Access
Access

Access

Here at Tara we aim to be accessible to everyone, from the design of our building to access facilities for our productions. 

 

The building has step-free access.

The front doors to the theatre building are automated for easy access. Step-free access continues into the foyer, outdoor patio-garden and the main auditorium.

We have one wheelchair space on the floor of the auditorium, situated in row A. Please give us a call on 020 8333 4457 to book.

Our Studio is accessible via the passenger lift to the first floor. Both the lift and the door to the Studio are step-free.

 

Outlets & Amenities

  • Accessible toilet in the basement, accessible via the passenger lift. 
  • Induction hearing loop system – Please let the Box Office know. To use, turn your hearing aid to T.

Guide Dogs

Guide dogs are welcome throughout the building and, if you prefer, we will happily look after your dog while you watch the performance.

Transport

Earlsfield station is fully accessible with ramp access for the train and step free access with lifts to all platforms.

Disabled Parking

There is a disabled parking bay 50 yards away, on the corner of Thornsett Road and Garratt Lane. Bays are also available on Magdalen Road, near junctions with Garratt Lane and Tranmere Rd.

 

Shows

We programme a wide range of performances in addition to our own productions. The following describes some of the accessible schemes available, which are clearly displayed on show publicity when available. Our aim is to have these as standard provision for all shows - we are actively fundraising to achieve this ambition.

 

 Audio Described

Audio Described performances give you a live commentary about the action happening on the stage through a pair of small headphones. It is perfect for anyone who finds it difficult to see the details of a performance to still enjoy the whole production.

Touch tours can also be offered before each Audio Described performance enabling you to explore the stage and get a feel of the set and costumes before the play starts.

 

 British Sign Language

During a British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreted performance an interpreter stands on or at the side of the stage, clearly visible to the audience, and interprets the spoken word and sound effects for Deaf patrons who use BSL.

If the particular show you are attending is marked as BSL Interpreted performance, please let the Box Office you are booking to use the interpreter and they will seat you appropriately.

 

 Captioning

Captioning converts the spoken word into text that provides people with hearing loss access to live performance.

In captioning, the words appear on a screen at the same time as they are sung or spoken with the character’s name or any sound effects specified. In a similar way to subtitles in television or film.

People who want to improve their English may also find captioning useful.

 

Touch Tours

Touch Tours introduce blind and partially sighted visitors to the arrangement of the stage and help participants to engage with the ideas, props and costumes. 

 

 

'I am a part of all that I have met' - Lord Tennyson

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