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Platform Theatre

Norfolk Building, Main Campus, Ipswich Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2LJ

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Location

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

Parking (Visitors)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located true.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 17 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 340cm x 470cm (11ft 2in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 100m (109yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 132m (144yd 1ft) 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.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located outside the main entrance to the Norwich Building.
  • Comments View
    • The drop off point is several bays with a 30 minute time limit, shown in photograph 2.

Site/Campus Car Park (Student Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the rear right of the campus.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Southwell Building and Wroxham Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 333cm x 495cm (10ft 11in x 16ft 3in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by students.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located at the front of the car park and at the side of the car park.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is not a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment cannot be made by phone.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the Wroxham Building.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Broadland Drive.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 11 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Drama Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the foyer of the Norfolk building.
  • 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 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Drama Centre Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located just inside the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access (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.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Level Change (Green Room)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the rear of the drama centre.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

Lift (Green Room)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the drama centre.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 20m (22yd) from drama centre entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 130cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 3in).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are the control room and production office.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no additional signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 7m (22ft 12in) from the green room entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter the green room.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 230cm (5ft 11in x 7ft 7in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on both sides.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 identical toilets located in the green room , 1 male and 1 female.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the adapted toilets.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head and handrails.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • 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.