ACCESS – THEATRE

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 theatre as easy and enjoyable as possible.

If you have any questions regarding access at our theatre, you can get in touch with us via phone or email:

020 7226 1787
info@littleangeltheatre.com

Click here to download a PDF version of this access guide.

Please note this is an access guide for our theatre. If you are attending a performance at our Studios, please visit the Studios access page.

Getting Here

The theatre is located on Dagmar Passage, N1 2DN.

By car

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.

There is a designated disabled parking bay on Theberton Street (approx. 300m away) where Blue Badge holders can park for an unlimited time. There are a number of parking bays on Upper Street, opposite Nando’s (approx. 400m away), which are free for Blue Badge holders until 4pm Monday-Saturday.

The closest car park is at Angel Central, 21 Parkfield Street, N1 0BS (approx. 800m away) which has 100 spaces.

The closest drop off point is on Cross Street (N1 2BB), where there is a dropped kerb and easy access along Dagmar Passage to the theatre entrance.

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) from where you can catch the 476, 73 0r 30 bus to the theatre.

By bus

Bus routes 4, 19, 30, 43, and 236a (Sundays only) to Upper Street. Alight at St Mary’s Church.

Bus routes 38, 56, 73, 341 to Essex Road. Alight at Packington Street.

Both bus stops are less than 200 metres from our venue.

Our Building

The Theatre is wheelchair accessible via a ramp in the entrance. Our foyer, Box Office, shop, toilets and auditorium space are all on the ground floor.

The theatre auditorium seats 93 people and can accommodate 2 wheelchair users.

Unfortunately our workshop is not wheelchair accessible.

Doors to the theatre open 30 minutes prior to each performance start time. Outside of these times, from 10am-5pm weekdays / 4pm weekends, our Box Office is open but access may require pressing a buzzer located 1400mm from floor level.

The dimensions of the disabled toilet are: 1.35m x 1.45m.

Seating

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, please call our Box Office on 020 7226 1787.

Hearing Loop:

Please contact us for more information about our Hearing Loop.

Assistance Dogs:

We welcome assistance dogs. Although it is not possible to take assistance dogs into our auditorium or studio space, 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

Relaxed Performances

For each in-house production one performance is scheduled as a Relaxed Performance. Relaxed Performances are advertised in our season brochure and on our website.

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.

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 education@littleangeltheatre.com

Upcoming relaxed performances:

Prince Charming – Sunday 3 March, 2.30pm

The Flying Bath – Sunday 14 April, 2pm

The Slightly Annoying Elephant – Saturday 15 June, 2pm

Suffrajitsu – Saturday 6 July, 2.30pm

Little Angel by the Sea – Saturday 10 August, 1.30pm

Visual Stories

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.

For a general introduction to the theatre building and what will happen on your visit download our Little Angel Visual Story

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.

The Journey Home – Visual Story

If you would like to see Visual Stories for any of our past shows, please email education@littleangeltheatre.com.

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.

Tickets

For all our performances, we offer concessionary rates for those in receipt of disability benefits, as well as a free companion ticket for adults who require somebody to accompany them.

To book a disability benefit concession ticket, a companion ticket, a wheelchair space, or to book tickets for a Relaxed Performance, you will need to call the Box Office on 020 7226 1787. All other ticket types are available online.

For our workshops, courses and classes, we offer a concessionary rate for those in receipt of disability benefits. To qualify for this concession you will need to fill out a Concessions declaration form, available to download here.

Please let us know in advance if you have any access requirements, so that our Front of House staff are able to fully assist you during your visit.