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Royalty Theatre

25 The Royalty, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR2 7PP

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the main theatre, studio theatre and a bar.
  • Comments View
    • The amateur theatre is a registered charity and run solely by volunteers.

Opening Times

  • Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Sunderland.
  • The nearest Metro Station is University.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

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(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 71cm (2ft 4in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • 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 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played during performances.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Main Theatre)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the main entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is portable.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • Please contact a member of the staff for use of the portable ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right of the main entrance.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Theatre (Main Theatre)

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located row B14 - D14.
  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.
  • A companion may sit with you.
  • Companions sit in the adjoining seat.
  • 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.
  • The rows suitable for hearing loops are all rows.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Concessions are available.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a shallow clearly marked step to access some of the rows of seats.

Level Change (Studio Theatre)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading from the foyer to the studio theatre.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Studio Theatre

  • The studio theatre is located to the rear of the venue.
  • The studio is 18m from the main entrance.
  • The seating in this area can be arranged according to the use of the room.
  • There is a shallow unmarked step around the perimetre of the room.
  • This step does not have a handrail.
  • This area is used by local dance groups on a weekly basis.

Eating and Drinking (Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located to the left of the main entrance.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 66cm (2ft 2in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The standard height for tables is 66cm.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Comments View
    • There is a medium clearly marked step leading to further seating.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located on the grassed areas at the side of the venue.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.