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Old Vic

The Cut, Lambeth, London, SE1 8NB

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Introduction - The Old Vic

  • The Old Vic is a 1,000-seat, not-for-profit producing theatre, located just south-east of Waterloo station on the corner of the Cut and Waterloo Road.

Theatre Information

  • General Information View
  • Theatre Information View
    • The designated seating within the theatre is located in the stalls and there is currently 1 space designated for wheelchair users.
      There will be up to 2 spaces available in April 2019, increasing to up to 10 in August 2019, including 2 next to each other. There will also be 11 transfer seats available.
    • Advanced bookings are available.
    • Concessions are available (£21 for disabled patrons).
      Tickets are not free for companions/carers but are available at a concession
      At the time of the survey (February 2019), there was not step-free access to the foyer. People requiring step-free access should make themselves known to a member of the front-of-house team when they arrive at the theatre (the main entrance is staffed from at least one hour before a performance). They will be escorted to the Webber Street side of the building where there is ramped access leading directly into the Stalls. Entry to the auditorium is not possible until approximately 30 minutes before the start of the performance, although staff will accommodate any special requirements where they can.
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Patrons View
    • There is a hearing assistance system available in the theatre(s).
    • There is a/are headset hearing assistance system(s) in the theatre(s).
    • The hearing assistance system does cover all areas of the theatre(s).
    • Two types of hearing device are available: headsets for people who don’t use hearing aids but would like amplified sound or neck loops for use with a hearing aid by switching it to the ‘T’ setting. Headsets and neck loops should be collected from the cloakroom in the main foyer before the performance. A returnable deposit of £5 is payable. Please inform the Box Office when booking so they can advise on where best to sit.
    • Some performances are captioned.
    • Please contact the theatre or visit the website for more details on captioned performances.
    • No performances are signed.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome in the venue.
      A free synopsis of the play can be provided before your visit.
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Patrons View
    • Some performances are audio described.
    • The audio described performances are often preceded by a touch tour, where audience members can touch the costumes and sets used in the performance. Please contact the theatre or visit the website for more details on touch tours.
      Assistance dogs are welcome into the auditorium. Please let the Box Office know when booking and they will offer an aisle seat if available. They will also advise of any special effects in the production that might affect a dog. The front-of-house staff are also happy to take care of assistance dogs during performances.
    • Audio described notes of the play can be provided before your visit.
      A large print programme can be provided before your visit.
      If you require Braille in advance of your visit this can be provided on demand.
      Please contact the theatre or visit the website for more details on audio described performances.
  • Autism Friendly/Relaxed Performances View
    • The theatre also has open performances, which have a more relaxed and informal environment. Audience members are able to make as much noise as they like and come and go as they please. The lights are kept on, and the changes are made to the light and sound of the performance (such as taking out any loud bangs or strobes lights). There is a chill out area in the foyer (not accessible to wheelchair users at the time of the survey), and a visual story is available. Please contact the theatre or visit the website for more details on open performances.

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • For more information on accessibility and assistance at the theatre, please click here (new tab).
  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • The alternative formats can be provided in: large print on request, Braille on request, audio described pre-show notes.
  • Waterloo Millennium Green and a small park on Ufford Street are available nearby for assistance dogs.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are no mobility aids available.

On Street Parking (Mitre Road)

  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Mitre Road.
    • The dimensions of the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 500cm x 210cm (16ft 5in x 6ft 11in).
    • There are not parking charges for the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Standard on street parking is available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on The Cut and Mitre Road.
  • Comments View
    • There is pay and display parking on The Cut (shown in photographs 3 and 4), and 1 pay and display bay on Mitre Road (shown in photograph 5). Maximum stay is 4 hours.
    • There is permit only parking on Mitre Road and Webber Street between 08:30 - 20:30 Monday - Friday (shown in photograph 6).

South Bank Public Car Parks

  • This section provides information about a number of public cars parks around South Bank.
    For more information about access and parking charges please visit the individual car parks.
    South Bank is located in the congestion charging zone.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off The Cut.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 142cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the step(s).
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do not cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is an electronic assist button at this entrance.

