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STEM Theatre

Kings Road Centre, City College Plymouth, Devonport, Plymouth, PL1 5QG

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COVID-19 Information (City College Plymouth)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a Theatre, Dance Studio, 2 Drama Practice Spaces, and the One20media Room.
  • The STEM Theatre is located on the ground floor of the Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM.
  • Related link Kings Road Centre.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/kings-road-centre

Getting Here

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park (Front Visitors Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the front of the STEM Centre, off Kings Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are STEM Centre and Stars Hair and Day Spa.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 365cm x 510cm (11ft 12in x 16ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located at the rear of the car park.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment can be made by phone.
    • To see more information on parking policies please click here (opens new tab).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the STEM Centre.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the STEM Centre.
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the STEM Centre main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Parking charges only apply during term time.
    • Parking is free out of term time.
    • This car park is also used as a drop off area.
    • Payment by phone can be made viahttps://www.paybyphone.co.uk/
    • It also contains 2 electric charging bays (photograph 6).

Site/Campus Car Park (Rear Visitors Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the rear of the STEM Centre.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are STEM Centre & PL1 and The Hospitality Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 365cm x 445cm (11ft 12in x 14ft 7in).
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located at the rear of the car park.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment can be made by phone.
    • To see more information on parking policies please click here (opens new tab).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access to the car park from the STEM Centre.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the STEM Centre.
    • The nearest designated bay is 53m (57yd 2ft) from the STEM Centre rear entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Parking charges only apply during term time.
    • Parking is free out of term time.
    • Payment by phone can be made viahttps://www.paybyphone.co.uk/.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the campus, off Kings Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • There are also automatic revolving doors at this entrance, to the left of the main accessible door (photograph 6). There is a button, 91cm high, available here to slow the speed the door rotates if required.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the back of the building, leading from the rear visitor's car park and PL1.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 186cm (6ft 1in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located around the side and very rear of the building, leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located leading up to the entrance from the rear visitors car park and PL1.
    • There is / are 3 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is no dropped kerb leading from the rear visitor's car park and PL1 to the ramp.

Reception (Main College Reception)

  • The Main College Reception is located just inside the main entrance.
  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Comments View
    • There is a waiting area opposite the desk, which contains seats with arm rests (photograph 4).
    • The area to the left as you face the reception desk contains open desk interview/consultation areas and interview rooms.
    • Beyond that is the Kings Road Centre main building main corridor (photograph 5).

Entrance (Theatre Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the Stem CafĂ© counter.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located between the first and second set of doors.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 115cm.

Entrance (Reception Foyer Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the main reception foyer, between the interview rooms and link through to the Kings Road Centre main building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Entrance (Rehearsal Rooms and Backstage Area Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located directly to the right of the STEM Centre rear entrance as you enter.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 82cm.
  • Comments View
    • The rest of the STEM Theatre area can be accessed from this entrance, via the theatre.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show the corridor leading from the reception foyer entrance to the theatre, dance studio and One20media room.
    • The backstage area and rehearsal rooms can be accessed from here via the theatre.
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the dance studio.

Theatre

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located at the front of the seating.
  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.
  • A companion may sit with you.
  • Companions sit beside or behind you.
  • It is 32m (34yd 2ft) from the designated seating area to the nearest accessible toilet.
  • This venue does provide audio described performances.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.
  • Comments View
    • The theatre contains retractable seating. When this seating is not being used, wheelchair users can be accommodated anywhere for performances.

Level Change (Rehearsal Rooms)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located either side of the area to the rear of the theatre.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • Comments View
    • The steps on the far side of the theatre from the Rehearsal Rooms and Backstage Area entrance have a handrail on the left hand side going up (photograph 3 and 4).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 32m (34yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located along the central corridor, just past the lift.
    • There are identical toilets in same location on all other floors.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 227cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 5in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 140cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor, the second floor, the third floor and the fourth floor.
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located in the toilet area on the ground floor, just past the lifts.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 35m from the main entrance.
    • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat and a vertical rail on the right.
    • There is sufficient standing space in the cubicle for ambulant disabled people.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Comments View
    • The shared toilets on the first floor do not contain ambulant cubicles (photograph 4).