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Dance City

Temple Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4BR

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times and Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Newcastle upon Tyne.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Newcastle Central.
  • Comments
    • The nearest Metro station is Central.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Grainger Town Car Park.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Temple Street)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 106cm (3ft 6in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 106cm (3ft 6in) wide.
  • Comments
    • The automatic doors slide open.
    • The second door is push button operated.
    • Both doors are push button operated from the inside.

Reception

  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use 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.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • There are 8 medium steps with handrails on both sides leading up to the ground floor from the lower ground floor.
    • There is a platform lift available to overcome these stairs.
    • Please see the relevant lift section for more details.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Dance City Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is sandwiches and snacks.
  • Comments
    • The nearest table is 6 metres (19.6 feet) from the building entrance.

Theatre

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located the middle of the auditorium.
  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.
  • This venue does not provide audio described performances.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Concessions are available.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.
  • Comments
    • The accessible toilet is 5m from the foyer.
    • The accessible toilet is 28m from the auditorium.
    • Please contact the venue is advance to book designated seating due to limited space.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the far left corner of the ground floor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 3.
  • The lift is 27m (29yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 140cm (4ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right hand side of the foyer as you enter.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG - G.
  • The lift is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet (Lower Ground Floor)

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is 19m (20yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the right hand side of the foyer as you enter.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • 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 170cm x 237cm (5ft 7in x 7ft 9in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 130cm (4ft 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
  • Comments
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor - Changing Rooms)

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the entrance to the auditorium.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 208cm x 380cm (6ft 10in x 12ft 6in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 126cm (4ft 2in).
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
    • The accessible toilet is also an accessible changing room, with a roll in shown and fold down seat.
    • The shower controls are twist / turn and are 90 cm high.
    • All changing rooms have lockers in them.
    • The standard changing rooms also have step-free access to the showers.
    • There are accessible toilets available on all floors.
    • In the backstage area on the ground floor, there is a Changing Places toilet, with an electric hoist, fold down table and roll-in shower available.

Standard Toilet(s) (Lower Ground Floor)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the right hand side of the foyer as you enter.
    • The female toilets are 17m (18yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the right hand side of the foyer as you enter.
    • The male toilets are 16m (17yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

Standard Toilet(s) (First Floor - Changing Rooms)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left of the entrance to the auditorium.
    • The female toilets are 39m (42yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left of the entrance to the auditorium.
    • The male toilets are 41m (44yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • The accessible toilet is also an accessible changing room, with a roll in shown and fold down seat.
    • The shower controls are twist / turn and are 90 cm high.
    • All changing rooms have lockers in them.
    • The standard changing rooms also have step-free access to the showers.
    • There are accessible toilets available on all floors.
    • In the backstage area on the ground floor, there is a Changing Places toilet, with an electric hoist, fold down table and roll-in shower available.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.