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Join us for our next Access Consultation Group!

Posted: 02 April 2013
Join us for our next Access Consultation Group!

For those interested in accessibility at The Ambassadors Theatre and Cinemas, the venue is hosting an Access Consultation Group meeting on Thursday 25 April where there will be an opportunity to meet staff and discuss access requirements and opportunities. The meeting will take place from 2pm to 3pm in the Lounge area, which is situated on the stalls level of the New Victoria Theatre and has level access from the Gloucester Square entrance. The meeting is open to representatives from disability groups, voluntary organisations and interested individuals.

The Ambassadors, Woking, part of the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), is committed to enabling all patrons access the theatre and cinemas. To help achieve this The Ambassadors, Woking recognised that input and advice from external organisations was vital, and the Access Consultation Group was formed in 2007.

Since its formation the Access Consultation Group has made significant progress in enhancing the theatre and cinema-going enjoyment of those with disabilities and access needs. Input and advice from the group has resulted in many significant changes to the way the theatre and cinemas are run. Clive Wood, Chief Executive of the Surrey Disabled People’s Partnership said 'I would like to congratulate The Ambassadors, Woking for the continued work they do to ensure their performances and facilities are inclusive to disabled people. The theatre has made a concerted effort to listen to the views of disabled people in the community, through their six monthly access meetings and having a representative on the Woking Access Group'.

Previous Access Group Consultation attendees include representatives from the Surrey Association for the Visually Impaired, Surrey Disabled People’s Partnership and Woking ShopMobility, and their comments and support have been invaluable. With some updates about the venue and interesting opportunities to discuss, it is hoped that as many interested organisations and individuals as possible will attend the meeting on the 25 of April as new ideas and initiatives are always welcome.

Refreshments will be available at the beginning of the meeting.

The Ambassadors, Woking produces an assisted performances Information Sheet, which is currently sent out to over 100 local groups, organisations and individuals advising them of signed performances, touch tours, workshops, audio described performances and captioned performances. Forthcoming events include a captioned performance for Cats, an audio described performance for Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Insight, touch tour and audio described performance for Northern Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and all three types of assisted performances for the Christmas pantomime, Cinderella at the end of the year. To receive this information sheet free of charge or to request further information about the Access Consultation Group please contact Sam Preston, Assistant Marketing Manager at The Ambassadors on 01483 545946 or email

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