Belgrade Theatre

Overview

"The Belgrade is the largest professional theatre in Coventry and so we act as both the city and region’s commercial and producing theatre. We are also highly respected for our ground-breaking community and education initiatives. Hamish Glen is the current Artistic Director and Chief Executive. The Belgrade is a registered charity and receives revenue funding from Coventry City Council and Arts Council England as well as project funding from these and other government sources. The Belgrade played a key role in securing Coventry as UK City of Culture 2021 and in 2019 we appointed Corey Campbell, Balisha Karra and Justine Themen as Co-Artistic Directors, with a remit to programme and direct the Theatre’s produced work for UK City of Culture 2021."
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Access Card Notes

*Named & Famed! This venue has been highlighted by feedback from a current Access Card Holder who used their card to gain access or a discount. Information provided in this listing comes from the card holder and also is sourced directly from for the venues publicly available information. This is not a guarantee of any set service or policy this organisation might have.* A full Access Guide & Access Register can be found on the venue's website: https://www.belgrade.co.uk/your-visit/access/ (Large Print is available - contact the venue for more information.)

Contact details

Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 1GS
Phone: 024 7655 3055

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
All entrances to the theatre have wide, automatic sliding glass doors. The floor
throughout the ground and first floor foyer is carpeted, with hard surfaces
marking the transition to our bars, the Belgrade Café and the lifts in the
building. All public areas of the Belgrade can be accessed by disabled patrons
via ramps and lifts.

All of the Belgrade’s facilities are located at ground floor level. This includes
the Belgrade Café, our ground floor bar, one accessible toilet, foyer seating,
Box Office and lift access.

Our first floor is accessible via two lifts and includes an additional accessible
toilet and seating.

The Belgrade Theatre has a wheelchair on-site for use by patrons with limited
mobility. If you wish to have temporary use of the wheelchair please speak to a
member of our Box Office team in advance. A member of staff will then be in
touch to confirm availability and further details.

For information about accessible seating, please take a look at our Access Guide.

Short Distances

Short distance
Patrons with limited mobility who are arriving by car can gain access to a
drop-off point via Upper Well Street at the top of Belgrade Square, outside
Bella Italia. The point is marked by stainless steel bollards.
The drop-off point is about 20m / 66ft from the B2 entrance and has a
dropped kerb and a ramp that will give patrons easy access to the theatre
entrance. Parking is not permitted in this area.

For more information about parking, please take a look at our Access Guide.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
There are accessible toilets at the venue. A RADAR key is available from the Box Office. The ground floor toilet is not
locked during evening performances.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
Please ask about Hearing and Guide Dog spaces when booking. Guide Dogs
are able to join patrons booked into boxes with prior notice. We are also
happy to look after Guide Dogs in the foyer during the performance.

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
Many of our productions are audio described. Audio description is a live
commentary by trained describers, interspersed with the actors’ dialogue.
Description is relayed via a discreet headset linked to the infrared audio
system. When booking for an audio-described performance, please let us know
if you require a headset and we will seat you in the best possible locations
within the auditoria to receive the infrared signal. Headsets for the description
are available from the merchandise counter and may be reserved at Box Office
at the time of booking (a £5 refundable deposit is required per headset and an
instruction sheet of how to use the headset will be provided upon collection).

A Touch Tour is offered for a performance of the Belgrade Theatre’s annual
pantomime. TouchTours allow visually impaired people to visit the set, feel the
props and interact with the cast prior to a performance in order to enhance
their experience. Touch Tours are free and last about 45 minutes but must be
booked for in advance. Please notify Box Office when booking your tickets.

Some of our shows utilise the Difference Engine, Talking Birds’ discreet new
tool for making events and performances accessible to partially-sighted,
D/deaf or hard of hearing audience members by delivering captioning or
audio description direct to an app on their mobile device.

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
Sign language interpreted performances are offered for some productions. Please notify Box Office when booking and we will ensure you are seated in the best seats available for a good view of the signer and the stage.

Integrated Signed Performances are also available. These are performances where Sign Language Interpreters are a part of the performance and are sometimes offered for selected shows, although less regularly than our sign language interpreted performances.

The Belgrade Theatre offers captioned performances for some productions.
Captions convert the spoken word into visible text and are produced by a
display unit installed on or near the stage and are delivered by an accredited
captioner. These performances are particularly useful for people with hearing
loss. Unfortunately we cannot offer both captioned and sign language interpreted
performances for the same production, except for our annual pantomime.

Some of our shows utilise the Difference Engine, Talking Birds’ discreet new
tool for making events and performances accessible to partially-sighted,
D/deaf or hard of hearing audience members by delivering captioning or
audio description direct to an app on their mobile device.