Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, London, London, WC2B 5LA
Approx. capacity: 482
The Duchess Theatre located on Catherine Street in London's West End. The theatre is owned and operated by Nimax Theatres and has 482 seats. The Duchess is one of the youngest and smallest West End theatres. The building was originally promoted by Arthur Gibbons and designed by architect Ewen Barr to overcome objections about ancient lights which had prevented previous building on the small site. The interior decoration as it is today was introduced in 1934 under the supervision of Mary Wyndham Lewis, wife of J B Priestley.
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Number of Steps
FOYER - 6 steps up (handrails on both sides) STALLS - 21 steps down (handrails on both sides) DRESS CIRCLE - 12 (5+7) steps up, very steep aisle steps to all rows
There is no step free access into the theatre for people with limited mobility - 21 steps down to the Stalls. Wheelchair access is available into the stalls using a Stair Climber. The Stair Climber can accommodate wheelchairs up to 66cm (26 inches) wide and 89cm deep (35 in) including footrest. Wheel chair users are safely secured to the Stair Climber. When in motion the stair climber reclines on a flat surface so that when travelling down the 20 (set of 4, 6 and then 10 stairs) stairs to the auditorium the wheelchair user travels upright. Patrons requiring the use of the stair climber are asked to arrive at the theatre 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the performance.
Wheelchair access is available into the stalls using a Stair Climber. The Stair Climber can accommodate wheelchairs up to 66cm (26 inches) wide and 89cm deep (35 in) including footrest. Wheel chair users are safely secured to the Stair Climber. When in motion the stair climber reclines on a flat surface so that when travelling down the 20 (set of 4, 6 and then 10 stairs) stairs to the auditorium, the wheelchair user travels upright. If you would like to discuss the wheelchair access, please call the Nimax access booking line on 0844 482 9677 or the theatre stage door on 0207 632 9601. Toilet Facilities There is an accessible toilet in the Stalls.
The theatre uses the Sennheiser infra-red headset system and 12 headsets are available from the front of house staff in main foyer. These headsets are for people who are hard of hearing but please note there is no induction loop system in the auditorium. There is an induction loop at the Box Office to assist hearing aid users when booking tickets. For further information regarding hearing systems, please call the theatre stage door on 0207 632 9600.
The theatre management are happy to look after your Guide/Hearing dog during the performance. Please approach a member of the front of house team when you arrive at the theatre and they will make the necessary arrangements.
Autistic Spectrum Info
The theatre would be grateful for any additional information regarding your needs prior to going to the theatre, especially anything regarding sensory issues or matters relating to Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Please feel welcome to call the theatre management on 0207 632 9600 so they can offer you more assistance throughout your visit.
More information about Bakersfield Mist tickets
Please Note: A £1 restoration levy (collected on behalf of the theatre) appears as part of the face value.
A £2.75 transaction fee applies (this will be added to your order on the payment page)
Previews 10 May - 26 May 2014
Booking Period Until 30 August 2014
Running Time 1hr 40m with no interval
Inspired by true events, this new play by Stephen Sachs asks vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic.
BAKERSFIELD MIST marks the return to the London stage of multi award-winner Kathleen Turner for the first time since her tour-de-force performance in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? She will play opposite Olivier and Tony award-winner Ian McDiarmid (Life of Galileo, Faith Healer) directed by Evening Standard award-winner, Polly Teale.
Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender, has bought a painting for a few bucks from the thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it's a Jackson Pollock worth millions. In fact she's certain it is. But when world-class art expert, Lionel Percy, flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer park home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he really has no idea what he is about to discover.
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