Information for A Christmas Carol ticket holders ahead of their visit to The Plymouth Athenauem…

Thank you for booking tickets for A Christmas Carol at Plymouth Athenaeum

As this is the first time we’ve produced our Christmas show at an alternative venue we thought we’d post some handy information ahead of your visit to The Plymouth Athenaeum.

Ticket collection: If you’ve not yet collected your tickets from Barbican Theatre they will be available for you to collect at the box office at the Plymouth Athenaeum on the day. Our Box Office will be in the Plymouth Athenaeum lobby and open from 6:30pm for evening performances and 1:30pm for matinees (or 10am for the 11am performance on Christmas Eve!). For performances not yet sold out tickets can be bought on the door (subject to availability on the day.) from an hour before performances start. Please note: tickets cannot be collected from The Plymouth Athenaeum at any other times than stated above.

Getting to The Plymouth Athenaeum:  The address of the theatre is Derry’s Cross, Plymouth PL1 2SW. It’s situated behind the Travelodge on the row of buildings along from Gala Bingo and REEL Cinema (for those of you over a certain age it’s next to where the old TSW studios used to!)     

Parking: There is plenty of paid parking in the area. The largest is the Plymouth City Council ‘Theatre Royal’ multi storey carpark on Old George Street (pay on exit). There are also two open air car parks (pay and display) right next to the Athenaeum (to the right). A little further away there is Colin Campbell Car Park and Western Approach. There are (paid) disabled parking spaces in all these car parks. The coach / mini-van drop off is directly outside the main entrance to the theatre.    

Public Transport: The Plymouth Athenaeum is a 2 minute walk from Royal Parade which most local bus operators serve. Click here for the Plymouth Citybus website and the StageCoach website

Food and drink: There are two bars at The Plymouth Athenaeum, both managed by the B-Bar and serving a range of beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks and hot drinks (including Mulled Cider and Hot Chocolate!) plus bar snacks and confectionary. The lower bar accepts cash and card payment. The upper lounge bar is cash only. Both bars will be open from an hour before performances start and during the intervals. The lower bar will be open post show for 30 minutes (for the usual Le Navet Bete meet and greets that are very popular!)

We would advise the audience to pre order their interval drinks (especially hot drinks) and before the show starts, so that queuing time is minimal.

Ice cream will be sold during the intervals.

Small children: Children over 18 months require a child ticket/seat. Babies / toddlers are welcome however must sit on their parent’s / carer’s lap. Parents/carers are asked to be considerate of other audience members and the cast and should their child become upset or agitated they should leave the auditorium and not return until the child has settled.

The performance is suitable for family viewing, with an age guidance of being suitable for ages 5 and up.

Dogs: No dogs (except guide dogs) are allowed access to The Athenaeum at any time

Disabled access: For those in a wheelchair access to the seating area (stalls) is via the side doors to the left of the building (the accessible toilet is also on this side / level of the building). There is a wheelchair ramp for access to the lower bar and box office (however to access the auditorium you’ll still need to exit the front entrance and use the side entrance). There is a stair lift (on the left hand staircase) for those who can get out of their wheelchairs or have difficulty using stairs. If you require the use of the stair lift, please speak to our Duty Manager (or an Usher who will find them) and they will make it operational. If you have any specific requirements, please advise in advance.

Colouring books: The Official Le Navet Bete Colouring Books are available at the special price of £4 for A Christmas Carol ticket holders. They are available to buy from the lower and upper lounge bars and the box office. Alternatively they can be bought online for £5 plus £1.50 p&p at www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/shop

And lastly… we hope you enjoy the performance. If you do take any pictures (please no flash photography)  we’d love you to share them with us on FacebookTwitter, & Instagram using the tag #BahHumbug We’d also love to hear what you think – you can leave a review on ouTripAdvisor Page or Facebook /

Best wishes

Barbican Theatre, Le Navet Bete and The Plymouth Athenaeum teams