In conjunction with the National Autistic Society group based here in Milton Keynes, we've put together a Social Story for those on the autistic spectrum. We also have an Access Guide and a Visual Story.
There are six wheelchair spaces available in the Stalls. There is lift access to all levels of the theatre.
All areas of the Theatres are accessible to customers with limited mobility, including wheelchair users. There is level access from the top of Margaret Powell Square, through into the foyer, with level access into the auditorium at both sides of the stalls. Ramped access is provided to backstage areas. The building features wide corridors and doors, and additional toilet facilities for disabled people. Two front of house lifts provide access to the circle and upper circle, with appropriate seating positions available on all levels. Similarly, a lift backstage provides access to all levels with mobility lifts cited at split-levels between front of house and backstage areas. All lifts are fitted with voice commentary and tactile aids.
The Box Office, Piano Bar, Business Bar on the ground floor and circle bars all have low level counters and accessible levels for transactions. Front doors to the foyer areas can be operated automatically by push button with tactile aids.
Hearing enhancement aids are available at our theatre kiosk.
Induction Loop Necklaces
Available for patrons already wearing a hearing enhancement aid. By putting the necklace around your neck and switching your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting, the sound will be amplified.
We have infra-red Sennheiser sound amplification headsets which amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. This is suitable for patrons without a hearing aid.
Both the induction loop necklaces and infra-red headsets are available from the theatre kiosk.
We have a hearing loop at our box office counter and by switching your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting, the sound will be amplified.
Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome at Milton Keynes Theatre and they can stay with you while you are in the Theatre. If you wish to bring your guide or hearing dog to the Theatre, please advise the Box Office when booking your tickets and a seat next to the aisle will be reserved for you. Alternatively a member of staff will care for your dog during the performance. We can also provide drinking water for your dog.
There are public toilet facilities on the ground, first and third floors of the foyer areas. There are separate, fully accessible, male and female facilities on the ground and first floors, and fully accessible facilities for both men and women on the third floor (by door 10). Backstage there are accessible facilities on all levels. There is an emergency call-point in all accessible facilities, should you need to call for a member of staff.
Baby changing facilities are located in fully accessible toilets on the ground, first and third floors.