Lichfield Garrick Theatre

Overview

The Lichfield Garrick boasts two state of the art performance spaces; the Main Auditorium and the Studio. The Main Auditorium has 550 seats with no restricted viewing and allocated wheelchair spaces. The Studio is our smaller more intimate space offering a very different theatrical experience. The Studio's flexible performance space can be arranged in a number of layouts, including 'Cabaret' and 'Theatre In the round'.
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Access Card Notes

New Access Scheme being put into place January 2018 Onwards. Free essential companion for Access Card Holders with the +1 Symbol.

Contact details

Lichfield Garrick Theatre Castle Dyke , Lichfield, Staffordshire, West Midlands, WS13 6HR

Standing and Queueing

Standing
Lichfield Garrick has seating on all levels of the theatre and bars on the ground and first floors. We endeavour to open auditorium doors half an hour before the start time of each performance (there will be times when this isn’t possible, but staff on the evening can give you an update). You can pre order your drinks, tickets, merchandise, ice creams and programmes to avoid queuing. If your companion cannot leave you, these can be brought to you when you arrive and our staff can bring refreshments to your seat inside the auditorium at the interval.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
There are four spaces for wheelchairs in the main auditorium at the rear of the Stalls and two wheelchairs in our studio. Companion seats are held alongside these.
Wheelchair access is available at the Garrick at both entrances to the theatre, these being either the Green Room entrance on Castle Dyke, or the Box Office entrance on Wade Street. All levels including Stalls and Circle are accessible by lift.

Short Distances

Short distance
You can be dropped off directly outside our Green Room and box office entrances. Both entrances are near the lift, and the Green Room entrance allows easiest access to auditorium and studio. We can provide seating around the theatre for rest intervals if required. Parking for blue badge holders is available on the street directly outside the Garrick.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
Lichfield Garrick has large fully accessible toilets in our Green Room and Theatre Bar and standard toilets at Box Office, Green Room Theatre Bar (ladies) and Rear Circle (gentlemen). If you require urgent access to the toilet because of an impairment / disability you can make this known to staff at any time and they will ensure that you are quickly pointed toward the nearest toilet with discretion and dignity.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the building. We recommend seating in a Box or aisle seat if bringing and assistance dog into the auditoria, but our box office staff can help you find the right seating.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
The scheme is open to all customers who cannot attend the theatre under any circumstance without a companion, due to a disability or physical or mental illness that means a visit to the theatre would pose barriers or problems, but we do ask that you provide the following proof of eligibility:
• Front page of DLA (Medium or Higher rate)
• Front page of Attendance Allowance letter (no specific rate required)
• Front page of PIP (no specific rate required)
• Evidence that registered severely sight impaired (blind)
• Recognised Assistance Dog ID card
• CredAbility Access Card holders (with +1 icon)

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
If you would like any of our literature in large print then please get in touch and let us know.
We do not currently have the funding to offer Audio Description unless this is brought in with a visiting show, but we are hoping to offer this in the future.

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
We operate a hearing loop in both the Main Auditorium and Studio.
We occasionally offer BSL interpreted performances and hope to offer more of these in the future. We are also looking at offering Captioned performances.