Accessibility at the Gillian Lynne Theatre

The Gillian Lynne Theatre Access Scheme

Welcome to the Gillian Lynne Theatre Access information page. You can print and download the following information provided by clicking here. For a larger print version, click here.

Customers who wish to sign up for the LW Theatres Access Scheme will be asked to provide evidence of their eligibility. Please click here for more information and to complete our Registration Form.

Booking Access and Personal Assistant Tickets

In Person

Gillian Lynne Theatre
Drury Lane, London
WC2B 5JF

The Box Office is located in the foyer and has step-free access via the main entrance on Parker Street

By Phone

020 7087 7966
(24 hour telephone line, operated by SEE Tickets)

Getting to the Gillian Lynne Theatre

Arrival

On arriving at the main entrance of the theatre to see the performance customers with access requirements should make themselves known to a member of staff. Customers will then be greeted by a dedicated access host who will assist with all aspects of the customer’s journey through the theatre. Entry for customers who require level access is via two lifts to the Upper Foyer level, where the theatre bars and kiosks are located and then also to the auditorium seating.

Getting to the Gillian Lynne Theatre

Customers with access requirements can be driven to the front of the theatre on Parker Street where they can access the ground floor foyer, Cloakroom and Box Office, where a low level counter is available for those who require it. Blue Badge holders may park at the top end of Drury Lane outside ‘Wow Retro’ clothing store and on Great Queen Street outside ‘Hercules Pillars’ public house. These spaces are limited in number and are approximately 100-150 metres from the main entrance. The Gillian Lynne Theatre is situated above an NCP car park offering standard parking facilities and is accessed via Parker Mews. For tariffs and charges please visit www.ncp.co.uk

The Gillian Lynne Theatre is located between the TFL Underground stations of Covent Garden and Holborn, these are approximately 480 and 320 metres respectively from our main entrance. Neither of these stations has step-free access. The nearest station with step-free access is Tottenham Court Road which is approximately 800 metres from the Theatre. After leaving the main entrance of Tottenham Court Road Station, customers should proceed via New Oxford Street, turning right onto Drury Lane and then left onto Parker Street.

Please visit https://tfl.gov.uk for further information on public transport in London.

Access to Performance, Seating and Viewing Areas

The Stalls auditorium is accessed via the lifts and the wheelchair platform, with access for two dedicated wheelchair spaces and one companion seat each, is located in Row P. Row S in the Stalls can also be used for customers wishing to transfer from a wheelchair into a theatre seat. Other aisle seats on the Stalls Auditorium Right involve access via a limited number of steps.

The Dress Circle level of the auditorium can only be accessed via routes including stairs:
Dress Circle – 114 steps from Ground Floor (24 steps using the lifts).

Our trained access hosts will be available to assist visually impaired customers upon arrival and throughout their visit if required.

An Infra-Red audio enhancement system is available for deaf or hearing-impaired patrons. Headsets and hearing aid loops are available and should be requested from a member of Front of House staff upon arrival.

Please advise the operator of this requirement when booking your tickets to ensure you are seated in a suitable area of the auditorium.

In conjunction with the Producer of each show, the Gillian Lynne Theatre hosts periodic accessible performances, including Audio-described, Captioned, BSL Interpreted and Relaxed performances.

Services and Facilities

There is a cloakroom available. Items can be checked in for £1 each.

Our staff are on hand throughout your visit to assist with any purchases you may wish to make. If you are unable to access the bars or kiosks then please speak to our access host upon arrival who will be happy to assist you.

 

Accessible Toilets

The Gillian Lynne Theatre has two accessible toilets. One is located in the Upper Foyer and the other is just outside the accessible entrance to the auditorium on Level 4. Access is via the lifts.

There are further standard toilets located in the Upper Foyer and on Level 4. Both of these sets of Gents and Ladies toilets have step-free access.

Accessible Bars

The Wintergarden Bar, Gramercy Bar, Saloon Bar and VIP area all have step-free access via the lifts.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome in the Gillian Lynne Theatre. Our staff are always happy to look after your access dog for you whilst you enjoy your visit.

Medical Requirements

If you need to bring medication, food or drink to manage a medical condition, or medical equipment you are welcome to do so. Please ask to speak to a manager when you arrive before going through our security searches. Please note, we are not in possession of any medical equipment.

Evacuation Policy

Our access hosts are trained in how to assist customers with access requirements in case of an emergency. These staff members will be specifically allocated to assist any customers with access requirements in an emergency situation.

Strobe and Lighting Effects

Strobe and flashing lights are regularly used during performances at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. For more information, please call our Stage Door on 020 7242 9802 and ask to speak to a manager.

Gala Pro

We’ve partnered with Gala Pro – a revolutionary app for accessibility and translation, which enhances your experience at live performances. You can use the app to enjoy the show with subtitles, audio description, closed captioning, audio amplification or language translation.

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