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Sondheim Theatre

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  • Getting into the Venue

    The Sondheim Theatre main entrance is situated on the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue. There is level access into the main theatre foyer, Box Office, bars and kiosks. A drop-off point is located in front of the building.

    All sections of the theatre must be reached by stairs, as there is no customer lift. Alternatively, the Dress Circle can be accessed via an accessible entrance on Wardour Street, which is through the fourth side door. This entrance leads directly to accessible seating in the Dress Circle.

    Customer Assistance

    Patrons who wish to use the alternative entrance on Wardour Street must notify a member of staff on arrival, who will escort them to the entrance. Staff are on hand to assist with navigation throughout the theatre. Seating is available in the main foyer.

    Transfers are available to Row D in the Dress Circle, and those wishing to transfer must bring a companion. Staff are able to store wheelchairs for the duration of the 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 of any special requirements. Access patrons and their companions are eligible for significant discounts with access rates.

    For further information and accessibility booking, please call: 0344 482 5137 or email:

    Section Accessibility


    The Stalls are accessible via 21 steps down from the theatre foyer. This section is not recommended for those with limited mobility.

    Dress Circle

    The Dress Circle can be accessed via 18 steps from the theatre foyer. Alternatively, the seating can be reached step-free from the Wardour Street entrance which leads directly to the seating. There are wheelchair spaces step-free in Loge 1 and Loge 2 which are suitable for wheelchairs that are 1m in length and 64 cm wide.

    Alternatively there are 6 wheelchair transfer seating options available in Row D. Patrons choosing this option should be aware that there are shallow steps to this row through the Dress Circle.

    Grand Circle

    The Grand Circle can be accessed via 39 steps up from the theatre foyer. This section is not suitable for those with limited mobility as the section can seem very steep and narrow.

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