- Ben Phillips, Manager of The Apollo Victoria Theatre
- United Kingdom
The Nottinghamshire Disability Support Team recently took a coach load of disabled young people (two of whom were dependant on wheelchairs) to the theatre on a trip so that they could have the chance to go out and have fun just like other people their age.
Due to an unforeseeable amount of traffic they arrived at the theatre after the show had begun and they were told that the people who could walk could go in but the wheelchair users would not be allowed in until the interval, as was 'theatre policy', meaning that all of the money that they spent was wasted.
We, the undersigned, are calling for The Apollo Victoria Theatre to change their rules on accessibility during performances as wheelchair users who arrive late are forced to miss the majority of the performance, unlike their walking counterparts.
The Stop Discrimination Against Wheelhair Users In Theatres petition to Ben Phillips, Manager of The Apollo Victoria Theatre was written by Rebecca Cutts and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.