Beacon Arts Centre is fully committed to being an accessible venue for all of our audiences, and to reducing barriers to access the arts and creativity for those who may need more support or assistance when attending an event.  Patrons are encouraged to mention accessibility requirements when booking tickets – we are flexible and will do our best to meet all requirements.

Beacon Arts Centre has a generous ramp leading from disabled parking spaces to the entrance of the venue.  There is a public lift in the main foyer to the first floor.


Building Information

  • Generous ramp leading to the entrance of the venue
  • Public Lift in the main foyer to the first floor
  • Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities
  • Box office counter with access for one wheelchair

Seating Plans

Seating plans for our spaces can be downloaded here:

Main Theatre

Studio Theatre

Studio Theatre - Cabaret

Wheelchair Access

There is wheelchair access throughout the venue including 9 wheelchair spaces in the main theatre (5 in the stalls and 4 in the circle) and 3 wheelchair spaces in the studio theatre.

Transfer Seats

We understand that some of our customers may wish to transfer into a seat. Please advise box office if you will be transferring into a seat for the performance and our FOH staff will be happy to store your chair for you until required.


Beacon Arts Centre has a private car park for patrons at the rear of the building. There are also eight dedicated disabled parking bays located at the front of the building. Bicycle racks are located near the car park at the rear of the building.

Facilities for D/deaf and Hearing Impaired Visitors

Beacon Arts Centre has a T-loop/Infra-red hearing systems fitted in various locations in the building.

T-loop systems are available at the Box Office counter and can be activated in the Stalls area of the Main Auditorium.  When purchasing tickets, please advise the Box Office staff who will seat you in the appropriate area to access the T-loop.

A Portable Sennheiser induction system is available in the Studio Theatre and meeting rooms on request.


Anyone who requires assistance to attend an event at Beacon Arts Centre is invited to bring a Personal Assistant who will be admitted free of charge. Please ask about Personal Assistant tickets when booking. The venue can provide an assistant for those wanting to attend a concert alone.

Please note that a free Personal Assistant (essential carer) ticket will only be available to those on the Access Requirement Register, although it is not a requirement for you to join the Access Requirement Register in order to book tickets.


Access Register

For more information, please download our Access Requirements Information Sheet

You can also download our Access Register Form


Access Tour

Get to know our venue and spaces ahead of your visit in our 360 degree access tour here.

Visual Aids

We have a range of visual resources for people with Autism Spectrum Condition and/or Neurodivergence who are visiting the theatre.

These resources are intended to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with surrounds before visiting the centre. These can be downloaded via the links below.



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