Basingstoke's The Anvil has been ranked as the eighth most accessible theatre in the UK.

Amidst the backdrop of many ageing music venues, company analysed data to find the UK's most accessible music spots.

With some disabled consumers encountering accessibility barriers at live events, its research looked at key factors to access such as which ones offer the best service. 

Basingstoke Gazette: The Anvil theatre in Basingstoke has been ranked for its accessibility

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These factors also included the ratio of wheelchair seats to total capacity, availability of accessible entrances, and provision of wheelchair viewing areas, to identify the music stadium offering the best accessibility.

Anvil Arts scored 74.9 out of 100 for accessibility, although it fell short for sensory suites and audio descriptive commentary.

According to the data The Anvil can cater for four wheelchair seats per 1,000 people but does have ramps, accessible toilets entrances and ticket offices.

The data reveals that London's Royal Albert Hall tops the charts as the most accessible music venue, boasting an impressive score of 89.4

While renowned for its stunning architecture, the Royal Albert Hall doesn't compromise on accessibility, offering essential features like accessible toilets, lifts, ramps, and induction hearing loops, among others. However, it also provides only four wheelchair seats per 1,000 capacity.

The least accessible music venue, according to the data, is the Barrowlands Ballroom in Glasgow with a score of 30.6.

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It is suggested that it falls short, with limited features like ramps, wheelchair viewing seats, and carer tickets advertised. Additionally, it offers just three wheelchair seats per 1,000 capacity.

The data from looked at venues above 1,000 capacity and just over 50 venues were included.

Anvil Arts has been contacted for a comment about the data.