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Empire Theatre, Front Street, Consett

The Empire offers excellent access for people with a disability, especially those that are wheelchair bound. The ground floor is ramped in the relevant places. We have space for 6 dedicated wheelchair users and their carers; attending free on production of a Cinema Exhibitors Association Card (CEA Card; please ask at the Box Office for further information or access the website http://www.ceacard.co.uk/). A disabled toilet is based in the foyer area of the venue. A hearing loop is also available in the main auditorium for patrons who have a hearing aid - a hearing loop unit must be requested from the Empire Box Office. Disabled parking is available at the front of the building for 3 vehicles with free parking but blue disability badges must be displayed in the window of the vehicle. For more information contact the Box Office on (01207) 218171

The Louisa Centre, Stanley

The facility has automatic entrance doors; a spacious reception area with low level counter service, a lift/wheelchair access to all 5 floors; dedicated toilet facilities serving all areas, and a comfortable accessible cafe/vending area. Running a number of dedicated disability activity sports sessions, the building also boasts a unique moveable floor integral to the small pool, enabling adjustment of the depth to take wheelchairs, and/or accommodate small tots and adults with varying degrees of disability.

For more information contact Reception on (01207) 218877

Conset Leisure Centre, Medomsley Road, Consett

Disabled parking is available at the front of the building. Dedicated changing rooms are available for customers and there is a hoist available for lowering into the swimming pools; showering facilities are available also.

For more information contact Reception on (01207) 218151