ADA Information

RuPaul’s DragCon is dedicated to serving all of its attendees and making their experience as enjoyable and entertaining as possible.

If you are an attendee with disabilities, RuPaul’s DragCon has implemented the following policies in order to provide you the best service possible.

In This Article:

Attendee Registration

When you arrive to register, please go to the VIP/ADA registration area. Each registration table is wheelchair accessible, and we have helping hands available as needed.

Panel Room Seating

In every panel room, a portion of the front row is reserved for attendees with disabilities or mobility issues. These seats will be kept open until five minutes before the start of the panel. 10 minutes before the panel starts, please see the line attendant who will let you in when the room is ready. Please note that our panels can, and will, reach capacity, and reserved seats may be filled. It is highly recommended that you do not wait until the last minute to arrive at a panel room, and seating is not guaranteed.


Motorized Mobility Devices may be used by people with mobility impairments subject to reasonable safety restrictions (e.g. exercising extra caution in busy locations such as loading docks and show floors during move-in and move-out periods).

American Sign Language

American Sign Language interpreters will be available for the panels on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Guide Dogs and Service Animals

Service Animals (i.e. dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities) are welcome at the Los Angeles Convention Center — provided they are leashed or under similar control as appropriate. Trained miniature horses also will be permitted when possible in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Owners take full responsibility for their animals. 

Autograph Lines

Some autograph lines have a separate VIP access line. Please notify the line attendant, and you will be provided use of this separate line. Other lines do not have a separate line; please notify a line monitor, and they will accomodate your line entry. Please note that this access does not guarantee a “no wait” time, this access is provided to minimize navigation of lines.


If you have medication or special needs that needs refrigeration, please be aware that neither RuPaul’s DragCon nor the Los Angeles Convention Center can provide refrigerators. You should bring a cooler or insulated bag to accommodate your own needs.

Please take care to plan your day in advance.

Please keep in mind that RuPaul’s DragCon cannot guarantee any seating, autographs, or giveaways.

The LA 2018 Parties

Battle on the Runway at Belasco Theater
The Belasco has some bench seating along the sides of the theater, which is revered for attendees with disabilities or mobility issues. If you and/or your guest(s) are in need of seating, please arrive early to the venue and speak with any of the security guards out front. They will be able to assist you.

World of Queens and RuPaul's DragCon Pageant at The Orpheum Theatre

The Orpheum has accessible seating and restrooms. Accessible seating is located in the rear of the Orchestra Level of The Orpheum Theatre and is reserved exclusively for patrons with accessible needs and a single companion. If you need accessible seating go directly to the Box Office upon arrival and ask a staff member to help you.

Listening Devises are available for hearing impaired guests at all Orpheum Theatre events. Please visit Guest Services and request an Assistive Listening Device. Guests will be required to leave a valid photo ID as collateral as this is a complimentary service.

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