Access information

The address of CAST is Waterdale, Doncaster DN1 3BU.

It’s in Doncaster Town Centre on Sir Nigel Gresley Square.  Please note that access to the road immediately outside CAST is restricted to public transport only. There’s a drop off point in the short stay car park opposite – postcode DN1 3EY.

The Civic Quarter Car Park is about 5 minutes walk away from CAST – postcode DN1 3JQ. The car park has a passenger lifts to all floors, including one disabled compliant lift. There are Disabled parking spaces on all floors.

Doncaster railway station is about a 10 to15 minute walk away and has rail links with services operated by Arriva, Virgin East Coast, Transpenine Express and Hull First Trains. If you are travelling by bus, Doncaster Interchange is about 10 to15 minutes on foot, and serves Regional buses, as well as National Express and Megabus coaches. Further information is available from

CAST is a large, modern, copper-clad building with a glass front. It includes a 620 seat theatre, a flexible studio space, drama and dance studios, and a Café bar.  All areas are accessible by lift or stairs.

The main entrance on the square has a series of double glass doors, and the central set slide open automatically upon approach. The foyer is large and bright. The Box office is straight ahead and the stairs and lift are diagonally to your left.  There are toilets on every level of the building.

The Café bar is open during the day as well as for performances, with free wifi. It has doors that open to the front of the building directly onto Sir Nigel Gresley Square. There’s also  the circle bar area which is open during some performances. The Cafe bar is open Monday to Saturday: 10am to 6pm and later on performance evenings, until after the last interval.

On Sundays and bank holidays the cafe bar opens two hours before the first show.  Please note that on performance nights final food orders are taken 45 minutes before the start of the performance.

Staff will be available to direct you to your seat. If you would like to listen to the introductory notes, you should collect your headset in good time to take your seat fifteen minutes before the start of the performance.  Please ask a member of staff for your headset and Braille or large print cast list.

The 620-seat auditorium has a traditional theatre layout, with two levels of seating, stalls and dress circle. The seats flip up when not in use. In the stalls there are aisles either side of the seating block which slope down gently towards the stage until row ‘I’. From here, down to Row A nearest the stage, there are shallow steps. In the dress circle there are stepped aisles.

The Large studio space has flexible seating that is arranged according to the requirements for the performance or event.

Please note that this information has been supplied by the venue and although every effort has been made to check details, you may still have some queries. In this case, we would ask you to contact the theatre direct for clarification.

Further information and contact details

At CAST Guide dogs are allowed in the auditorium.  If you would like a member of staff to look after your dog during the performance please contact the Box Office in advance to check if this will be possible.

If you are bringing a guide dog, or if you require any further information before your visit, please phone the box office on 01302 303 959.  You can also ask to join the ‘Access Mailing List’ if you wish to find out about future accessible events and performances at CAST.

Further information is also available on the venue website.