The Beck Theatre is part of HQ Theatres, which has 12 venues. We’re based in Hayes in Hillingdon, and have been here since 1977, and have a total capacity of 600. We offer a wide selection of shows, from comedy to tributes to dance to drama. We also produce our own Pantomime and a Summer Project each year. We also have a cinema screen in our auditorium, and we regularly screen films and also host bi-monthly Dementia Friendly Screenings of films. We’re also able to host a lot of events in our Foyer, including dining events, comedy nights, Art Therapy Workshops and Bring Your Own Baby Comedy.
There is a small set of steps as well as a ramp, which leads into the theatre. At the top of the ramp is a set of automatic double doors, but there are also manual doors situated at the top of the steps. In the foyer, you will find our Box Office, which has a hearing loop system. You will also find our café-bar where you can reserve a table for a meal before the show as well as a separate bar that serves drinks when we are open for a show. When entering the auditorium from the ground floor, there are two corridors down either side of the theatre. The first four rows (A, B, C and D) are flat, and the rest of the auditorium tiers up from row E. The elevation is 2 steps for each row. We have wheelchair spaces in the theatre which can only be booked through out Box Office team. To do this, you will need to come in, or give them a call on 020 8561 8371. The spaces are on the end of rows B and C. We also hold seats for those with access requirements, so if you need to sit somewhere with less steps, please get in touch with the team to see if they have anything available. When entering the auditorium from the back, you will have to climb 24 steps to enter the auditorium. You will enter on row P and will then go up or down the steps depending on where you are seated. There is a hearing loop system in the auditorium, which can be used when a hearing aid is turned to the ‘T’ setting.
Accessibility Guide Link: https://becktheatre.org.uk/Online/access-assistance?menu_id=1E74C129-CEDC-43B9-BA7F-1D745F122B8A
The Beck Theatre offer a Relaxed Performance and a Signed Performance for our annual Christmas Pantomime, which will usually be a matinee performance on a weekday. If you visit our website, you will be able to find what the show is for this year and when each of these performances are. We also organise Touch Tours for certain performances, and the details of these can be found on our website. If you would like to organise a touch tour for a performance, please email us and we’ll do our best to organise one in accordance with the visiting company.
The Beck Theatre won Venue of the Year for HQ Theatres in 2018. Winner of the Innovation In Marketing Award in 2018 Dementia Friends
The theatre has both male and female toilets, as well as an accessible toilet. All of these are situated on the ground floor in the foyer. There are four cubicles and five urinals in the men’s, and eight cubicles in the women’s toilets. Our accessible toilet is a large single cubicle, which has a hand dryer (which can be switched off if requested), hand towels and a sink. There are grab rails in the toilets as well as easy turn taps and locks. There is enough space for a manual or power wheelchair. All of our toilets also have baby changing facilities in them.
Many members of the team are First Aid Trained, and a lot of the team are also Dementia Friends.
Information about COVID precautions has not been added for this venue.
Assistance dog facilities
Assistance dog exercise facilities
The Beck has an outside area which is paved but also has a grassy area. There is also a large pond which does not have railings around it. The nearest park where you can let your dog off the lead is Barra Hall Park, which is a short walk away from the theatre.
Other assistance dog facilities
We’re happy to provide a water bowl to an Assistance Dog if they require it. We also have an outside area which can be used by an Assistance Dog.
The venue says it has...
- Accessible Format
- Carer Discount
- Dedicated Seating
- Disabled Access
- Induction Loop
- Large Print
- Disabled Parking
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