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Access - Theatre

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 theatre. If you are attending a performance at our Studios, please visit the Studios access page.

Getting Here

The theatre is located on Dagmar Passage, N1 2DN.

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.

There is a designated disabled parking bay on Theberton Street (approx. 300m away) where Blue Badge holders can park for an unlimited time. There are a number of parking bays on Upper Street, opposite Nando’s (approx. 400m away), which are free for Blue Badge holders until 4pm Monday-Saturday.

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

The closest drop off point is on Cross Street (N1 2BB), where there is a dropped kerb and easy access along Dagmar Passage to the theatre entrance.

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) from where you can catch the 476, 73 0r 30 bus to the theatre.

By bus

Bus routes 4, 19, 30, 43, and 236a (Sundays only) to Upper Street. Alight at St Mary’s Church.

Bus routes 38, 56, 73, 341 to Essex Road. Alight at Packington Street.

Both bus stops are less than 200 metres from our venue.

Our Building

The Theatre is wheelchair accessible via a ramp in the entrance. Our foyer, Box Office, shop, toilets and auditorium space are all on the ground floor.

The theatre auditorium seats 93 people and can accommodate 2 wheelchair users if in the same party or 1 wheelchair user if not.

Doors to the theatre open 30 minutes prior to each performance start time.

The dimensions of the accessible toilet are: 1.35m x 1.45m.

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 a mobility issue which means 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.

Hearing Loop:

We have a portable hearing loop in our theatre space which is available to use for general interactions with our staff. LAT is currently looking into the possibility of installing a fixed hearing loop system into our theatre space though this is currently not available.

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.

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:

The King of Nothing: Sunday 6 November, 2 pm

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: Saturday 10 December 2022, 3.30 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.

The King of Nothing: Tuesday 25th October, 2 pm

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: Saturday 10 December 2022, 1.30 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.

 

“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