Theatre/Theatre Collection

University of Bristol, Cantock's Close, Bristol BS8 1UP

0117 331 5088

sart-resourcemanagers@bristol.ac.uk

www.bristol.ac.uk/theatre/

Guide Last Updated: 17/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Department of Theatre, including the Wickham Theatre, the Brandt Cinema, the White Theatre, Rehearsal Rooms, Lecture Room 3.13, seminar and teaching rooms, staff offices; and the Theatre Collection Library and Museum on levels 1 and 2.

  • This building is in fact made up of two distinct parts. The upper part consists of levels 3 and 4, and the lower part consists of levels 1, 2 and 3.

  • These parts are linked internally on level 3.

  • The Theatre Collection Library and Museum contact details are 0117 331 5086, theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk.

  • Monday 07:30 - 19:30.

  • Tuesday 07:30 - 19:30.

  • Wednesday 07:30 - 19:30.

  • Thursday 07:30 - 19:30.

  • Friday 07:30 - 19:30.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The building closes at 17:30 out of term time.

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

  • This venue is situated in Bristol.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Bristol Temple Meads.

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

  • 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 Trenchard Street Multi-Storey Car Park.

  • The car park is located opposite the front building.

  • Car park website https://www.bristol.gov.uk/parking/where-to-park-in-bristol.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The Trenchard Street Multi-Storey Car Park contains Blue Badge bays.

  • 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 to the right of the main theatre entrance.

  • 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 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 340cm x 570cm (11ft 2in x 18ft 8in).

  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the Theatre Building entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the Theatre Building 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.

  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • These bays are for permit holders only during teaching hours, but can be used by visitors for performances.

  • Please contact the University for more details.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the upper part of the building, off Cantock's Close.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The width of the door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in).

  • A UCard is required to access this entrance during teaching hours.

  • There is an intercom available to contact reception, 112cm (3ft 8in) high.

  • This entrance gives access to level 4, in the upper part of the building. The main reception and Wickham Theatre are located here.

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the entrance as you face it.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 145cm (4ft 9in).

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located either side of the entrance.

  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.

  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

  • There are also steps to the left, by the ramp, which have the handrail on the right hand side going up only.

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 3-4.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the far corner from the main entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 3 and 4.

  • The lift is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 107cm x 160cm (3ft 6in x 5ft 3in).

  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

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

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • 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 beside you.

  • The front of the theatre is accessed from level 3.

  • There is also level access to lighting and production areas and the front row of the balcony on level 4.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located at the various entrances to the stalls on level 3.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The following information is for the bar.

  • The bar does not serve food.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the rear lift.

  • The standard height for tables is 69cm.

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • The theatre bar is located next to the entrance to the theatre stalls. It serves alcoholic and soft drinks during public theatre performances.

  • There are also vending machines here, selling hot drinks and snacks.

  • Coffee tables and low seating is also available here.

  • The White Theatre is located on level 3 of the upper part, to the rear of the Wickham Theatre.

  • It does not have fixed seating, so wheelchair users can be accommodated during any performances.

  • Students will normally access this room and Rehearsal Room 3 via an outside link from level 3 of the lower part of the building. There are 3 medium steps (shown in photographs 3 and 4).

  • Step free access is available from the rear of the Wickham Theatre, or from its own external entrance.

  • This entrance is located down the hill to the left of the main entrance as you face it (next to Lunsford House).

  • There is a small door here, 55cm wide, requiring a number code, which opens outwards and has a deep threshold.

  • From the inside, the larger doors can be opened giving a width of 220cm or 440cm.

  • There is an easy slope directly in front of the entrance, but a steep slope on Cantocks Close leading from the main entrance.

  • There are not designated spaces for wheelchair users.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is a fixed loop.

  • The cinema is located on level 2.

  • There is level access to the front.

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is not available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.

  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.

  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).

  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.

  • There is space for an assistance dog.

  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre.

  • There is not staggered seating within the lecture theatre.

  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is not fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).

  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.

  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).

  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

  • Lecture Room 3.13 is located on level 3 of the lower part of the building, directly to the right as you exit the front lift.

  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • Hearing loops are fitted in the Seminar Room and Rehearsal Room 2 on level 2.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • Photographs 1 and 2 show Rehearsal Room 3, located on level 3 of the upper part of the building, next to the White Theatre. Step free access is available from either lift, via the Wickham Theatre, or via the White Theatre.

  • Photographs 3 and 4 show Rehearsal Room 2, located on level 2, with level access from the front lift.

  • The seminar room is located next to Rehearsal Room 2.

  • Teaching/Rehearsal Room 1 (Photo 5 and 6) is located on level 1, with level access from the Theatre Collection entrance.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

  • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located on level 4, at the rear from the main entrance.

  • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 220cm (4ft 12in x 7ft 3in).

  • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 83cm (2ft 9in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • 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 height of the hand dryer is 119cm (3ft 11in).

  • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 112cm (3ft 8in).

  • 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 internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the external 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 toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the end of corridor past the theatre balcony.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • There are also standard toilets located below, on level 3, outside the theatre stalls.

  • These are accessed by 2 deep steps with no handrail.

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located in the centre of level 3, linking the upper and lower parts of the building.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 133cm (4ft 4in).

  • Visitors to the theatres will not need to use these ramps.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the lower part of the building, off Park Row.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 106cm (3ft 6in).

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

  • A UCard is required for the first set of doors.

  • There is an intercom, 122cm (4ft) high, at this entrance for visitors to the Theatre Collection to gain access.

  • This entrance gives access to level 1 of the lower part of the building.

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 149cm (4ft 11in).

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located to the right of the entrance.

  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.

  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

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

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • There is a landing.

  • These stairs are located in the foyer just inside the Theatre Collection entrance.

  • They lead directly into the Theatre Collection Library.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • There is a landing.

  • The stairs between 1 and 2 have a handrail on the left hand side going up.

  • Between 2 and 3 the stairs have handrails both sides, except the top 8 steps, which have a handrail on the right hand side going up only.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the right hand corner of level 1 as you enter the Theatre Collection entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3.

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Theatre Collection entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 102cm x 140cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 77cm (2ft 6in).

  • There are 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 lift does not have a hearing loop system.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.

  • There is not an ordering service.

  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.

  • Parts of books can be scanned and made large print on request.

  • The Theatre Collection Library is located on level 2 of the lower part of the building.

  • This is a Reference Library only, open to the public, with level access from the front lift.

  • The door leading to and from the stairs and accessible toilet is a touch pad automatic door, 78cm (2ft 7in) wide.

  • The library does have a hearing loop, but it was not working at the time of the survey.

  • Monday 12:00 - 16:45.

  • Tuesday 09:30 - 16:45.

  • Wednesday 09:30 - 16:45.

  • Thursday 09:30 - 16:45.

  • Friday 09:30 - 16:45.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • There are two reading rooms which open off the library. There is room to manoeuvre and lighting is bright.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

  • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is located on level 2, on the far side from the lower part of the building lift.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • 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 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).

  • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 76cm (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.

  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.

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

  • There is a mirror.

  • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • 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 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 internal door and wall is good.

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

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.

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

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the far end of level 3 from the lower part of the building lift.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the lower part of the building lift.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the far end of level 1, past the steps.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are 6 deep steps up and then down leading from the Theatre Collection entrance to the level 1 toilets.

  • 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.