Theatre, Cinemas and Art Gallery

Eastbourne Theatres Box Office in Welcome Building. Tel: 01323 412000. Cafe. Eastbourne Theatres operate a free scheme for those who need a carer to be with them at a show to assist them (proof of disability may be required). Apply for ‘Essential Companion Scheme’ at box office.

Congress Theatre. BN21 4JR. 15 Wheelchair spaces with seat for Essential Companion. Lifts to all floors. Accessible Toilets. Blue Badge Drop Off point for 30 minutes parking plus other Blue Badge parking bays on roads and in adjacent car parks. Loop System in all areas of auditorium, Infrared System with headphones and neck loops available from Duty Manager.

Devonshire Park Theatre. BN21 4BW. 4 wheelchair spaces with seat for Essential Companion. Access from service road beside theatre. 6 Blue Badge spaces in front of theatre or street parking. Loop System and Infrared System as above. Audio-description Friday evenings and Saturday Matinees. Accessible toilet.

Winter Garden – planned re-opening Autumn 2021. 2 Accessible toilets.

Royal Hippodrome Theatre. 2 wheelchair spaces. Accessible toilet. Loop audio system. Box Office Tel: 01323 802020. Free place for members of the Hippodrome Essential Companion Scheme. To join contact the box office.

The Bandstand. Concerts for all ages, accessible, toilets. Free carers ticket. Tickets from Seafront Office Tel: 01323 410611 or Eastbourne Visitor Centre.

Cinemas. Cineworld, 2nd Floor The Beacon access via escalators or lifts Tel: 0330 333 4444; Towner level access entrance Tel: 01323 434670; Hailsham Pavilion side door entrance for wheelchair users. Tel: 01323 841414. Contact re your needs.

Cinema Exhibitor’s Association Card allows people with disabilities to obtain a carer ticket. Tel:01244 526016.

The Birley Centre and College Theatre. Carlisle Road BN21 4JY. A contemporary performing arts centre. Ramp access, lift, accessible toilet. Part of Eastbourne College. Box Office Tel:  01323 452255.

Towner Art Gallery. BN21 4JJ. Next to Congress Theatre.
Fully accessible, loop system at reception, large print information and magnifying glasses available from reception, lift to all floors, cafe and accessible toilet on 2nd floor. The cinema on ground floor has 2 wheelchair spaces in front row. Tel: 01323 434670.