Frequently asked questions

 Below you will find answers to all of your questions. If your question isn’t listed below, please email us or contact our team on 01296 394720.

How do I get to The Petri Dish?

The Petri Dish has two entrances. One of them from the High Street, the other one from the Hale Street.

Is The Petri Dish wheelchair accessible?

There is wheel chair access throughout the ground floor. 

Also both entrances are accessible.

The Petri Dish does not have disabled toilet.

Is there Hearing Loop at The Petri Dish?

In the building hearing loop installed and covers most part of the building, which always active during performances.


Do you take credit cards when purchasing drinks at the bar?

We do accept most credit/debit cards including American Express.

Do you have a cash machine onsite?

We do not have a cash machine on site and are unable to provide cash back. The nearest ATM is in 30 sec walking distance (Santander Bank).

Where can I find parking place?

There are spacious parking places within 2-10 minutes walking distance.

You can have a look to the picture which one is more suitable for you.

Do you have baby changing facilities?

Yes, we have a baby changing and breast feeding room.

I have a young child; can you warm up their food or milk?

Yes, this is not a problem at all; just ask one of our members of staff who will be more than happy.

Are animals welcomed in The Petri Dish?

We want to keep low every allergens in the building, that`s why only guide dogs allowed inside,


we welcome dogs (and of course cats, reptiles, bees, spiders and most of the creatures mentioned in the large collection of “Brehm’s Life of Animals” etc.) on or around our deck at our rear entrance.

All those guests who are in the building with their guide dogs GENTLE REMINDER:

Only the ground floor available for them in the property.

Please make sure your dog stay on the floor – do not let them up to the furniture.

Please do not give them drink or food in the building.

At the rear entrance we always offer fresh water in a bowl.

Do you allow confetti?

Yes we allow all types of confetti, whether petals confetti, rice, or party poppers in a moderate use on the ground floor only.