Action Transport Theatre

Whitby Hall, Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 9AE

0151 357 2120

info@actiontransporttheatre.org

www.actiontransporttheatre.org

Guide Last Updated: 02/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include Whitby Park.

  • Opening times do vary depending on performances.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Ellesmere Port.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • There are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 420cm x 590cm (13ft 9in x 19ft 4in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 31m (34yd) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 44m (48yd) 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 / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

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

  • 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 intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are light.

  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are light.

  • The door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located either side of the main entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The ramp overcomes the steps.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • This venue does not play background music.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.

  • Designated seating is located at the front.

  • A companion may sit with you.

  • Companions sit next to the patron.

  • This venue does not provide audio described performances.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

  • 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 steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting level is medium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located ahead as you enter.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

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

  • The lift is 9m (29ft 6in) from main entrance.

  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 115cm x 145cm (3ft 9in x 4ft 9in).

  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not 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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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

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

  • There is no additional signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 11m (12yd) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located within the female standard toilets.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is not a unisex toilet.

  • This is a female toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 200cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 7in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 60cm (1ft 12in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall mounted rails are not available.

  • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There are not mirrors in the accessible toilet.

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

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder cannot 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

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

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

  • The contrast between the internal 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 poor.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is also a male adapted standard toilet

  • The transfer space is on the opposite side.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located ahead as you enter.

  • The female toilets are 9m (29ft 6in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilets are located ahead as you enter.

  • The male toilets are 11m (12yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are additional standard toilets on the first floor.

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  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.