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Accessibility

This page explains all of the facilities available at the Bridge Theatre and should help you plan your visit.

We welcome any comments and suggestions about the accessibility of the Bridge Theatre and our programme. Please email us at access@bridgetheatre.co.uk or call us on 0333 320 0051.

Supporting your visit to The Bridge Theatre

Arriving at the Bridge Theatre
The theatre is located a 10 minute walk from London Bridge tube station which is an accessible station. TFL have more information on accessibility on the underground.

Nearest parking is Q-Park Tower Bridge (a secure car park located outside the Congestion Zone, a short walk from the Shard London Bridge and Tower Bridge).

Drop offs can be made on Potters Fields (next to the LaLit hotel), from which there is a 1 minute level access walk to the entrance of the theatre. A map of the local area with Blue Badge Accessible Parking can be found on the Southwark Council Website.

A visual guide to Guys & Dolls
If you or someone you know would benefit from a visual guide ahead of attending Guys & Dolls you can download our PDF.
For further information ahead of your visit please email access@bridgetheatre.co.uk who can assist you.

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We offer disabled concessionary rate tickets for performances at the Bridge Theatre. To book these tickets, you need to sign up to our Access List. All bookings are subject to the Access List Terms & Conditions.

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Facilities for d/Deaf & hard of hearing people

We offer facilities for d/Deaf and hard of hearing people plus, where possible, captioned performances. Please check back for an update on dates for our upcoming shows.

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Facilities for visually impaired people

We provide facilities for visually impaired people plus, where possible, audio-described performances. Please check back for an update on dates for our upcoming shows.

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Physical Access 

There is level access into the foyer. The wheelchair spaces are in the stalls with level access from the foyer.
A platform lift provides access to the Stalls. (Gallery 2 does not have lift access.) The lift can carry up to 500KG (6 persons).
The main staircase from the foyer to the Stalls has 21 steps. There are 12 steps up to Gallery 2 from foyer level.

We have 2 gender neutral accessible toilets. One is located on the ground floor (best access from Gallery 1 seating) and one is located in the Lower Foyer (best access from Stalls seating).

Auditorium seat dimensions

All of our seats have a seat width of 41cm, and a seat depth of 44cm.
They have armrests which are 43cm apart and 23cm up from the seat itself. The seats are around 38cm up from the floor. Seats listed as ‘high seats’ are around 56cm up from the floor and have a metal bar to rest your feet on rather than the floor.

If you have any questions about the dimensions and sizing of our auditorium seating, please email boxoffice@bridgetheatre.co.uk.

Wheelchair accessible seats

Our production of Guys & Dolls is in promenade seating, meaning our accessible seats for wheelchair users are in a different place to where previous customers may be used to at The Bridge.

The wheelchair spaces are in the Stalls ZZ31–ZZ3 and ZZ42–Z45, you will need to use the platform lift to the stalls level and there will be level access from there. To book these seats login to your account and click on the Stalls seating plan after choosing your performance date. If you have let us know you, or your companion, is a wheelchair user, then you will see the wheelchair bay available to book on Row ZZ at the front of the right hand corner seating bank.

If you have any questions about booking these seats please email access@bridgetheatre.co.uk.

Wheelchair Loan

You can borrow a wheelchair from us to use during your visit. To arrange for a wheelchair to be available, please email us at boxoffice@bridgetheatre.co.uk or call 0333 320 0051 before your visit. Subject to availability.

Dementia Friends

The Bridge Theatre is an accredited Dementia Friendly Venue.

We believe that a dementia diagnosis should not prohibit anyone from accessing arts and culture and aim to ensure that everyone can enjoy spending time with us at the Bridge Theatre.

A number of our staff are Dementia Friends and wear the Dementia Friends badge, usually on a lanyard. The badge comprises a small blue forget-me-not flower that indicates the person has an understanding of dementia and they can support people affected by the condition.
To find out more about accessibility at The Bridge for people living with dementia please email us at access@bridgetheatre.co.uk or call us on 0333 320 0051.

Website Accessibility

This website has been developed to conform to the W3C accessibility guidelines for level AA compliance. We have endeavoured to conform to all the presented guidelines in Level AA wherever possible.

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Some users might find screen text easier to read by increasing the size at which text is displayed. Our font is scaleable, and its size is determined by the settings of your browser.

Microsoft Internet Explorer:

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Firefox:

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Safari:

Go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Increase (Ctrl + +), Decrease (Ctrl + -) or Normal (Ctrl + 0).

Chrome:

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