The Muny is fortunate to work with partners that share its desire to become a more energy efficient and environmentally responsible facility.
Ameren has been instrumental in helping The Muny upgrade its electrical systems, and in supporting other energy-focused initiatives, such as our audience cooling fans and blowers, and, through rebates, The Muny’s new solar energy installation.
Harry & Sally Johnston, The Johnston Family Fund, Mr. and Mrs. William Holekamp, Chuck and Jan Mueller along with a host of other corporate and individual contributors made possible our new air circulation (Fan) project that was installed before the 2013 season. The whisper quiet fans that ring the theatre and the new blower systems provide our audiences with refreshing breezes, while also dramatically reducing the amount of power used to generate that new level of comfort.
Through a generous donation, Kirberg Company has made possible the installation of an all-new 80-module solar panel system that will produce 25,000kWh of energy in its first year, more than enough to power the spotlights and new Muny fans. The new solar array will help The Muny save thousands of dollars in energy expenses while reducing its environmental impact.
Many Muny performers and creative artists will now make their daily journey to The Muny on bicycles provided by Big Shark Bicycles. As an enjoyable option for our artists, the bicycles will also reduce the number of trips required by our artist shuttles, saving fuel and contributing to a healthier environment.
Now in its fourth year, the Muny recycling program recycles a substantial portion of the waste generated in the auditorium (cups, bottles, etc.), along with many scenic and shop elements that would have previously gone into landfills. Republic recycles more than 19,000 tons of waste annually in the St. Louis area.
As The Muny’s Official Conservation Partner and sponsor of The Muny’s Mighty Oaks, MDC works annually to remind our guests of the importance of our natural environment. This natural setting creates a beautiful environment for our productions, and also supplies cooling shade and wind abatement that contribute to an enjoyable Muny experience. The Muny and MDC urge you to get out and discover the theatre of nature: always alive and always changing.
Parking for guests with disabilities is available on all of The Muny parking lots.
The Muny offers wheelchair assistance from the designated area on the lower east parking lot into the auditorium seating area. Ushers begin assisting patrons into the theatre at 7:30 p.m. This service continues until 10 minutes after the 8:15 p.m. start of each performance. Upon request, ushers will check on patrons throughout the performance and during intermission. After each performance, wheelchair assistance is provided back to the parking areas. Due to the size of The Muny's audience, patrons requiring this service may be delayed for a few minutes from exiting the theatre.
The Muny offers seating for patrons with disabilities throughout the auditorium. These seats are provided in all price categories.
Wheelchair assistance is available for patrons taking part in backstage group tours.
Wheelchair assistance is available for those dining at the Culver Pavilion Restaurant.
Restroom facilities accessible to patrons with disabilities are located inside the auditorium. Family restrooms and accessible water fountains are located on either side of the theatre near the lower concession stands.
The Muny makes assistive listening devices available for all performances for no charge. Devices can be checked out at the souvenir stand located outside of Gate #1 and the concession stand located behind the free seat area.
Interpreted performances for the deaf are presented on Monday night for each production. Contact The Muny for more information.
The Monday night performances are audio interpreted for the blind and visually impaired. The service consists of visual descriptions of actions on the stage. A special listening device will be required and is available at the theatre free of charge.
Braille menus are available at all concession stands.
The Muny has a nurse on duty during every performance. If assistance is needed, contact the nearest usher or head usher.
Service animals are permitted at The Muny. Please notify the Muny Box Office at the time of ticket purchase so that an aisle seat may be selected for you if you desire to accommodate your service animal.