Accessibility Notes for the Bus Stop Theatre from Gottingen Street
Parking: Street parking is available on the East side of Gottingen Street (same as the theatre) before 3pm and after 6pm. Between 3pm and 6pm, Gottingen Street becomes a bus thoroughfare and parked cars will be towed.
Closest Transit Bus Stops: Heading North, the closest bus stop is located directly in front of the theatre (2203 Gottingen). Heading South toward downtown, the closest bus stop is located in front of G-Street Pizza (2300 Gottingen).
Lobby: The front door is automatic and has high and low power buttons. When entering the theatre from outside, the buttons are located on the left, and the door opens to the right. When exiting, the buttons are located to the right and the door opens to the left. Immediately inside the building, a ramp takes you up to the lobby. A hand rail is located on the left along the ramp. If you follow the wall to the back of the room there is a bright yellow door to the theatre. There is an automatic door button on the right side wall, and the door opens to the right. The bar has both a low counter and a high counter to choose from for ordering at the bar. There is a seating area with movable seating and tables located at the front of the lobby by the street front windows.
Lobby Washrooms: In the back left side of the lobby, there are three all gender washrooms with bright yellow doors and braille signage. There is a blue light over top of each of the washroom doors, which turns on when the washroom is in use. The accessible washroom is through the door furthest to the right. It has an automatic door with the button to the left, and the door opens to the right. In the accessible washroom stall, the toilet is in the back right hand corner with grab bars on both the right hand side and behind the toilet. An adjustable grab bar is also available to the left of the toilet. This washroom has a sharps container. There is a low sink which a chair user can roll up underneath. There is an automatic door button to the right of the door inside the washroom and the door opens to the left.
The other two bathrooms are not fully accessible but do have grab bars. The bathrooms do not have change tables.
Entering the Theatre: Entrance to the theatre is made through a small light and sound lock room closed at either end by an automatic door. At both doors, the button is located on the right hand wall and the door opens to the right. Once in the theatre, a short straight corridor alongside the audience risers takes you to the front of audience seating. The space is 1.2 meters at its narrowest. Audience seating is to the left as you enter. Any of the front row seats can be removed to be made wheelchair accessible.
Exiting the Theatre: When exiting the theatre, return the way you came. The button for both doors are to the right, and the door opens to the left.
Emergency Exit: In case of an emergency, a second exit is also available at the back right hand corner of the theatre. The exit door opens to a staircase leading down to the basement level at the back of the building. A first flight of stairs leads straight down to a first landing, then a second flight of stairs on the left takes you to the basement level. The exit door is then located on the right hand side. A hand rail is located along the entire staircase on the right hand wall going down. All stairs have a yellow and black strip along the edge for increased visibility. Doors at the top and bottom of these stairs are not automatic. There is a concrete slab outside the emergency exit at the back of the building. Past the concrete slab, a gravel parking lot on a downward slope will take you down to Maitland Street.
In case of an emergency, a person who cannot use stairs should use the front exit for a fully accessible pathway. In the event that this exit is made unsafe or inaccessible, such a person will require assistance to exit through the back.
In the event of a power outage, emergency lights will light up all emergency exit pathways leading to both the front and back of the building. Emergency pathway maps are located on the wall next to every doorway along these routes.
Dressing Room: Artists using the theatre can access the dressing room located at the back of the building behind the theatre chamber. An automatic door gives entrance to the dressing room at the back left hand corner of the theatre. The button is on the right and the door opens to the left. When exiting the dressing room, the button is on the left and the door opens to the right. Inside the dressing room, wheelchair counter space and vanity stations are located along the walls to the left and right. Two washrooms with braille signage are located at the back of the dressing room. The accessible washroom is to the left. A button is located to the right and the door opens to the right. Inside the washroom, the toilet is located to the right and a wheelchair accessible sink and shower are located to the left. Grab bars are located behind and to the right of the toilet. An adjustable grab bar is also available to the left of the toilet. A seat for the shower can be folded out from the right hand wall when facing the shower. The shower head is adjustable in height and can be hand held. This washroom has a sharps container. To exit the washroom, the button is to the right and the door opens to the left. The second washroom is not accessible, but does include grab bars by the toilet. To exit the dressing room, the button is on the left and the door opens to the right.