Halifax Viaduct

The address of the The Viaduct Theatre is: Dean Clough Mills, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 5AX.

The theatre is part of the Dean Clough Mills complex in Halifax. It can be found in ‘D Mill’ which also houses the complex’s Main Reception.

If arriving by car, the Dean Clough Mills complex provides on-site parking for approximately 1,300 vehicles. This includes both long-stay and short-stay ‘Pay & Display’ and ‘Pay-on-Foot’ areas. Payment can be made by cash or card.  Both Long and Short stay car parks are open 24 hours.

Short Stay, in D Mill Multi Storey Car Park – top level only and Crib Lane Short Stay Car Park. Long Stay, in F Mill Car Park, Crib Lane Car Park – top level only, Level 4 Car Park and Fletchers Mill Car Park. Long Stay parking is also available in Victoria Car Park, which has limited spaces.

For more information on which car park to use, please call reception on 01422 250250.

There are a number of parking spaces located around the site which allow for easy access into each mill. Disabled car park spaces are shown on the following website: https://www.deanclough.com/howfind

Wheelchair access to D Mill Theatre is provided via Gate 1. You will find a glass door signposted ‘Reception and Galleries’. Through the door is an access platform lift, which enables wheelchair users to reach all floors of the mill via the central lift. There is also an external lift providing access between Bowling Mill Courtyard and D Mill Reception, which can be accessed via Gate 5. Disabled toilets can be found on the ground and first floors.

If using public transport, the following transport lines have routes that pass near Dean Clough.  Information is provided by the following website:

https://moovitapp.com/index/en-gb/public_transportation-Dean_Clough-Yorkshire-street_7376844-2109

The following buses stop at Dean Clough Mills, 255, 521, 548, 549, 600

The bus stops are on Dean Clough Road, adjacent to the theatre. There are steps to access the theatre from the bus stops.

Northern Trains serve Halifax. If arriving by train, there is a ten-minute walk from Halifax train station which involves navigating busy roads. There are pedestrian crossings.

Crossley’s Cars operate a taxi rank from offices in G Mill lower courtyard at Dean Clough, the large fleet includes regular 4-seater cars, to mini vans accommodating up to 8 people. It is open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

You can either get a taxi direct from their rank or by telephone on 01422 350789 or 01422 364662.

The Theatre building exterior has a huge sign reading ’True North’. There is a ramp to the doors from the ground floor. There are steps to reach the theatre if coming from the multi-storey car park top floor or the main road. The glass doors at the theatre entrance are automatic.

Once inside the venue, you remain on one level. Due to the underground nature of the theatre, the floor is a little uneven in places.

The entrance to the theatre runs parallel to the True North restaurant, which has a glass wall partition. A corridor leads to the theatre door. There are publicity pull-up banners in the space. The box office is a desk towards the end of this corridor. There will be a member of staff at this desk and also others at the entrance to the theatre to assist in the finding of seats. There is wheelchair access into the theatre.

There are wheelchair accessible toilets on this floor.

There is a theatre bar that opens an hour and a half before the performance. Access to the bar is by a small flight of stairs. True North restaurant also offers pre-theatre meals two hours ahead of each performance. The restaurant is accessed through the same sliding doors as the theatre, with a left turn as you go in, through another glass door, which is opened manually.  The restaurant will be busy pre-theatre and may be noisier than usual.

Customers can collect their tickets from the Box Office. Theatre doors open 15 minutes ahead of the performance. There is only one route into the auditorium. The lighting level decreases as you head into the theatre. Due to its underground location, it is dark, though there is lighting.

The auditorium is on one level. The stage is in the middle, with tiered seating on either side. Ushers will help guide audience members to their seats.

 

Further information and Contact Details

Assistance and guide dogs are welcomed. Please advise the theatre in advance.

The theatre uses a radio system for audio description; the radio signal is transmitted across the whole auditorium.  Receivers, either stethoscope models, or belt-pack models with separate headphones, will be supplied by the theatre and staff will demonstrate how to use them. You may want to bring your own headphones and request a belt-pack receiver.

Any queries from those wanting to book tickets regarding accessibility, should contact the Box Office on 01422 849 227. Please call in advance so the theatre can help you with any additional needs you may have.

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