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Corbett Theatre

East 15, Loughton Campus, Hatfields, Rectory Lane, Loughton, Essex, IG10 3RY

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COVID-19 Information (University of Essex)

Introduction

  • Comments View
    • There are public accessible and standard toilets available within Corbetts Café adjoining the theatre.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 23:30.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 23:30.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 23:30.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 23:30.
  • Friday 08:30 - 23:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Loughton.
  • The nearest mainline station is Chingford.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Debden.

Building Parking (Corbett Theatre)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by visitors and staff permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located on the far side of the theatre from the café side.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Loughton Campus Carpark.
    • The car park is located to the rear of the campus.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Rectory Lane at the front of the campus.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp on the left hand side leading to the theatre and café is steep, however the ramp on the right side is slight and has a handrail on the right (going up). The theatre, café and IT Library can all be accessed from the right side ramp.
    • Building parking is for staff only, during the day. but can be used by visitors attending performances during the evening.
    • The on street parking is Pay and Display between 08.00-18.00, Mon-Fri.
    • Blue Badge parking is free for 3 hours.

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the rear of the campus.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Car Park Studios, Loughton Dance Studios and Hatfields House.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff and visitors.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Hatfields House.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Hatfields House.
  • Comments View
    • Students can request a parking space from the University.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is not staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 2 shows the corridor leading to the green room and the standard dressing rooms.

Theatre

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located the front row.
  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.
  • A companion may sit with you.
  • Companions sit beside you.
  • It is 15m (16yd) from the designated seating area to the nearest adapted toilet.
  • This venue does not provide audio described performances.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Concessions are not available.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.
  • Any of the seats in the front row can be removed to accommodate wheelchair users.
  • This needs to be requested in advance.
  • The theatre is used for lectures, rehearsals and classes, as well as public performances.

Standard Changing Room (Dressing Rooms)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the rear of the stage.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the stage.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 dressing rooms available backstage, which are accessed from the Green Room, via a fire door, 82 cm wide.
    • There are double, heavy doors, 172 cm wide, which give step free access to the stage from the Green Room.

Level Change (Dressing Rooms to the Stage)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading from the both Dressing Rooms and the central area to the stage.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

Accessible Toilet(s) (Public)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located along the corridor to the right just inside the café.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Toilet(s) (Public)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located along the corridor to the right just inside the café.

Standard Toilet(s) (Dressing Rooms)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located within the standard changing rooms.
    • There is stepped access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 3m from the stage entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is fair.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 90cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a shower unit located in each changing room, accessed via a deep step (shown in photograph 3).

Additional Info

  • 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.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.