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.
380 Old Street
Call: 020 7739 6176
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The Ditch Entrance (Via Stairs): ///cloud.swan.squad
Street Level Lift (to enter the Main Building and The Ditch): ///cakes.reap.point
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on 020 7739 6176.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
You can familiarise yourself with our building and the spaces you might be visiting using our 3D tour below.
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:
Telethon by TalkShow
30 March - 14 April
Telethon features integrated captioning and moments of integrated BSL interpretation/translation. Almost all of Telethon is captioned, using creative captioning as part of the video design. There are a few moments of audience interaction in the piece too, these are interpreted by a performer onstage, who uses BSL as part of their character. For more information, please click here.
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.
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.
Upcoming Touch Tours:
Tsunagu/Connect Live by New Earth Theatre
Friday 29 April: 5pm, FREE, 60 mins
The following 7pm performance of Tsunagu/Connect Live on 29th April will then be Enhanced by Extant. This means there will be live accessible programme notes and a touch tour at 5pm describing the set, props and characters before the performance starts for visually impaired audiences.