This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Powerchair
As regular visitors to the theatre I can't recommend it too highly. The Theatre is fully accessible throughout and offers excellent performances throughout the year. The cafe, restaurant shop and tower which offers great panoramic views over Stratford town, are all easily accessed. Situated on the River Avon it is a pleasant place to have a meal or a coffee and there are accessible walks through the parkland along the river.
Transport & Parking
There are disabled parking spaces available outside the theatre and around Stratford town in nearby streets. However Stratford is always busy so these are often full. There is ample parking in nearby car parks.
The theatre is fully accessible throughout via ramps and lifts. The area surrounding the theatre is also accesible and it is very pleasant to sit by the river on a sunny day. It is a fascinating building and theatre tours are available. The cafe, restaurant and shop do get very busy during the hour before a performance which makes manoeuvring in a chair a little more difficult. If you are heading there for lunch or afternoon tea etc pick a time after the performance has begun and it will be a breeze. If you are booking tickets to see a play the theatre has excellent facilities to accomodate wheelchair users and their companions. There is an induction loop available in the theatre and captioned performances of their productions are available too. The RSC website is helpful and informative.
There are clearly signed accessible toilets. They are of a good size for manoeuvring a wheelchair and we have always found them to be clean. The ground floor accessible loo is in a rather busy spot just inside the main foyer and you need to be careful when opening the door not to bump into someone. It is also a busy spot to wait if the loo is in use.
Staff throughout the theatre have always been helpful and polite.
Anything else you wish to tell us?
We visit the theatre several times a year. We love going to this theatre. It makes a great day out. A walk by the river or a stroll around the town followed by a play and something to eat. All very easily accessed. Just give yourself time to find a parking place if you are going to a performance.