Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre

Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 1RX

0300 300 8125

lbtboxoffice@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Guide Last Updated: 28/11/2017

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Access Guide

  • Leighton Buzzard Theatre is located on the second floor of the building, above the library.

  • Monday Closed.

  • Tuesday 09:30 - 12:30.

  • Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00.

  • Wednesday 09:30 - 12:30.

  • Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00.

  • Thursday 09:30 - 12:30.

  • Thursday 13:00 - 15:00.

  • Friday Closed.

  • Saturday 09:30 - 12:30.

  • Saturday 13:00 - 15:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.

  • This venue is situated in Leighton Buzzard.

  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Leighton Buzzard.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • The name of the car park is Hockliffe Street Car Park.

  • The car park is located on Hockliffe Street next to the venue.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.

  • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 340cm x 420cm (11ft x 13ft).

  • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Lake Street in front of the venue.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.

  • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 220cm x 420cm (7ft x 13ft).

  • Standard marked parking bays are located on Lake Street in front of the venue.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 121cm (3ft 12in) wide.

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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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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • 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.

  • The lighting level is medium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located on the left as you enter.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.

  • The lift is 2m (2yd 7in) from main entrance.

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

  • The clear door width is 78cm (2ft).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 98cm x 132cm (3ft x 4ft).

  • 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 reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor above the library.

  • There is 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 148cm (4ft 10in) wide.

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  • The reception desk is 5m (16ft 5in) from the lift/theatre entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is high height.

  • The desk has a lowered section.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • The following information is for the bar.

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.

  • Food is not available from the bar.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.

  • There is a lowered section at the service counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • All chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 11m (12yd) from the lift/theatre entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).

  • 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.

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  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.

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

  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.

  • A companion may sit with you.

  • Companions sit directly next to you.

  • It is 10m (10yd 2ft) 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 system is infrared.

  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.

  • Concessions are available.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

  • The theatre is also used as a cinema.

  • Subtitles are not available.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lift/theatre entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the left as you enter.

  • There is level access to this 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 locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 200cm (5ft 5in x 6ft 7in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 95cm (3ft 1in).

  • 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.

  • The emergency pull cord 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/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab 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 is not a mirror.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

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

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • The baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 88cm (2ft 10in).

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located on the left as you enter.

  • The female toilets are 2m (6ft 7in) from the lift/theatre entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilets are located on the left as you enter.

  • The male toilets are 7m (22ft 12in) from the lift/theatre entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are not available in Braille.

  • Documents are not available in large print.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.