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Academy
57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1
Tel: 01 877 9999
Fax:
Email :info@theacademydublin.com
www.theacademydublin.com

The Academy consists of 3 venues; The Green Room (ground floor), The Academy 2 (basement) and the Main Room (1st and 2nd floors). All 3 venues are wheelchair accessible and have adapted toilet facilities. Patrons with special needs can email the venue in advance of the show. A customer care representative will meet and assist patrons on the night. The accessible seating area in the Main Room is on the Balcony, in the Green Room near the DJ booth and bar and in The Academy 2 the seating is close to the stage and the bar. There is a lost property section, contactable at lostproperty@theacademydublin.com.
 
show times Opening Times
DayOpening Time
Monday19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday19:00 - 00:00
Thursday19:00 - 00:00
Friday19:00 - 00:00
Saturday19:00 - 00:00
Sunday19:00 - 00:00
Please note above times are indicative only, opening times are dependant on show type etc. Show times for most events would be: doors open at 7pm on show dates, with the show staring at 8pm and main act on around 8.45-9pm (Please note this is a rough guideline only, with times varying and are subject to change depending on the show/club)
 


 
Adapted Toilet
There is an accessible toilet in this venue designated for public use.
The accessible toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
There is additional signage on or near the toilet door.
There is level access to the adapted toilet.
This is by lift.
This is a unisex toilet.
The door opens away from you (push).
The door is locked by a lever lock.
The width of the accessible toilet door is 76 cm.
The door is light.
The width of the accessible toilet is 134 cm.
The depth of the accessible toilet is 200 cm.
There is a mixer tap.
The tap type is lever.
As you face the toilet pan, the transfer space is on the right
The lateral transfer space is 72 cm.
The coat hook is within 120 cm from floor level.
Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the adapted toilet.
The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44 cm.
The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
The hand dryer is 95 cm high.
The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
The sink is 78 cm high.
The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
Lighting levels are moderate.
Additional Information: Adapted toilet facilities are located within all 3 venues at The Academy. Patrons on the Main Room balcony use first floor toilets. All adapted toilet facilites are similar on all levels.
Adapted Toilet on Ground Floor (Green Room) Adapted Toilet Facilities at Main Room venue
 
 
Additional Information
Drinking straws are available on request.
Additional Details: The Main Room has a capacity of 628 plus 200 on the balcony level. The Academy 2 has a capacity of 233, while The Green Room has a capacity of 505.
Other available services include: The Green Room is primarily a DJ and club venue, with the Main Room and The Academy 2 also providing for live music.
Step to seating area in Green Room Seating Area in Balcony of Main Room
 
 
Inside Access
There is level access to the service.
Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
Additional Details: There is level acces to the Green Room and its facilities. All other levels are accessible by lift. There is ramped access to the toilet area in the Main Room
Level acces provided to Green Room Level access provided to Green Room and lifts
 
 
Lift
There is a lift for public use.
The lift is located near the entrance to The Green Room.
The lift is a standard lift.
The floors which are accessible by this lift are basement, ground floor, first floor (and first floor balcony - key access only).
The lift is 17m from the main entrance.
The width of the lift is 155 cm.
The depth of the lift is 135 cm.
The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
They are between 100 and 120 cm high.
The lighting level in the lift is moderate.
The clear door width is 110 cm.
Additional Information: The lift is located within 8m of each venue. Staff need to be notified to gain access to the balcony via the lift
Inside Lift Car
 
 
Location
This venue is situated Middle Abbey Street
The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
The venue is not on a road with a steep gradient.
The venue is not in a pedestrian area.
There is a bus stop within 150m of the venue.
There is a tram stop within 150m of the venue.
Additional Information: A number of bus routes along O'Connell Street and the North Quays stop near the venue
Additional Information: The Luas Jervis and Abbey Street Stops are close to the venue
The box office is located on the left, about 10m from the main doors
 
 
Other Floors
The floors which are accessible by stairs are basement, ground floor, first floor and first floor balcony.
The floors which are accessible by lift are basement, ground floor, first floor (and first floor balcony by key only).
The number of steps between each floor is 16+, with landings provided steps.
The steps are well lit.
The lighting levels are poor.
The step height is medium
There is a handrail available.
There is a landing.
The steps are clearly marked.
Inaccessible services include: Some seating areas in each of the venues have steps.
Additional Information: A key is needed to access the lift to the Main Room balcony. Lighting levels on the stairs are low. All bars in the venue are approx 110cm high
Stairs down from Balcony in Main Room Stairs up to Main Room on first floor
 
 
Outside Access
The venue is not on a road with a steep gradient.
There is level access to the venue.
The main doors open away from you (push).
The doors are double width.
The doors are heavy.
The door opening is 210 cm wide.
Additional Details: The doors are staffed by security personnel while the venue is open
Level access is provided to venue
 
 
Parking
This venue does not have its own car park.
On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
 
 
Restaurant/Bar
There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
Additional Details: There are a number of bars within the venue, with two bars in the Green Room, two in the Main Room and one in The Academy 2 venue. Wheelchair patrons can access the bar via the lift from the balcony, if needed
Snacks and drinks can be ordered from the counter.
Bar area in Green Room on ground floor Bar in Main Room - note small stweps from main standing area
 
 
Standard Toilet
Standard toilets are available.
The female and male toilets are located at each of the venues (on the basement, ground floor and first floor levels).
The entrance to the male and female toilets is located to the rear of the stage on the Green Room (ground floor) and to the rear of the other venues.
There is level access to the female toilets.
The female toilets are accessed by a lift.
The lighting in the female toilets is moderate.
There is level access to the male toilets.
The male toilets are accessed by a lift.
The lighting in the male toilets is moderate.
Inside the venue, there is level access to the toilets.
This is by lift.
Access ramp to first floor toilets Green Room Toilets
 
 
Theatre
All areas of the theatre have level access.
There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
Wheelchairs are left with the patron.
Companions sit with the patrons.
The toilet is 25 m from the main foyer.
The toilet is 10 m from the auditorium.
It is 15m from the designated seating area to the nearest adapted toilet.
Additional Information: The accessible seating area in the Main Room on the VIP balcony. The accessible seating in the Green Room is on the ground floor close to the DJ booth and adapted toilets. The Academy 2 venue (in the basement) is close to the bar and stage. There are 2 steps down to the main standing area in the Main Room.
View to Academy 2 stage from accessible seating area View from accessible seating in balcony in Main Room