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Clapham Picturehouse

76 Venn Street, London, SW4 0AT

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Cinema Introduction

  • Cinema Information View
    • The cinema has 4 screens in total.
    • There are 2 screens with designated seating for disabled visitors.
    • The screen(s) with designated seating is/are located on the ground floor.
    • The screens with designated seating include; Screens 3 and 4.
    • There is not an IMAX screen.
    • There is not a 4DX screen.
    • Advanced bookings are available.
    • Concessions are available.
    • Tickets are free for carers.
    • Visitors can use the Cinema Exhibitors Association Card at the cinema.
    • Films are rotated between screens to allow access.
    • Some films can be audio described.
    • Headsets are used for the audio description.
    • The availability of audio description depends on the film. Please contact the venue in advance for more information.
      The headsets are available from the ticket counter.
      There is no charge or deposit for use of the headsets.
      There is an hearing loop induction system in all of the screens.
    • Some subtitled screenings are available.
    • Please contact the venue in advance for more information on subtitles screenings.
    • Some autism friendly screenings are available.
    • There are autism friendly screenings available once a month.
      The screenings usually take place the last Sunday of the month.
      Please contact the venue for more information.
      There are dementia friendly screenings available.
      Please contact the venue for more information.
    • Assistance dogs are welcomed in the cinema screen(s).

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The cinema is located in the heart of Clapham. There are various routes to the cinema.
    • There are on-street Blue Badge and standard parking bays available.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
    • The cinema is easily accessible via bus with the following routes running close to the cinema: 88, 417, 249, N155, 50, 155, 322, 345 and N137.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest Railway Station is Clapham High Street.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station is Clapham Common.
    • The cinema is a stone's throw away (1 minute walk) from Clapham Common Underground Station (Northern Line).

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Staff receive deaf awareness training.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; large print on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/near by.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.

Public Parking

  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Bromell's Road.
    • The dimensions of the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 200cm x 660cm (6ft 7in x 21ft 8in).
    • There are not parking charges for the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Standard on street parking is available.
  • Public Car Park View
    • There is not a car park for public use within approximately 200m (219yd).
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).

Approach (Venn Street)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles.
    • There is step free access on the approach.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located just off Venn Street.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm.
  • Comments View
    • During good weather one side of the double doors is held open.

Cinema Foyer

  • Cinema Foyer View
    • The cinema foyer is located ahead as you enter.
    • There is step free access to the cinema foyer.
    • There is step free access throughout the foyer.
    • The type of flooring in the foyer is wood.
    • There is some flooring in the foyer which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring in the foyer which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Wayfinding signage is available.
    • The foyer does not play background music.
  • Ticket Counter(s) View
    • There is not a/are not ticket counter(s) within the foyer.
  • Food and Drink Counter(s) View
    • There is a/are food/drink counter(s) within the foyer.
    • The counter(s) is/are located at the rear of the cinema foyer.
    • The nearest counter is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The counter(s) is/are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step free access to the counter(s).
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter(s).
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter(s) is/are not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter(s) are good.
    • The height of the counter(s) is/are high (110cm+).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter(s).
    • There is a/are lowered section(s) of the counter(s).
    • The lowered section(s) of the counter(s) is/are at the recommended height of 76cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section(s) of the counter(s).
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section(s) of the counter(s).
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter(s).
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • There are wall menus available.
    • Menus are not available in Braille.
    • Menus are not available in large print.
    • Picture menus are not available.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can bring food/drink to screens if required.
    • Tickets can be purchased from the food/drink counter(s).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
  • Circulation View
    • There are not doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet and wood.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
    • There are sofas at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • Access to other floors/levels is via stairs.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in public areas.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located to the left upon entering.
  • There is step-free access to the café/bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is step-free access within the café.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet and wood.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m from the till/counter.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 69cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 71cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There are hand held menus and wall menus available.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Access to the additional seating area is via 12 medium height steps with handrails on both sides.

Screen(s) (Screens 3 and 4)

  • Access to Screen(s) View
    • The screen(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The name/number of the screen surveyed is 4.
    • Similar screens include; Screen 3.
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the cinema foyer.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 125cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 125cm.
    • The entrance door(s) is/are not permanently held open before and after screenings.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance before and after screenings.
    • This entrance gives access to the rear of the screen.
  • Screen Information View
    • The type of flooring is carpet.
    • There are flip-down seats with armrests on both sides.
    • Premium seating is not available within the screen.
    • The width of the rows of seating is 50cm.
    • The lighting levels before and after screenings are low.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located next to the cinema foyer.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the majority of seating.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are low.
    • The ramp/slope is not clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
    • The ramp/slope is not clearly illuminated during screenings.
  • Designated Seating Area(s) View
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are located at the side of the aisles in rows D and J.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are not clearly marked/signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the designated seating area(s).
    • There is/are 2 designated space(s) for wheelchair users in this screen.
    • Wheelchairs may be left with the patron.
    • The view from this seating area is good.
    • Companions sit next to the patron, behind the patron and in front of the patron.
    • There is sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest next to you.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the left upon entering.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the main entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to enter the stairwell on the ground floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Ground Floor, First Floor (Screen 1) and Second Floor (Screen 2).
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Screen(s) (Screen 1)

  • Access to Screen(s) View
    • The screen(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The name/number of the screen surveyed is Screen 1.
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor, to the right as you reach the top of the stairs.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm.
    • The entrance door(s) is/are permanently held open before and after screenings.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance before and after screenings.
    • This entrance gives access to the rear of the screen.
  • Screen Information View
    • The type of flooring is carpet.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
    • The width of the rows of seating is 40cm.
    • The lighting levels before and after screenings are low.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the cinema foyer.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the majority of seating.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are low to moderate.
    • The ramp/slope is not clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
    • The ramp/slope is not clearly illuminated during screenings.

Screen(s) (Screen 2)

  • Access to Screen(s) View
    • The screen(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The name/number of the screen surveyed is Screen 2.
    • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor, ahead as you reach the top of the stairs.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with an open extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 125cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with an open extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 125cm.
    • The entrance door(s) is/are permanently held open before and after screenings.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance before and after screenings.
    • This entrance gives access to to the rear of the screen.
  • Screen Information View
    • The type of flooring is carpet.
    • There are flip-down seats with armrests on both sides.
    • Premium seating is not available within the screen.
    • The width of the rows of seating is 50cm.
    • The lighting levels before and after screenings are low.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the cinema foyer.
    • There is stepped access to the majority of seating.
    • There is/are 15+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 11cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low.
    • The steps are not clearly illuminated during screenings.
    • The steps are not clearly illuminated before and after screenings.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left upon entering the cinema foyer.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 235cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 9in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 65cm (2ft 2in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest and a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 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 vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the right hand side of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 80cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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).
  • 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 dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change table is set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 75cm (2ft 6in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left upon entering the cinema foyer.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.