SandPit Theatre

Sandringham School, The Ridgeway, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 9NX

01727 799 565

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Guide Last Updated: 26/07/2017

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Access Guide

  • Monday 11:30 - 15:30..

  • Tuesday 11:30 - 15:30..

  • Wednesday 11:30 - 15:30..

  • Thursday 11:30 - 15:30..

  • Friday 11:30 - 15:30..

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The box office also opens an hour before performances. .

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

  • The nearest mainline station is St Albans.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 520cm (13ft 1in x 17ft 1in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 6m (19ft 8in) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 8m (26ft 3in) 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.

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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 both ways.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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  • The reception desk is 3m (9ft 10in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is high height.

  • The desk does not have a lowered section.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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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 next to you.

  • It is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the designated seating area to the nearest accessible toilet.

  • This venue does not provide audio described performances.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.

  • Concessions are available.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

  • Please note - If a wheelchair space or seating without steps is required to attend a performance, please call the box office on 01727 799 565 to book seats.

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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 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the right 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 twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 180cm (5ft 1in x 5ft 11in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 77cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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 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 a mirror.

  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

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

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

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

  • 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 medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located to the right as you enter.

  • The female and male toilets are 3m (9ft 10in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.

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  • Staff do 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 generally on duty.