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Chester Theatre Club

The Little Theatre, Gloucester Street, Newtown, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3HR

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Opening Times

  • Opening times do vary depending on performances.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Chester.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Chester City Station.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • The car park is at the back of the venue.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
  • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • There is not a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 107cm (3ft 6in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the steps.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in various parts of the building.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (inside access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located just inside the main entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Theatre

  • There are not designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • A deposit is not required for the sound enhancement system.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

Level Change (Theatre)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to the rear of the building.
  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • There is not a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

Eating and Drinking (Theatre Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 2m (2yd 7in) from the bar entrance.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic cups are not available.
  • Drinking straws are not available on request.

Level Change (Theatre Bar)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the bar entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.