Information for people with disabilities
Information about the Contemporary Theater in an easy-to-read and understand text
The Contemporary Theater in Szczecin is a cultural institution of the City of Szczecin. You can watch various theatrical performances for adults there, and sometimes for children. The theater stages contemporary plays.
The theater has three stages. The Large Stage is located in the National Museum building at Wały Chrobrego 3. The New Situations Stage is also on Wały Chrobrego, but its entrance is from Szczerbcowa Street. The Small Stage (Teatr Mały) is located at 6 Deptak ks. Bogusława.
What can You do at the Theater?
- Watch a theatrical performance.
- Participate in workshops and meetings.
- Explore the theater building.
- Buy tickets.
You can purchase tickets online and at the ticket office. The ticket office is located at Wały Chrobrego 3. The ticket office is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 09:00 to 19:00 and on Sunday from 14:00 to 19:00. We perform in three different places, so before your visit, check where the performance is taking place.
You can also reserve tickets by calling the phone number 91 489 23 23 or by sending an email to [email protected]. You can collect the reserved tickets at the ticket office.
How can You contact us?
You can write to us at the address "Teatr Współczesny w Szczecinie, Wały Chrobrego 3, 70-500 Szczecin," or send us an email at [email protected].
Architectural accessibility of buildings
All buildings are accessible with assistance dogs, which are dogs that help visually impaired individuals move around. You can learn more about our buildings and how to navigate them from the videos below. A full description of accessibility is available under the videos.
Facilities for people with disabilities
Some performances are available with Polish subtitles, audio description, and translation into Polish Sign Language. If you want to learn more about this, please contact our Audience Services Office by calling 91 489 23 23 or sending an email to [email protected].
How to plan a visit to the Contemporary Theater?
A full description of accessibility is available under the videos.
Large Stage (film in Polish with translation into Polish Sign Language)
The New Situations Stage (film in Polish with translation into Polish Sign Language)
The Small Stage and the Mała Restaurant (film in Polish with translation into Polish Sign Language)
The Large Stage of the Contemporary Theater is located at Wały Chrobrego 3, within the National Museum building.
Before the theater, there is a bus stop for lines 70 and 90. There is also a tram stop for tram line 6 on Jana z Kolna Street.
The nearest transportation hub near the theater is Plac Rodła. From Plac Rodła, you can reach the theater with a roughly ten-minute walk. It's advisable to check the current schedule on www.zditm.szczecin.pl.
In front of the theater, there is parking for passenger cars. The parking is payable on weekdays from 8:00 to 17:00. On weekends, it's free. The closest parking spaces for people with disabilities are located in front of the Regional Office, about 80 meters away.
Bus parking is located behind the theater, on Jarowita Street.
The sidewalk leading to the entrance is made of smooth tiles. Before the entrance, there are two steps, 9 cm and 12 cm in height. The first step has a drainage grate. To enter, you need to open heavy wooden doors that swing towards each other to the right.
Inside, on the right, you will find the ticket office of the Contemporary Theater. Here, you can buy tickets for all three stages, pick up reservations, and inquire about the repertoire. The ticket office window is at a height of 86 cm. Please note that the theater's ticket office is separate from the museum's ticket office.
To the left of the ticket office and straight from the first doors, you will find glass doors that open to the left. After passing through them, you will enter the National Museum's premises. About 4 meters ahead, you will find stairs consisting of 27 steps in a 16/11 arrangement. After that, you will pass through another set of glass doors that open to the right, but they remain open during performances. Here, the theater's ushers will check your tickets.
Next, you will enter the cloakroom. The counter in the cloakroom is at a height of 70 cm. The cloakroom issues coat tags.
To the left of the cloakroom, there are stairs leading to the Large Stage's audience area. The stairs consist of 40 steps in a 14/14/12 arrangement. You can also access the audience area via an elevator or a stair climber. The elevator belongs to the National Museum and can only be used during the museum's opening hours. The elevator stops at the Large Foyer, from where you can reach the audience area via stairs. To use the stair climber or elevator, please inform the Audience Services Office at least three working days in advance by calling 91 489 23 23 or emailing [email protected].
After ascending the stairs, you will reach the lobby. The large black double-winged doors are usually closed until about half an hour before the performance. If you arrive early, you can wait here and sit on the comfortable benches. Theater staff will open these doors, leading to another lobby, where you can also find seating. To the right of the entrance, there is a counter with programs and brochures. This is also where you can pick up an audio description receiver.
Going forward, you will encounter eight more steps, and then you will enter the audience area. At the entrance to the audience area, you will always find theater staff who will show you to your seat and answer any questions.
As you pass the entrance to the audience area, you can go in three directions. To the left, you will find the stage and rows 1 to 6. Going straight will lead you to the Large Foyer, and to the right, you will find rows 7 to 16 and the path to the Large Foyer.
The seats are numbered. Lower numbers are located closer to the entrance to the audience area. Row numbers are marked on the floor near the farthest seat. Tactile row numbers are also located on the armrest of the farthest seat. Seat labels are on the underside of the seats, which can be folded.
