The New Wolsey Theatre is a 400 seat regional theatre and 100 seat studio space, with a national reputation for the quality, range and reach of its work and for embracing cultural diversity in the widest sense. It is central to the creative life of Suffolk and seeks to expand the horizons of audiences and artists by presenting a programme designed to entertain, enrich and challenge.
The main theatre is situated on Civic Drive in Ipswich, above the Spiral car park. This is where you will find our rock'n'roll panto and big Autumn actor-musician musicals, as well as a diverse range of visiting productions, often new shows that are touring the country.
The theatre is accessible from the street without encountering any steps. The front doors to the theatre are newly automated for easy access.The auditorium is accessible from the street without encountering any steps. Row C is accessible from the Ground Floor Foyer without using steps, and Row K also, via the passenger lift to the Bar area on the first floor. Guide dogs are welcome throughout the building and, if you prefer, we will happily look after your dog whilst you watch the performance.
The Box Office is located inside the main entrance. It has a low level service counter and an induction hearing loop system – to use turn your hearing aid to T. There is one accessible toilet on the ground floor near the Café Bar and one in the Bar on the first floor. You can pre-order interval drinks at the Café Bar and the Bar to avoid queuing.
Our studio space is situated on St George's Street, a short walk away from the main theatre. We recommend parking as though you were visiting the main theatre as this will be easier for you to find space
The Studio is accessible from the street without encountering any steps. The auditorium is on the first floor and there is a passenger lift available. Once on the first floor, Row A is accessible without encountering any steps. There is one wheelchair space available in the auditorium. Assistance Dogs are welcome in the auditorium or staff are happy to dog-sit.
There is one accessible toilet on the ground floor. The Box Office is located to the frontas you enter and it has a low level service counter. The Bar has a low level service counter and you can pre-order interval drinks to avoid queuing.
To find out more information about either venue, call the Tickets Sales team on 01473 295900 or visit www.wolseytheatre.co.uk/access