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The Show Must Go On

When the Boston Lyric Opera Company staged a Leonard Bernstein musical inside an ice rink in the city’s famed North End, Amramp ensured “the show must go on” by delivering an ADA-compliant access solution for the venue in just a few days. The opera company, which had built a stage and recreated a 1950’s-era nightclub on top of the rink’s ice surface for this temporary “site-specific” event, found out a week before opening night that the site had to have access for individuals with mobility challenges.

According to Production/Technical Director Anna Labykina, Amramp’s quick response and rapid installation of a ramp system for access into and out of the venue assured that the show’s dress rehearsals weren’t delayed and enabled the opera company to welcome its audience on opening night as planned.

“Two days before we were scheduled to have people come into the space for a dress rehearsal, we found out that we absolutely had to have a secondary ADA-compliant exit from the space,” Miss Labykina said. “The only way to make that possible within the current setup was to…put in a ramp that goes up and over the rink’s boards. We found Amramp and we were lucky enough that someone was able to come out on the day that we found this out to do an estimate for us and a walk-through.”

She added: “Our experience with Amramp was absolutely brilliant. The communication with them has been great, we’re very happy with it.”

Click on the image above to view a short video on the ramp solution Amramp installed for access

to the Boston Lyric Opera Company’s production of Leonard Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti”.

For those who host temporary events such as this, the best and most convenient solution to ensure that the venue complies with ADA standards is to contact your local Amramp representative. Our freestanding wheelchair ramp systems are not attached to homes or buildings – as a result, when removed, there’s no damage to landscaping or exterior and interior fixtures. Additionally, since our ramps are installed by local ramp experts with local ramp inventory, we can respond and install a solution for you in a matter of days, from coast to coast across the US and parts of Canada, just as we did for the Boston Lyric Opera Company.

Amramp Accessibility solutions include:

  • Commercial & Residential Wheelchair Ramps
  • RENT or Buy – Installed in Days
  • Stair Lifts – Indoor, Outdoor, and Curved Models
  • Vertical and Inclined Platform Lifts – Indoor and Outdoor
  • Grab Bars and Safety Railings
  • Door Widening
  • Home Modifications
  • Patient Lifts
  • Other Unique Assistive Devices

When you're looking for accessibility products, you need a company with experience. Amramp is familiar with the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as local zoning laws.

Certified Aging in Place Speciliasts (CAPS) are trained by the National Association of Home Builders on remodeling and retrofitting existing homes for special needs.

Amramp can evaluate any home to determine what changes are needed to make the living space as accommodating as possible in the years ahead.

Check out Amramp’s full line of accessibility solutions or take advantage of Amramp’s FREE evaluation to review your needs and lay out a plan that is right for you by calling 888-715-7598 or emailing to [email protected].

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