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Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts - College of Further Education

Les Ozouets Campus, Les Ozouets Road, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2UB

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in September 2021.
  • Opening times are as normal.
  • Blue Badge parking bays and standard parking bays are in use as normal.
  • There is not a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • The Reception Desk is ahead as you enter, there is a member of staff at the Reception Desk to give help and assistance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are free standing.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 111cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There are hand held hand sanitisers throughout the building.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There is signage at the Reception Desk.
  • There are protective clear screens located at desks/counters.
  • Stairs are in use as normal but please keep left.
  • The lift is in use as normal.
  • Toilets are available.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a Theatre, Box Office, Bar, a Dance Studio, Drama Studio, a Green Room, and the College Main Reception.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Opening Times (Main Building)

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times, opening times do vary depending on performances and opening times do vary depending on timetabling.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front of and to the right of the building.
    • 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 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 258cm x 480cm (8ft 6in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 40m (43yd 2ft) 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is additional standard car parking to the left of the building as you face it.
    • There are not designated Blue Badge bays in this car park.
    • The surface is gravel.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 190cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 190cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 dropped kerbs, one to the left, one to the right and one in front of the door.
    • The dropped kerbs have tactile paving.

Reception (Box Office and College Main Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on/2021/{Dropdown}.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • The touch screen is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • Comments View
    • There is seating in the Reception Area.
    • The seating does not have armrests.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the Foyer and during performances.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Polling Station

  • The Polling Station is located in the Theatre.
  • There are 2 sets of manual doors to enter the Theatre.
  • The doors are single with an open extension leaf.
  • Both sets of doors are 121cm wide.
  • Both sets of doors open towards you (pull).
  • Both sets of doors may be difficult to open for some.
  • The Theatre is converted into a Polling Station at election times.

Eating and Drinking (Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located on the ground floor, at the rear of Reception.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the counter.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Main Entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 39cm (1ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • The standard height for tables is 75cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • 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.

Outside Access (Theatre Stalls)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor, to the right of the Theatre.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single (with an unlocked extension leaf).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 121cm (3ft 12in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with an unlocked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 121cm (3ft 12in).
  • Comments View
    • There are similar doors to the left of the Theatre.

Theatre

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located in the front row.
  • Wheelchairs are left with you.
  • A companion may sit with you.
  • Companions sit next to the patron.
  • It is 14m (15yd 11in) from the designated seating area to the nearest accessible toilet.
  • This venue does not provide audio described performances.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is a headset.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • The rows suitable for hearing assistance systems are all.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Concessions are available.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

Level Change (Theatre)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left and right of the seating.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are adjustable.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The steps surveyed were on the left hand side of the seating.
    • The steps on the right hand side have handrails on the right going up.

Outside Access (Dressing Room)

  • This information is for the entrance located along the ground floor right hand corridor, to the right of the Theatre.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).

Inside Access (Dressing Room)

  • 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 good.

Dressing Room

  • There are 2 Dressing Rooms.
  • The dressing room surveyed was Dressing Room 1.
  • There are dressing tables around 3 walls of the dressing room.
  • The height of the dressing tables is 75cm.
  • There are chairs in the dressing room.
  • The chairs do not have armrests.
  • There are mirrors in the dressing room.
  • There are 2 full length mirrors.
  • There are 6 make-up mirrors with lights.
  • The mirrors are placed at lower level.
  • The height of the lights is 148cm including the switch.
  • There is a sink.
  • The height of the sink is 85cm.
  • The tap is lever.
  • The sink has a mixer tap.
  • There is a towel dispenser.
  • The height of the towel dispenser is 117cm.

Outside Access (Dance Studio)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor, to the right as you exit the lift.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 207cm (6ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a smaller door to the right of the double doors.
    • The door opens away from you (push).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The width of this door is 87cm.

Inside Access (Dance Studio)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played during classes.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Outside Access (Theatre Balcony)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor, ahead as you exit the lift.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a door leaf for both sets of doors.
    • Once opened the door leaf for both sets of doors increases the width to 121cm.
    • The balcony doors surveyed were on the right hand side of the auditorium. There are also similar doors on the left hand side of the auditorium.

Outside Access (Drama Studio)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor, to the right as you exit the lift.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a door leaf.
    • Once opened this increases the door opening to 132cm.
    • There are similar doors to the left and the right of the drama studio.
    • They have the same measurements, but with the door leaf reversed.

Inside Access (Drama Studio)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music/noise.
  • Music/noise is played during some classes.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Outside Access (Green Room)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear right of the first floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).

Inside Access (Green Room)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played occasionally.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Green Room

  • There are tables and seating in the Green Room.
  • The height of the tables is 72cm.
  • There are chairs without armrests.
  • There are workstations with computers along one wall.
  • The height of the workstations is 73cm.
  • The computer chairs are height adjustable.
  • Some of the computer chairs have armrests.
  • There is a kitchen area.
  • There are no low-level work units in the kitchen.
  • The height of the work units is 93cm.
  • There is a sink.
  • The height of the sink is 93cm.
  • There is a full-length mirror.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the Central Foyer, behind the Box Office.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Main Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • 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 controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.

Accessible Shower (Dressing Room)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the Dressing Room.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 46cm (1ft 6in).
  • Other facilities available include; an emergency alarm.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional as it is 19cm from the ground.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor, Rear of Reception - Right Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the Main Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear of the Foyer behind the Box Office.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 192cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 4in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not 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 not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the Accessible Toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar Accessible Toilet in the back of house area on the ground floor.
    • The back of house Accessible Toilet has transfer space on the left-hand side.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the rear of the Foyer behind the Box Office.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the Main Entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are good.
  • Comments View
    • The end cubicles have doors which open outwards for ease of access should patrons require assistance.
    • There are similar standard toilets in the back of house area on the ground floor.
    • The back of house area standard toilets are unisex.

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located in the area surrounding the venue.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.