If you need subtitles for performances, you will find televisions displaying subtitles on either side of the stage. The Polish Sign Language interpreter stands on either the right or left side, depending on the performance. You can inquire about this information when purchasing tickets at the box office or from the Audience Services Office.
Between rows 6 and 7, there is a wide passage that can be adapted for wheelchair users.
You can exit through two emergency exits: the main exit and the exit by the bar in the Large Foyer. In case of an emergency, follow the instructions of theater staff.
After the performance, you can exit through the same route, which is also an evacuation route. We recommend checking the duration of the performance on our website in advance to plan your return journey using public transportation or other means. Before leaving, pick up the program for the upcoming month.
New Situations Stage
The New Situations Stage is located in the theater's technical building, with the entrance on Szczerbcowa Street.
You can get there in a way similar to the Large Stage. Parking for passenger cars is payable on weekdays from 8:00 to 17:00, and it's free on weekends.
To get there from the main entrance to the Large Stage, turn left and walk along Wały Chrobrego until you reach the intersection with Szczerbcowa Street. Then turn left and left again into the driveway. Go through the gate and turn right. There is a sign saying "Scena Nowe Sytuacje" on the glass door.
In front of the door, there are two steps, each 10 centimeters high. The second step is extended with a drainage grate. The door opens to the left, towards each other.
You will enter a vestibule. Usually, the next set of doors is open. If not, they also open to the left, towards each other. Both pairs of doors are 80 centimeters wide, but you can open the second wing to widen the entrance.
To the left, you will find a cloakroom for outerwear, and the cloakroom issues coat tags.
Straight ahead from the entrance, there are stairs to the first floor. Before entering the stairs, the female ticket attendants check your tickets. Tickets for the New Situations Stage can be purchased at the box office in the building on Wały Chrobrego or through the online ticket sales system of the theater.
Climb the stairs. In front of you are 27 steps arranged in an 11-6-10 pattern. You are on the first floor. To the left, there is a zone with small seats where you can rest.
To the right, there is a corridor leading to the New Situations Stage. To the left of the corridor, there are toilets in the following order: male and female. Both doors to the restrooms are 70 cm wide and open to the right. Light switches are on the left side. There are no handles on these doors.
To reach the New Situations Stage, you need to make a turn to the left, then a turn to the right, and at the end of the corridor, you will find the entrance to the audience area, which is 100 cm wide. You will pass through a slight incline at the entrance, which is 2 cm high, and after 3 meters, you will make a left turn. Now, you are in the audience area. Seats in this space are arranged according to the needs of the performance, and they are not numbered.
After the performance, you will exit through the same route, which also serves as an evacuation route. We recommend checking the duration of the performance on our website in advance to plan your return journey using public transportation or another means. Before leaving, pick up the program for the upcoming month.
The Small Stage and the Mała Restaurant
Teatr Mały and Restauracja Mała are located on the promenade at Księcia Bogusława X 6, in its central part.
The promenade is paved with granite cobblestones. You can reach this location using public transportation. There's a bus stop for line 86 at Plac Zamenhof. This bus also stops on the other side of the promenade at Plac Zgody.
There are parking spaces with single parking spots for people with disabilities along Jagiellońska Street. Parking is paid on weekdays from 8:00 to 17:00.
In front of the theater during the spring and summer seasons, there is a restaurant patio.
To enter the theater, you'll encounter two steps, one 20 centimeters high and the other 15 centimeters high. The doors open to the right, towards each other, and they have knob-type handles.
After opening the doors, you will need to overcome another two steps, each 16 centimeters high. On the right, you will find a bar with an elevated counter. On the left is the restaurant area with six tables that can be arranged in different configurations to accommodate customers' needs.
In the rear part of the restaurant, there is a partition that creates two passages. One passage is straight ahead from the entrance, and the other, wider passage is 131 centimeters wide and is located on the left side.
As you continue, you will find open doors. Going through them, you will see a coat rack on the right side, and behind it is a cloakroom for outerwear. The cloakroom provides coat tags. The cloakroom counter is at two levels.
On days when there is a performance, the cloakroom also serves as a ticket counter. You can purchase tickets or pick up reservations here.
On the left side, you will find restrooms, with the men's restroom coming first, followed by the women's restroom. The doors to the men's restroom open to the left towards each other, and the light switch is on the right. The doors to the women's restroom open to the right towards each other, and the light switch is also on the right side. Both restrooms consist of two rooms - the first one with a sink at a height of 80.5 cm and the second one with a toilet. There are mirrors above the sinks at a height of 118 cm.
The restroom doors are 90 centimeters wide and open to the right towards each other. The light switches are on the right side.
Straight ahead from the restaurant, you will find double doors that serve as the entrance to the audience area of the Teatr Mały stage. Typically, only one wing of the doors is open. If necessary, you can open both wings to widen the entrance from 90 to 162 cm. The seats in the audience area are arranged according to the needs of the performance, and they are not numbered.
To leave, use the same route, which also serves as the evacuation route. You are welcome to enjoy the bar and restaurant before or after the performance. It's a great place to discuss the play you've just watched.
We recommend checking the duration of the performance on our website in advance to plan your return journey, whether by public transportation or another means. Don't forget to pick up the program for the upcoming month when leaving.