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Ovo Maltings Art Theatre

The Maltings, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3HL

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Box Office is open Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 17.00 and 45 minutes before the start of each performance.
    • The Coffee Shop is open Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 16.45.
    • The Theatre Bar is open 45 minutes before the start of each performance.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in St Albans.
  • The nearest mainline station is St Albans Station.
  • Comments View
    • The Theatre is situated on Level 2 of the Maltings Shopping Centre.

Parking (The Maltings Shopping Centre)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • There are 10 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 372cm x 480cm (12ft 2in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (22yd) from the main accessible entrance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 198.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the Maltings Shopping Centre.
  • 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 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Eating and Drinking (Coffee Shop)

  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks.

Theatre

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located the front of the auditorium.
  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.
  • Companions sit next to the patron.
  • This venue does not provide audio described performances.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Concessions are available.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.
  • Comments View
    • The adapted toilet is 2m from the foyer.
    • The adapted toilet is 15m from the auditorium.
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Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the entrance area.
  • 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 dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 180cm (4ft 7in x 5ft 11in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • 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 is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.