Access

We warmly welcome all customers to Curve and offer a range of access performances and services to ensure you have an enjoyable time with us. On this page you will find further information about our theatre, Access Register, upcoming access performances and more.

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We hope you find all the information you are looking for on this page, but if you have a specific question about your visit that isn’t covered here, please e-mail us on [email protected]. The inbox is monitored Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm.

Please note: Following Government advice around the COVID-19 pandemic, Curve is currently closed for performances until Saturday 31 October 2020. As such, our Box Office is currently closed and we are unable to accept inbound or make outbound calls or take bookings in person at this time.

AN INTRODUCTION TO CURVE

Image of the exterior of Curve during the day.

Entrances

Curve is a large, round building with a glass front.

There are two main entrances into the building – Halford Street and Rutland Street – which each have a set of glass double doors that open outwards automatically.

We use what3words to make our venue more accessible. The exact location of our Halford Street entrance (close to our Green Room Café) can be found at ///wide.wiping.dared, whilst our Rutland Street entrance (close to our Box Office) can be found at ///driver.other.ideal.

There is level access to the Foyer from both entrances.

Part of Curve's public foyer. A large red wall with a black skirting board and doors is adorned with production pictures. here is a large screen in the distance and audience members are walking within the image.

Foyer

Our Foyer is one big circle which goes around our two performance spaces – the Theatre and the Studio. As you walk around our Foyer, you will notice lots of large pictures on the big red walls. This is our Production Gallery, and features pictures from previous productions here at Curve.

Curve's Box Office. Four brown ticket desks with grey chairs are pictured in the bright Box Office. There is a red wall at the back of the desks, and black and white rehearsal pictures on the adjacent white wall. Two Sales Assistants are serving customers.

Box Office

Just off the Foyer inside the Rutland Street doors, you will find our Box Office. You can collect tickets here if you haven’t already printed them, and this is also the place to validate your car parking ticket at a reduced rate of £5.50* (if you have parked in the NCP Rutland Centre Car Park).

Curve's Green Room Cafe, photographed from above. Visitors are pictured eating and drinking at various tables, whilst others are queuing to be served. Illuminated signage reads 'Green Room' above the kiosk.

Green Room Café & Stage Door Bar

In the Foyer you will also find our Green Room Café and Stage Door Bar, which sell a range of food, drinks and treats to enjoy during your visit.

Accessible & Changing Places Toilets

You can find toilets on all levels of the building. On the ground floor (Stalls level), male, female and accessible toilets are located between our Stage Door Reception and Box Office, and close to our café. There are two more accessible toilets, one by Theatre Door 3 and one by Theatre Door 4. The R.A.D.A.R. key is available at the Green Room Café.

The accessible toilet by Theatre Door 4 is also a Changing Places Toilet, with adult changing table and assistive hoist.

On the Mezzanine (Circle), Level 1 and Level 2, male, female and accessible toilets are located near the stairwell, over the bridge from the Theatre.

Image of audience member entering through Theatre Door 3, which is set in a red alcove. The public lift is pictured to its left, and stairwell to the right.

Accessing the Circle & Upper Floors

To get to the Circle, Level 1 or Level 2, you can either use the stairs located next to our Stage Door Reception, Theatre Door 3 or Theatre Door 4, or take the lift by Theatre Door 3 (select ‘M’ for Circle Level, and 1 or 2 for upper floors).

Access Performances

We are proud to offer a programme of accessible performances throughout the year, including: Captioned Performances; Signed Performances (British Sign Language); Audio Described Performances with Touch Tours; Dementia Friendly Performances and Relaxed Performances.

Click the relevant tab below to find out more about each type of performance, and upcoming performance dates.

Production image from West Side Story. The company dance in couples on a darkly lit stage adorned with USA flag bunting. The image is taken from above.

Captioned Performances

At Captioned performances, the actors’ spoken words are converted into visible text via display screens on stage.

Production image from My Beautiful Laundrette. Johnny Fines as Jonny and Omar Malik as Omar splash each other with water from a drink on a darkly lit stage. A neon Powders sign is in the background.

Signed Performances (BSL)

Signed performances are presented with British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation, delivered by an interpreter on stage.

Production image from Giraffes Can't Dance. The Beetles and Cricket dance with Gerald on a yellow-toned set styled as a Savannah at dusk.

Audio Described Performances with Touch Tours

Audio-described performances feature live, verbal commentary on key visual aspects of the show for audience members who are Blind or partially sighted.

Production image from Scrooge. The company exclaim to the audience during a raucous pub scene on a darkly lit stage

Dementia Friendly Performances

Dementia Friendly Performances are thoughtfully tailored to support audience members living with Dementia, their families and carers, including small changes to the show and the theatre space.

Production image from The Cat in the Hat. Sally, Fish, Cat and Boy exclaim as Thing 1 and Thing 2 appear from a red crate.

Relaxed Performances

Relaxed Performances are open to anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, and include a number of adaptations to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable environment for everyone.

Production image from The Color Purple. The company dance in pairs on a purple and blue toned stage, with a golden curtain in the background.

Other Services

Explore other ways that we can support your visit here, from wheelchair spaces to assisted listening systems.

 

ACCESS REGISTER

Our Access Register is designed to assist customers with additional needs. We store information on your personal requirements so that you don’t need to resubmit documentation each time you book. Once registered, you will be eligible for a free essential carer ticket with the standard ticket you purchase for each show.

To support your application, we politely ask you to provide a photocopy of one of the documents listed below by email at [email protected]. The document you choose to submit should ideally be the most recent copy, dated within the last 18 months:

  • Middle or higher rate component of Disability Living Allowance
  • Higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance
  • Certificate of visual impairment
  • A letter from a Doctor, Hospital or Care Home confirming that a patron requires assistance when attending the theatre
  • Higher care component of attendance allowance (disability living allowance for patrons over 60)
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • De Montfort Hall 241 Carer scheme card
  • Nimbus card

This list is subject to change in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Department for Work and Pensions. Curve reserves the right to refuse concessionary tickets where it deems necessary. All seating and accessibility requirements are subject to availability.

JOIN THE REGISTER
To join our Access Register, please complete our online registration form at the link below (hosted on SurveyMonkey). Once you have completed the form, please send your supporting documentation to us via e-mail at [email protected]

THEATRE ACCESS SEATING PLAN