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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.
If you would like to read this page in an alternative font, colour, format or language, or have it read aloud by a screen reader, please launch the Recite Me assistive toolbar by clicking the pink ‘Audio Visual Help’ button in the bottom right corner of your screen.
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].
HOW TO BOOK
Whilst our Box Office is closed for in-person bookings, access customers may reserve seats for upcoming performances by e-mail at [email protected] or by telephone on 0116 242 3595. Our team will be happy to discuss your booking, and any requirements you may have. Customers requiring the support of an Essential Carer during their visit may also request a complimentary ticket at this address.
The Box Office is open 10am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.
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.
At Captioned performances, the actors’ spoken words are converted into visible text via display screens on stage.
Signed performances are presented with British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation, delivered by an interpreter on stage.
Audio-described performances feature live, verbal commentary on key visual aspects of the show for audience members who are Blind or partially sighted.
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.
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.
Explore other ways that we can support your visit here, from wheelchair spaces to assisted listening systems.
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
- Access or Nimbus card
- WPMS (War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement)
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]
Curve is a large, round building with a glass front.
During our Socially Distanced Season, there there are two routes into the building – the Blue Route and Red Route. Your designated route will be detailed on your e-ticket, together with your entry door and seating row and number.
We use what3words to make our venue more accessible. The exact location of our Blue Route entrance can be found at ///wide.wiping.dared, on Halford Street, whilst our Red Route entrance can be found at ///plan.pint.blows, through a gate between the NCP Rutland Centre Car Park and Curve. Please note there may be a small queue during your arrival to enable us to welcome audiences into the building safely.
There is level access into the Foyer from both entrances.
Upon entering the building, you will be asked to check in using the NHS Test and Trace QR code, or complete a self-declaration form, before being directed into the 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.
During our Socially Distanced Season, you will only be able to access the Red Route or Blue Route detailed on your ticket. Please also follow the one-way system that is currently in place inside the building.
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 (Red Route), and close to our café (Blue Route). 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. If you are seated in the Blue Route and would like to use this facility, please speak to a member of our Visitor Experience Team.
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.
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).