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New Wolsey Theatre

Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS, United Kingdom | 01473 295900 | Website

Great access, very welcoming


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This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Powerchair


We love going to The New Wolsey because the venue and the staff make the experience a pleasure without the unnecessary hassle involved with some venues. The wheelchair spaces are in good view of the stage, easy to get to and the staff are always on hand. There is usually a collection for a local charity too!

Transport & Parking


The parking is not directly connected to the theatre in that it is council parking and blue badge holders still have to pay. I always find this annoying. However, it is flat, reasonably well lit and easy to get to the theatre door from the car park. There are also enough spaces.



The entrance has a large sweeping ramp to wheelchair users are not banished to a side entrance. The foyer is open with the box office at a good height. Access to the theatre is straight forward and the accessible seating is right by the doorway.



There are at least 2 accessible toilets - maybe more, but I've only used two. they have always been clean and tidy and have enough room for a wheelchair and a carer.



The staff are excellent. Have always talked to my daughter and not just me. The pantomime cast love having groups of disabled youngsters in and are very inclusive. Shows for specific guests are highlighted and the staff are very good at communicating. Box office staff are equally helpful when booking.

Anything else you wish to tell us?

Would highly recommend the Rock n Roll Panto that we see every year!

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