The Piccadilly Theatre was built in 1928 and is one of the largest theatres in London. The Piccadilly has presented most forms of stage entertainment and hosted some of the most famous faces in the business including Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and Barbara Dickson. Recent productions include Ghost the Musical, Jersey Boys and Annie.
Piccadilly Theatre Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect. Click here to download it.
Piccadilly Theatre Access Guide: Click here to download it.
There are spaces for 3 wheelchair users per performance, all located in the Royal Circle. Street level access is via Sherwood Street. There is one wheelchair space in Row A, and two in Box C (with companion seats), all located on the left hand side of the auditorium. Width of the entrance into Row A is 67.5cm, and the wheelchair space in row A is 190cm wide and 95cm deep. We can also accommodate transfer seating in Row A, seat 28 in the Royal Circle. Customers who wish to transfer should mention this at time of booking. If you need help with transferring we ask that you bring a companion. Please come to the Box Office on arrival and you will be shown the level access route to these seats. The auditorium opens 30 minutes before the performance.
Aisle seats and Row P in the Stalls have the most legroom. The Stalls Bar is down 22 steps from the Foyer, the Royal Circle Bar is up 26 steps from the Foyer, and there are 70 steps up to the Grand Circle Bar. Please note that all bars have limited seating. Staircases are well lit and have handrails.
There is an accessible toilet next to Box C. Ladies and Gents toilets for Stalls seats are 8 steps down from the entrance to the auditorium. In the Royal Circle, the Ladies toilets are 8 steps up from the bar, and the Gents toilets 15 steps down from the bar level and then 7 up. There are 70 steps up to the Grand Circle Bar, with the Ladies on the way up and the Gents at the top.
Please contact the access champion to request a copy of our access guide.
The Piccadilly Theatre auditorium is equipped with Sennheiser MobileConnect WiFi sound amplification system. MobileConnect uses WiFi to deliver superior quality audio to a smart device such as an iPod or iPhone, either through headphones or via a necklace for hearing aid users. Devices can be borrowed on the day, or alternatively patrons can download the Sennheiser MobileConnect app and use their own device.
Induction Loop Necklace
Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the induction loop necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified.
Sound is amplified sound through headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.
There is a disabled toilet next to Box C and the accessible area in the front of the Royal Circle, all at street level off Sherwood Street. Women's Stalls Toilets are 8 steps down from the Stalls and the men's off the Stalls bar is also a further 8 steps. Royal Circle bar up 26 steps from the foyer. Women's toilets are 15 steps down from Royal Circle and then 7 up, and the men's is 8 steps up from the Royal Circle bar. There are 70 steps up to the Grand Circle Bar, with the ladies on the way up and the men's at the top.
We are pleased to say that our Backstage Lounge is fully accessible. If you have any access requirements then please contact us so we can make your visit as smooth as possible. Please call us on 0844 871 3014.