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Access

We’d like your visit to the Exeter Northcott Theatre to be as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. If you require any assistance please inform the Box Office on 01392 493493 in advance of your visit. Though not essential, you are advised to book in advance so that we can readily provide any assistance. There is level access to the theatre via our front entrance on Stocker Road and via our rear entrance on The Queen’s Drive. The upper levels of the theatre and the auditorium are accessed by a lift. 

Please note that Wheelchair seats can only be booked in person or via telephone, and cannot be booked online.  This is because we have to manage the allocation of these seats to ensure that they are fairly allocated to Wheelchair users and their companions.

Disabled patrons may also bring a companion FREE of charge.

Wheelchair Spaces

The main auditorium has 6 wheelchair spaces on Row G.

Toilets

There is level access from Row G to an accessible toilet.

Parking

There are 4 parking spaces for blue badge holders on The Queens Drive, to the rear of the theatre, 10 spaces in Car Park C and 5 spaces at Northcote House. Download a parking and access map here.

Assisted Hearing Facilities

We have an enhanced hearing system that improves the experience for hearing-impaired theatregoers by transmitting enhanced audio to visitor's hearing aids, or specially provided headphones. Equipment for both must be collected from the stewards' counter prior to the show.

Guide / Hearing Dogs are always welcome

If you wish to take your dog into the performance, please let us know when booking your ticket so that we can arrange an adjacent seat. Alternatively, dogs can be cared for by a member of staff.

Sign Language Interpreted Performances

Sign Language Interpreted performances are advertised on event pages. During these performances a British Sign Language Interpreter will be positioned on the stage. Specific seats with a clear view of the signer are reserved in the main house auditorium and should be requested when booking.

Please note that there will be no BSL Interpreter for Romeo & Juliet on Sat 27 September 2.30pm and no BSL Interpreter ro 1984 on Sat 18 October 2.30pm as advertised in our brochure.

An Elephant in the Garden
Thu 23 October Schools' matinee 1.30pm

Lotty's War
Sat 15 November 2.30pm

George's Marvellous Medicine
Sat 13 December 2.30pm

Captioned Performances

Captioning converts the spoken word into text that provides people with hearing loss access to live performance. In captioning, the words appear on a screen at the same time as they are sung or spoken. Captions also include character names, sound effects and off stage noises. For more information please visit www.stagetext.org

Audio Described Performances

Audio Described performances are advertised on the event pages. Audio described performances provide the audience with a description of the set, the characters, the costume, the scene and the lighting throughout the performance, interspersing with the actors dialogue. The information is relayed through a headset that will be given to you on arrival at the theatre. The headsets must be booked when booking your tickets (at no extra cost) and collected from the Box Office before the performance.

Romeo & Juliet
Sat 27 September 2.30pm

1984
Sat 18 October 2.30pm

An Elephant in the Garden
Sat 25 October 2pm

Lotty's War
Sat 15 November 2.30pm

George's Marvellous Medicine
Sat 13 December 2.30pm

Relaxed Performances

Relaxed Performances create a safe environment for those to enjoy theatre that would not normally have the opportunity to do so. If a member of your family is on the Autistic Spectrum then these performances are designed for you to enjoy in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

George's Marvellous Medicine
Fri 2 January 11am

If you have any queries about access and facilities for people with disabilities please contact the Box Office on 01392 493493.


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