Box office: 020 7978 7040

Accessibility at Theatre503

Access to Theatre503 is above a pub in a listed building, up several flights of stairs and as the venue currently stands, we recognise that we are not able to accommodate particular access needs. By the time our 503Studio in Nine Elms opens we intend to have greatly improved on our accessibility, as this will be a fully accessible space with a lift. We will be continuing our online reach with our year-round live-stream programme and Online Writers’ Programme. We are also working towards developing the current space above the Latchmere to become a fully accessible performance space.

Please see below for the steps we are currently taking in order to improve accessibility to performances at Theatre503.

As a small organisation, we can be more responsive to individual needs. If we can do anything to make your visit to Theatre503 easier or more comfortable, or if you have any suggestions as to how we could accommodate further, please feel free to call us on 020 7978 7040 or email boxoffice@theatre503.com.

Tailored Performances

Please do feel free to flag down a Theatre503 team member or one of our Front of House volunteers if you need assistance during any of our performances. If you have particular needs, you may wish to attend one of our tailored performances.

We offer one parent & baby performance and 2 x Pay What You Choose performances for each of our 3-4 week productions and we ensure every 503Live recorded version of a production is captioned. Information for dates and times of these tailored performances are listed on each show’s page on our website.

PARENT & BABY: These performances exclude strobe, haze and smoke, but remain the same in all other creative aspects. Audience members are free to move around, leave and re-enter the space as they need. A pram park, relaxing foyer music and cosy blankets are all provided.

PAY WHAT YOU CHOOSE: For every full-length run that is 3 to 4 weeks at Theatre503, we offer a certain number of Pay What You Choose performances. These take place during the second week of the run on Wednesday at 7:30 pm and Saturday at 2:30 pm. You can choose a ticket price between £6 and £22. There are also a number of other ticket prices available – please see each individual production’s page on our website for more specific information about these performances.

Facilities

  • Access to Theatre503 foyer is via a flight of stairs (22 steps) 
  • Access to the theatre is via a further flight of stairs (11 steps) or 5 additional steps, if accessing via the backstage corridor entrance. There is also a step down into the front row
  • WCs are located in our first floor foyer (2 additional steps to access)
  • There are currently no disabled access toilets on site or lift access
  • Please also note that Theatre503 is housed above a pub; The Latchmere. 

Toilets

We have a gender neutral W/C with 2 toilets and a separate room for urinals. We currently don’t have an accessible W/C.

Early Access

If you need some extra time to familiarise yourself or get settled in the auditorium, please do get in touch as we may be able to provide early access into the theatre for those who like to avoid a sometimes crowded and rushed entrance. This is dependent on the production and will need to be assessed on an individual basis, so please do get in touch.

Content Information and Care Packs

Content information for each show can be found on each show’s page on our website as soon as it goes on sale. We also create a detailed care pack, which can be found on the website and via QR codes in the foyer for each show. Please note, due to the nature of our shows being new writing and changes being made all throughout previews, the care pack is usually not available until the first preview, and both the content information and care pack are often being updated right the way up to Press Night, to ensure accuracy.

Scripts

If it is helpful for you to read the script whilst watching the performance, please get in contact so we can arrange to send you a copy of the script where possible.

Access Companion

Although we do offer free tickets for access companions, if they don’t wish to watch the show themselves they are welcome to relax in our foyer where they will have access to tea, coffee and Wi-Fi. We also welcome guide dogs and assistance dogs as access companions in the auditorium where needed. We would be most grateful if you could let us know in advance by emailing boxoffice@theatre503.com if you intend to bring an assistance dog with you into the auditorium. 

Woebegone

24 Jul — 25 Jul
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lenny.

26 Jul — 27 Jul
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