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    Neilandrewhall
    Tickets for Disabled People
    • #1
    • 5th Oct 12, 10:27 PM
    Tickets for Disabled People 5th Oct 12 at 10:27 PM
    Hi to the people of Moneysavingexpert with disabilities
    I thought I’d write this handy guide, and hopefully the mods can approve it as a sticky;
    This guide is about the Access and getting discounted tickets for Disabled People & Carers into arena’s [the phone number needed] and the arena name.
    When you phone the direct number say you wish to book “access tickets” or disabled Booking Tickets.

    Birmingham:
    • THE NEC ARENA – 0121 780 4141
    • NATIONAL INDOOR ARENA – 0121 780 4141

    Bolton:
    • BOLTON ARENA – 01204 488100

    Bournemouth:
    • BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL CENTRE – 0844 576 3000

    Brighton:
    • BRIGHTON CENTRE – 01273 292 643

    Exeter:
    • WESTPOINT ARENA – 01392 446000

    Hull:
    • HULL ARENA – 01482 325252


    Liverpool:
    • ECHO ARENA – 0844 8000 400

    London:
    • THE 02 – 0208 463 2259 or 02084633359 or Email: Access@the02.co.uk
    • EARLS COURT & OLYMPIA – 0207 385 1200
    • WEMBLEY ARENA AND STADIUM – 0208 782 5629

    Manchester:
    • THE MEN [MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS] – 0161 950 5229
    • O2 APPOLO MANCHESTER – 08444 777 677

    Nottingham:
    • CAPITAL FM ARENA - 0843 373 3000

    Newcastle:
    • METRO ARENA – 0844 493 4567
    Last edited by Neilandrewhall; 25-01-2013 at 12:46 AM. Reason: text no longer needed
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  • honeymonster1984
    • #2
    • 7th Oct 12, 8:13 AM
    • #2
    • 7th Oct 12, 8:13 AM
    Can I add London Theatres to the list?

    For all Delfont Mackintosh Theatres (Queens, Gielgud, Prince Edward, Price of Wales, Novello, Wyndhams & Noel Coward) the number is 0844 482 5137 or 020 7812 7400 - no booking fee is charged for Access bookings, when you get through say you want to make an Access/Disabled Booking

    For all Really Useful & Nimax Theatres (Palladium, Adelphi, Theatre Royal, Her Majesty's, New London, Cambridge, Garrick, Lyric, Duchess, Apollo Vauderville) - 0844 412 4648 - booking fee is charged on some shows not all.

    For ATG Theatres (Phonenix, Playhouse, Savoy, Harold Pinter, Piccadilly, Duke Of York's, Young & Old Vic, Donmar Warehouse, Fortune Theatre) - 0871 297 5477 booking fee is charged on all bookings.

    Royal Albert Hall 020 7589 8212 or 020 7070 4410 booking fee is charged on all bookings

    Apollo Victoria Theatre - 020 7828 7074
    (no booking fee charged)

    Barbican Theatre - 020 7638 8891 (booking fee charged)


    Lycem Theatre - 020 7420 8113 (no booking fee charged)

    Victoria Palace Theatre - 020 7834 1317 (no booking fee charged)

    National Theatre - 020 7452 3000 (postage charged)

    Aldwych Theatre - 020 7379 3367 (no booking fee charged)

    Dominion Theatre - 020 7927 0929 (no booking fee charged)


    Haymarket Theatre - 020 7930 8800 (booking fee charged)

    Open Air Theatre - 0844 826 4242 (no booking fee)

    Shaftesbury Theatre - 020 7379 5399 (booking fee charged)
  • Neilandrewhall
    • #3
    • 7th Oct 12, 12:48 PM
    Thanks Honeymonster
    • #3
    • 7th Oct 12, 12:48 PM
    Thanks Honeymonster

    Just to let people know aswell me & Honeymonster if you need any questions and advice we will be happy to be able to help,

    For the arena's; you can sometimes get a FREE carer in with you,

    I have epilepsy and i got a free carer in to see Michael Mcintyre so best try it

    Some Theatres give you a free carer too, but i'd leave it to Honeymonster to deal with it.

    Cheers

    Neil
  • honeymonster1984
    • #4
    • 7th Oct 12, 4:30 PM
    • #4
    • 7th Oct 12, 4:30 PM
    Hi Neil,

    Just to add to your earlier post, The O2 Arena a free carer ticket for events however you need to book early as they have limited avaliablity of disabled tickets. The Royal Albert Hall also offers a free carer ticket for every event or for the Proms (July-September) half price tickets. Again this can be limited but depends on the promoter.

    Wembley Arena also offers the same free carer for all events.

    For theatre shows it varies from show to show, Jersey Boys and Mama Mia are £20 for example, The Book of Mormon is £37.50. Again you can get this price for you and a carer. For shows in Really Useful/Nimax Theatres see this page for prices: http://www.seetickets.com/CONTENT/See-Access

    Ambassador Theatre Group vary their prices, if you need a carer its generally you will get a carer ticket free, if you can go on your own then you will get a discount on your ticket.

    The Globe Theatre 0207 401 9919 offer half price for the disabled person and a carer. The Barbican also do the same.

    Regents Park open air theatre charge the lowest possible price for there shows.

    I'm not sure on other arenas in the country but they probably have similar arrangments.

