Posted: Thu 21st Jul 2022

Theatr Clwyd launches shuttle service to boost accessibility to temporary site

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jul 21st, 2022

Theatr Clwyd has launched a shuttle service to improve access to their temporary ‘Theatre Village’ as the Flintshire venue progresses through its major redevelopment. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In response to feedback given by visitors, Theatr Clwyd has invested in a full electric six-seater buggy. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The buggy will transport guests with access needs from the car park to the beautiful temporary foyer that now sits beside the Theatre. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In operation 90 minutes before and after each performance to support visitors who might otherwise find accessing the temporary site more challenging the service does not have to be pre-booked and is available on demand. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Theatr Clwyd’s Andrew Roberts said: “We are always looking for ways to enhance our customer experience and make our spaces as accessible as possible. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The buggy is another step in making sure audiences can continue to enjoy the wonder of theatre” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The buggy launched last week and has already been a roaring success. Audience members used the service while attending the opening performance of A Pretty Sh*tty Love which is currently on in Theatr Mix. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The redeveloped building will deliver a much-improved visitor experience within a greener, more efficient, welcoming accessible building. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

New specialist facilities and sensory garden will provide fit-for-purpose spaces for health and wellbeing. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The building will use sustainable materials, air source heat pumps, harvested rainwater to flush toilets, and greenery on external walls for insulation and biodiversity. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

To find out more about access at the venue please visit the website or call the box office on 01352 344101 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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