George Wood Theatre

Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW

020 7919 7171

admissions@gold.ac.uk

www.gold.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 21/03/2018

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Access Guide

  • The theatre is located at the rear of the Richard Hoggart Building, off College Green.

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

  • This venue is situated in New Cross.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is New Cross Gate.

  • 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 at the front of the venue.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • There are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 410cm x 510cm (13ft 5in x 16ft 9in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 14m (15yd) 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 slopes/ramps.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • 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.

  • Parking is very limited on the Goldsmiths campus.

  • There are a number of designated bays for Blue Badge holders reserved for current staff and students with mobility needs.

  • Visitors requiring parking should contact the college at least 48 hours in advance.

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  • This information is for the entrance located off College Green.

  • There is not 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 166cm (5ft 5in) 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 moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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  • There is not level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Lighting levels are varied.

  • There is level access to the designated seating from the main entrance.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located in the corridor past the entrance to the theatre.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp leads to the step free entrance to the stage, and Recital Room 167.

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  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.

  • Designated seating is located just inside the theatre.

  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.

  • A companion may sit with you.

  • Companions sit beside or behind you.

  • This venue does not provide audio described performances.

  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

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  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located opposite Recital Room 167.

  • There is / are 8 step(s) to the area / service.

  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • These steps can be overcome by using the rear entrance to the Richard Hoggart Building.

  • Please see the separate guide for the Richard Hoggart Building for more details.

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  • Adapted toilets are available in the Richard Hoggart Building.

  • Please see the separate guide for this building for more details.

  • Standard toilets are available in the Richard Hoggart Building.

  • Please see the separate guide for this building for more details.

  • 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.

  • Disability Equality courses are run by Student Services. These are open to all staff, but are not compulsory.