UT - University Theatre

Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath BA2 9BN

01225 875 875

www.bathspa.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 04/01/2016

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Access Guide

  • Related link RF - Refectory.

  • There are two entrances to the venue.

  • The foyer entrance is mainly for entrance for patrons coming to watch a show in the theatre. It also provides access to the a study area and the offices of the first floor.

  • The other entrance gives access to the changing rooms and teaching rooms, as well as access to the theatre. The offices can be accessed this way but only via stairs.

  • The nearest accessible toilet for patrons can be found in the Refectory.

  • This venue is situated in Bath Spa Newton Park Campus.

  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Bath Spa.

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

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is located near the library bus stop.

  • 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 5 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 378cm x 730cm (12ft 5in x 23ft 11in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 48m (52yd 1ft) from the entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 78m (85yd 11in) from the 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.

  • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.

  • The patron does have to cross a road.

  • The road is generally quiet.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

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  • This information is for the entrance located in front of the venue.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open automatically (towards you).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 188cm (6ft 2in) wide.

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located to the left and right of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is available only on request.

  • The system is infrared.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There are vending machines on the ground floor.

  • Along with tables and chairs, the table height is 108cm.

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  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.

  • Designated seating is located at the front of the stalls.

  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.

  • A companion may sit with you.

  • This venue does not provide audio described performances.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is infrared.

  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.

  • Concessions are available.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to your front right on entrance.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.

  • The lift is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 103cm x 136cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 6in).

  • The clear door width is 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does not have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • There are no toilets in the public areas of the building.

  • The nearest toilet is located in the Refectory Building opposite the theatre.

  • There are no toilets in the public areas of the building.

  • The nearest toilet is located in the Refectory Building opposite the theatre.

  • This information is for the entrance located to the front right of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 106cm (3ft 6in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open automatically (towards you).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 118cm (3ft 10in) wide.

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

  • This entrance leads to teaching and changing rooms.

  • Entrance to the theatre from here is directly to the stage area and not for members of the public.

  • Entrance to the theatre is located between the first and second entrance doors.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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  • There are standard changing rooms available.

  • The standard changing rooms are located to the rear of the foyer area.

  • The standard changing room is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the performance studios and changing rooms entrance.

  • The standard changing room is 11m (12yd 1in) from the theatre.

  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

  • There is an infrared hearing loop in the changing room.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the performance studios and changing rooms entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located in the dressing room.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • 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 weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 230cm x 255cm (7ft 7in x 8ft 4in).

  • 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 the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 150cm (4ft 11in).

  • 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 in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are not mirrors.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The hand dryer is 120cm (3ft 11in) high.

  • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the sink is 77cm (2ft 6in).

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is an accessible shower in the toilet.

  • The accessible toilet is for students only and there is no accessible toilet for those not involved in performances.

  • The neareast accessible toilet for the public is located in the refectory, through the toilets and Santander entrance to your left as you leave the theatre main entrance.

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  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located in the accessible toilet in the dressing room.

  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head and a flip down seat.

  • The height of the seat is 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • Other facilities available are drop down rails either side of the seat.

  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

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  • Shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located in the dressing room.

  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

  • There is a deep step to enter the shower.

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  • 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 not Text Relay aware.