ACCESS – STUDIOS
Little Angel Theatre welcomes everyone. We aim to make our buildings, performances, workshops and activities as accessible as possible. Below is some information to make your visit to the studios as easy and enjoyable as possible.
If you have any questions regarding access at our studios, you can get in touch with us via phone or email:
020 7226 1787
Please note this is an access guide for our Studios. If you are attending a performance at our Studios, please visit the Theatre access page.
The Studios are location on Sebbon Street, N1 2EH.
On street parking is very limited in the areas surrounding the theatre.
However, in Islington Blue Badge holders can park on a single yellow line for up to three hours. All vehicles can park on a single yellow line after 1.30pm on Saturdays and all day on Sundays.
The closest Disabled Parking bays are located on Halton Road (approx. 200m away) and Canonbury Villas (approx. 300m away).
The closest car park is at Angel Central, 21 Parkfield Street, N1 0BS (approx. 800m away) which has 100 spaces.
Drop off is possible directly outside the Studios on Sebbon Street. The closest dropped kerb is on the corner of Sebbon Street and Hawes Street.
By tube or train
The closest stations are Angel (Northern Line), Highbury and Islington (Victoria Line, Overground, National Rail) and Essex Road (National Rail).
Angel and Essex Road have no step free access.
Highbury & Islington has step free access from the platform to the street.
The closest station with step free access from train to street is King’s Cross St Pancras (Victoria, Piccadilly, Northern, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City lines).
Bus route 271 to Essex Road. Alight at Canonbury Grove (approx. 200m away).
The Studios are wheelchair accessible with the entrance at street level.
Doors to the Studios open 30 minutes prior to the performance start time.
Most performances and workshops take place in Studio 1, on the First Floor. Access to the First Floor is via a lift. The dimensions of the lift are:
Maximum weight: 300kg
You should let a member of staff know if you need to use the lift.
Studio 1 seats up to 60 people and can accommodate 1 wheelchair user.
Some performances at our Studios are interactive and can involve moving between locations. Where relevant, this will always be clearly advertised and all locations will be wheelchair accessible.
There are disabled toilets located on each floor.
The dimensions of the Ground Floor disabled toilet are: 1.75m x 1.9m
The dimensions of the First Floor disabled toilet are: 1.9m x 2.2m
Please note that, other than designated wheelchair spaces, seating for our performances is unallocated. This is to ensure that everyone has a good view of the stage, especially the children. If you need to reserve certain seats which are more accessible for you, for example if you are visually impaired, hard of hearing, or have mobility issues which mean you would be more comfortable in an aisle seat, please contact our Box Office.
Please note that wheelchair spaces can only be booked with Box Office by phone or in person, because we need to take extra seats off sale. For other access requirements, you can book tickets online if you prefer, but you will still need to contact Box Office in advance of the show to reserve seats.
We welcome assistance dogs. Although it is not possible to take assistance dogs into our performances, our Front of House staff will be more than happy to look after your dog in the foyer area whilst you are watching the show. It would be helpful if you could let us know in advance of your visit if you would like us to do this.
Our Performances and Activities
For most of our in-house production one performance is scheduled as a Relaxed Performance. Relaxed Performances are advertised in our season brochure and on our website. Tickets for Relaxed Performances are £5 per person.
Relaxed Performances are provided for people who would benefit from a more relaxed environment, or are uncomfortable with sudden lighting changes or loud noises, including those with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory or communication needs or a learning disability. During these performances we have fewer people in the audience and may adapt the show to lower the sound levels and keep the lighting at a higher level so that you are not sitting in darkness.
If you require a friend or assistant to sign for you, this is a good performance to come to due to the higher lighting levels.
We want to ensure that our tickets for Relaxed Performances are kept for those who need them, so they are not available to book online. To book tickets for a Relaxed Performance please call the Box Office on 020 7226 1787.
If you would like more information about our Relaxed Performances, or would like to receive regular updates about when they are scheduled, please email email@example.com
“The staff were lovely and our son really enjoyed the show. We were less anxious about how he might react because we had the visual story in advance and knew it was okay if he needed to step out for a bit” – Audience feedback
Upcoming relaxed performances:
The Paper Dolls: Sunday 22 March, 3.30pm
The Wolves in the Walls: Saturday 4 April, 4pm
Pinocchio: Sunday 31 May, 2.30pm
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: Saturday 20 June, 3.30pm
Nature Elly: Saturday 18 July, 2.30pm
D/deaf friendly productions:
Puppetry is a highly visual art form. Our productions are categorised as D/deaf friendly if they use little or no verbal language and if the story can be understood equally by D/deaf and hearing audiences.
Upcoming D/deaf friendly productions:
Me…, 29 November – 2 February
Visual stories are a visual resource for children and young adults with Autism, Aspergers, Sensory Processing Disorder and associated conditions. These resources are intended to help prepare any visitors for a new experience and to help them to become familiar with the surroundings and situation.
Visual Stories for Current Shows:
We also create Visual Stories for each of our in-house productions. We publish these Visual Stories as soon as possible, and they are always made available in advance of our Relaxed Performances.
If you would like to see Visual Stories for any of our past shows, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spectrum Youth Theatre
Spectrum Youth Theatre is a weekly creative club for 11-18 year olds with high functioning autism. Participants work with professional puppeteers and theatre makers to devise and perform their own production, usually performed in the Spring Term.
You can find out more about joining Spectrum here.
For most performances, we offer concessionary rates for disabled people (please note that some productions may have different pricing structures, and for some performances tickets are all one price). If there is a disabled child in your party, an accompanying adult can book a concession ticket as their carer. Free personal assistant tickets are available for adults who require somebody to accompany them.
These tickets are available to book online, but please note:
- If you are booking a personal assistant ticket for the first time, you will need to contact the Box Office so we can add a note to your account. After this you will be able to book online. The personal assistant ticket appears with a cost online, but when you are logged in with an eligible account, this automatically become a free ticket before you are asked to enter payment details.
- If you require a wheelchair space in the auditorium you need to book by phone or in person (this is because we need to take extra seats off sale, which is not currently possible with online booking).
- For other seating requirements, you can book tickets online if you prefer, but need to contact Box Office in advance of the performance to reserve seats. You can do this by phone or by email.
For our workshops, courses and classes, we offer a concessionary rate for disabled people. For termly courses, to qualify for this concession you will need to fill out a Concessions declaration form, available to download here.
We have written a blog post on how to access cheaper tickets to our theatre, which you can read here.