Theatre Foyer

  • Theatre Foyer View
    • The theatre foyer is located just inside the main entrance.
    • There is stepped access to the theatre foyer.
    • The type of flooring in the foyer is laminate.
    • There is some flooring in the foyer which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • Wayfinding signage is available.
    • The nearest seating is located in the Stalls.
    • The foyer does not play background music.
  • Box Office View
    • There is a/are box office within the foyer.
    • The counter(s) is/are located straight ahead from the main entrance.
    • The nearest counter is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The counter(s) is/are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter(s).
    • There are not windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter(s) is/are not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter(s) are good.
    • The height of the counter(s) is/are 111cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter(s).
    • There is not a/are not lowered section(s) of the counter(s).
    • The counter(s) is/are staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter(s).
  • Bar View
    • There is a bar within the foyer.
    • The bar is located on the right hand side as you enter.
    • The bar is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The bar is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the bar.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the bar.
    • There are not windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the bar which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The bar is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the bar are good.
    • The height of the bar is 112cm.
    • There is not a/are not lowered section(s) of the bar.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • There are hand held menus available.
    • Braille menus are not available.
    • Large print menus are available on request.
    • Picture menus are not available.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Tickets cannot be purchased from the bar.
    • The bar is open from up to an hour before the performance.
      Drinks, programmes and merchandise are available from the bar.

Counter (Cloakroom)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located on the right hand side of the foyer as you enter.
    • The counter is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Clear signage for the counter is visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are moderate to good.
    • The height of the counter is high (110cm+).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
    • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
  • Waiting Area View
    • There is not a waiting area close to the counter.
  • Comments View
    • Headsets and neck loops for the infrared hearing assistance system in the auditorium are also obtained from the cloakroom counter.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are provided near the counter.

Outside Access (Stalls Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Webber Street, on the left hand side of the building as you face it.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 124cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads to the ramped access to the stalls and the toilets.

Theatre Seating Area(s) (Stalls)

  • Access to Seating View
    • The information below describes access to the Stalls.
    • The theatre area is located off the corridor leading from the Stalls accessible entrance on Webber Street.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the theatre area.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 152cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 152cm.
    • All doors accessing the area are not similar.
    • There are also entrances into the Stalls off Webber Street just before the Stalls accessible entrance (shown in photograph 5) and on Waterloo Road. These entrances give access to the rear of the Stalls via medium steps with handrails on both sides (shown in photograph 6).
    • The doors is/are permanently held open before and after performances.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at the doors before and after performances.
    • The doors give access to Stalls seating.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • There are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The lighting level at the ramp/slope before and after performances is low to moderate.
    • The lighting level at the ramp/slope during performances is good.
    • The ramp/slope is not clearly illuminated during performances.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 9cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The lighting level at the steps before and after performances is low to moderate.
    • The ramp is portable and stored next to the entrance. There is a further slight slope beyond the portable ramp/step, leading up to the second set of doors.
  • Theatre Area Information View
    • This information refers to the Stalls.
    • The type of flooring in the seating area is carpet.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
    • The width of the rows of seating is 46cm.
    • The lighting level before and after performances is low.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located to the left after you enter the first door from the ramped entrance into the Stalls.
    • Seating configuration can change depending on the play.
    • There is step free access to a row/rows of seating.
    • The access to the majority of seating is located either side of the seats (against wall).
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the majority of seating.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • There are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The lighting level at the ramp/slope before and after performances is low.
    • The lighting level at the ramp/slope during performances is low.
    • The ramp/slope is not clearly illuminated during performances.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The lighting level at the steps before and after performances is low.
    • The steps are not clearly illuminated during performances.
  • Designated Seating Area(s) View
    • There is designated seating available in this area.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are not clearly marked/signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the designated seating area(s).
    • There is/are 1 designated space(s) for wheelchair users.
    • Wheelchairs may be left with the patron.
    • The visibility of the stage from this seating area is good.
    • Companions/carers sit next to the patron.
    • There is sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest next to you.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Stalls Entrance)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the ramped entrance into the Stalls as you enter.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the ramped entrance into the Stalls.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens by sliding.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 128cm x 186cm (4ft 2in x 6ft 1in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 141cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a lid.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 106cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a manual door leading to the toilet area from the ramped entrance into the Stalls. A member of staff will be available to assist if required.
    • The baby change table can be moved into this toilet if requested in advance.

