We welcome everyone to our venue, and aim to be as accessible as we can. If you have a specific enquiry about access or special needs, contact us at:
Come As You Are nights
At Progress Theatre we want all our patrons to feel comfortable during every part of their experience. We know for trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people this can be difficult to achieve in all aspects of their life. Therefore we will offer a ‘Come As You Are’ night during each production to help you feel even safer in our venue.
What this means
- We will open earlier at 7.00pm.
- We will provide changing facilities for patrons before and after the show.
- Our Front of House volunteers will have special in-house inclusivity training.
This doesn’t change
- The content or timings of the show.
- That trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming persons are welcome to all performances during a run.
- That the tickets are still on sale to the general public and cis (non-trans) patrons are welcome also.
Wheelchair access to the theatre foyer is available through the main doors. You can also book the wheelchair accessible seat (C3) in the theatre, located close to the door and on the same level. A discounted seat for an accompanying caregiver (C2) can be booked at the same time. When a show approaches fully booked, we may release seat C2 for general use, so we advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.
Wheelchair accessible restroom facilities are accessed from the foyer through the marked door and signposted from there on. Please let a Front of House member know if you require directions or assistance. We are currently working on improving these facilities in the next year.
There is a drop off bay immediately outside the main entrance, however parking is separately available in our small car park at the rear of the theatre, and also on the surrounding streets. Please note that street parking restrictions are in place so you should read the signs carefully, and park only within the marked bays.
Progress Theatre has a hearing loop system. Please switch your hearing aid to T.
If you have an assistance dog, please contact us when booking so we can advise on seating with suitable access.