OXFORD Playhouse has been awarded £13,454 to improve wheelchair accessibility.

The funds come from the Theatres Trust Theatre Improvement Scheme, in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation and will be use to improve access in the Foyer, Ticket Office and Richard Gladstone Room.

Once the work is complete, wheelchair users who attend the Grade II* listed building will be able to fully use the ground floor.

The work will include the manufacture of a new desk, the widening of doors and installing an access ramp. This will complement recent auditorium access works, making all the ground floor public spaces accessible to wheelchair users.

Oxford Playhouse director Louise Chantal said: "We are deeply grateful for this grant from the Theatre Trust Improvement Scheme. The work it enables us to do is part of an ongoing process to make Oxford Playhouse accessible to all.. We look forward to unveiling the new Ticket Office and Gladstone Room this summer."

Tom Stickland, Theatres Trust Theatres Adviser added: "Everyone should be able to enjoy the full experience a trip to the theatre offers. We applaud the Oxford Playhouse for meaningful works to make the ground floor fully accessible and welcoming for all its visitors, be it to see a show, or to attend a private function."