Standard Toilet(s) (Stalls)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the far end of the corridor from the Stalls accessible entrance.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the Stalls accessible entrance.
    • There is stepped access to the female toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the left hand side of the corridor leading from the Stalls accessible entrance.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Stalls accessible entrance.
    • There is stepped access to the male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is not a lowered urinal.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the female standard toilets.
    • There is stepped access to the baby change facilities.
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 89cm (2ft 11in).

Level Change (Stalls - Standard Toilets)

  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) located leading up from the corridor off the Stalls accessible entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access the male standard toilets.
    • There is/are 3 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do not cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • Comments View
    • The top step is located at the entrance into the toilet area. It is shallow in height and does not have handrails.
    • There are similar steps leading to the female standard toilets (shown in photographs 3 and 4), except the height of the highest step is 15cm.

Other Floors (Basement to Level 2)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located off the theatre foyer, on the left hand side as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 6m from the main entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, 1 and 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Other Information View
    • The area(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the Dress and Lilian Baylis Circles, Penny Cafe/Bar and the Baylis Bar.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of the survey (February 2019) the basement was not in use due to building work.

Theatre Seating Area(s) (First Floor - Dress Circle)

  • Access to Seating View
    • The information below describes access to the Dress Circle.
    • The theatre area is located off Penny cafe/bar on the first floor.
    • There is stepped access to the theatre area.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 134cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 112cm.
    • All doors accessing the area are similar.
    • The doors is/are permanently held open before and after performances.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at the doors before and after performances.
    • The doors give access to Row D and the rest of the stalls seating, this will change depending on configuration.
    • There is/are 3 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting level at the steps before and after performances is low to moderate.
    • The steps are clearly illuminated during performances.
  • Theatre Area Information View
    • This information refers to the Dress Circle.
    • The type of flooring in the seating area is carpet.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
    • The width of the rows of seating is 46cm.
    • The lighting level before and after performances is low.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the Stalls area.
    • There is step free access to a row/rows of seating.
    • The row(s) with step free access is/are row(s) D.
    • The access to the majority of seating is located in the centre of the seats.
    • There is stepped access to the majority of seating.
    • There is/are 5 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The lighting level at the steps before and after performances is low.
    • The steps are not clearly illuminated during performances.
  • Designated Seating Area(s) View
    • There is not designated seating available in this area.
    • The nearest designated seating to this area is located in the Stalls.
    • There is sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest next to you.

Eating and Drinking (First Floor - Penny)

  • The following information is for the café/bar.
  • The café/bar is located on the first floor.
  • There is stepped access to the café/bar.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is step-free access within the café/bar.
  • This area does play background music.
  • Background music varies according to the function/event.
  • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • There are hand held menus available.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is sandwiches and cold snacks.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Theatre Seating Area(s) (Second Floor - Lilian Baylis Circle)

  • Access to Seating View
    • The information below describes access to the Lilian Baylis Circle.
    • The theatre area is located off the Baylis Bar on the second floor.
    • There is stepped access to the theatre area.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 124cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 112cm.
    • All doors accessing the area are similar.
    • The doors is/are permanently held open before and after performances.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at the doors before and after performances.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting level at the steps before and after performances is moderate to good.
    • The steps are clearly illuminated during performances.
  • Theatre Area Information View
    • This information refers to the Balcony.
    • The type of flooring in the seating area is carpet.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
    • The width of the rows of seating is 46cm.
    • The lighting level before and after performances is good.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the stalls area.
    • There is not step free access to a row/rows of seating.
    • The access to the majority of seating is located either side of the seats (against wall).
    • There is stepped access to the majority of seating.
    • There is/are 12 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are wall mounted and fixed to the floor.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting level at the steps before and after performances is good.
    • The steps are not clearly illuminated during performances.
  • Designated Seating Area(s) View
    • There is not designated seating available in this area.
    • The nearest designated seating to this area is located in the Stalls.
    • There is sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest next to you.

Eating and Drinking (Second Floor - Baylis Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located on the second floor.
  • There is stepped access to the bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is step-free access within the bar.
  • This area does play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 74cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 108cm.
  • The standard height for tables is 74cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • There are hand held menus available.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is crisps and snacks.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • This bar is only open before performances and during the intervals.

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