Vaudeville Theatre

Access notes

The address of the Vaudeville Theatre is 404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH.

 

The Theatre is on the opposite side of the road from The Savoy Hotel.

 

If you are arriving by car you can be dropped off on the Strand, just outside the entrance doors to the Theatre. Limited parking is available on the surrounding streets. The nearest car park is Trafalgar Square, Spring Gardens Q-Park, which is a 10-minute walk away.

 

The bus stop for The Strand and Southampton Street is about 25 metres from the Theatre entrance. It’s served by Bus routes, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139 and 176. The same routes serve the Bedford Street stop on the opposite side of the Strand.

 

Charing Cross National Rail and Tube Station is a three-minute walk away. Charing Cross is on the Northern and Bakerloo Lines. Covent Garden Tube Station, on the Piccadilly Line, is 10 minutes’ walk.

 

There is a taxi rank for Black cabs outside Charing Cross Station, or cabs are easily hailed on The Strand. Staff will be on hand to provide local cab numbers.

 

The doors to the Theatre foyer are usually open 30 minutes before the performance begins. There is one small step up into the foyer. Once inside, there is no furniture in the foyer area apart from a stair climber which is on the far-left hand side.

 

The Box Office is located on the right as you enter. There are two windows where you can collect tickets.  There is a Bar/Kiosk just beyond the box office. There is a programme sales podium opposite the Box Office where you can collect your headsets, large print and braille cast lists.

If you would like to listen to the introductory notes 15 minutes before the start of the performance, you should collect your headset in good time to take your seat.  Staff will be able to direct you.

 

The Bar/Kiosk also serves as a cloakroom. There is a £1 charge per item.

 

The stairs are straight ahead as you enter the Foyer. The left side leads to the Stalls area, which is six steps down. There is usually a programme seller on the far left near the entrance to the Stalls seating.

 

The right side of the stairs leads to the upper floors. There are twelve steps up before you need to turn left and climb another ten steps to the bar area which is straight ahead. Turning left instead, takes you to five more steps, up to the Dress Circle area. The seating in the Dress Circle has stepped aisles.

 

The Grand circle is a further twenty-two steps up.

 

To get to the ladies’ toilet, take the stairs on the left. There are six steps down and the door to the ladies is on the right. It opens away from you. There is another door directly on the right again which also opens away from you. Directly ahead there are two more steps, and some sinks. To the left there are no steps to the cubicles and more sinks.

 

The nearest gentlemen’s toilet is on the Dress Circle Level. Take the stairs on the right. There are twelve steps up and then you need to turn left up another flight of ten steps. Turn left and there are three steps leading to a door that opens away from you. Once through, turn left again and another door, which again opens away from you, leads into the toilets.

 

Please note that there is no accessible toilet at the Vaudeville theatre.  However, it is possible to use the accessible toilet in The Adelphi Theatre next door. If you need any assistance, please ask a member of staff.

 

The bars are open 30 minutes before the start of the performance. They sell soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and snacks.

 

The auditorium seats 692 people on three levels.  The entrance on every level is from the back left of the auditorium. The floor slopes down towards the stage which has a traditional Proscenium Arch. The seats are flip up.

 

Wheelchair spaces are allocated at either end of Stalls Row M, seats 1 and 18. Access to this area is provided by The AAT Major Stair climber. Patrons must allow 45 minutes before the start of the show to use the stair climber. Further access information is available on the theatre’s website,

 

Please note that this information has been provided by the Theatre and 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

 

Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome.  For comfort we recommend purchasing a seat on the end of a row.  Alternatively, we provide a dog sitting service for 2 dogs at a time; advance booking is recommended.

The Vaudeville has a William Sound System which is an infra-red system. A loop system for hearing aids is also available, however these are limited and will be given out on a first come first served basis.

 

For further information on Disabled Access at the Vaudeville Theatre please email: access@nimaxtheatres.com or telephone 0330 333 4815.

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