Things to Know

Mitchell Fine Arts Center


Constructed between 1964‑1966, some parts of our facility may be difficult or even inaccessible to patrons in a wheelchair or with reduced mobility. Guests with any accessibility concerns are encouraged to call or email ahead for added assistance.


  • Both of the MFA main entrances have significant steps. On the parking lot side of the building, there is an elevator to the left of the steps that allows access to both Haggin Auditorium and Carrick Theater. 
  • The wooden ramp entrance offers wheelchair access to the Morlan Gallery. This ramp is not a viable entrance to either theater unless special arrangements are made.

Haggin Auditorium Seating

  • There are four spaces for wheelchairs located in the front row of Haggin auditorium (two on each side of the row). These spaces can be accessed from the elevator hallway on level 1 to the southern/house right side of the auditorium.  Blue symbols on the doors indicate the entrance.
  • Additional seats are available near the side entrance for those who are able to transfer to an auditorium chair or who need immediate access to an exit.
  • The accessible doors in Haggin are accessed from level 1 on the elevator.
  • Haggin Auditorium has a sloped seating area.  This makes the entire room open to those in a wheelchair or with reduced mobility. Please keep in mind that the slope may be steeper that some are comfortable with in a chair.
  • Please note that the Haggin Auditorium main lobby is not wheelchair accessible except via the sloped auditorium.

Carrick Theater Seating

  • There are four spots located along the back wall (two on each side) which have removable chairs to accommodate a wheelchair.  Additional chairs can also be removed with proper notice.  
  • Other rows can be accessed via a single shallow step down per row.
  • The main entrance of Carrick is accessible via level 1R on the elevator.


An all gender restroom with urinals is located in the hallway on the house left side of Haggin Auditorium, down the hall from the Morlan Gallery.

Infant and Child Care

A changing station is scheduled to be installed in winter of 2023‑24. We kindly ask that caregivers not change diapers on upholders surfaces or seat.

Sensory Concerns

Due to the nature of theater performance and live events, many shows may contain loud music or bright lights. Please review any special notes under each event listing and follow up by calling or emailing us to ensure an event is suited to your needs.

Assisted Listening

At this time, Mitchell Fine Arts Center regrets that we do not offer an assisted listening system within our facility.  We continue to work to make this necessary improvement as we are able.


At this time, Mitchell Fine Arts Center regrets that we do not have Braille signage within our facility.  We continue to work to make this necessary improvement as we are able.


Parking is available in any “G” lot on the Transylvania campus. There is also street parking available on North Upper Street and other side streets. Parking on grass, sidewalks, or curbs is not permitted. Please consult our parking map for more information.

Reserved VIP parking is available for purchase with tickets at select shows.

Food, Drink and Concessions

  • Only bottled water is permitted in Mitchell Fine Arts Center. No outside food or drink is permitted inside the theater or auditorium.
  • Concessions are sold in the lobby for select events. Please call or email us if you would like to find out if concessions will be offered at a particular event.


  • Tickets may be purchased online.
  • Please bring your print at home ticket, or digital ticket phone ticket with you.
  • Please refer to our ticketing page regarding refunds or cancelation policy.

Security and Bag Checks

  • No weapons of any kind are allowed within Mitchell Fine Arts Center or on Transylvania University’s private campus.  This includes concealed weapons, regardless of concealed carry permit.
  • For the safety and security of everyone, all bags, large coats and bulky items are subject to search. Additionally, patrons may be required to pass a metal detector upon entry.

Inclusivity Policy

Mitchell Fine Arts Center is committed to inclusivity and welcomes all persons to our facility, regardless of race, color, citizenship status, sex, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, veteran’s status or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law or local ordinance. Transylvania University is committed to ensuring that the institution, including Mitchell Fine Arts Center,  is free of harassment and discrimination. Hate speech, bullying, threatening behavior or posturing, derogatory, sexist, racist or other disparaging remarks will not be tolerated. Mitchell Fine Arts Center reserves the right to withdraw or decline access to anyone believed to be in violation of this policy.

Operating Hours

Theater doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Our lobby is traditionally open at least 45 minutes prior to showtime. 

Mitchell Fine Arts Center does not currently have standard hours. Calls to the facility are typically answered and returned between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 


MFA is most easily accessed via West 4th Street, between North Broadway and North Upper St.

Mailing Address

300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508

Physical Address

350 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508