Orientation Visits are beneficial to anybody who would feel more confident about their visit to the theatre if they had the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the venue beforehand. They enable patrons to have a tour of the theatre prior to their visit, ask any questions, and learn a bit more about what they can expect from the theatre environment. They will cover a typical patron’s ‘journey’ from booking and collecting tickets to visiting the auditorium, the bars, chill out areas and accessible toilets.
Anyone attending an upcoming performance and who feels they’d benefit from an Orientation Visit can attend or request one – simply contact your theatre’s Access Champion by Submitting a Request.
Orientation Visits are usually organised on an ad hoc basis. The majority of Orientation Visits will be arranged between 10am and 6pm on weekdays. It may be possible to arrange visits at alternative times but if it’s prior to a performance it would mean that other audience members would be in the theatre at that time.