Sheafer Lab Theater


Sheafer Lab Theater is a small black box theater. The seating banks consist of risers holding padded chairs with armrests that can be rearranged depending on the needs of the performance. Chairs on the lowest level of seating can be removed to provide wheelchair accessible seating.

On the night of a performance in Sheafer, ticket sales and will call pick up are located at a counter on the lower level of the Bryan Center immediately outside the entry to Sheafer Lab Theater.

Restrooms equipped with accessible features are located on the same level as Sheafer Lab Theater, to the left as you exit the theater. Additional restrooms are located on the top level of the Bryan Center and can be reached by elevator.


All events in Sheafer Lab Theater are General Seating events. When ordering online, please select the price types that best fit your needs when ordering your tickets so that we may adequately prepare for your visit. Please also mention any accommodations you may require when ordering tickets by phone or in person.


Accessible parking is available either in the Bryan Center Parking Deck (PG IV), located at 125 Science Drive, or in the Bryan Center parking lot adjacent to the parking deck. A special event parking fee of $5 will be charged by Duke Parking Attendants upon entry to either location. Please ask the parking attendant to direct you to the closest open accessible parking spot. Guests may be dropped off at the Bryan Center parking circle, as well, and the drop-off car can then park wherever the parking attendant indicated they should park.

Once you are parked, accessible entry to the Bryan Center is available through multiple entrances, depending on your parking location. Click here for a detailed map of these pathways.