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|Tube Station:||Leicester Square|
|Parking:||Masterpark at China Town. NCP at Upper St Martin's Lane. Very limited metered parking available in surrounding streets- free after 6.30pm.|
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2 guide dogs allowed into auditorium. Staff are also happy to dog-sit.
None at the moment.
Entrance to the auditorium via double fire EXIT doors to the left of the main entrance. Long, slightly sloped corridor takes one to the back of the Circle. 1 space for wheelchair/scooter user in the back of the Circle. Transfer seating for either 2 wheelchairs or 1 scooter user to an aisle seat - please ask when booking. There are handrails to the stalls and up to the circle.
Cubicle with some adapted toilet facilities at the back of Circle. Fully adapted toilet planned during refurbishment in 2005.
Access to main entrance via a slight ramp and through double doors. Box Office counter is straight ahead. 19 steps down to the Stalls to the right of the Box Office and 5 steps up to the Circle to the left of it. Stairs are highlighted with handrails on either side.
|Owner:||Kingdom Entertainment Group and Wimpole Theatre|
The Arts Theatre seats 347 in a two-tier basement auditorium. It opened on 20 April 1927 as a members only club for the performance of unlicensed plays, thus avoiding theatre censorship by the Lord Chamberlain's office. It was one of a small number of committed, independent theatre companies, including the Hampstead Everyman, the Gate Theatre Studio and the Q Theatre, which took risks by producing a diverse range of new and experimental plays, or plays that were thought to be commercially non-viable on the West-End stage. The theatrical producer Norman Marshall referred to these as ‘The Other Theatre’ in his 1947 book of the same name.