need assistance with any of these accommodations while at the Duke Energy Center.

REQUEST ACCOMMODATIONS

When requested in advance North Carolina Opera can schedule American Sign Language interpreters, audio description services, sighted guides, and other accessibility services. We can also make available large-print or braille program notes, as well as pre-visit guides and social narratives. The earlier you can alert us to your needs, the easier it will be to facilitate. Please make any specific accessibility requests at least two weeks prior to your event so we can provide the best service.

CONTACT
Rebecca Edmonds
North Carolina Opera Accessibility Coordinator
Phone: 919.792.3853
Email: rebeccaedmonds@ncopera.org

ARTS LEARNING COMMUNITY FOR UNIVERSAL ACCESS

North Carolina Opera is part of a collaborative learning community comprised of local arts and cultural administrators. The program is funded in part by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County. Community members advocate for and work to improve access to the arts for people with disabilities. We want to improve, and welcome your comments and feedback!