Bedlam Theatre is an historic, A-listed building situated in the heart of Edinburgh. It operates as the Edinburgh University Theatre Company's student-run theatre during term-time and transforms into Edinburgh Fringe Festival Venue 49 in August. The building is full of character and strives to welcome as diverse a community as possible, putting on a range of theatrical performances and comedy shows, one of these being The Improverts, Bedlam Theatre's hilarious in-house improvisation troupe which performs every night of the Fringe Festival.
The venue has a permanent, concrete ramp suitable for manual and electric wheelchairs. This entrance is clearly sign-posted and accessed from the pavement at the Forrest Road side of the building, next door to MUMS Great Comfort Food. This ramp provides entrance to the theatre via the auditorium. There is level access through to the café/bar and toilets, also. There is no level access to the box office, though. Customers with mobility impairments which prevent them using steps should purchase tickets online. To enter the building through the main entrance, the public must climb two upward steps from the pavement into the venue’s enclosure. There is then a short walk to the main entrance of the building. To enter the building, three upward steps must be climbed, at which point the audience find themselves in the box office area. From the box office, to the café, toilets and auditorium, there are two more upward steps to climb. There are no bannisters along this route, yet our staff will be happy to offer mobility assistance climbing these steps. The level access route into the auditorium is through the café. We do not have lowered sections on our bars/café, yet our staff offer you service by coming out from behind the bar/café whenever necessary.
Accessibility Guide Link: http://www.bedlamfringe.co.uk/access
Access Statement Link: http://www.bedlamfringe.co.uk/access
We are offering several captioned performances at Bedlam Fringe 2018, details of which will be added to www.bedlamfringe.co.uk/access.
Level 1 Venue Access Award Part of the Green Initiatives Project
There are two accessible toilets on the premises, one in the women's toilets, the other in the men's. The doors are wide enough for manual and power wheelchairs. There are grab rails. We do not have easy turn locks nor taps. There are hand sanitiser dispensers in both disabled toilets.
Our Bedlam Fringe Front of House Staff have undertaken the EdFringe equalities training.
Assistance dog facilities
Assistance dog exercise facilities
The nearest area where Assistance Dog users can exercise their dogs (off lead) is on The Meadows, a 600m distance from Bedlam Theatre.
Other assistance dog facilities
We can offer Assistance Dog users water bowls, the nearest toilet area would also be on The Meadows.
The venue says it has...
- Accessible Format
- Carer Discount
- Dedicated Seating
- Disabled Access
- Induction Loop
- Access Statement
- Online Booking
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