Accessibility at Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Theatre Royal Drury Lane Access Scheme
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
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JF
The Ticket Desk is located in the foyer and has step-free access via the entrance on Russell Street.
Our incoming phone lines are temporarily unavailable.
Please email email@example.com, with the name of the event you would like to book for and a contact telephone number.
We are receiving a large volume of requests currently but we aim to respond to all queries within 5 working days.
There are 4 steps into the foyer from the main entrance on Catherine Street.
There is step free access via the entrance on Russell Street.
If customers find they require any assistance or further information, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the guest experience team who will be happy help.
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Access to Seating & Viewing Areas
A passenger lift is available to all 4 levels with non-transferable wheelchair spaces available on all levels except for the Balcony.
Stalls – There are 10 steps to access the Stalls from Catherine Street, but there are no further steps once inside.
- Step-free access is available from both the Russell St entrance and from the foyer.
- Step-free access ramps from the foyer will lead to the sides of row M providing easy access for wheelchair users.
- Transferrable Wheelchair users will find any of our inside aisle seats in the Stalls to be suitable.
Royal Circle – There are 39 steps to reach the rear of the level.
- Step-free access from the passenger lift is available to row L (low numbers side).
- There are two steps between each row with hand rails available on the far left and right aisles only.
Grand Circle – There are 66 steps from ground floor level.
- Step-free access from the passenger lift is available to row E (low numbers side) or 2/3 steps down/up to rows D/F.
Balcony – There are 112 steps up from ground floor level.
- The passenger lift will take you to the front of the level where there are then 2 steps up to row B.
- There is no step-free access.
Access to Performance
Our trained access hosts will be available to assist visually impaired customers upon arrival and throughout their visit, if required.
In conjunction with the Producer of each show, Theatre Royal Drury Lane hosts periodic accessible performances, including Audio-described, Captioned, BSL Interpreted and Relaxed performances.
Please click here for more information on upcoming Frozen access performances.
Services & Facilities
Theatre Royal Drury Lane has accessible toilets available on 3 of the 4 levels.
STALLS – Accessible toilet facilities are available on both sides of the auditorium, leading off from row M.
ROYAL CIRCLE – Accessible toilet facilities are available on both sides of the auditorium, leading off from row L.
GRAND CIRCLE – Accessible toilet facilities are available on the right hand side of the auditorium, leading off from row E (low numbers).
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.
Assistance dogs are welcome in the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Our staff are always happy to look after your access dog for you whilst you enjoy your visit.
In the rare case of an emergency, our access hosts are trained in how to assist customers with access requirements. These staff members will be specifically allocated to assist any customers with access requirements in an emergency situation.
Strobe and Lighting Effects
FROZEN – Please be advised that smoke, haze and strobe lights are used during the performance.
Strobe and flashing lights may be used for other productions at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
More information will be available soon.
Services and Facilities
The Gift Shop is located at the far end of the Foyer and is accessible from the step-free Russell Street entrance.
The Cecil Beaton Bar is at the opposite end of the foyer to the Disney Gift Shop and will be open throughout the day for full bar refreshments including teas and coffee.
Ticket facilities are located in front of the Gift Shop. Further information about your visit and the facility to book for events at any of our other venues is available from The Rotunda during the daytime.
The Grand Saloon Bar serves afternoon teas during the day and is accessible from the Royal Circle level passenger lift.
(Full details of all food and beverage offerings and how to book will be made available soon.)
The Rotunda has a champagne bar which is available at show times. There are 2 steps to take you there from the foyer.
The Ivor Novello Terrace is accessible from the Grand Saloon Bar.
Cloakroom facilities are not available.