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The Port Theatre

Theatre & Performing Arts, Accessibility

125 Front St, Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9R 6Z4

The Port Theatre Accessibility

This business has self-assessed as having the following accessible attributes. Please contact the business directly for further detail if required.

Mobility

Parking
  • Designated accessible parking near an accessible entrance that is specifically marked
Entrance
  • Entrance has no steps or if there are one or more steps, there is non-slip ramp with a maximum of 5% slope
  • One or more entry points are automated
Restroom In Public Area
  • Designated gender-neutral/family restroom that can also accommodate a support person
  • Can be reached without going up or down stairs, has a main entrance and/or stall that is a minimum 815 mm wide and has an outward swing door
Elevator
  • Multiple floors with an elevator that is large enough for a 180-degree turn with a mobility device (minimum turning area of 1,500 mm in diameter)
Activities & Transportation
  • Key activities are accessible to guests using mobility devices
  • Accessible spaces have clear views of the main activity (i.e. stage, viewing area)
  • Pathways are hard packed surfaces with a maximum slope 5%

Vision

Overall Space
  • Audible alarm and/or public service system

Hearing

Overall Space
  • Business has a visual warning (alarm) system

Cognitive & Sensory Friendly

Signs & Navigation
  • Directional signs at key decision points, including main entrances, restrooms, lounges, and reception desks
  • Signs are clear and concise, in large, plain font with good contrast between text and background
  • Signs are well lit
Restroom In Public Area
  • Designated gender-neutral/family restroom that can also accommodate a support person

General

Emergency Plan
  • Emergency plan includes staff trained to provide in-person assistance for people with mobility, visual, and hearing requirements

Our 800-seat theatre is a focal point for residents and visitors alike, offering a broad range of cultural events designed to meet many diverse interests and needs. Programs involve local groups as well as touring attractions and provide access to events for families, seniors, youths and adults, thereby enriching the overall quality of life in the region. A landmark on the citys waterfront, it also serves as an important meeting place for a variety of community events, seminars and educational conferences.