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We look forward to welcoming you to a performance or event! We want your experience with us to be memorable. If you have needs that aren't addressed here, please let us know by contacting us at 620-235-6130. 


Bicknell Family Center for the Arts 
1711 S. Homer St. 
Pittsburg, KS 66762


Parking is free and is located in two convenient places: to the immediate north of our facility, and across the street to the northwest. For large productions like Broadway shows, please plan to arrive early to give yourself time for a short walk.

We are next to the university's John Lance Arena and Plaster Center, both athletic facilities that attract large tournaments and competitions that occassionally occur at the same time as performances in our center. That sometimes means parking lots fill quickly. In that case, additional parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to Carnie Smith Stadium about a 5-minute walk from our center along the fully accessible hike-bike path.


If you have needs that aren't addressed here, please contact us at 620-235-6130 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Accessible doors are located on both the north (facing the parking lot) and west (facing the circle drive). Accessible parking spaces are available on the north side of the building about 75 feet away from the entrance.

An elevator is available to take patrons from the main level to the mezzanine.

Accessible seating is available in the Dotty and Bill Miller Theater and the Linda and Lee Scott Performance Hall. For ticketed events, please let our Box Office know when making ticket purchases. For free events, if you need assistance upon arrival, please let our staff know.

Restrooms with accessible stalls are along the hallway between the lobby and the Linda and Lee Scott Performance Hall.


  • The lobby is open an hour before the show and you are welcome to arrive as early as you like. The performance spaces (the "house") will open for seating 30 minutes before each show. 

  • Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the house manager or ushers at a suitable break in the performance and in a location that is least disruptive to the performance. 

  • Our lobby and performance spaces are air conditioned during the warmer months. If you tend to get chilly in AC, consider bringing a light sweater to put on so you're comfortable during the show.