Access

The ADC Theatre is fully wheelchair accessible and the auditorium is fitted with an infra-red audio system.

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Booking Tickets


All of our Box Office staff are trained to handle access bookings and enquiries. If you are booking a wheelchair seat in the ADC auditorium for the first time, please call the Box Office on 01223 300085 or email access@adctheatre.com. We will then alter the permissions of your ADC account so that you can access the wheelchair seats on our website when you book in the future. Complimentary tickets are available for full-time carers.

We currently have space for one wheelchair user accompanied by a full-time carer or for two wheelchair users, provided that they are from the same household. The wheelchair spaces are located on the right-hand aisle of the front row.

If you have any access requirements but are not a wheelchair user please contact the Box Office on 01223 300085 or email access@adctheatre.com.


Accessible Toilets

The ADC Theatre has one accessible toilet in the foyer.

We regret that the Corpus Playroom is not currently wheelchair accessible and therefore does not have an accessible toilet. The building and its surroundings provide many challenges which are not easily addressed for a variety of technical and regulatory reasons. The ADC Management Team is working closely with Corpus Christi College to improve the accessibility of the Playroom and hopes to find a solution in the near future. The Corpus Playroom has gender-neutral toilets.


Parking

The ADC Theatre is conveniently located near the Park Street Car Park, which has 7 disabled parking bays.


Arriving at the Theatre

When you arrive at the ADC Theatre, there are power assisted doors to the Box Office. In the foyer there is a lift which leads up to the bar and auditorium.

To ensure that we can comply with social distancing guidelines, wheelchair users may be asked to wait in the ADC bar area whilst we seat other audience members in the auditorium.

Whilst a one-way system will be in place in the venue, wheelchair users and customers with mobility impairments will be able to use the lift to get to the accessible toilet in the foyer during a show or at the interval.


Face Covering Exemptions

Face coverings must worn at all times in the Theatre however if you are exempt from wearing a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability, then you must contact the Box Office to make a booking.


Hearing Impaired

Both the ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom are fitted with an infra-red audio system designed to help deaf and hard of hearing patrons. If you are using the system for the first time, please arrive early and seek advice from our Front of House team.


Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome in both of our venues. Please call the Box Office or email the above address when booking to ensure you are seated appropriately.


Backstage

The backstage areas of the ADC Theatre are wheelchair accessible. There is ramped access to the student clubroom and a platform lift to stage. The lighting and sound boxes unfortunately cannot be accessed by non-ambulant users. However, the lighting and sound desks can be relocated to the auditorium and wings to allow use. If you would like to get involved in these aspects of theatre, but are concerned about access, please email technical@adctheatre.com for more information.