Purple Playhouse Theatre recieve Bronze Charter Award
Posted on 18.05.2016
We are pleased to announce that the Purple Playhouse Theatre, run by the Grace Eyre Foundation, has been awarded Bronze on our Charter of Best Practice. The Purple Playhouse Theatre attained the Bronze award for showing continuing commitment to venue access for Deaf and disabled customers and performers.
Only the third venue in Brighton to obtain Attitude is Everything’s nod of approval, the Purple Playhouse Theatre’s location within the Grace Eyre Foundation building in Montefiore Road makes it a space uniquely designed for accessibility. Grace Eyre is a Brighton-based charity that’s been supporting people with learning disabilities for over 100 years.
Henry Bruce, Theatre and Events Manager at the Purple Playhouse Theatre, said:
We’re proud that our goal of creating a welcoming and accessible venue has been recognised. We encourage people to come check us out – particularly during Brighton Fringe – and in so doing support a great, local cause.
Gideon Feldman, Senior Project Manager at Attitude is Everything, said:
The Purple Playhouse Theatre is a perfectly formed little venue with some of the best access facilities I’ve ever seen for a venue of its size. It’s clear that they share the ethos of Attitude is Everything, that deaf and disabled people should be as independent as they want to be at live events.
All proceeds generated by the Purple Playhouse Theatre are reinvested in Grace Eyre’s many projects and programmes helping people with learning disabilities gain independence, obtain housing, find employment and take part in activities. The venue organises events throughout the year and will see a range of performances at the Brighton Fringe this May.