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The New Wolsey Theatre

01473 295900

Address

Civic Drive,
Ipswich,
Suffolk,
IP1 2AS

Details

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich is a 400 seat regional theatre with a national reputation for the quality, range and reach of its work and for embracing cultural diversity in the widest sense.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

The New Wolsey Theatre strives to be accessible to all, and has a broad selection of performances that are suitable for Deaf and disabled customers. Please visit www.wolseytheatre.co.uk/access for more information on how you can enjoy the theatre even more.

Opening details

The Ticket Sales desk is open from 10am Mondays to Saturdays, closing at 3pm when there is no show in the evening, and 8pm when there is. Phones service are open until 6pm when there is no show in the evening, and 8pm when there is.
The Ticket Sales desk is open 90mins prior to the start of the performance on Sundays and Bank Holidays

Prices

Tickets start from £10 - with 40 £10 available for each performance each night! Check the website for the most up to date pricing details per show and date.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TM 159447  Lat: 52.05858 Long: 1.14792

By car:
From London, Chelmsford and Colchester (A12 northbound) -
Take the A12 to Ipswich. At the roundabout where the A12 and the A14 intersect take the second exit onto the A1214. Go straight over the next roundabout (Tesco is on you left) and continue on London Road through several sets of traffic lights.

You will eventually see Sainsbury’s on your left at a set of traffic lights – continue straight, go straight through 2 more sets of traffic lights onto Handford Road. At the Handford Rd. – Civic Drive roundabout, take the third exit onto Civic Drive, then the first left onto Elm Street, then immediately left onto Black Horse Lane and left again at the T-Junction with St Matthews Service Street. The pay & display car parks are on the left.

From Southwold, Aldeburgh and Woodbridge (A12 southbound) -
Take Woodbridge Road (A1214) into Ipswich, turn left on Argyle Street, take a right onto St Helen’s Street, continue straight on Crown Street to the roundabout, take the first exit (which takes you past the theatre), then the second exit off the next roundabout (Handford Rd.) and an almost immediate left onto Elm Street, then left again onto Black Horse Lane and again at the T-Junction with St Matthews Service Street. The pay & display car parks are on the left.

From Felixstowe (A14 westbound) -
Take the A1156 into Ipswich from the A14. Continue straight on Bishop’s Hill and on Fore Hamlet. Bear left on A1156 and continue straight on Fore Street. Take a left onto Salthouse Street, bear right onto Key Street, continue straight on College Street, left onto Bridge Street, bear left onto Grey Friars Road, right onto Franciscan Way, continue straight on Princes Street and bear left onto Civic Drive.

At the roundabout (Handford Rd.) take the fourth exit and an almost immediate left onto Elm Street, then left again onto Black Horse Lane and again at the T-Junction with St Matthews Service Street. The pay & display car parks are on the left.

By public transport:
If you’re using public transport we recommend visiting www.travelineeastanglia.co.uk which has up to date information and journey planning for the Eastern region by all methods of public transport.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Ipswich Station station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

The New Wolsey Theatre strives to be accessible to all, and has a broad selection of performances that are suitable for Deaf and disabled customers. Please visit www.wolseytheatre.co.uk/access for more information on how you can enjoy the theatre even more.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu