At least 48 hrs to one week before you are to attend the show, it is recommended that you call the theater or other venue where the show is being held to inform them that you are a disabled patron partnered with a service dog. Many theaters have specially reserved seating for their disabled patrons with various needs and will more than likely have excellent suggestions for how to ensure that the performance is most enjoyable for both you and your service dog.
Calling ahead and telling the theater about your service dog is also important for the venue to know ahead of time for both your, your dog’s and the safety of the performers. During some shows the actors or special effects are done from various places in the audience seating. If the venue is prepared for having a dog in the theater they can be sure that you are seated in an area where your service dog will be kept safe from any potentially dangerous situations.