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Harold Pinter Theatre

Getting into the Venue

There is level access to the Harold Pinter Theatre main entrance, which is situated on Panton Street. This leads directly to the theatre foyer and Box Office. There is a drop-off point located outside the theatre.

An alternative entrance is available to the left of the main entrance, through a side exit on Oxenden Street and over a temporary ramp. There is level access from the foyer to the Dress Circle, making it accessible for wheelchair users. All other sections must be reached by stairs, as there is no customer lift.

Logo of AccessAble The Harold Pinter Theatre has worked with AccessAble to make it easier to plan your theatre trip before you visit. AccessAble visited the theatre in-person to create a Detailed Access Guide. Click the logo to read the AccessAble Guide.

Customer Assistance

There is an accessible toilet in the Harold Pinter Theatre foyer.

Transfers are available at the rear of the Dress Circle. Those wishing to transfer from wheelchairs to fixed seating must bring a companion. Staff are able to store up to 4 wheelchairs per performance.

How to Book

For those who require special assistance or wish to book wheelchair spaces, it is important to book in advance and notify the theatre. It is recommended that those who wish to book wheelchair spaces provide their chair measurements at the time of booking. Discounted tickets are available for access patrons and one companion, with the price depending on the show.

For further information, ticket bookings and assistance please call: 0844 871 7677 (calls cost 7p/pm) or email:

Section Accessibility


The Stalls section can be accessed via 24 steps down from the foyer to the auditorium.

Extra legroom can be found in Row A and seats N1, N21, L1, L21, D1 and D22, as they do not have seats in front of them. Aisle seats also offer extra legroom.

Dress Circle

There is step-free access from the foyer to the rear of the Dress Circle, which is the most accessible section in the theatre. Transfers are available to any aisle seat or rear of Dress Circle.

There are 4 accessible wheelchair spaces at the rear of the Dress Circle. Seats in front of these spaces can be moved forward to accommodate larger chairs or smaller scooters. It is important to provide wheelchair measurements at the time of booking, to ensure that the correct provisions are made. These seats offer a relatively clear view of the stage, with some slight restriction from the overhang of the Royal Circle.

Extra legroom can be found in Boxes C and D, as well as in aisle seats.

Royal Circle

The Royal Circle is accessible via 23 steps up towards the auditorium.

Extra legroom can be found in the aisle seats.


The Balcony is accessible via 49 steps up from the foyer.

Legroom is extremely limited in the Balcony, and the section can seem very steep.

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