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Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)

Venue Accessibility Profile (last updated: 4 May 2014, 22:29)

Address Details

Name Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)
Address Lavender Hill
Borough Wandsworth
Town/City London
Post Code SW11 5TN

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Access summary Good facilities for mobility and sensory impaired people.

Further Details

Type of venue Arts Centre
Further keywords BAC, Battersea, Arts Centre, Theatre, London,
General information BAC is one of the largest multi artform Arts Centres in the UK. Housed in a Grade II* listed old town hall, BAC is a place where artists, audience, participants and staff can play a role in inventing the future of theatre.
Venue leaflet available No
Accessibility guide available No
Audio CD available No
Member of Attitude Music Charter No

Contact Information

Box Office No. 0207 223 2223
Switchboard/Enquiry Line No 020 7223 2223
Fax 020 7978 5207

Getting To

Nearest BR station and approximate distance (metres) Clapham Junction
Nearest tube station and approximate distance (metres) Clapham Common
1km or over
Bus information 345, 77, 77a, stop outside. 35, 37, 115, 219, 319, 337, C3, & G1 all stop nearby.


On-site parking availability Yes, on Town Hall Road.
Designated disabled bays No
Off site parking? Resident parking only.
Best place to drop off passengers At the top of Town Hall Road.
Taxi services Book your own Cab

Main Entrance

Ramp Type Fixed
Steps Highlighted? No
Door Opening Other
Further Entrance Notes Box Office is on the left. In front is the main staircase, left, female toilet & adapted female toilet. Right is the Cafe, male toilet & adapted male toilet.

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Steps Highlighted? No

Access Inside

Venue is all on one level No
Venue has unavoidable steps No
Number of steps between each floor From the main foyer there are 26 steps up to the first floor foyer. Studio 1 and 2 are on ground floor with level access.
Are the steps highlighted? No
Are there any handrails? Two side
Floors served by lift First floor only.
Type(s) of lift Public
Location of accessible fire exits and refuges Front exit is the only accessible Fire Exit. All others have steps down to the the exit. There is an Evac Chair from Main House.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible screens/areas Most areas
Wheelchair inaccessible screens/areas Main House has a lift or has 26 steps to an accessible entrance.
Accessibility restrictions Only one wheelchair user in Main House.

Wheelchair and Scooter Users

Floor surfaces Tile Marble and Wood

Limited Mobility

Staff will assist Yes

Facilities for Hearing Impaired

Induction loop available Yes
Infra-red system available No
Can a member of staff sign? No

Services for Visually Impaired

Are touch tours available? Can be arranged at the time of booking.
Magnifiers available for loan Yes
Torches available for loan Yes
Magnifiers available for loan Yes
Magnifiers available for loan Yes

Information Formats

Large print On request at the time of booking.

Guide Dogs

Are guide dogs welcome? Yes
Guide dogs can remain with owner Yes
Restrictions No
Information and restrictions relating to guide dogs It can be arrange that a member of staff can look after the dog whilst watching a performance. Drinking water.


Availability Restaurant:
Bar: Yes
Café: Yes
Location Ground Floor.
Are there unavoidable steps? No
Can carrying assistance be provided? Yes
Refreshments service offered Self service
Movable seating available? No

Toilets and Phones

Adapted toilets Male: Yes
Female: Yes
Location of toilets Ground Floor.
Unavoidable steps to one or more of the above No
Public telephone available No
Use of private phone available if necessary No


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