We aim to ensure that Turner Sims is accessible to all. If you think you may experience access difficulties, or if you have any suggestions as to how we can improve our service please contact us by email.

Wheelchair Users and Patrons who have a mobility impairment

Turner Sims has a number of wheelchair spaces in the Auditorium and has full disabled access for both performers and audience members. However, we do ask that you inform us in advance should you require a space. If you bring a companion along, their ticket is free.
For the most accessible disabled parking bays, turn left onto the slip road at the end of Salisbury Road and follow the road around to the small carpark to the rear of Turner Sims.
Car parking on campus is restricted to permit holders from 0900 – 1700 Monday to Friday. After 1700 and at weekends, parking is free. Please note that parking is only permissible in disabled bays with a blue badge displayed. (For Sat Nav purposes only please use SO17 1TR)

Visitors who are Blind or Partially Sighted

We are happy to provide large-print versions of the season brochure on request.


Turner Sims is equipped with a loop to help hearing aid users receive clear sound without background noise. Patrons can use this facility by switching their hearing aids to ‘T’.
The auditorium is also fitted with an infra-red amplification system which requires a head set. These are available from the box office on request.
Visitors are welcome to take hearing/guide dogs into the Auditorium. Please inform our Box Office that you intend to share the performance with your dog, and we can advise the best place to sit to accommodate this. Alternatively you can leave your dog with a member of our front of house staff during the performance.


Families are always welcome at Turner Sims, however prams and buggies are not permitted in the auditorium. Please speak to a member of our front of house staff on arrival and they will be able to advise you on a safe place to leave them during the performance.