    Hope this helps

    Honeymonster.
  • Neilandrewhall
    • #5
    • 7th Oct 12, 7:23 PM
    • #5
    • 7th Oct 12, 7:23 PM
    Thanks again Honey, just trying to give people a bit of advice to save money

    this will hopefully be a stickie soon x
    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 8th Oct 12, 2:49 PM
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    • 8th Oct 12, 2:49 PM
    • #6
    • 8th Oct 12, 2:49 PM
    Hi!

    Made sticky as requested

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  • bannockburn4
    • #7
    • 15th Oct 12, 2:20 PM
    • #7
    • 15th Oct 12, 2:20 PM
    As a carer we don't tend to get out ... however have an annual outing to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Cost of the ticket is something like 22 pounds and carers are free - FREE is a good price.

    The Edinburgh Playhouse also has highly discounted tickets for those who have limited sight - the seating is in the third row from the front and a fraction of the price of a full-price ticket. Also worth looking into for a wee well deserved night out.
  • Neilandrewhall
    • #8
    • 15th Oct 12, 7:35 PM
    • #8
    • 15th Oct 12, 7:35 PM
    Thank you for that information x
  • o2angel
    • #9
    • 5th Jan 13, 2:30 PM
    • #9
    • 5th Jan 13, 2:30 PM
    Hey, the number quoted for The O2 Arena is incorrect it's actually 02084633359 - Thanks!
  • Neilandrewhall
    Thank you 02 angel
    • xxJudexx
    • By xxJudexx 24th Mar 13, 10:29 PM
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    xxJudexx
    When booking disabled/access tickets how 'disabled' do you have to be? My mum is registered disabled and has a blue badge, she is not in a wheelchair though. She finds stairs very tiring, and they take ages. If you book disabled tickets are you able to avoid stairs/use a lift?
  • Twisted Cherry
    I want to take a friend to see Billy Elliot or Wicked in London next month for her birthday. Want to do the afternoon showing, does anyone know if Victoria Palace and / or Apollo Victoria offer a free carer ticket or reduction on tickets. Friend is registered blind, so needs to be seated in stalls near the front.

    We could do Wicked in Manchester, but I like the idea of whisking her off for a day to the capital.
  • GradyT
    This is great
  • Neil_hall
    Hiya Guys,

    Im now on this account, if you need any help and advice;

    My other account is on hold.

    Thanks

    Neil
  • EycplUK
    We booked for Miss Saigon directly and given a dress circle booking for 1 wheelchair & 1 carer for the usual price for one ! so in effect we got 2 1/2 price tickets
    The young man who dealt with the booking asked a few questions relating to the ability of the wheelchair user , could they manage a few steps to a seat , would they need interval assistance for toilet , drinks etc..... all handled with great advice on what to do when arriving at the theatre ! well done !
    Regards
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  • courtney22
    This is a brilliant really helpfull thread thank you all x
  • didell
    Disabled tickets
    Hi to the people of Moneysavingexpert with disabilities
    I thought I’d write this handy guide, and hopefully the mods can approve it as a sticky;
    This guide is about the Access and getting discounted tickets for Disabled People & Carers into arena’s [the phone number needed] and the arena name.
    When you phone the direct number say you wish to book “access tickets” or disabled Booking Tickets.

    Birmingham:
    • THE NEC ARENA – 0121 780 4141
    • NATIONAL INDOOR ARENA – 0121 780 4141

    Bolton:
    • BOLTON ARENA – 01204 488100

    Bournemouth:
    • BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL CENTRE – 0844 576 3000

    Brighton:
    • BRIGHTON CENTRE – 01273 292 643

    Exeter:
    • WESTPOINT ARENA – 01392 446000

    Hull:
    • HULL ARENA – 01482 325252


    Liverpool:
    • ECHO ARENA – 0844 8000 400

    London:
    • THE 02 – 0208 463 2259 or 02084633359 or Email: Access@the02.co.uk
    • EARLS COURT & OLYMPIA – 0207 385 1200
    • WEMBLEY ARENA AND STADIUM – 0208 782 5629

    Manchester:
    • THE MEN [MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS] – 0161 950 5229
    • O2 APPOLO MANCHESTER – 08444 777 677

    Nottingham:
    • CAPITAL FM ARENA - 0843 373 3000

    Newcastle:
    • METRO ARENA – 0844 493 4567
    Originally posted by Neilandrewhall
    Hello

    I phoned wembley arena to book disabled tickets for ant and dec and i have been charged full price. I thought the number you stated would give me a reduced price for my tickets but it didnt. Please can you advise.
    Many Thanks

    Diane Rowsell
    • DomRavioli
    • By DomRavioli 24th Jul 14, 4:39 PM
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    DomRavioli
    Hello

    I phoned wembley arena to book disabled tickets for ant and dec and i have been charged full price. I thought the number you stated would give me a reduced price for my tickets but it didnt. Please can you advise.
    Many Thanks

    Diane Rowsell
    Originally posted by didell
    Did you ask for disabled tickets?
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    • CHRISSYG
    • By CHRISSYG 5th Sep 14, 2:03 PM
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    CHRISSYG
    Don't bother going to The Deep in Hull they have a very narrow criteria for a free carers ticket.
    The disabled person must require 1 to 1 care if not the cashier will ask questions regarding the disability and then decide if the person is disabled enough !!
    • juno
    • By juno 6th Sep 14, 9:09 PM
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    juno
    Nimax Theatres are now all handled by Nimax directly 0844 482 9677

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