A Leicester hotel is taking centre stage when it comes to promoting accessibility at the city’s Curve Theatre.
Hotel Brooklyn has partnered with the theatre by pledging its support as an Access Provision sponsor.
The two venues are committed to creating an accessible and friendly space for all, with Hotel Brooklyn’s sponsorship supporting Curve with its ambitious plans to increase accessibility at the theatre.
Between 2022 and 2023, Curve programmed 81 access performances including: British Sign Language interpreted performances, Captioned performances, Audio Described performances with Touch Tours, Dementia Friendly performances and Relaxed performances.
“As advocates for accessibility, Hotel Brooklyn is proud to support Curve’s mission of making great theatre available to everyone,” said Hotel Brooklyn Leicester’s Operations Manager Dennis Pisarenco.
“This partnership is a testament to our shared commitment to inclusivity, and we look forward to working with the team to amplify their accessibility efforts.”
Bringing a sense of the trendy New York borough to Leicester, Hotel Brooklyn opened in 2022. A year earlier its sister hotel in Manchester won the Cateys Accessibility Award, which recognises operators going above and beyond the requirements of the Equality Act in accommodating and catering for people with disabilities and special needs.
“We wholeheartedly believe everyone should be able to enjoy a great night out at their local theatre,” said Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford.
“This generous sponsorship from Hotel Brooklyn will allow us to continue ensuring Curve is a place accessible to all and continue building on our programme of access performances and events.”
To find out more about accessibility and accessible performances at Curve - including the upcoming Made at Curve Christmas productions of Evita and The Owl Who Came For Christmas visit www.curveonline.co.uk/access
Photo Credit: Ellie Kurttz.