The Prince Edward Theatre in London's West End is located on Old Compton Street and was named after the then Prince of Walesand it opened on 3 April 1930. The Theatre has undergone some refurbishment to improve the bar areas and other facilities front of house and the dressing rooms. For the first time audiences are able to walk out on the balcony outside the dress circle bar just as if it were a real Italian palazzo.
Access description: Level access to the main foyer through double swing doors. Box Office to left and low counter kiosk straight ahead. Most staircases have handrails on both sides. 13 steps up to the Dress Circle from the foyer (3 steps between rows). 22 steps down to the Stalls, 41 to the front of the Grand Circle and 72 to the back. Venue is carpeted throughout.
Sound Amplification: Sennheiser system with 40 headsets available from access host for a £5 refundable deposit.
Guide Dogs: 2 guide dogs are allowed inside the auditorium. Staff can also look after them if you arrange this when you book.
Disabled Access: Entrance to the auditorium through a double EXIT door opening outwards on Greek Street, then up a very short, steep ramp to Box 1, where there are 2 spaces for wheelchair users and 2 companions. Transfer seating is available to row A. Venue is suitable for scooter transfers only. The theatre is able to store a maximum of 2 wheelchairs and one scooter per performance, next to the EXIT door.
Toilets: Men’s and women’s at Dress Circle level, Grand Circle level and Stalls level. There is an additional ladies toilet in the Stalls bar..
Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet on right-hand side of foyer. Patrons requiring the adapted toilets have to go out of the exit on Greek Street and back to the foyer entrance on Old Compton Street.
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