Plan your visit
Prepare for your next visit to The Arts Centre. Find out all you need to know about getting here, on-campus parking and access to our facilities.
How to find us
Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, L39 4QP
Car park A and B
A570 from the motorway: Ignore the big student and staff car park and continue to the visitor entrance on the right at the next set of traffic lights.
A570 from Ormskirk: The visitor entrance is the first entrance on the left.
Once through the visitor entrance, please stop and go into the Campus Security office on the left. Here you’ll be advised of nearest available parking to the Arts Centre. Entry barriers to car parks A and B are controlled by Campus Support staff and won’t automatically rise on entrance, but will rise upon exit.
Car park C
Please head to car park A or B as the first choice for parking. You can park in the big student and staff car park (car park C), but please allow five minutes to walk to the main University building.
If there is no available parking, the Campus Support staff will advise of alternative available parking on campus.
Access information for visitors
We aim to provide a welcoming and enjoyable experience for all customers. As an Arts Centre customer, the parking is free, therefore you will not require a parking permit as stated on the signage.
Parking for disabled people
We have additional parking for disabled customers closer to the Arts Centre. The box office staff are happy to advise on parking, access or any other questions you may have.
Access to the Arts Centre
Entrance to the Arts Centre is at ground level. The box office is located directly opposite the Arts Centre main entrance, which is in the red coloured building. Please notify staff at the desk should you have any special requirements, so we can easily facilitate your visit to our venue.
Accessibility details for each building
Facing the box office, The Rose Theatre is located to your right, next to the Red Bar and informal seating area.
The main entrance to The Rose Theatre is located on the ground floor. It is directly opposite the Red Bar through two sets of double doors.
Wheelchair users and those with assistance dogs have the option of having priority access. Please notify the box office when you arrive if you require this.
There are two back entrances to The Rose Theatre on the mezzanine floor, accessible by a short flight of stairs. The back entrances are normally used for latecomers and lead to the back row of banked seating.
Ushers will assist those who may need to use the back entrance to the theatre. If you cannot use stairs, you will be able to access The Rose Theatre via the ground floor level.
The Studio Theatre is located in the Performing Arts foyer.
Facing the box office, take corridor to the left. At the end of the corridor is the performing arts foyer and The Studio Theatre.
The main access to The Studio Theatre is through two sets of double doors at ground floor level.
Wheelchair users have the option of using the space behind the back row of banked seating in The Studio Theatre. This can be a more comfortable arrangement, particularly for those attending a film screening.
Access to the back of The Studio Theatre is via the lift to the first floor. The lift is located opposite the main stairs in the performing arts foyer.
On exiting the lift, turn left through the double doors. Turn left again through another set of doors and walk down the short corridor to The Studio Theatre back entrance. Ushers will be on hand to assist you.
Facing the Box Office, the Red Bar is to the right and located opposite The Rose Theatre.
There are tables, cushioned benches and free standing chairs for eating and relaxing.
Toilets are located down the short corridor opposite the box office and opposite the stairs in the performing arts foyer.
Wheelchair accessible toilets are located in the performing arts foyer opposite the stairs and on the two upper floors.
The Rose Theatre has a loop system that requires a receiver, battery and over the head neck loop that are compatible with hearing aids. Please ensure that your hearing aid is turned to the ‘T’ setting.
These units are available from the ushers as required and need to be returned to them at the end of the performance.
The Studio Theatre has a wired loop system that does not require specified equipment to use, however please ensure your hearing aid is turned to the ‘T’ setting.
If you are unsure how to access a specific auditorium, space or facility, a member of staff will be happy to help.
British Sign Language interpreted performances involve the signer standing to one side of the stage, where they will interpret the language of the performers. Please contact the box office to see this is available for your preferred performance.
Tickets for our performances are normally sold as unreserved seating. However, for those who have mobility needs, hearing/sight impairments or any other special requirements, we are happy to reserve particular seats. Please contact the box office staff so we can facilitate your requirements and ensure that you have an enjoyable visit.
Please do not hesitate to contact the box office staff prior to your visit to discuss parking, The Arts Centre facilities and the services on offer, in order to make your visit as comfortable as possible.