Mitchell Arts Centre is fully accessible for patrons with disabilities. 


There is a limited number of disabled parking space directly outside the building on Broad Street. There is also space to 'drop off' in front of the building if no spaces are available. Alternative parking can be found at Tesco situated behind the theatre, a screen is available in the main entrance foyer to input your registration plate to enable free parking for the duration of your visit. 

Please note that the Tesco parking screen in the foyer is managed and run by Tesco not the Mitchell Arts Centre. We cannot be held accountable for any parking fines sent due to issues with this machine. If you have been sent a fine please contact Tesco directly explaining you were visiting the Mitchell Arts Centre.

Entrance Foyer, Box Office and Cafe Bar

From the pavement through to the foyer, box office and cafe bar the ground is all flat making it accessible for wheelchairs, pushchairs and anyone with restricted mobility. The Cafe Bar tables and chairs can be moved around to make room for a wheelchair user/pushchair. Please ask at reception if you require assistance with this.

Main Auditorium

The main auditorium has a gradual slope and no steps making it ideal for guests with access needs. Wheelchair spaces are located on rows A and BB at the front of the auditorium. Row A1-3 has a companion seat and space for 1 wheelchair. The companion seat can be removed to create space for a second wheelchair if needed. In this instance the companion would sit behind or adjacent to the wheelchairs. On the opposite side there is space for up to 2 wheelchairs on BB12-13, there is no option to put seats into this space so companions must sit behind or adjacent to the wheelchair(s). Wheelchairs are also admittable in the balcony which is accessible via a lift. Please talk to box office about your requirements before booking seats in the balcony for a wheelchair user.

Ground Floor Toilets

There is a disabled toilet and baby changing facilities located on the ground floor next to the ladies and mens toilets.

Dance Studio and Dressing Rooms

The dance studio is accessible from the Cartright House entrance or stage door. The dressing rooms are access friendly with a ramp connecting them to the stage. This means any disabled patrons taking part in a show can get to and from the stage without concern.

Meeting Room

The meeting room is located on the first floor and is accessible by lift. There are no steps to encounter as a ramp connects the lift to the entrance of the meeting room. There is also a disabled toilet located on the first floor next to the balcony to the auditorium.


Accessible by lift, Wavemaker is situated in the board room on the second floor. There is also a disabled toilet on this floor.

Induction Loop

The main auditorium has an induction loop fitted. Please ask the duty manager if you need this to be switched on ahead of the performance. We also have a portable induction loop on site if you require this to be switched on at the box office when booking tickets. 

Relaxed Performances/Screenings

We have a number of relaxed events that take place throughout the year from plays to pantos to film screenings. Please refer to our What's On listings or current brochure for upcoming relaxed performances, or call us on 01782 409307 for more information.


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