The Ruth Finley Person Theater at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is a flexible venue, which means we can accommodate both seated and open floor configurations as needed. When seated, the theater has a capacity of 1681. It is the largest fixed-seat venue in Sonoma County with no seat more than 75 feet from the stage. When main floor seats are removed, the open floor/seated balcony configuration raises the capacity to 2000. The theater’s unique thrust-stage design provides a level of intimacy between artists and audiences unlike any other in Northern California. For nearly 40 years, LBC has been provided the best environment to see your favorite performer up close and personal.

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Balcony Door 1: Accessible by ramp
Balcony Door 4: Accessible by lift

Seating in the Ruth Finley Person Theater is provided on two levels: Orchestra (floor level) and Balcony (upstairs, second story).


The orchestra level of the theater features approximately 1100 fixed seats in three sections surrounding the stage. This level of the theater is accessible by seven entrances from the Center’s Lytton Rancheria Grand Lobby.


The balcony level of the Ruth Finley Person Theater features approximately 500 fixed seats and 48 additional “standing room only” positions located directly behind the last row of balcony seating. This level of the theater offers tiered seating with an elevated view of the stage. It is accessible by four entrances located off the second level of the theater. Elevators were installed in early 2019, providing access to balcony seating for individuals with limited mobility. Balcony Door 1 is accessible by ramp and Balcony Door 4 is accessible by lift.

Guarantee the Best Seats

As a non-profit organization serving the community, we rely on the generosity of our members and donors to make all our programs possible.  To show our gratitude, we offer several member benefits, not the least of which is receiving the earliest notifications when new shows are added, giving members the best opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public.*

That means they get the best seats available!

Accommodations for Patrons with Disabilities

Accessible Seating

Accessible seating for patrons with mobility limitations are located in several places on the main floor and balcony level of the Ruth Finley Person Theater. Tickets for these locations may be purchased online or by contacting the ticket office, either by phone or in person. Elevators provide access to balcony seating. Balcony Door 1 is accessible by ramp and Balcony Door 4 is accessible by Lift.

Assisted Listening Devices (ALD)

Assisted Listening Devices are available for our patrons at no cost. Please visit the Patron & Member Services Office to check-out an ALD and be prepared to provide a credit card or driver’s license, which will be held until the device is returned.


Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located on both the main floor and balcony levels.


Parking is available for individuals with ADA placards. Spaces are located just outside the Center’s north and south entrances.

Service Animals

Certified service animals necessary to assist patrons with disabilities are welcome and must remain on a leash or harness at all times. Please contact the Box Office if you intend to bring a service animal to an event so appropriate seating can be reserved for you.

Balcony Door 4 Accessible by Lift

Balcony Door 1 Accessible by Ramp

Owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax ID #94-2581084). | Designed by Schipper Design | Built & Maintained by Inbound Design
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