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edited 25 January 2013 at 1:46AM in Theatre, Concert & Events Tickets
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edited 25 January 2013 at 1:46AM in Theatre, Concert & Events 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.

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

• BOLTON ARENA – 01204 488100


• BRIGHTON CENTRE – 01273 292 643

• WESTPOINT ARENA – 01392 446000

• HULL ARENA – 01482 325252

• ECHO ARENA – 0844 8000 400

• THE 02 – 0208 463 2259 or 02084633359 or Email: [email protected]
• EARLS COURT & OLYMPIA – 0207 385 1200

• O2 APPOLO MANCHESTER – 08444 777 677

• CAPITAL FM ARENA - 0843 373 3000

• METRO ARENA – 0844 493 4567


  • 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)
  • 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.


  • 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:

    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

  • Thanks again Honey, just trying to give people a bit of advice to save money :)

    this will hopefully be a stickie soon ;) x
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  • 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.
  • Thank you for that information :) x
  • Hey, the number quoted for The O2 Arena is incorrect it's actually 02084633359 - Thanks!
  • xxJudexxxxJudexx Forumite
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    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?
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