Access

We extend a warm welcome to all who visit Battersea Arts Centre.

Battersea Arts Centre understands disability within the Social Model. This means we believe it is our responsibility to stop our spaces being disabling and we are committed to making our venue accessible to everyone.

We are becoming a Relaxed Venue. This new concept has been devised by Touretteshero and developed with Battersea Arts Centre. Being a Relaxed Venue means we are committed to making our venue accessible to everyone and we recognise that it's our responsibility to stop our spaces and programmes being disabling. This will not be a goal we achieve but a process we promise to continually review and work towards. 

This commitment will affect all our activity including our theatre programmes, family offer, social action projects and heritage work. You'll find more relaxed performances here, alongside sensory adapted and other forms of accessible performances, all of which will be relaxed.

TICKETS

We offer concession tickets for disabled people and, if you require the assistance of a friend or helper to attend, we can make a free ticket available for your companion. Please call the Box Office on 020 7223 2223 to book. The Box Office telephone is open from 10am - 6pm, Monday to Saturday.

GETTING TO BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE

The closest station to Battersea Arts Centre is Clapham Junction, which has good wheelchair access and is 0.5 miles away from the venue.

The nearest disabled parking spaces to Battersea Arts Centre are in the Asda Car Park on Lavender Hill, which is a 5 minute walk away. Find out more about parking with a Blue Badge in Wandsworth.

AT BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE

There is step free access to The Bees Knees playspace, The Scratch Bar and ground floor public spaces. The first floor performance spaces can be reached via a lift. Battersea Arts centre has a range of toilet facilities available including all-gender toilets, accessible toilets on all floors and baby-change facilities.


RELAXED PERFORMANCES

Relaxed Performances at Battersea Arts Centre offer a more relaxed performance environment. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement in the auditorium and we also provide a designated 'chill-out space' for guests who may need time away from the performance space. Ear defenders are available for those with sensory sensitivities.

SENSORY ADAPTED PERFORMANCES

We will make some small changes to the light and sound effects to accommodate the needs of our audience - performances where these changes hae been made are described as Sensory Adapted Performances. Sensory Adapted Performances are always relaxed.

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

BSL Interpreted Performances
We offer British Sign Language interpreted performances for certain shows, with a signer on stage describing the performance. When booking your tickets, please let us know that you will be using this service so we are able to allocate you seats with a clear view of the signer.

Captioned Performances
We offer captioned performances for certain shows, with a screen on stage showing text which describes the performance. This service may be useful for people who are D/deaf, deafened or hard of hearing.

Audio Described Performances
Audio description gives additional commentary during a performances through headphones, describing things like body language and facial expressions, costume, scenery and action sequences. This service may be useful for people who are blind or partially sighted. Touch tours may also be offered alongside these performances.

We welcome service dogs and our Cafe Bar can provide water bowls if required.


CONTACT

If you feel you might need help to get around, have any ideas about what we could do better or just want to know more about our access facilities, please contact us using one of the following methods:
 
Phone:  020 7223 2223

Minicom:  020 7223 5311

Email:  boxoffice@bac.org.uk

Post:
Battersea Arts Centre,
Lavender Hill,
London,
SW11 5TN

UPCOMING BSL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES

Return to Elm House
15 Dec, 2:30pm

Orpheus
20 Dec, 7:30pm
22 Dec, 2:30pm

No Kids
21 Feb, 7:30pm

Mark Thomas Checkup: Our NHS @ 70
1 May, 7:30pm

Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!
16 May, 7:30pm

UPCOMING RELAXED PERFORMANCES

Return to Elm House
1 Dec - 30 Dec, all performances (Various times)

Mawaan Rizwan: Juice
4 Dec, 8pm

Phoenix Comedy
9 Dec, 6pm

The Sleeping Trees' Nativity
13Dec, 8:30pm

Orpheus
12 Dec, 7:30pm
22 Dec, 2:30pm

A Grand Night Out
28 Jan, 7:30pm

No Kids
All performances 5 - 23 Feb

IAMNEXT
7 Feb, 7pm

The Justice Syndicate
All performances 11 - 23 Feb

I'm a Phoenix, Bitch
All performances 20 Feb - 9 Mar

Dressed.
All performances 25 feb - 2 Mar

Ben Target: Splosh!
All performances 26 Feb - 2 Mar

Frankenstein
All performances 12 - 29 Mar

Mark Thomas Checkup: Our NHS @ 70
All performances 23 Apr - 4 May

Status
All performances 23 Apr - 11 May

Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!
All performances 8 - 25 May

Give Me Your Love
25 May, 12pm

The Eradication of Schizophrenia In Western Lapland
25 May, 3pm

 

UPCOMING AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES

Orpheus
Sat 15 Dec, 2.30pm
 

UPCOMING CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES

Please check back for future captioned performances.

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