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.
Two designated disabled parking spaces can be found at the far end of The Beehive Car Park with ramp access to the front entrance.
Please contact reception on 01404 384 050 if you require further details or if you will require additional assistance during your visit. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your requirements.
Our main toilets are in the foyer area and this includes a fully accessible “Changing Places” facility (www.changing-places.org). Changing Places include the following facilities: A height adjustable changing bench and | 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. Please contact reception on 01404 384 050 if you require further details or if you will require additional assistance during your visit. Alternatively, email email@example.com with your requirements.
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. High chairs are available in the café, plus auditorium booster seats. The Beehive is an officially-registered venue for the Family Arts Standards.
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.
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. We 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 further details, download our guide, click here (pdf).
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.
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.