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Wheelchair Access
The Beehive is fully DDA compliant with a lift available for access to the first floor rooms. Spaces for wheelchair users will be available in the auditorium and can be booked for wheelchair users and disabled patrons. To avoid disappointment, particularly for popular events, we recommend that wheelchair seats are booked in advance, this will help us to allocate adjoining seating for any companions, if required. We will make every effort to accommodate customers who have not made a prior booking. If you wish to take your seat unassisted, wheelchairs or scooters may be stored in the foyer.

Please contact the Box Office on 01404 384 050 if you require further details or if you will require additional assistance during your visit. Alternatively, email with your requirements.

Changing places logoToilets
Our main toilets are in the foyer area and this includes a fully accessible “Changing Places” toilet ( Changing Places toilets include the following facilities:

  • a height adjustable changing bench and washbasin
  • a hoist system to lift people between wheelchairs and the toilet
  • enough space to ensure the bench and toilet can be approached from either side.

For Health and Safety reasons we do not provide slings. Customers are asked to bring their own which should be compatible with the loop system. By providing enough space, privacy and appropriate equipment, The Beehive is supporting carers to look after people with disabilities in dignified and hygienic conditions without endangering their own health.

Guide Dogs
We welcome guide dogs at The Beehive  and can accommodate them in the auditorium. Please book in advance so that we can allocate the most appropriate seating.

Assisted Hearing Facilities
The Auditorium, first floor Function room and foyer area are equipped with an induction loop hearing system.

Parents, Guardians and Carers
All ground floor public areas are accessible for those using pushchairs and prams. Baby changing facilities are available. We are able to provide storage for buggies and prams during performances.

The CEA Card is a national card scheme administered by the Cinema Exhibitors Association that entitles the holder to a free ticket to a film screening for a person accompanying them to the cinema to provide assistance required as a result of the cardholder’s disability. For further details or to apply for a CEA Card click here

The Beehive welcomes young audiences to appropriate screenings and events. Film screenings are classified by the British Board of Film Classification as 18, 15 12A, U or PG and access is restricted in line with these classifications. For further details, see the Film Board website or to download our guide, click here (pdf).

We always recommend that children are accompanied by an adult at all screenings and events.  However, we will admit children age twelve and over unaccompanied for appropriate certificated films.

For live performances and digital events via satellite, latecomers will not be admitted until a convenient break in the performance. For certain shows there may not be a convenient break in the performance so no latecomers will be admitted.

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