Entering the building

A spacious glass lift at the St. Ann’s Square entrance offers equality of access to the Great Hall, which houses the Theatre, Box Office, Information Point, Theatre Shop, Rivals Cafe & Bar, Accesible Toilets and Cloackroom, as well access to The Studio and Rivals Restuarant. There are also steps to the Royal Exchange Theatre at both the Cross Street entrance and St. Ann’s Square entrance; these steps have railings on both sides. Doors at the entrance to the theatre are automatic to enable easy opening. 

Accessible toilets

The theatre has accessible toilets, including an alarm system and mirror. These are located near the Cross Street entrance. 

Accessible catering facilities

Bar Exchange has a low level counter section for wheelchair users. The Rivals Restaurant is on a split level, the lower part of which is accessible to wheelchair users.

Access to our auditoria

Both the Theatre and Studio spaces are accessible to wheelchair users. The Theatre and The Studio have six wheelchair spaces. It is possible for companions to sit alongside wheelchair users in both auditoria. Please book any wheelchair spaces in advance when you book your tickets so that we can reserve them and the adjoining seats for anyone else in your party. 

Wheelchairs are available for patrons who would like to use them, and can be accessed by contacting a member of the theatre staff.

Please note, the Theatre Module has seats over 3 levels - Stage Level, First Gallery and Secondary Gallery. Wheelchair access is only available to the Stage Level.

Accessible Performances

Seating

Backrests and booster seats are available on request from the cloakroom.

Tours of the Royal Exchange Theatre

The theatre offers backstage tours that are accessible for patrons with wheelchairs. 

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