Bloomsbury Theatre & Studio
University College London
15 Gordon Street
London WC1H 0AH
Tel: Box Office available Mon-Fri 10-4pm via 020 3108 1000 or ticketing@ucl.ac.uk

How to get here

The Bloomsbury Theatre and Studio is located in central London, near Euston, Euston Square, Goodge Street, Warren Street and Russell Square Underground stations. The nearest mainline railway station is Euston. It is also close to many bus routes including 10, 18, 24, 29, 73, 91, 168 and 253.

Cycle racks are available immediately in front of the venue and are very close to several TfL Cycle Hire Docking Stations. See the Transport for London website to plan your journey by public transport.

There is parking at Euston Station and several NCP parking facilities near by. There is also limited on-street parking for Blue Badge holders and general parking after 6.30pm Monday to Friday, after 1.30pm on Saturday and all day Sunday. See Camden Council's parking website for more information. Remember you may drive through London's Congestion Charge zone. 

Access to the theatre

There are four steps from street level to the main entrance, and a further seven steps to the main foyer where the Box Office is situated. There is a lift to avoid these steps from street level to the main foyer.

Guide and hearing dogs are welcome. Please notify Box Office when making your booking so we can arrange an aisle seat. Alternatively, the Front of House team will be happy to mind your dog during the performance.

We offer a free companion ticket to all our disabled customers. 

Bloomsbury Theatre main auditorium

An infrared hearing system is installed and headsets are available on request. There are two types of headsets – a receiver that works in conjunction with a hearing aid telecoil and a receiver with headphones.

Download the access map for Bloomsbury Theatre stalls (pdf). 

The stalls are accessible via a flight of seven steps or a wheelchair lift from the main foyer. Seats past row E are easiest to reach via the auditorium aisle as this comprises one or two shallow steps between each subsequent row (see map). Rows A to D have ramp access on the near side aisle.

Rows are on average thirty seats wide, with numbers starting from the entrance foyer side. As the auditorium fills up seats on the far side of the space can become more difficult to reach without taking an alternative route with more stairs.

Stalls accessible seats are located in row E1-2/4-5 and A1-2/5-6. They can be reached from street level via two wheelchair lifts, one at the building entrance and one just beyond the ticket check at the theatre entrance. Transfer seats with removable arm rests on the aisle side are located at F1, G1 and H1.

Please ask a member of staff if you would like a seat before the auditorium is open for the performance.

Download the access map for Bloomsbury Theatre circle (pdf). 

The circle can be reached via a stairwell to the left of the main bar (which itself is past three sets of seven, three and six steps). The circle stairs comprise three flights of 13, 14 and four steps. Please ask a member of staff if you would prefer to use the alternative entrance on the circle level with level access (via a wheelchair lift) to the uppermost rows of the circle (row E and the Gallery Slips). Once in the circle, rows D to A are down aisles comprising three steps per subsequent row (see map). Patrons in the first few rows of the circle or the Circle Slips can use the Circle Slips stairs (16 steps, see stalls map) for fewer steps overall.

If you are a wheelchair user, please ask a member of staff at the main entrance ticket check to escort you to your space (via wheelchair lift). 

Bars and toilets:
The Foyer Bar is accessible via two flights of three and six steps from the main foyer. Unfortunately level access to the main bar from the accessible stalls seats is not possible, but our staff will be happy to take your order.

There is level access to the Circle Bar if you are seated in the circle. If this is not staffed for the performance you are attending, our staff will be pleased to take your order for the Foyer Bar. 

The easiest toilets to reach from the stalls are on the lower ground floor via the building lobby lifts. There are also accessible toilets next to the Box Office in the lobby, on the Circle level or via a lift from the outer foyer (UG floor) to the basement (LG floor). Please ask staff if you require a RADAR key.

Bloomsbury Studio

Download the access map for Bloomsbury Studio (pdf). 

An induction loop is installed, which can be accessed by using the ‘T’ position on a hearing aid.

There are 15 steps from the Box Office to the Studio or you may prefer to use the lift (Upper Ground / UG to Lower Ground / LG). 

Seating in the Studio is not allocated. Accessible seats can be reserved in advance by speaking to our Box Office when making your booking. You may be asked what size wheelchair you use, if relevant, so we can ensure you will have adequate space and sight lines to the stage.

Studio Bar and toilets: 
There is level access to the Studio Bar from the Studio. 

Accessible toilets and changing facilities are available in this area and there is a separate accessible toilet with RADAR access. Please ask staff at the Studio Bar if you require a RADAR key.

Get in touch

We would love your feedback regarding access at the Bloomsbury. Please feel free to contact us by emailing ticketing@ucl.ac.uk, or speak to a member of staff.