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Stephen Joseph Theatre
Bruswick Shopping Centre, Scarborough
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Disability Access

This page details disabled and special facilities available in the borough.


We publish hire facilities by organisations and businesses such as wheelchairs, bikes and pushchairs across the region:


South Bay

All Terrain Wheelchair for South Bay, ScarboroughNorth Yorkshire County Council has purchased an All-Terrain Landeez Wheelchair to enable disabled children and young people to enjoy closer contact with the sand and sea. The large rubber wheels of the Landeez are designed especially for outdoor use and can roll over rocks and snow, as well as sand, enabling people with disabilities to come into closer contact with nature.


The wheelchair is located at The Spa in Scarborough’s South Bay, and anyone wishing to hire it should contact Briercliffe Children’s Centre, Scarborough, on 01609 798700 or 01609 798701.


A small deposit is required but there is no charge for hiring the chair.



Disabled toilets are available across the Borough. Radar toilet keys can be obtained from one of our Tourist Information Centres.




Browse through a selection of disabled access 'things to do and see' on the Yorkshire Coast.



The following attractions are accessible. They are, however, only a selection of attractions with such facilities. A further list can be found by searching the What to Do section of this website.


Dalby Forest

Being confined to a wheelchair or being a little unsteady on your feet does not mean you can't enjoy Dalby Forest. Most of the popular areas are accessible and there is a scenic route around Staindale Lake providing easy access for the less able-bodied, wheelchair users and parents with pushchairs.


The route is on compacted stone paths and boardwalk with the maximum gradient being 10%. Manual wheelchair users may need assistance. There are also wheelchair-adapted picnic tables in the forest. For further information, please telephone 01751 460295.



Scarborough Castle and Whitby Abbey

Special audio tours are included in the admission price at Scarborough Castle and Whitby Abbey. Please be aware that the remains can be hazardous due to unfenced ditches, moat and ramparts.



Shuttleworth Garden, Scarborough

This special garden - a sensory garden with aromatic plants in raised beds - is situated opposite the Clock Tower on the Esplanade.


Stephen Joseph Theatre

The building is fully accessible for wheelchair users and has ramped access from the street, three fully-adapted toilets and a lift providing level access to both the theatres. An infra-red audio system is available in both theatres and the McCarthy theatre also has an induction loop.


Signed performances are organised for each production. Audio-described performances are also organised for each production with the on-stage action relayed through the headsets by a professional audio describer. Touch tours take place before each audio described performance. For further information please telephone 01723 370541.



Rail travel

For information, and to obtain a Disabled Persons Railcard, please pick up a copy of the booklet 'Rail Travel for Disabled Passengers'. This booklet is available from Scarborough Railway Station or you can ask for a copy by telephone, 01912 690303.



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