A Partington resident contacted Stretford and Urmston Conservatives to seek our help in improving access at both of ATG’s theatres in Manchester.
The residents said; I am writing to you as a Carer to my wife, and for other Carers who enjoy the theatre. Are you aware that the two main Manchester theatres offer quite shocking accessibility for the disabled? The Palace Theatre having just FOUR none wheelchair spaces (only for those who can transfer on to a theatre seat. And the Opera House having just TWO wheelchair viewing spaces. As you can imagine it is virtually impossible to book seats for disabled people at these venues, which must have the lowest accessibility seating quota in the whole of England” He contacted us after he contacted the GM Mayor’s office who said they couldn’t assist.