GETTING TO BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE
The closest station to Battersea Arts Centre is Clapham Junction, which has good wheelchair access and is 0.5 miles away from the venue. Up-to-date information on lift service at Clapham Junction is available here.
The nearest disabled parking spaces to Battersea Arts Centre are in the Asda Car Park on Lavender Hill. Between Battersea Arts Centre and the Asda Car Park there is some rough pavement and a small incline.
Find out more about parking with a Blue Badge in Wandsworth.
There is step free access to the main foyer, The Scratch Bar and ground floor public spaces. The first floor performance spaces can be reached via a lift.
The first floor has a designated chill-out space that is available whenever the building is open.
Battersea Arts Centre has a range of toilet facilities available including all-gender toilets, accessible toilets on all floors and baby-change facilities.
We welcome service dogs everywhere and our Scratch Bar can provide water bowls if required.
Relaxed Performances at Battersea Arts Centre offer a more relaxed performance environment. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement in the auditorium. No changes are made to the lights and sound. Around 90% of all performances at Battersea Arts Centre are Relaxed.
SENSORY ADAPTED PERFORMANCES
Sensory Adapted Performances at Battersea Arts Centre are always Relaxed. In addition, we soften any loud noises, remove any flashing or strobe lights and avoid sudden or surprising moments. House lights will be up at a low level throughout the performance. We will also provide a visual guide to the show that you can access on our website a couple of days before the performance. If you would find another familiarization tool helpful please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BSL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES
We offer British Sign Language interpreted performances for certain shows, with a signer on stage describing the performance, and provide information on which seating areas have best visibility of the signer.
We have a BSL interpreted performance of The Trauma Show on 4 November, 7.30pm. Sandy Deo is the BSL interpreter.
There will be a BSL interpreted performance of Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World on 25 November, 7.30pm. Interpreted by Sumayya El-Tayeb.
We offer captioned performances for certain shows, with a screen on stage showing text which describes the performance. This service may be useful for people who are D/deaf, deafened or hard of hearing.
We have a captioned performance of The Trauma Show on 25 October, 7.30pm.
AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES
Audio description gives additional commentary during a performances through headphones, describing things like body language and facial expressions, costume, scenery and action sequences. This service may be useful for people who are blind or partially sighted. Touch tours may also be offered alongside these performances.
We have an audio described performance of Jezebel on 13 October, 7.30pm. Audio describer is Elaine Joseph.
There will be an audio described performance of The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes on 22 October, 8pm. Audio describer is Dot Alma.
There will be an audio described performance of Little Red Robin Hood on 17 December, 2pm
Familiarization tours are for anyone who is new to theatre or who might need a little more time in the space or a little more information about the performance. In the tour, you can see the theatre without other people. We can also talk to you about the performance and answer any questions you or your family might have about the performance.
PERSONAL ASSISTANT/COMPANION TICKETS
If you require the assistance of a friend or helper to attend, we can make a free ticket available for your companion. You can book access companion tickets online or contact the Box Office to book by emailing email@example.com.
To book a free access companion online:
- log in to your account here
- go to ‘Other preferences’ and tick ‘I require a personal assistant/companion’.
- Choose the performance, date and seats you would like and if you add at least 2 tickets to your basket, then one of these will automatically become free.