Buses Serving The Cluny 2: 12, 22, 39, 40, 62 & 63 all stop on New Bridge Street – get off at the stop closest to The Tanners pub, and walk down Stepney Bank. The Q2 Quaylink bus also now serves Ouseburn Valley, stopping on Byker Bank.
Coming By Metro We are pretty much directly between Manors and Byker Metro stations. It's easier to find us from Manors, but both are short walks. See map above for details.
What's Parking Like? Not bad. There is a reasonably-sized free car park, accessed via Foundry Lane which is about 50 yards from our door, and there are two small paying car parks under the arches of Byker Bridge, also about 50 yards from us.
Location The venue is situated outside the centre of the town or city. This venue is situated in Newcastle upon Tyne. The venue is on a road with a steep gradient. The nearest mainline Railway Station is Manors. The nearest Metro station is Manors.
Parking This venue does not have its own car park. On street marked Blue Badge bays are available. On street Blue Badge parking is located on Line Street.
Outside Access There is not level access to the service.
The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access. The main doors open towards you (pull). The doors are single width. The doors are heavy. The door opening is 83cm (2ft 8in) wide.
Level Change (Outside Access) There is a ramp or slope to access this area/service. The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance. The ramp or slope is moderate. The ramp or slope is permanent. The width of the ramp or slope is 143cm (4ft 8in). The entrance gives access to level 3.
Reception (Ticket Office) The reception desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the front entrance. There is level access to reception from the entrance. The reception desk is medium height. Lighting levels are bright. There is not a hearing assistance system.
Inside Access There is level access to the service. There is a hearing assistance system. The system is a fixed loop. The lighting levels are bright. The photograph shows the corridor, 81 cm wide, leading to the toilets from the lift.
Other Floors The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1 - 2 - 3. There are 15+ steps between floors. The lighting level is bright. The steps are clearly marked. The steps are medium height. The steps do have handrails. The steps have a handrail on both sides. There is a landing. The main entrance is on floor 3, the toilets are on floor 2 and the theatre is on floor 1.
Lift There is a lift for public use. The lift is located to the right of the foyer as you enter. The lift is a platform lift. The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1 - 2 - 3. The lift is 6m (19ft 8in) from the accessible entrance. Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift. The dimensions of the lift are 0.92m x 1.5m (3ft x 4ft 11in). There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift. The lift does not have a visual floor indicator. The lift does not have an audible announcer. The lighting level in the lift is bright. The lift does have Braille markings. The lift does have tactile markings.
Accessible Toilet There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use. Location of and access to accessible toilets Features and dimensions of accessible toilets Position of fixtures in accessible toilets Colour contrast and lighting in accessible toilets Wall mounted and drop down rails are available. There are baby changing facilities in the adapted toilet. The corridor between the lift and the toilet is 81 cm at its narrowest.
Standard Toilet Availability and Location of Standard Toilets Standard toilets are available.
Access to Standard Female Toilets The female toilets are located on floor 2, on the left as you leave the lift. The female toilets are 15m (16yd) from the accessible entrance. Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet. Lighting levels are bright. Access to Standard Male Toilets The male toilets are located on floor 2, on the left as you leave the lift. The male toilets are 13m (14yd) from the accessible entrance. Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet. Lighting levels are bright. Baby Change Facilities Baby change facilities are not located within the standard toilet. The corridor between the lift and the toilet is 81 cm at its narrowest.
Restaurant / Bar (Cafe Bar) Full table service is not available. Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter. Food or drinks can be brought to the table. No tables are permanently fixed. No chairs are permanently fixed. The distance between the floor and the lowest dining table is 69cm (2ft 3in). There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre. The nearest table is 7 metres (22.9 feet) from the theatre entrance. The bar has a lowered section, accessible to wheelchair users.
Theatre / Opera House This venue does not provide audio described performances. There is a hearing assistance system. The hearing system is a fixed loop. Staff are trained to use the hearing system. There is not a wheelchair to borrow. Concessions are not available. Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.
Additional Information Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training. Documents are not available in Braille. Documents are available in large print. Registered assistance dogs are welcomed. A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty. Plastic cups are available. Plastic cutlery is available.
Drinking straws are available on request.