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George Wood Theatre

Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW

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Introduction

  • Comments
    • The theatre is located at the rear of the Richard Hoggart Building, off College Green.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in New Cross.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is New Cross Gate.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 410cm x 510cm (13ft 5in x 16ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 14m (15yd) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • Parking is very limited on the Goldsmiths campus.
    • There are a number of designated bays for Blue Badge holders reserved for current staff and students with mobility needs.
    • Visitors requiring parking should contact the college at least 48 hours in advance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off College Green.
  • There is not 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 166cm (5ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments
    • There is level access to the designated seating from the main entrance.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in the corridor past the entrance to the theatre.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments
    • The ramp leads to the step free entrance to the stage, and Recital Room 167.

Theatre

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located just inside the theatre.
  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.
  • A companion may sit with you.
  • Companions sit beside or behind you.
  • This venue does not provide audio described performances.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

Level Change (Link to the Richard Hoggart Building)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located opposite Recital Room 167.
  • There is / are 8 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments
    • These steps can be overcome by using the rear entrance to the Richard Hoggart Building.
    • Please see the separate guide for the Richard Hoggart Building for more details.

Accessible Toilet

  • Adapted toilets are available in the Richard Hoggart Building.
  • Please see the separate guide for this building for more details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilets are available in the Richard Hoggart Building.
  • Please see the separate guide for this building for more details.

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 not Text Relay aware.
  • Comments
    • Disability Equality courses are run by Student Services. These are open to all staff, but are not compulsory.