Woolwich Works Woolwich Works

Woolwich Works

11 No 1 Street, London, SE18 6HD, United Kingdom | +4420 8035 8835 | Website

Venue Description

A brand new cultural hub housed in South East London, in the historic Royal Arsenal buildings right next to the Thames. With music, comedy, theatre, spoken word, family shows and plenty more, plus a café and art gallery, we can't wait to welcome you to Woolwich Works!


We have an automatic door at the main entrance that leads to the Visitors' Book Café and Workers' Bar, as well as the Main Space and our other performance and events spaces. There’s level access throughout the building, including through to floor-level seats in the Fireworks Factory and into the Café. Our outdoor courtyard also has level access, but does have a stone chip surface covering the centre of the space. These should be navigable in a wheelchair, it's just worth noting as we appreciate everyone has different needs. There are three lifts in the building to allow access to our studios and performance spaces on the first floor. There are a number of accessible toilets throughout the building. Gender-neutral toilets are available on the ground floor by our café. We have a Changing Places room on the ground floor by our café, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet. You can access the room by talking to our staff on the Welcome Desk, at our main entrance. Baby changing facilities are located on the ground floor, in the main entrance lobby opposite the Welcome Desk. Our café is dog-friendly, and guide and assistance dogs are welcome in all spaces. If you’d like to bring your guide dog to a performance, please let us know when booking and we can either book a space, or provide a staff member to look after your guide dog. Strobe lighting is rarely used in our performances. Should an event feature strobe lighting, this information is available on the event page of our website and displayed at the auditorium entrance. There are hearing assistance systems in the Fireworks Factory, smaller performance spaces, rehearsal studios, box office and bars. There are braille and tactile wayfinding systems throughout the building.

Accessibility Guide

Accessibility Guide Link: https://www.woolwich.works/your-visit/accessibility

Accessible Performances

Some of our programme may include certain assisted formats such as: BSL Interpretation/Signed performances have a signer on stage describing the performance. Captioned performances for D/deaf, deafened or hard of hearing audiences, with a screen on stage showing text relaying speech and describing the performance. Audio-described performances for blind and visually impaired people, giving additional commentary on the action and visuals on stage, with headsets provided for those using the service. Relaxed performances for visitors who may require a more flexible experience and environment, with free movement in and out of the theatre. These performances often contain reduced lighting and other effects, designed for anyone with an autistic spectrum condition, sensory or communication disorders and learning disabilities. Chilled performances are similar to Relaxed performances with the same flexible experience and environment, but no changes are made to the show itself. To find out when we will be putting on these specific events, please join our mailing list or look for the accessible show categories on our What's On page.

Awards List

Won 'Best New Culture Spot' in Time Out London’s 2021 Best of the City awards.


Accessible toilets are available on the ground and first floor close to each performance space.


Information about the staff has not been added for this venue.

The venue says it has...

  • Audio Described
  • Accessible Format
  • Braille
  • Carer Discount
  • Dedicated Seating
  • Disabled Access
  • IR Induction Loop
  • Induction Loop
  • Online Booking

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