© 2019 Kerrin Tatman for Alphabetti Theatre

Registered charity no. 1166449

St. James' Boulevard, Newcastle, NE1 4HP

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ACCESS

Alphabetti Theatre is focussed on creating an environment where everyone can enjoy great art. This includes making our building as accessible as possible, making ticket prices affordable and adapting performances to suit different needs. 

Main theatre and bar

Our downstairs theatre and bar area is suitable for wheelchair access and we have one toilet that can be accessed by a wheelchair. 

Tickets

We have the capacity to host two wheelchair users per performance in the main theatre. If you require one of these spaces, please select "Wheelchair ticket" when booking on our website. Carers can attend for free, please just call us on 0191 261 9125 and we will reserve a space for you. 

Upstairs rehearsal room

Currently, our upstairs rehearsal room is not wheelchair accessible due to a number of steps. We are trying to seek capital funding to create a ramp at the back of the building to change this. 

Relaxed Performances Policy

 

During our seasonal programming process, booked artists are encouraged to offer one relaxed performance as part of their run. More often than not this will take place on a Saturday afternoon in a matinee performance. 

 

Everyone is welcome to attend any performance at Alphabetti Theatre but we know that some audience members may prefer to attend a relaxed performance. Parents with babes-in-arms are encouraged to attend relaxed performances but are also welcome at all other performances. 

 

At Alphabetti, a relaxed performance means: 

 

  • A space where there isn’t the pressure to sit still or stay quiet

  • House lights will be dimmed but kept on

  • Music levels will be kept low with no sudden loud noises

  • Theatrical lighting will be adapted and will not include flashing lights or sudden special effects

  • Touch-tours will be offered where applicable and audience members are invited to have a look around the space 20 minutes before performances begin

  • The bar area will be a designated ‘chill-out zone’ for audience members who need to take a time-out

  • Audiences are free to leave and re-enter the theatre space as needed 

  • Audience can meet performers 20 minutes before the beginning of the show and also at the end to ask any questions

  • Audience members can request to have a written story summary in advance 

Babes in Arms Policy

 

  • Babies and young children under 2 years old do not require a ticket providing they can sit on knees of their accompanying adult

  • If your baby begins crying during a performance we would appreciate it if you could please step outside the theatre and return once they have stopped crying, unless you are attending a relaxed performance

  • Changing of nappies can be carried out in the toilets situated to the left of the foyer

  • If your baby is sick during a performance, please notify a member of staff who can provide tissues / can clean up the mess

  • If you are able, please try to sit near the end of row so that you can enter and exit the theatre as needed with ease

 

If you have any questions regarding relaxed performances, our babes-in-arms policy or accessibility at Alphabetti, then please contact Eilis McGowan on community@alphabettitheatre.co.uk or ring 0191 261 9125