The Cedar strives to make our facilities and programming available to as many community members as possible and will accommodate special requests to the best of our ability. To request special accommodations or seating at an upcoming Cedar show, or if you have any questions about The Cedar’s accessibility, please contact our box office at 612-338-2674 or


The Cedar is an always all-ages venue. Discounts are available for people under the age of 12 or above age 65 when purchasing tickets at the door on the night of a show.


Whether set up for a seated or standing show, The Cedar’s performance space is accessible to patrons who are in wheelchairs or who require special seating accommodations. We encourage patrons to contact the box office at least 24 hours advance of a show so that Cedar staff can best accommodate your needs.


The Cedar conducts off-site performances in partnership with organizations that serve people with disabilities. Current partners include Midwest Special Services, Lifeworks, WorkAbilities and ALLY People Solutions. In 2015, we were named an ALLY Business Partner of the Year.


Accessible Restroom – The Cedar has installed a single-unit, all-gender, ADA accessible restroom near the front entrance of the venue to accommodate patrons of all needs.


Assistive Listening – The Cedar has assistive listening devices available day of show and beforehand at request.

  • The system consists of a wireless transmitter and wireless receivers. Patrons can choose from three headphone options: a single earbud, over-the-ear headphones, and a neckloop (intended to be used with t-coil enabled hearing aids). Patrons are also welcome to bring their own headphones.
  • The signal is fed from the mixing console, so the assistive listening devices only are usable when the PA is in use.
  • If a patron is interested in requesting an assistive listening device in advance of the show, they can contact our box office at 612-338-2674 or
  • If a patron is interested in using the system on the day of the show, they can speak to a house manager at ticketing counter, or go to the merchandise table inside The Cedar’s hall where the system is kept. A house manager will assist with checking out an assistive listening device.


ASL Interpreter: To request an ASL interpreter please contact our box office at 612-338-2674 or at least 3 weeks in advance of a show.


Companion Ticket Policy: If you have a disability and are bringing a personal care assistant or assistive companion to an event at The Cedar, your companion may be eligible for a complimentary ticket. Please contact our box office at 612-338-2674 or to reserve companion tickets.


Parking and Drop Off Zones –  Directly in front of The Cedar’s front doors, there is a loading zone/drop off spot. There is currently no curb cut in front of the venue. The closest curb cut can be found at the pedestrian crosswalk 200 yards south of The Cedar’s front doorsParking is available at the University of Minnesota 19th Avenue Ramp, located just 1/3 block east on Riverside Avenue. Metered street parking is available, but tends to fill up fast.


Advisory Committee: The Cedar currently has an advisory committee and compliance committee to manage accessibility detail and improvement. Any questions or concerns can be made at 612-338-2674.
To become an access partner, serve on the access committee, or for general questions and feedback about accessibility, please contact us at 612-338-2674 ext 103.


Logo - VSA Minnesota The State Organization on Arts and DisabilityThe Cedar Cultural Center is a 2017 recipient of an ADA Access Improvement Grant from VSA Minnesota, with funds from the Metro Regional Arts Council. The activity is funded, in part, by the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.