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New Wimbledon Theatre

93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1QG

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About this venue

Having stood proudly on Wimbledon’s Broadway since 1910, Wimbledon Theatre (as it was originally named) has gone from strength to strength and garnered a glittering reputation as a premier theatrical venue in South West London. The Grade II listed building consists of a beautiful Edwardian auditorium decorated in both Georgian and Italian renaissance styles across three levels of seating. With a capacity of over 1,500 (making it one of the largest theatres in London) the venue continues to play host to numerous touring productions of musicals, ballets, operas and plays, as well as an annual pantomime each Christmas.

Access Guide

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in Wimbledon.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Wimbledon.
  • The nearest underground station is Wimbledon.

COVID-19 Information

  • Due to the current circumstances this venue is temporarily closed.

Opening Times

  • Monday 12:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 12:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 12:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday 12:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Broadway Car Park.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the venue.
  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 160cm x 410cm (5ft 3in x 13ft 5in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located at the side of the venue.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open both ways.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are light.
    • The door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the main entrance.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Outside Access (Studio Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open by sliding.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 204cm (6ft 8in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the studio theatre which was in use at the time of the survey.

Level Change (Studio Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located at the studio entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 150cm (4ft 11in).

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in) wide.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

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

Reception

  • The reception desk is 2m (6ft 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Eating and Drinking (Stalls Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 4m (13ft 1in) from the bar entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).

Eating and Drinking (Foyer Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar does not serve food.

Level Change (Foyer Bar)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of you as you enter the main entrance.
  • There is / are 8 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Theatre (Dress Circle)

Level Change (Dress Circle Theatre)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to your left past the foyer.
  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Theatre (Stalls)

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.
  • A companion may sit with you.
  • Companions sit next to the patron.
  • It is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the designated seating area to the nearest accessible toilet.
  • This venue does provide audio described performances.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is infrared.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • A deposit is not required for the sound enhancement system.
  • The rows suitable for hearing loops are the front rows of the Stalls.
  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.
  • To borrow a wheelchair,reception.
  • Concessions are available.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.
  • To view the SeatPlan website for more information on accessible seating please click here (new tab).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • The lighting level is medium.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are dress circle theatre & foyer bar.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located right as you enter.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-LG.
  • The lift is 3m (9ft 10in) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 82cm x 118cm (2ft 8in x 3ft 10in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accessible Toilet (Stalls Theatre Toilets 2)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 25m (27yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the theatre.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 167cm x 195cm (5ft 6in x 6ft 5in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 41cm (1ft 4in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (Studio Toilets)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 5m (16ft 5in) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left past the studio box office.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 159cm x 207cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 9in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 92cm (3ft 0in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (Stalls Theatre Toilets 1)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 25m (27yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the theatre.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 166cm x 195cm (5ft 5in x 6ft 5in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 41cm (1ft 4in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (Foyer Toilets)

Standard Toilet(s) (Stalls Theatre)

Level Change (Stalls Theatre Toilet)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located as you enter the female toilets.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Standard Toilet(s) (Studio Toilets)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Comments View
    • If you would like to take some time out during the performance you can go to the foyer and watch the performance on the TV screen. Alternatively, an usher can show you to a quiet place to sit for a while.
    • A phone App called Auditorium allows for 'at-seat' service pre-show and during the interval.