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Cambridge Theatre

Venue Accessibility Profile (last updated: 7 December 2007, 17:10)

Address Details

Name Cambridge Theatre
Address Earlham Street
Borough Camden
Town/City London
Post Code WC2H 9HU
Within the congestion charging zone? Yes
Access summary The Stalls is the only accessible area (level access via side entrance), albeit the most expensive seats. However the theatre will offer wheelchair users the price of any other seat they choose for a seat in the stalls. Some facilities for sensory impaired people are available.

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Further Details

Type of venue West End Theatre
General information All Ushers DET trained
Venue leaflet available No

Contact Information

Box Office No. 0870 8900149
Switchboard/Enquiry Line No 020 7494 5083
Fax 0207 836 9076

Getting To

Nearest BR station and approximate distance (metres) Charing Cross
Nearest tube station and approximate distance (metres) Covent Garden
Bus information Wheelchair accessible: 29. Others: 14, 19, 24, 38, 176


On-site parking availability No
Designated disabled bays No
Off site parking? Pay and display in Earlham Street. MasterPark at Cambridge Circus. NCP at St. Martin's Lane.
Best place to drop off passengers Right outside
Taxi services Book your own Cab
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Main Entrance

Level Access Yes
Door Type Swing
Door Opening Both
Further Entrance Notes 4 Double swing doors. Doors are left open during performances.

More Accessible Alternative Entrance

Level Access Yes
Ramp Gradient Slight
Ramp Type Fixed
Door Type Swing
Door Opening Outward
Further Entrance Notes A member of staff will assist.
Location of alternative entrance Left of building, 10 - 15m from main entrance in Earlham Street..
Image: Cambridge Theatre
Photograph: Cambridge Theatre

Access Inside

Venue has unavoidable steps Yes
Number of steps between each floor Ground to 1st (Royal Circle): 31 steps. Ground to 2nd (Upper Circle): 60 steps. Ground to Stalls: 5 steps down.
Are the steps highlighted? Yes
Are there any handrails? Two side
Location of accessible fire exits and refuges 1. Alternative entrance to the left of the building (level access). 2. Fire exit to the right of the building (one small step).

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible screens/areas Ground floor only
Wheelchair inaccessible screens/areas Dress Circle and Upper Circle.
Accessibility restrictions There are two seats in the stalls area which can be removed at prior notification to allow two wheelchairs to park in the stalls area. Seat numbers: N1 and N34

Wheelchair and Scooter Users

Floor surfaces Carpet

Limited Mobility

Staff will assist Yes

Facilities for Hearing Impaired

Induction loop available Yes
Infra-red system available Yes
Locations of induction loops / infra red systems Box office and Auditorium
Details of Captioned/Subtitled/Signed screenings Induction loop in Box Office. 10 Infra red systems for loan stored in the Cloakroom for use in the Auditorium.
Details of signed events Yes
Other services for hearing impaired Signed events organized by SOLT every 6 months - enquire for details.

Services for Visually Impaired

Are audio described tours available? No
Are touch tours available? On request
Magnifiers available for loan No
Torches available for loan No
Magnifiers available for loan No
Magnifiers available for loan No

Information Formats

General information Opera glasses in seating.
Braille No
Large print No
Tape No
Guidance No

Guide Dogs

Are guide dogs welcome? Yes
Guide dogs can remain with owner Yes
Restrictions Yes
Number limit 4
Information and restrictions relating to guide dogs Staff can dog-sit


Availability Restaurant:
Location Stalls, Royal and Upper Circle
Accessibility Foyer to Stalls Bar: 22 steps down. Foyer to Royal Circle Bar: 31 steps up. Foyer to Upper Circle Bar: over 60 steps up.
Are there unavoidable steps? Yes
Can carrying assistance be provided? Yes
Refreshments service offered Self service
Menu formats Braille:
Large type:
Blackboard: Yes
Other facilities Drinks can be taken to disabled visitors elsewhere in the theatre.


Location Foyer
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Staff will assist Yes

Toilets and Phones

Adapted toilets Male:
Unisex: Yes
Location of toilets In the corridor at the rear of the stalls (ground level).
Further details Ushers have the keys to disabled toilet.
Public telephone available No
Use of private phone available if necessary Yes

Seating, Concessions and Activities

Seating bookable Yes
Reserved seats Yes
Available concessions All disabled people


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