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Accessibility Information

Accessibility Information

AccessibiltyAppel Farm Arts & Music Center is dedicated to providing all patrons with a friendly, caring environment in which to enjoy the arts. Volunteers are available at the events to help with any of your needs. Assistance animals are welcome at Appel Farm.

To provide you with the best experience as possible, patrons requiring assistance should contact Appel Farm at least two weeks in advance. Call the Appel Farm Box Office at (856) 358-2472 ext. 103 or click here to contact us.

You may also call us through the the New Jersey Relay System at (800) 852-7899 or by dialing 711

Periodically complimentary tickets are made available to service groups who provide access services to patrons. Please contact the Box Office to discuss this option at (856) 358-2472 ext. 103 or click here to contact us.

Accessibility Advisory Committee

Appel Farm maintains an Accessibility Advisory Committee, which meets twice a year to address issues concerning programming, facilities and policies. If you are interested in becoming a member of the committee please contact Heather Yelle, Accessibility Coordinator at (856) 358-2472 ext. 103.

Accessibility Services

Hearing Access

Assistive Listening Devices, Sign Language Interpretation, Open Captioning             


Performances in the Clare Rostan Appel Theatre

  • The Theatre is equipped with an Assistive Listening Device (ALD) system and is used for shows that use microphones. ALDs are available free of charge at the Theatre Box Office.
  • Specific shows each year will be interpreted. In the future, please call the Box Office at (856) 358-2472 for each season’s offering.
  • Open captioning will be available for specific shows. Please call the Box Office at (856) 358-2472 for each season’s offering.

On-Site Festivals

  • The Meadow and Grove Stages are equipped with an Assistive Listening Device (ALD) system (weather permitted). ALDs are available free of charge at the Information Booth.

Mobility Access

Building & Grounds Accessibility


Performances in the Clare Rostan Appel Theatre

  • The theatre, box office, concessions and restrooms are barrier free.
  • Two accessible parking spots are available near the theatre and two more are available in the paved main lot. Patrons may pull up to the front door of the theatre and unload. The theatre driveway and accessible parking area are gravel covered. Parking is also available on tar-top main lot with access via concrete walkway to theatre.
  • Volunteers are made available to assist you.
  • Limited Wheelchair seating is available and may be reserved in advance or on a first come, first served basis at the door. Appel Farm can seat up to three guests next to the patron in a wheelchair.

On-Site Festivals

  • Accessible parking is available for patrons with disabilities in the field adjacent to the entrance area. Patrons are greeted by volunteers providing golf cart transportation from the parking lot to the box office and to one of the stages. You may also request a return trip at the end of the day.
  • There is access to the Meadow stage via a tar-top driveway and concrete walkway if you prefer. The rest of the grounds are located in fields with grass that has been mowed.
  • Accessible port-o-lets are available.

Arts Classes & Workshops

  • The Art Building, Gallery, Dining Hall, Dance Studio and Theatre are accessible. Please e-mail Kerri Sullivan, Director of Arts Education and Outreach, with your request before attending class so that we are able to make your class time as enjoyable as possible.

Conference Center Housing

  • South Dorm, Hill Dorm and Coop dorm are fully accessible. The Hill Dorm has a gravel drive with a concrete walkway to the building. There is a tar-top drive that leads to concrete walkways for the South and Coop Dorms.
  • North Dorm facilities are limited. Patrons are welcome to drive directly to the North Dorm to unload. Access to the building may also be obtained through a rear entrance sidewalk.

Other Building Access

Please call (856) 358-2472 or email Heather Yelle, Accessibility Coordinator with your requests.


Visual Access

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Large Print and Braille brochures are available for the Festival programs, the Summer Arts Camp Brochure and the Conference Center Brochure. (We do not print any type of program for the family performances.)

Please contact Appel Farm through the New Jersey Relay Service at (TRS) (800) 852-7899 or dial 711.


Other Accessible Organizations

Providing more Accessible services

Art-Reach (provide free or low cost tickets to cultural events)
Cultural Access Network (accessible events calendar for New Jersey)
Cumberland County Office on Aging and Disabled
Gloucester County Office of Disability Services
Salem County Office for the Disabled