HOW TO GET IN AND AROUND THE BUILDING

Getting here

 

Shelley Theatre

Beechwood Avenue

Bournemouth

Dorset

BH5 1LX

Our location is easy to find and is often spotted first as Shelley Manor Medical Centre. We are near the cliff top at Boscombe within walking distance of the shops and our building is situated right next to parkland with a children’s playground. Boscombe is situated roughly between Bournemouth and Southbourne.

 

Public Transport

We are a 15 minute walk from Pokedown for Boscombe railway station and a five minute walk from all the major bus routes that pass through Boscombe.

 

Car Parks

We have a car park in front of the building which is shared with the medical centre during the day and one to the rear off Chessel Avenue that can be used after 6pm and at weekends. Both car parks have designated disabled parking spaces although the front car park is recommended for easy access. We ask all customers who are able to walk freely to please use the back car park which is less than a one minute walk to the venue. Our main entrance is situated in the courtyard to the right of the medical centre. Doors to the venue open one hour before the performance or event you are attending. Click here for box office opening hours outside of these times.

 

Information for those with access requirements

Wheelchair users have easy access throughout the ground floor.

The foyer space contains one accessible toilet and two other ground level unisex toilets. There is level access into the theatre via a ramp from the foyer.

The theatre contains two wheelchair spaces towards the front with a good view of the stage. These spaces adjoin regular seat.  Rows A to F are level with the rows behind being on steps. There is ramped access to the emergency exit but once outside the theatre, wheelchair users will be evacuated onto parkland which includes shingle and grassed areas.

We do not have induction loops fitted into the building at present and have plans to do this when we are able to fundraise for this.

If you are due to perform on our stage, the stage area is elevated by approximately 18 inches or traversing two steps. We do not have ramps to this area at present or any back stage toilet facilities. The dressing room is level access.

The studio space is accessed via a steep staircase and is not suitable for those who cannot safely negotiate steps within public spaces that might need to be evacuated. We do hope to install a lift when funds allow. There are not presently any toilet facilities at the studio level.

Discounts are available on most events for wheelchair users plus one other person (usually a half price ticket each). These need to be booked via the box office either in person or by phone. There are other discounts available for people with disabilities and essential carers on most events and these are available for selection at the time of purchase.