Access For All
BSL Interpretation
Audio Description
Relaxed Performances
Touch Tours

Shoreditch Town Hall is committed to providing a welcoming environment, working to positively improve the experience for our visitors with disabilities as much as possible within the limitations of our Grade II listed building.

You can now let us know online if you have any access requirements. Simply click here to log into your Shoreditch Town Hall account and update your details.

Getting Here

380 Old Street

Call: 020 7739 6176

Main Building Entrance (Via Stairs): ///

The Ditch Entrance (Via Stairs): ///cloud.swan.squad

Street Level Lift (to enter the Main Building and The Ditch): ///cakes.reap.point

Lift Use and Wheelchair Users

We can offer visitors a passenger lift providing step-free access to the basement (The Ditch), ground (Council Chamber, Mayors Parlour) and first floors (Assembly Hall stalls, Large, Medium and Small Committee Rooms) alongside our existing provision of a platform lift from the street to the main foyer. The Assembly Hall stalls can be accessed step-free, however our balcony on the second floor is only accessible via 66 steps with one rest area.

We always endeavour to position wheelchair users as close to the action as possible, ensuring the best sightlines are achieved. If you would like to book a wheelchair space for any of our other shows, then please get in touch by emailing or calling us on 020 7739 6176.

Assistance Dogs and Companion Animals

Assistance dogs are always welcome at Shoreditch Town Hall. If you require the support of other companion animals, please get in touch ahead of your visit so we can ensure we are prepared to accommodate them.


We have gender-neutral accessible toilets with baby changing facilities.

Parking and Travel

We have a nearby loading bay which allows up to 3 hours parking for blue badge holders.

The closest station with step free access is Shoreditch High Street Overground Station, which is 0.4 miles from Shoreditch Town Hall.

Buses stopping directly outside the building include the 55, 243 and N55.

Accessible Performances

We are making more events accessible to a wider audience where possible, through a range of assisted formats: British Sign Language Interpretation, Audio Description, Captioning, Relaxed Performances and pre-event Touch Tours. To find out more please click on the tabs to the left of this page.

We offer complimentary tickets for those who require an accompanying companion.

If we can do anything to make your visit more enjoyable, or if you have any ideas about what we could do better, or if you just want to know more about our access facilities, you can give us a call on 020 7739 6176 or email

During British Signed Language (BSL) interpreted performances a trained BSL signer will stand to one side of the stage and interpret the script used by the performers at the same time as it is being performed.

Upcoming BSL Performances:

Bluebelle by Theatre Re

Throughout Bluebelle, music and sound are being used to reinforce both the surreal and familiar atmosphere of the show, to contribute to the emotional journey of the characters, and to support the clarity of key narrative points.

All sounds are created live on stage by the performers and they are a mixture of musical textures, sound effects, singing voices (adding to the musical score, but without lyrics), and speaking voices. The audience is not meant to hear what the performers are saying but only to witness that they are speaking to each other.

The Post-Show Discussion on Friday 14 January will be BSL Interpreted.

What Do You See? By The PappyShow

The performance and Post-Show Discussion on Thursday 20 January will be BSL Interpreted.

Audio description is live verbal commentary on the visual elements of a production delivered in-between dialogue on stage.

Check back soon for upcoming audio described performances.

Captioning converts the spoken word, song and sound effects into text on stage.

Check back soon for upcoming captioned performances.

Relaxed Performances welcome all those with learning disabilities and/or additional sensory and communication needs, or anyone else who prefers to attend performances in a more informal environment. During the show, audience members should feel comfortable making noise and moving around as and when they need to in a friendly environment.

Check back soon for upcoming relaxed performances.

Touch tours give people who are blind or partially sighted access to the venue, stage and set before a performance as a way to provide them with extra details to allow them to engage with the production.

Check back soon for upcoming performances with touch tours.

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