Access

Access 2019-10-08T16:48:49+00:00

We believe that theatre is for everyone…

 

If you have any concerns, or if would simply like to talk to a member of staff before visiting us, get in touch!

Call us on 01502 533200, email info@marinatheatre.co.uk, send a letter to ‘Marina Theatre, Marina, Lowetoft, NR32 1HH’ –  or pop in to have a chat!


Wheelchairs and mobility aids

We have wheelchair accessible toilets, Box Office, Café, Kiosk, Foyer and Auditorium.

We have 5 wheelchair spaces in the auditorium stalls.

Unfortunately our upper floors remain accessible by stairs only, but we are working hard to source funding to help us install a lift. This is a top priority for us as we look to expand our accessibility throughout the building.


Hearing assistance

We have recently installed a state-of-the-art Sennheiser infrared hearing system.

This system allows sound from the stage to be played back to you through headphones or hearing aids via an easy to use bodypack. We have 10 bodypacks available, but the system is usable with any infrared bodypack capable of receiving the 2.3MHz frequency.

Any headphones with a 3.5mm jack plug can be used  with the bodypack. You are welcome to bring your own set, but we do have some available to buy from our Kiosk.


Signed performances

We do our best to programme signed performances into our schedule. We programme at least one Pantomime performance, but hope to do more throughout the year!


Relaxed performances

These are designed for people who benefit from a relaxed environment, including those with an autism spectrum condition, learning disability, people with dementia, or even just small children.

You can expect subtle changes to the theatre environment such as a lower level of sound and lighting which is not too dark, or too bright! We understand that people may not be able to stay sitting for long periods of time and so we offer a breakout area (with activities!) outside the auditorium.

Our relaxed performances are accompanied by a pre-recorded visual tour of our theatre, and a printed guide which includes information about our venue, plus a more detailed description of the show itself.

We offer relaxed pantomime performances every year plus relaxed performances on visiting shows wherever possible.

“It was nice not to feel stressed and worried in case we disturbed anyone. Really impressed by the efforts taken, the staff were exceptionally helpful, the relaxed atmosphere was really welcoming”


Ear defenders

Ear defenders are available at every Marina performance upon request and subject to availability.