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Fortune Theatre

Russell Street, London WC2B 5HH

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Nearest Tube Station Tube Station: Covent Garden
Parking Parking: NCP at Drury Lane. Single yellow lines on Russell Street. Taxi rank at Covent Garden Piazza end of Russell Street. Assisted Performance Booking Information By Telephone:0870 060 6626 Accessible Facilities Venue Information bars: 2 licensed bars. Stalls bar 21 steps down from foyer with moveable seats and another at Upper Circle level. Drinks brought to disabled customers in plastic cups. limited mobility: B1, B8–12, C1, D1, E1 and J1 in the Stalls have the most leg room. Limited leg room also in Dress Circle, apart from Row G and Boxes A & B. discounts: Discounts available for disabled theatregoer and companions access description: No steps into foyer from street through double doors. Box Office counter to right. Dress Circle up 7 steps. 1 step between rows in auditorium. Row G has the most leg room. 21 steps down to Stalls, more than 40 to Upper Circle. Most staircases have handrails on both sides. Sound Amplification:Infra Red system with headsets. Guide Dogs:Guide dogs are allowed into Box A: 1 step into Box A lobby (with own toilet) through double doors down the right hand side of the theatre, then 3 steps down into Box A. Alternatively, staff are happy to dog-sit. Disabled Access:No spaces for wheelchair users who have to stay in their chairs. The person in a wheelchair must be able to negotiate a few stairs as there is no access into the theatre for wheelchairs. Box A has a side entrance from Crown Court with one step down into the anteroom, and three shallow steps with a rail into the box, also a toilet in the ante room. Through the side EXIT door on Crown Court, there are 5 steps to the main Dress Circle. Toilets:Women’s and men’s near Stalls (cubicles are very narrow) and 30 steps up from Dress Circle. Disabled Toilets:Adapted toilets planned – please check with the Box Office. The private toilet next to Box A is the most accessible. Telephone:Cash telephone 17 steps up from foyer.
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Guide Dogs Guide Dogs:

Guide dogs are allowed into Box A: 1 step into Box A lobby (with own toilet) through double doors down the right hand side of the theatre, then 3 steps down into Box A. Alternatively, staff are happy to dog-sit.

Sound Amplification Infra-Red:

Infra Red system with headsets. Also a portable loop system for use with hearing-aids at the Box Office.

Disabled Wheelchair Access Disabled Access:

No spaces for wheelchair users who have to stay in their chairs. The person in a wheelchair must be able to negotiate a few stairs as there is no access into the theatre for wheelchairs. Box A has a side entrance from Crown Court with one step down into the anteroom, and three shallow steps with a rail into the box, also a toilet in the ante room. Through the side EXIT door on Crown Court, there are 5 steps to the main Dress Circle.

Toilets Toilets:

Adapted toilets planned - please check with the Box Office. The private toilet next to Box A is the most accessible.

Steps Steps:

No steps into foyer from street through double doors. Box Office counter to right. Dress Circle up 7 steps. 1 step between rows in auditorium. Row G has the most leg room. 21 steps down to Stalls, more than 40 to Upper Circle. Most staircases have handrails on both sides.

Air Conditioning Air Conditioning: Yes
Venue Owner Owner: Ambassador Theatre Group

The Fortune Theatre was designed by architect Ernest Schaufelberg and first opened to the public in November 1924. The Art Deco theatre was built on the site of the old Albion Tavern and was the first London theatre to be built after World War I. The venue is most closely associated with it's current production, The Woman In Black, which first took up residence at The Fortune in 1989 and has since become a West End legend. For many years The Fortune Theatre was privately owned, but in December 2001 it became part of the hugely successful Ambassador Theatre Group.