Important information for audiences attending Beautiful Thing

We’re looking forward to our audiences joining us for Beautiful Thing this week.
Ticket holders are encouraged to read the following important information about their visit.

 

Location and arrivals
The performance location is on Binsey Walk. This is approximately 15-20 minutes’ walk from Abbey Wood station – shown on map.
Click here to view in Google Maps.

A free bus shuttle will be running between Abbey Wood station approximately every 15 minutes from 8.15pm until 9.45pm. This is offered on a first-come first-served basis. The walking route will be clearly sign-posted and stewarded and it may be quicker to walk to the site if you are able to, rather than wait for the bus.

The site is open from 8.30pm and we ask you to please arrive on site no later than 9.45pm to allow time for wristband exchange prior to the performance at 10pm.

Can I drive there?
There is free on-road parking on Bazalgette Way (formerly Belvedere Road). Please note that cars are parked at owners own risk.

Can I get a taxi there?
If you prefer to take a taxi, the address for drop off is Thamesmead Library, Bazalgette Way (formerly Belvedere Road), SE2 9TR. Local cab firm Abbeywood Station Minicabs is based just next to Abbey Wood station on Wilton Road, 02083111199.

Getting home
The performance is scheduled to end at 10.45pm. Trains from Abbey Wood towards Greenwich and central London run regularly until 11.54pm which is the last train back to London Bridge. The free bus shuttle will be running after the show back to Abbey Wood station. This is first-come first-served and, if you don’t make the first bus, it may be quicker for you to walk to the station.

When I’m there
There’s a bar and hot food available to purchase on site so why not come early and enjoy a drink and soak up the atmosphere prior to the performance. You are welcome to bring your own food and soft drinks but no alcohol can be brought onto site and no glass bottles, please. The bar takes cash and card payments though we recommend you bring cash if you can.

If you have booked free tickets you are welcome to bring rugs and blankets to sit on but please don’t bring camping chairs as the area is quite steep and space is limited.

There are accessible toilets on site.

Access at Beautiful Thing
There is a viewing area which will be clearly marked with a flag or sign.

All the performances are captioned using the Difference Engine app, where the captions appear directly on your smartphone. If you have an iPhone you can download the app here. The android version will be available to download on the night.

Saturday’s performance is audio described and preceded by a touch-tour at 8.45pm. If you would like to book onto this please email access@festival.org

There’s Blue Badge parking outside Thamesmead Library available on a first-come, first-served basis. The address is Thamesmead Library, Bazalgette Way (formerly Belvedere Road), SE2 9TR.


Final bits of housekeeping
The forecast is looking lovely but please do check for updates and bring appropriate clothing. It turns cooler in the evenings so we’d suggest bringing an over garment.

We also recommend you bring insect repellent as the performance location is close to South Mere lake and there are mosquitoes about.

Please note bag checks will be in place.

Please bring your tickets with you – printed copies are best or you can show them on your phone. On arrival these will be exchanged for wristbands.

If you have booked more free ‘sit on the grass’ tickets than you plan to use please let us know asap so we can make them available to others – space is quite limited and we want to make sure as many people can acccess the performance as possible.

Let us know what you think of the show using #GDIFestival and #BeautifulThing

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon.
If you have any questions that aren’t answered here please contact us on hello@festival.org

Published on July 3rd 2018

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