Shropshire Council has been working to review the delivery of access arrangements at Theatre Severn and the Old Market Hall in Shropshire.
A review is necessary because Shropshire Council believe that the arrangements currently in place could be inadequate and they are keen to remove any unnecessary barriers to booking their services. If D/deaf, visually impaired, disabled people and wheelchair users cannot book their seats online, they may be disadvantaged and discriminated against by the venues and Shropshire Council’s primary objective is to level this and offer online booking to all.
This local work is taking place alongside theatres and venues nationally looking at adopting revised access policies.
Before any decisions can be taken or a future access policy developed, Shropshire Council needs to understand the views of individuals and groups who use Theatre Severn and the Old Market Hall, the public and local services and organisations. This consultation is designed to obtain this important feedback.
Work has been taking place to gather together a wide range of evidence including national research and guidance, data about and from local services, and data. This information, added to the feedback obtained through the consultation, will help to inform future decision making.
Theatre Severn would like to invite you or a representative from your group to attend a face to face workshop to discuss the current arrangements and the proposal for a new access policy. Please could we ask you to also advise us of any access requirements, so that we can work to ensure that your time with us is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Teas and coffees will be provided on arrival.