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Cumbernauld Theatre

Kildrum, Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, G67 2BN

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Access Guide

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Cumbernauld.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 320cm x 450cm (10ft 6in x 14ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 43m (47yd 1in) from the accessible entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 52m (56yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Level Change (Car Park)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down towards the accessible entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading down towards the main entrance.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

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 door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.
    • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front and beyond the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The 2 inside steps are clearly marked and have handrails on both sides.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The first door can only be opened from the inside using a push bar.

Level Change (Side Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 114cm (3ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar door for stage performers at the bottom of the side ramp.

Outside Access (Studio Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 similar sets of doors here with one on the end of the building.

Level Change (Studio Side 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 moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is portable.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The portable ramp that provides step free access to this higher front part of the building was unavailable to survey at the time of research.

Reception (Box Office)

  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance steps.
  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The box office has stepped accesss from either side of the building.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Saturday 09:30 - 18:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in various parts of the building.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading to the box office reception area.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are a further 2 similar steps to the studio on the left of reception - accessible via side entrances.

Theatre

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located the rear rows.
  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.
  • A companion may sit with you.
  • Companions sit beside you.
  • It is 12m (13yd 4in) 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 a fixed loop.
  • 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 G(1-8), H(1-10), I(1-12).
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Concessions are available.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.
  • Comments View
    • There is not level access to the seating areas covered by the hearing assistance system.

Level Change (Lower Theatre Seating)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading down to the front seating rows.
  • There is / are 2-15 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are adjustable.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Standard Changing Room (Dressing Rooms)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 14m (15yd 11in) from the stage.
  • The standard changing rooms are located on the lower stage floor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Shower facilities are not available within the changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The stage floor can be accessed via the similar accessible entrance at the bottom of the side ramp. This area was unavailable at the time of research (Feb 2015).

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 13m (14yd 8in) from the side entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the rear of the theatre.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 215cm x 170cm (7ft 1in x 5ft 7in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 150cm (4ft 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 a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • 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 is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 130cm (4ft 3in) high.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Standard Toilets)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading up from the theatre area.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 similar steps leading down from the side studio area.
    • If coming from the main entrance, the 5 steps are used to access the male toilets, which have level access via the accessible entrance.

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.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located to the right of the building near the car park.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Home visits / services are not available.
  • Comments View
    • There are some BSL performances available.
    • Others may be available on request.