What is The Brownhoist?
Where do I park?
The Brownhosit has a dedicated parking lot to the East of the building, off of 45th St. If this lot is full, you may park across the street at the lots indicated. Free street parking is also available around the venue.
How do I get in?
There is an open gate on the South side of The Brownhoist parking lot, towards St. Clair Ave. Walk through the gate, take a right, and enter through the front door of The Brownhoist. The front door will be open from 7PM up until 15 minutes past the start of the show. If you arrive later than this, there will be a number posted on the front door that you may call to get in.
Where is the show within The Brownhoist?
The show is in The Ballroom, which is located on the 2nd floor. There will be plenty of signs and Story Club staff members around to help point you in the right direction.
Is The Brownhoist accessible?
The Brownhoist is an 1880s building and is not currently ADA compliant. Building management is working rapidly on improving accessiblity, but in the meantime we've listed information below so folks of all mobility levels may determine if the venue is accessible for them:
- There is one concrete step to access the front door and then a flight of stairs to enter the building. An electric chair lift (inspected, 350 lb rating, carries a person only and not a wheelchair) runs parallel to the entry stairs and is available for use.
- There is a licensed elevator that goes from the basement up to the 4th floor. It is the oldest operating elevator in Cleveland and is manually run. Story Club staff are able to run the elevator for anyone who would like help using it.
- None of the 8 restrooms in The Brownhoist are currently ADA compliant. The restrooms on the second floor are a step above the hallway. The most accessible restroom is on the 3rd floor, next to the elevator. This 3rd floor restroom has a narrow entryway (27" - ADA recommends 32"), no grab bars, and a standard sink vanity (no room for a wheelchair underneath the sink).
What's the food and drink situation?
Your $15 ticket ($20 at the door) includes light nibbles such as cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, dips, and cookies. We also sell drink tickets that may be exchanged for the beverages we serve on-site.