Most of the Abbeydale Picture House is Wheelchair Accessible

The Abbeydale Picture House was built in the 1920’s but we are striving to improve it’s accessibility. We have set out the main considerations below, but if you have any questions regarding access, please contact with “Accessibility” in the subject line and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible. Please note that the basement of the building is not leased by CADS and this statement relates only to the ‘above ground’ venue.

Main Auditorium

Although there are three steps into the Main Entrance, we now have step-free access from street level into the Auditorium itself through an alternative entrance straight off the pavement on Abbeydale Road. Box office staff just inside the Main Entrance of the building will be able to point you in the direction of the accessible entrance once you reach the event. The bar is at the back of the Auditorium, and can be reached via an access ramp. The auditorium also has a wheelchair accessible toilet to the right hand side of the stage/screen. The auditorium holds 351 seats. It is best to contact the event organiser directly if you have questions about whether your ticket is seated or standing, but for most events a ticket will include a seat allocation.

Fly Tower and Upstairs Areas

Due to the age of the building, these areas are currently not accessible to wheelchair users. A new access ramp at the rear of the building which will enable wheelchair access to the Fly Tower, is an one of several capital projects we hope to be in a position to invest in in the near future.

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