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Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 4SX

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a theatre for University Drama students to rehearse and perform in front of an audience. It is also used as a teaching area for Technical Theatre students.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • You can use the AA route planner to plan your journey. In accordance with the university's sustainability policy, visitors are advised to travel to St Mary's by public transport wherever possible. St Mary's is located on Waldegrave Road (A309) to the south of Twickenham. If you are using a sat nav, the postcode for the campus is TW1 4SX.
    • Parking restrictions apply on the campus from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and parking is limited at other times. Please call the main reception on 020 8240 4000 if you require further clarification.
  • By Bus View
    • From Richmond Upon Thames you can catch the R68 towards Hampton Court from a bus stop just outside Richmond station. Get off at the Twickenham, King Street stop and then take the 33 towards Fulwell. Get off at the ‘St Mary's University’ stop, which is just outside of St Mary’s main reception. You can also take the 33 from Richmond, although the bus stop is a 5 minute walk from Richmond station on Sheen Road (Bus stop L). From Twickenham or Teddington the 33 heading towards Fulwell stops on Richmond Road and York Street in Twickenham. The 33 heading towards Hammersmith stops on Stanley Road and Broad Street (Teddington High Street) in Teddington.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Strawberry Hill which is 0.3 miles away. To get to the university from the station turn left when you exit, then walk past Premier Wine and the Post Office on your left and take the second road on your right, which is Waldegrave Gardens. At the end of Waldegrave Gardens, turn right onto Waldegrave Road and St Mary's main reception is on your left.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest tube station is Richmond, which is 2.6 miles away. It is on the District and Overground Lines.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Waldegrave Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Main Entrance and Security, G Block, Chaplaincy, Shannon Building, Chapel.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 475cm x 440cm (15ft 7in x 14ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors, Blue Badge holders and staff permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply to visitors only.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the main entrance.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the main reception.
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Parking on campus is available only to staff with a valid annual parking permit.
    • Parking charges apply to visitors section of the car park (by main reception, approximately 20 parking places).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the Blocks L, J and N Courtyard, at the far end of the Refectory Corridor.
    • This entrance gives access to the venue via the back stage area.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • 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 120cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 125cm (4ft 1in).

Reception (Box Office)

  • Box Office is located to the right as you enter.
  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are moderate to good.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Entrance (Theatre Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left and right as you enter via the main entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There are no doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • This building does play background music.
    • Music is played during performances.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 4 shows the Design Room, located at the rear of the backstage area. This is used as a teaching room for Theatre Set Design.

Theatre

  • The theatre contains retractable seating. When used, wheelchair users are accommodated at the front of the theatre, and seats will be provided so that companions can sit beside you.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the Refectory, next to the Theatre.

Standard Changing Room (Dressing Room)

  • Location and Access View
    • This standard changing room is located in the backstage area.
    • This standard changing room is approximately 35m from the main entrance.
    • The standard changing room is approximately 16m from the Theatre stage.
    • There is step-free access to the standard changing room.
    • A key is not required for the standard changing room.
    • There is no signage on or near the standard changing room door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is light.
    • There is no lock for the toilet door.
    • The width of the standard changing room opening is 70cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Changing Facilities View
    • The dimensions of the standard changing room are 170cm x 309cm.
    • The fixtures/facilities available in the standard changing room include; a chair/stool, a wash basin and a toilet.
    • This is an interchangeable between male and female changing room.
    • The type of flooring in the changing room is vinyl.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the standard changing room.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • There is seating available within the changing room.
    • The seating within the changing room includes: a chair without armrests.
    • There are lockers within the changing room.
    • There is a/are locker(s) within reach for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a water dispenser available.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the changing room.
    • There is a/are general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • The lighting levels in the changing room are moderate to good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • The Dressing Room is also 11 m from the rear entrance.

Standard Toilet(s) (Dressing Room)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
    • There are shared toilets within the changing room.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located within the Dressing Room.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 40m from the main entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Comments View
    • These toilets are for performers only.

Standard Shower (Dressing Room)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the Dressing Room shared standard toilet.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.