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People's Theatre

Stephenson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5QF

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Newcastle upon Tyne.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Manors.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 280cm x 400cm (9ft 2in x 13ft 1in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main accessible entrance.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (the car park)

  • There is 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 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance can be used to bypass the front entrance, giving direct access to the front of the auditorium.

Outside Access (Stephenson Road)

  • 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 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Stephenson Road)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Reception (Box Office)

  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • Access to the front of auditorium from the bar and entrance area is via a moderate ramp 140cm in width.
  • There is a studio located on the 1st floor, access is via stairs only.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Bar)

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Comments View
    • The bar has a lowered area, access is via 3 clearly marked medium steps. There is a second bar called the Green Room, which has a ramp to access, however they are waiting for to be assessed.

Theatre

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located the front of the auditorium.
  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.
  • This venue does not provide audio described performances.
  • 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.
  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.
  • To borrow a wheelchair,a member of staff in the box office.
  • Concessions are available.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet is 24m from the foyer.
    • The accessible toilet is 9m from the auditorium.
    • There are 5 designated spaces for wheelchair users.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are seating on the 1st floor and the studio.

Lift

  • There is not a lift for public use.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The accessible toilet is 21m (23yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the front of the auditorium to the left.
  • 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 dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 300cm (4ft 9in x 9ft 10in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 60cm (1ft 12in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • 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 both sides.
    • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 140cm (4ft 7in) high.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 80cm (2ft 7in) high.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
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Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Comments View
    • The theatre is available for hire for conferences and meetings. Staff are trained to take TypeTalk calls.