Originally opened in 1929 as a super cinema, The Regent Theatre’s first presentation was a silent film, The Last Command. The foyer was luxuriously decorated in the fashionable Art Deco style, with similar splendour in the auditorium and its reputation grew for presenting Sunday concerts. In 1950 there was a name change to the Gaumont and the venue became part of the increasing touring pop concert circuit in the 60s and was extensively used for amateur operatic and musical comedy... Read more >>
There is lift access to all levels of the theatre from our foyer (with audible announcer).
On arrival at the theatre there are 9 steps leading from the front doors to the theatre foyer. If you bear to your left on entering he doors we have a small lift suitable for wheelchair users and buggies.
There are designated wheelchair space on both auditorium levels:
x 4 spaces Circle Row B
Accessed by lift
x 4 spaces in Stalls Row U
Accessed by lift
Row E in the stalls can accommodate between 1 and 18 wheelchair users
Accessed by flat level from foyer
Box Office, cloakroom and bars all have low level counters.
Backstage Tours are accessible to wheelchair users.
We have an infra-red sound enhancement system in the auditorium. Using a headset (without a hearing aid) or one that is worn around the neck (with a hearing aid) you can boost the volume of the performance. There is no charge for using the headsets which you can collect from the box office.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre and we will provide water for them on request.
There are accessible toilets in the Foyer, the Stalls Bar and the Circle bar.