ACCESS

The Mayor of Guildford’s Access Awards WINNERS 2013 & 2017

At GSC we believe that the experience of live theatre should be accessible to everyone. Being a site-responsive theatre company means that we use fabulously unique, non-theatre venues, (such as churches, gardens, castles, fields, etc.), to create exciting theatre experiences. However by their nature, age or original use, they may not have been intended for theatre performances and their audiences. Nevertheless we will always seek to ensure our productions are as accessible, and as welcoming, as possible. If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact us Specific details for the current production are below.


ROBIN HOOD - Racks Close

off Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3XZ  See Directions for maps

Racks Close is a former chalk quarry. The area is entirely grassed. There are some slopes and the terrain may be uneven in places. See a 360 degree view of the performance areas (opens in Google Maps)

WHEELCHAIRS AT RACKS CLOSE: Racks Close does not contain any steps/stairs, however being a former chalk quarry there are a couple of steep grassy slopes. Therefore we would recommend that you visit the venue beforehand to check whether it is completely accessible for your particular needs.

Please note: There will be a promenade element to the show and therefore audiences will not be able to access the main seating area until the performance has started. The venue will be open for picnics from 6.15pm (1.15pm matinees). The Bar and Box Office will be open 45 mins before the start time for you to collect tickets and to purchase refreshments.

Please call the Box Office should you have any further questions or requirements on 01483 304384


LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST - University of Law

Portsmouth Road, Guildford, GU3 1HA  See Directions for maps

The gardens of the University of Law are completely accessible, but please call the Box Office if you require wheelchair access as there is different step-free route to the seating area.

The venue and BAR will open for picnicking at 6.15pm for evening performances and 1.15pm for matinees.

The seating area will open 30 mins before the performance begins.

The Box Office will be open 45 mins before the start time for you to collect tickets and to purchase refreshments.

Please call the Box Office should you have any further questions or requirements on 01483 304384


Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters
Please register your need for wheelchair or mobility scooter access at the time of booking, so that we can fully assist you. This can be done online at the time of booking by ticking the 'Wheelchair' box or over the phone. If you require a Carer to attend with you please see the information below. Whilst seating is unreserved, we aim to accommodate requests for specific seating wherever possible. Please ask at the time of booking. Concession price tickets are available for patrons who are registered disabled. Registered disabled patrons who are unable to attend without a carer will automatically be offered a complimentary ticket for their carer. Please call the Box Office to arrange. To enable us to best cater for your needs call the Box Office on 01483 304384 or email them in advance to discuss your booking and we will do our very best to help. GSC Volunteers are on hand at every performance to help patrons get to and from their seats. Also see specific venue information above

Assistance Dogs
Hearing and guide dogs are welcome at all performances. Please note that performances can involve loud noises.

Vision & Hearing Impairment
We regret we cannot yet provide a hearing induction loop, BSL or captioned performances at our productions. We are investigating this for the future. However, please do contact the Box Office and we may able to help by arranging to seat you closer to the stage/action. Wherever possible we do offer Audio Described performances - see below.

Relaxed Performances
Show specific information will be posted here.  A relaxed performance is open to everyone and is intended specifically to be sensitive to and accepting of audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including (but not limited to) those with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, anyone with sensory and communication disorders or learning disabled people. Babes-in-arms and small children are also welcome. This means that there is a more casual approach to front-of-house etiquette and we ask audience members to be aware of people's needs to move or make involuntary noise. If you have any questions please email us

Audio Described Performances
LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Saturday 28 July, 2.30pm (Touch tour from 1.15pm FREE) Normal ticket prices apply. Carers if required are free of charge. Our award-winning audio described performances for the blind and visually impaired continue. Infra-red headsets provide a private live commentary of the onstage action whilst the dialogue continues live simultaneously. A free touch tour before the before the performance gives patrons a chance to experience the set, handle props and costumes. Booking essential. Audio Description by Kerry Elkins.
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