We aim to ensure that TheatreCraft is as accessible as possible. We’ve listed some information on this page but if there’s anything that we’ve missed, or if you would like to speak to someone directly, email us here
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Public transport information
Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House is located on Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD Click here to go to Google Maps.
By train: The nearest Underground station is Covent Garden on the Piccadilly Line. You can also use Leicester Square (Northern Line and Piccadilly Line), Holborn (Piccadilly and Central Line) and Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo Line)
By bus: The closest bus station is Aldwych which is a 3 minute walk from the Royal Opera house. The following bus lines stop there; 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 68, 76, 87, 91, 168, 171, 176, 188, 501 (southbound only), 505, 521, X68.
By car: There is no designated parking at the ROH
Directions from the Royal Opera House to the Other Venues
Please note that you must check in at the Royal Opera House before going to workshops at any of the other venues.
The Novello Theatre is located on Aldwych, London WC2B 4LD. Click here to see the route on Google Maps.
It is a 3 minute walk from the Royal Opera House, or a 2-5 minute taxi ride (dependent on traffic).
The Cambridge Theatre is located on Earlham St, London WC2H 9HU. Click here to see the route on Google Maps.
It is a 5 minute walk from the Royal Opera house, or a 2-5 minute taxi ride (dependent on traffic).
The Lyceum Theatre is located at 21 Wellington St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7RQ. Click here to see the route on Google Maps.
It is a 3 minute walk from the Royal Opera house, or a 1-4 minute taxi ride (dependent on traffic).
Dewynters is located at 125 Strand, London WC2R 0AP. Click here to see the route on Google Maps.
It is a 4 minute walk from the Royal Opera house, or a 4-7 minute taxi ride (dependent on traffic).
There are a number of spaces across the event that offer step-free access. Unfortunately, due to the nature of some of the buildings, we are not able to offer step-free access to every workshop.
Please see below a downloadable document with information about which workshop locations have step-free access, and some further access details about some specific sessions:
Please note that step-free access to some spaces might take a little longer than the usual route so please aim to arrive 10mins before the start of your workshop and speak to one of our volunteers who will assist you.
British Sign Language (BSL) Performance Interpreter
If you require a BSL interpreter for any of the workshops, or the day itself, please let us know at least 2 weeks prior to the event by emailing [email protected]
If you are unable to give this much notice, please email us as soon as possible and we will do our best to make arrangements.
Hearing (Induction) Loops
Hearing loops are available in the following spaces:
Royal Opera House – Linbury Theatre auditorium (induction loop and RF system available)
Novello Theatre – Auditorium (RF system available)
More information about hearing loops in the other venues will be coming soon.
If you would like to use one of the hearing loops, please speak to one of our volunteers.
Assistance dogs are welcome in all spaces at all venues.
Accessible toilets are available in The Royal Opera House, and are marked on the marketplace map. Our volunteers will also be available to direct you on the day.
Accessible toilets are also available at all external venues. Please ask one of the volunteers or front of house team at the venue to direct you.
Flashing Lights & Strobe Effects
There may be some flashing lights and stobe effects used in some workshops. Where this is the case, signs will be placed at the entrance to the workshop. If you are likely to be affected by these types of effects, please ensure you check before entering the workshop.
Large print maps
These will be available on the day. Please ask at the Help Centre in the marketplace if you require one. They will also be on display in the marketplace – just ask one of our volunteers to guide you to them.
Large print programmes
These are also available – just ask for one at the Help Centre in the marketplace.
The marketplace can get very busy, especially between workshops, but there are a number of spaces in The Royal Opera House that you can go to get away from the crowds. Any of our volunteers will be happy to help point you in the right direction.
Workshop / Event seating
Seating will be provided in the marketplace (as indicated on the marketplace map) and in all workshops. If you would prefer to sit in a certain location during a workshop, please make the volunteer on the door aware so that they can accommodate this.