The Crescent Theatre particularly welcomes visitors, members and performers with disabilities and accessibility was a major consideration in the design of the building.
The adjacent car park has 12 designated parking spaces or alternatively people can be dropped at the front entrance (on Sheepcote Street). There is level access into the building through the main doors, with a power operated door if needed. There is an adapted toilet on the ground floor and lift access to all public levels. All staircases have continuous handrails.
Accessibility for Audience Members
The Main House is equipped with an infra red sound transmission system and headsets are available from the Duty Manager. Plot synopses and running times for Crescent Theatre productions are available from one week prior to the first performance of each production.
The Main House can accommodate up to two wheelchair users at any time and the Studio up also up to two wheelchair users. Larger parties may be accommodated with advance notice.
Please ensure that you call ahead to inform us if you are a wheelchair user or have any specific accessibility requirements so that we can prepare for your visit.
Our Box Office team will be happy to talk through any questions you may have on 0121 643 5858.
What is a Relaxed Performance?
A relaxed performance is intended to be sensitive to audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed performance experience. This could include audience members with learning or physical disabilities, autistic spectrum condition or sensory / communication disorders. The sound and lighting affects will be amended for these productions in order to provide a less intense experience for audience members.
Can anyone attend a Relaxed Performance?
Yes, but audience members booking for a Relaxed Performance must be aware that it is a different to the usual performances in the show run. Parents are welcome to bring small children and families should feel welcome to bring relatives or friends living with dementia.
What is different about a Relaxed Performance?
In a Relaxed Performance the presentation of the production can sometimes include adapted sound and lighting and minor adjustments to the script. House lights may be raised to reduce and stresses of a dark auditorium. Audience members are allowed to walk in and out of the auditorium during the performance.
Can I use a phone or electronic device?
Phones should only be used in an emergency and the taking of photographs or sound or video recording is not permitted.
How do I book for a Relaxed Performance?
Relaxed Performances can only be booked by phone or in person and the box office, they cannot be booked online.
Are wheelchair users welcome?
Yes, but we have limited spaces for wheelchairs. Please call the Box Office ahead of your visit to check availability.
Accessibility for Performers
The Main House stage and its dressing rooms are on the same level, as are the Studio stage and dressing room. There is step-free or lift access to all of these areas.
Staff are always happy to assist with accessibility if required. For further information please contact the Box Office on 0121 643 5858.