The Place Theatre, Bedford

Access Information

Patrons with wheelchairs or limited mobility:

The Place welcomes patrons with wheelchairs, but due to limitations of the auditorium we can accommodate only a very limited number of wheelchairs per performance. For this reason, we ask patrons with wheelchairs to specifically book a wheelchair position (and adjacent seats for companions) when booking their tickets:

  • If you intend to book via our online booking system, or to pay on the door, please see the Show Page for the show of interest (start at our Shows and Ticket Sales page) and call the phone number given in the "Disabled and group bookings" section of the booking form;
  • If you are booking via Bedford’s Central Box Office, please state that you need to book a wheelchair position when purchasing your tickets.

Once at the theatre: The entrance from the main car park into the foyer and bar, and the route through into auditorium to the wheelchair positions, is all at the same level with no steps to negotiate. A lavatory designed for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility is available immediately outside the auditorium entrance.

Patrons who do not use a wheelchair but do have limited mobility have easy access to a number of seats at the same level as the auditorium entrance - a member of the Front of House team will happily reserve seats in these rows before the auditorium opens to the public if requested.

We regret that there is no wheelchair access to the rehearsal and meeting rooms and offices on the upper floor of the building. This is of no consequence to theatre-goers, as all public theatre facilities are on the ground floor, but could be of relevance for training courses and rehearsals which use the rehearsal rooms - please check with the organiser of the event.

Patrons with Hearing Impairment:

Hearing Induction Loop Symbol The auditorium at The Place is equipped with a hearing aid induction loop. Hearing aid users should switch their hearing aids to the ‘T’ setting once seated in the auditorium.