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National Theatre

Southbank, Southwark, London, SE1 9PX

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 23:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 23:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 23:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 23:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 23:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 23:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The door opening is 189cm (6ft 2in) wide.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 6m (19ft 8in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is infrared.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is infrared.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Eating and Drinking (Oliver Circle Bar - 3rd Floor)

  • All chairs are permanently fixed.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are available in large print.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is snacks.

Eating and Drinking (Long Bar - Ground Floor)

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are available in large print.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is snacks.

Eating and Drinking (Expresso Bar - Ground Floor)

  • All chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are available in large print.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is snacks.

Eating and Drinking (Circle Cafe)

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are available in large print.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is pizza and salad.

Eating and Drinking (Lyhleton Buffet - Ground Floor)

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are available in large print.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is snacks.

Eating and Drinking (Oliver Stalls Bar - 2nd Floor)

  • All chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are available in large print.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is snacks.

Theatre

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2-3 and Mezzanine 1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • The lighting level is bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2-3.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • There is not 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 controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • 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 210cm x 200cm (6ft 11in x 6ft 7in).
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Comments View
    • There are baby changing facilities in the adapted toilet.
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Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.