Theatre and arts company Applecart Arts has launched a crowdfunding campaign to make its premises more accessible.
The Harold Road centre in Newham, which operates as a theatre and a community space, aims to raise £56,000 by the end of May 2020.
Artistic director Peter Moreton said: “Applecart Arts provides opportunities and platforms for emerging artists from diverse backgrounds across London.
“We want to the space to be accessible for everyone. At the moment we’ve inherited a beautiful building, but the Victorians weren’t great on lift access and although their toilets were ornate, they weren’t necessarily great for wheelchair users.”
“We’re really hoping we’ll get as much support from the theatre community as we can so we can truly say our spaces are for everyone to enjoy,” he added.
The 108-seater venue, which co-hosts theatre festivals including Voila! European theatre festival, is in a former Methodist church and opened in its current location in 2017.
The venue plans to install a lift that accesses all floors, improve toilet facilities for disabled people and add accessible doors and wheelchair ramps, in addition to refurbishing the theatre and studio spaces.