Access – Assistive Visibility

This text document contains a “Bird’s Eye View” for The Cedar Cultural Center.

Please let us know how this tool has helped you and if we can make any description improvements. All contact information for The Cedar is available at the bottom of this document. Let’s get started, using a screen reader, listen to the descriptions of the linked areas below and build the image in your mind’s eye.

For IOS Apple products: Apple Accessibility has assistive technology called, “VoiceOver.” It is an advanced screen reader programmed into macOS Sierra, and includes lists of VoiceOver commands. With VoiceOver enabled, just triple-click the Home button to access it wherever you are in iOS.

For Android: Google TalkBack is an accessibility service that helps blind and vision-impaired users interact with their devices on Android Devices. TalkBack adds spoken, audible, and vibration feedback to your device.

With a screen reader on, double tap screen to toggle pages. Top of the APP page you will notice an info button that provides links. Next, select the Refresh button to re-scan an area. The Trash can will delete the current page being shown in your APP. Press the Refresh button to receive that page again if you are still in proximity of that beacon.

Now, we always start the description from a strategic starting point. We will use the main entrance which is located on the east side of the building. After entering the main entrance and doors are behind you, you are now facing west and in the Main Lobby.

Main Lobby:
With main entrance doors behind you, you are facing west into the lobby. To your left or the south is a double glass door the leads out to the south patio. Normally this is where you can also purchase tickets. Be careful as this area does have a few portable tables and chairs for guests to use.

A portable table and two chairs are along back west wall. Immediately to the right is an information stand with flyers for upcoming events, agenda and information. Next to the right or the north is where you go if you already have tickets and meet with ticket attendant for entrance into performance hall. You can also purchase tickets here as well. After this continue to the right or north west down the hallway.

Next on your Right is a concession stand with customer service attendant.
Cold drinks, coffee, beer and snacks available here. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Concession Items:


Joia (Grapefruit/Blackberry/Orange/Lime) $3.00

Nantucket Nectars: $3.00

Flavors: Cranberry, Orange, Apple, Pomegranate-Cherry, 1/2 & 1/2 Lemonade, and Iced Tea


Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Spite Zero: $2.00

Sprecher Root Beer and Reed’s Extra Ginger Brew: $3.00


Bottled: $2.00

Carbonated-Mendota Springs(Lemon/Lime/Plain): $2.00

Coffee/Decaf/Tea (wide variety of Herbal & caffeinated options) $2.00/$1.00 refills on coffees

Chai & Hot Cocoa $3.00

Wine-3 Reds & 3 Whites: $6.00, $7.00 & $8.50

Tap Beers-Rotating Local Craft Beers: $6.00 & $7.00

Flavors: currently Summit/Surly/Indeed/Fulton

Canned Beers: $5.00

Brands: PBR & Grainbelt Nordeast

Canned & Bottled Beer-wide variety with emphasis on local & regional beers $6.00 (a few outliers like Surly at $7.00 to $8.50)


Chips: $2.50

Brands: Kettle Chips, Garden of Eatin Tortilla Chips, Pita Chips

There is a wide variety of Cedar branded snacks packaged for us by Midwest Northern Nut: $2.50

This includes: Gummy Bears, Beer Nuts, Smokehouse Almonds, Yogurt Pretzels, Chocolate Peanuts, etc..

Cookies from the Cookie Cart in N. Minneapolis. $1.50

Panda Licorice: $2.00

Black Licorice & Raspberry

Chocolove Candy Bars: $2.50

Strong Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, and Orange Peel in Dark Chocolate

Directly across hall from concession stand is the portable garbage can and recycle bin.

First door on left leads into the performance hall. Continue to trail left o find the second door that leads into west side of the performance hall. Between these two doors directly across hall is a seating area with couch. After seating area, continue to trail wall right and you will find the women’s restroom. After women’s restroom on right is a drinking fountain. Directly in front of you and drinking fountain is to your right is the men’s restroom and the end of the hall.

There is a door to the left of the men’s restroom that leads to stairs. Please do not enter, Employees only. End of Main Lobby description.

Women’s Restroom:
After entering women’s restroom door and door behind you, you are facing east. To the right is a changing table, small table and portable floor garbage can. To the left and north is the entrance to stalls and sink. Turn to the left and now facing this entrance to the north. Single sink area to the left or west. paper towel dispenser hanging on wall. Portable soap dispenser on sink counter. Portable garbage can below sink counter. After sink counter on back wall are two stalls. There is no ADA stall in this bathroom. Please ask a Cedar customer service rep for assistance. ADA stall available in men’s restroom only. End of women’s restroom description.

Men’s Restroom:
After entering men’s restroom facing north, immediately turn to the right, east and you are now facing restroom. Two stalls on left to the north. Second stall is ADA. To the right or south are two urinals, sink and paper towel dispenser hanging on wall. Portable soap dispenser located on top of sink. End of men’s’ restroom description.

Performance Hall:
Description is from first door on left in the Main Lobby birds eye view description. With double doors behind you and you are facing the performance hall to the west. Coats can be hung directly to your left or the south. Heading west, next to the left is a donation vessel and merchandise table. After this table is where the stage begins and stairs are located for performers. Please do not enter. Turn 90 degrees to the right and face north. This is the direction the actors perform and seating area is located in front of stage to the left. There are rows of portable chairs and sometimes we have standing shows where these chairs will not be set up and the room is open. End of Performance Hall description.

Contact information:
Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55454
Tel: 612-338-2674
Online events calendar:

Thank you!
Last edited: 12/12/2016
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