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Access - Studios

Little Angel Theatre welcomes everyone. We aim to make our buildings, performances, workshops and activities as accessible as possible. Below is some information to make your visit to the theatre as easy and enjoyable as possible.

If you have any questions regarding access at our theatre, you can get in touch with us via phone or email:

020 7226 1787
boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

Click here to download a PDF version of this access guide.

Please note this is an access guide for our Studios. If you are attending a performance at our Theatre, please visit the Theatre access page.

Getting here

The Studios are location on Sebbon Street, N1 2EH.

By car

On street parking is very limited in the areas surrounding the theatre.

However, in Islington Blue Badge holders can park on a single yellow line for up to three hours. All vehicles can park on a single yellow line after 1.30pm on Saturdays and all day on Sundays.

The closest Disabled Parking bays are located on Halton Road (approx. 200m away) and Canonbury Villas (approx. 300m away).

The closest car park is at Angel Central, 21 Parkfield Street, N1 0BS (approx. 800m away) which has 100 spaces.

Drop off is possible directly outside the Studios on Sebbon Street. The closest dropped kerb is on the corner of Sebbon Street and Hawes Street.

By tube or train

The closest stations are Angel (Northern Line), Highbury and Islington (Victoria Line, Overground, National Rail) and Essex Road (National Rail).

Angel and Essex Road have no step free access.

Highbury & Islington has step free access from the platform to the street.

The closest station with step free access from train to street is King’s Cross St Pancras (Victoria, Piccadilly, Northern, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City lines).

By bus

Bus route 271 to Essex Road. Alight at Canonbury Grove (approx. 200m away).

Our Building

The Studios are wheelchair accessible with the entrance at street level.

Doors to the Studios open 30 minutes prior to the performance start time.

Most performances and workshops take place in Studio 1, on the First Floor.

Studio 1 seats up to 60 people and can accommodate 1 wheelchair user.

Some performances at our Studios are interactive and can involve moving between locations. Where relevant, this will always be clearly advertised and all locations will be wheelchair accessible.

There are accessible toilets located on each floor.
The dimensions of the Ground Floor disabled toilet are: 1.75m x 1.9m
The dimensions of the First Floor disabled toilet are: 1.9m x 2.2m

There is a lift for wheelchair users however the lift can only accommodate the following dimensions. W: .86m / L: 0.97m / H: 2.1m / Maximum weight: 300kg . Please contact Box Office for more information.

Seating

Please note that, other than designated wheelchair spaces, seating for our performances is unallocated. This is to ensure that everyone has a good view of the stage, especially the children. If you need to reserve certain seats which are more accessible for you, for example if you are visually impaired, hard of hearing, or have mobility issues which mean you would be more comfortable in an aisle seat, please contact our Box Office.

Please note that wheelchair spaces can only be booked with Box Office by phone because we need to take extra seats off sale. For other access requirements, you can book tickets online if you prefer, but you will still need to contact Box Office in advance of the show to reserve seats.

Assistance Dogs:

We welcome assistance dogs at our venues. It would be helpful if you could let us know in advance of your visit if you would like to bring your assistance dog to a performance. We are a small venue and due to staffing limitations we cannot usually offer to look after assistance dogs in the foyer, but please get in touch if this is something you would benefit from and we may be able to make arrangements.

Access Tickets

  • Adults who require another adult to assist them on their visit can book a free ticket for a personal assistant. These are available online, but if it’s your first time booking one you’ll need to contact the box office first so we can add the eligibility tag to your account.
  • If you are in receipt of disability or other benefits you can apply to join our Puppets For All scheme for free tickets. You can find out more about that, here.
  • If you require a wheelchair space in the auditorium you need to book by phone (this is because we need to take extra seats off sale, which is not currently possible with online booking).
  • For other seating requirements, you can book tickets online if you prefer, but need to contact Box Office in advance of the performance to reserve seats. You can do this by phone or by email.

Our performances and activities

Relaxed performances

For most of our in-house productions one performance is scheduled as a Relaxed Performance. Relaxed Performances are advertised in our season brochure and on our website. Tickets for Relaxed Performances are £5 per person.

Relaxed Performances are provided for people who would benefit from a more relaxed environment, or are uncomfortable with sudden lighting changes or loud noises, including those with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory or communication needs or a learning disability. During these performances we have fewer people in the audience and may adapt the show to lower the sound levels and keep the lighting at a higher level so that you are not sitting in darkness.

If you require a friend or assistant to sign for you, this is a good performance to come to due to the higher lighting levels.

During digital Relaxed Performances which take place via Zoom, there will be fewer people in the audience and you will have the chance to watch the film prior to the live performance. We encourage you to turn your camera on during these performances so that you can more easily participate in the activities, although this is not necessary if you don’t feel comfortable.

We want to ensure that our tickets for Relaxed Performances are kept for those who need them, so they are not available to book online. To book tickets for a Relaxed Performance please call the Box Office on 020 7226 1787.

If you would like more information about our Relaxed Performances, or would like to receive regular updates about when they are scheduled, please email education@littleangeltheatre.com

 

Upcoming relaxed performances:

LAT’s Miniature Travelling Circus: Saturday 29 October 2022, 3.30 pm

The Pixie and the Pudding: Saturday 14 January, 4 pm

 

D/deaf friendly productions:

Puppetry is a highly visual art form. Our productions are categorised as D/deaf friendly if they use little or no verbal language and if the story can be understood equally by D/deaf and hearing audiences.

 

Upcoming BSL Interpreted performances:

These performances are provided for those who use British Sign Language. The interpreter will be at the front of the stage and lit with a spotlight. They will provide a linguistic and artistic interpretation of the show for people who are D/deaf or for whom BSL is their preferred language.

LAT’s Miniature Travelling Circus: Saturday 22 October 1.30 pm

The Pixie and the Pudding:  Saturday 21 January, 2 pm

Visual Stories

Visual stories are a visual resource for children and young adults with Autism, Aspergers, Sensory Processing Disorder and associated conditions. These resources are intended to help prepare any visitors for a new experience and to help them to become familiar with the surroundings and situation.

For a general introduction to the theatre building and what will happen on your visit download our Little Angel Visual Story

Visual Stories for Current Shows:

We also create Visual Stories for each of our in-house productions. We publish these Visual Stories as soon as possible, and they are always made available in advance of our Relaxed Performances.

If you would like to see Visual Stories for any of our past shows, please email education@littleangeltheatre.com.

Spectrum Youth Theatre

Spectrum Youth Theatre is a weekly creative club for 11-18 year olds with high functioning autism. Participants work with professional puppeteers and theatre makers to devise and perform their own production, usually performed in the Spring Term.

You can find out more about joining Spectrum here.

“The staff were lovely and our son really enjoyed the show. We were less anxious about how he might react because we had the visual story in advance and knew it was okay if he needed to step out for a bit” – Audience feedback