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Weston Playhouse Fits Brand New Disabled Access Lift

Weston Playhouse Disabled access work sees new lift being fit

A brand new lift for Disabled people is currently being fitted in the Weston Playhouse in Weston Super Mare.

The work, which began this week, will see the installation of a lift. It is hoped that the updated feature will solve accessibility issues within the building.

Disabled customers have reported difficulties with being able to access the lift on occasion, which North Somerset Council says will now be resolved.

Councillor Mike Solomon said: “When completed, the lift will provide increased capacity for the wheelchair user and a carer if required. These important improvements to the buildings’ accessibility will be completed in time for the summer season and I hope they encourage many more people to experience the shows on offer.”

The construction work is expected to take a few weeks owing to the ‘complexity’ of the building. The theatre’s box office staff are making audience members aware of the reduced accessibility whilst the work is carried out.

General Manager Mark Thompson, said: “Everyone deserves to have the opportunity to attend the Playhouse and we’re thankful to North Somerset Council’s support in making this a reality for our audiences. Whilst the work is carried out access will remain challenging for a number of weeks but our commitment to ensuring the work is carried out as quickly as possible should hopefully bring comfort to our audiences that better days are ahead. This finally brings a long term challenge for the building to a close, making the Playhouse exactly what it should be, open and accessible for everyone to attend”.

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