Below is some handy information ahead of your visit.
Performance Venue: This performances takes place at The Plymouth Athenaeum (not Barbican Theatre). The address of the theatre is Derry’s Cross, Plymouth PL1 2SW. It’s situated behind the Travelodge on the row of buildings along from the old Gala Bingo building and old REEL Cinema (for those of you over a certain age it’s next to where the old TSW studios used to be!)
Ticket collection: Pre-booked tickets (that you haven’t chosen to have posted) will be available to collect from the Box Office at The Plymouth Athenaeum from 7pm on Sat 14 March. If the performance is sold out tickets can be bought on the door (subject to availability) from 7pm on Sat 14 March. Please note: tickets cannot be collected from The Plymouth Athenaeum at any other times than stated above.
There is no need to collect tickets in advance from Barbican Theatre
Parking: There is plenty of paid parking in the area. The largest is the Plymouth City Council ‘Theatre Royal’ multi storey carpark on Old George Street (pay on exit). There are also two open air car parks (pay and display) right next to the Athenaeum (to the right). A little further away there is Colin Campbell Car Park and Western Approach. There are (paid) disabled parking spaces in all these car parks. The coach / mini-van drop off is directly outside the main entrance to the theatre.
Food and drink: There are two bars at The Plymouth Athenaeum, both managed by the B-Bar and serving a range of beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks and hot drinks plus bar snacks and confectionary. Both accept cash and card. Both bars will be open from 7pm and during the intervals.
We would advise the audience to pre order their interval drinks (especially hot drinks) and before the show starts, so that queuing time is minimal.
There are a number of restaurants and bars in the area including Lorenzos right next to The Plymouth Athenauem, Pizza Express and JD’s Grill a few meters away and on Derry’s Cross roundabout there is Bella Itallia and WildWood.
Dogs: No dogs (except guide dogs) are allowed access to The Plymouth Athenaeum at any time
Disabled access: For those in a wheelchair access to the seating area (stalls) is via the side doors to the left of the building (the accessible toilet is also on this side / level of the building). There is a wheelchair ramp for access to the lower bar and box office (however to access the auditorium you’ll still need to exit the front entrance and use the side entrance). There is a stair lift (on the left hand staircase) for those who can get out of their wheelchairs or have difficulty using stairs. If you require the use of the stair lift, please speak to our Duty Manager (or an Usher who will find them) and they will make it operational. If you have any specific requirements, please advise in advance.
Performance content: Please be aware performance may contain flashing lights smoke and haze.
Photography & filming: Please do not take photographs or film the performance as this can be distracting for other audience members and the performers.
Dancing: dancing in the aisles or at the front of the stalls is strictly forbidden due to health and safety. If you want to stand up / dance in your seat please be resepectful of those sitting behind, next to you.
COVID -19: the UK Risk of Coronavirus remains at moderate and the risk to individuals is low, events at Barbican Theatre, The Plymouth Athenaeum and The B-Bar will be going ahead as planned. We continue to monitor the situation and follow advice from the WHO, Public Health England and local government. As always staff and visitors are encouraged to employ good hand, respiratory and personal hygiene. If anything changes in the next 48 hours we will make further contact.
Barbican Theatre, The B-Bar and The Plymouth Athenaeum teams