The Barbican Centre and LSO St Luke's are both fully accessible.
Access to the entrance and hall
The main entrance at Silk Street is ramped and lifts give access to all levels. The Concert Hall has seating for wheelchair users - please inform the Box Office of any access requirements when booking. There are three wheelchairs for visitors' use, subject to availability; these can be pre-booked by calling the Box Office on +44 20 7638 8891.
Maps, guides, information about joining the Barbican Access Scheme and a full downloadable PDF guide to the Barbican Centre can be found on the Barbican website.
An induction loop is provided in the Concert Hall. Visitors with hearing aids can make use of this facility by switching their hearing aid to the 'T' position.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the auditoria or left with a member of staff. Adapted WCs are provided on Levels -2, -1, G, 1, 2, 3 & 4.
Large print programmes
During COVID, we have replaced our usual programmes with two different alternatives, which will be available from lso.co.uk/programmes prior to the concert.
Our digital programmes can be viewed on your computer, mobile or smart device before or after the concert.
You can print out a reduced ‘print-at-home’ version and bring it to the Barbican if you would prefer. Please consider the environmental impacts of printing, and recycle your programme after use.
Barbican Access Membership Scheme
Disabled visitors are requested to join the Barbican Access Membership scheme. Members can inform the Barbican of their access requirements, receive information in alternative formats and may be eligible to reductions on tickets. Any available discounted tickets are limited in number and subject to availability, you are advised to book early. Full details will be sent with your membership information.
LSO St Luke's
LSO St Luke’s is fully accessible. The building is on three levels, all with lift access. The performance space and the Stalls of the Jerwood Hall are at ground level. We have taken steps to ensure that LSO St Luke's remains fully accessible during Covid-19. Please visit this page for full details.
Access to the entrance and hall
Ramps allow easy access to the Main Entrance on Helmet Row. From here there is level access to the Jerwood Hall and all levels through push-plate doors and using lifts. The Hall has two levels, Stalls and Balcony. When in use for a concert, there is a tiered seating bank with rows of linked chairs on floor level in front. The wheelchair accessible spaces at the stalls level are on either side of the flat-level seating on the front and back rows. The Balcony has a single row of seats that wrap around the auditorium. Some of the fixed seating can be removed to make three wheelchair positions available.
From the Main Entrance, automatic doors provide a route to the lift in the northwest stairwell, which goes up to the Balcony or down to the Crypt. Automatic doors give full access to the public areas of both levels.
From the Artists Entrance a lift goes down to the Crypt, from which access to the Crypt facilities is on one level.
LSO St Luke's has two accessible toilets, both in the Crypt. One is adjacent to the public toilets and can be reached by crossing the Cafe. The other is for staff/performers and is located in the service corridor near the conductor's green room. Members of staff can give directions to this facility when appropriate.
Disabled parking spaces are sometimes available directly outside of LSO St Luke's. To book a space, please call LSO St Luke's in advance on +44 20 7490 3939. If you are a Blue Badge holder, please visit Islington Council's website to find out about where you can park.
LSO St Luke's has personal receivers for use with our hearing assistance system with or without a hearing aid. These can be collected from the Main Entrance for concerts and on request from a member of LSO St Luke's staff for other events. Please telephone in advance to ensure that we have sufficient receivers available, as numbers are limited.
If you would like your dog to remain with you in the auditorium or for someone to look after your dog please contact a member of LSO St Luke's staff to arrange this in advance.