We kindly ask you to review the Declaration of Accessibility of the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Instiutute.

The Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute pledges to ensure the availability of its website in compliance with the provisions of the Act of 4 April 2019 on digital accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public entities. This statement applies to the website of the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute:

Website publication date: 11/06/2021

Date of the last major update: 11/06/2021

The website is partially compliant with the Act of 4 April 2019 on digital accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public entities, due to incompatibilities or exclusions listed below:

  • Lack of audio descriptions and/or captions and/or translation into Polish Sign Language (PJM) for some of the video content (resources will be adapted to meet the aforementioned needs during further implementation of the website)
  • No alternative texts for some of the graphics and photos on the website
  • Lack of transcription/OCR of some documents and their scans posted on the website (resources will be adapted to the above-mentioned needs in accordance with the principle of not excessively burdening the public entity)
  • Some of the posted documents and their scans may not be fully readable by blind-compatible programs
  • Fragments of foreign language content are not marked with the lang tag
  • Occasional idioms, jargon, unusual words; lack of explanations for texts requiring reading skills higher than lower secondary school
  • Partial lack of a11y-system identifiers


Standard browser keyboard shortcuts can be used on the website.


The website has been designed in such a way as to enable it to be used by the widest possible group of recipients. The published content is hierarchical, and the language we use is understandable and accessible. This allows for effective delivery of the message, as well as – in situations requiring it – for effective support of assistive technologies. None of the used functionalities has a time limit. The site does not present flashing content, nor does it use the “pop-up” function (pop-up windows). The interface and structure used allow for efficient navigation – also using the keyboard / hotkeys.


The statement was made on: December 20, 2021

The declaration was prepared on the basis of a self-assessment carried out by a public entity.


In case of possible issues with the digital accessibility of the website by people with visual or hearing disabilities, please contact us. The accessibility coordinator at the Theatre Institute is Anna Gołębiowska, (tel. +48 791 877 377). In the same way, you can submit requests for access to unavailable information and complaints about the lack of accessibility.

You can contact the secretary of the Theatre Institute by calling +48 22 501 70 02 or by sending an e-mail to

The Audience Service Office of the Theatre Institute can be contacted by calling +48 791 877 377 or by sending an e-mail to the following address:

The Department of Communication and Promotion (address: is responsible for editing and maintaining the website.


Everyone has the right to request the availability of a digital website, mobile application or any element thereof. You can also request information in alternative forms, for example to read a digitally unavailable document, describe the content of a film without audio description, etc. The request should include the data of the reporting person, an indication of which website or mobile application it is about and the preferred method of contact. If the requesting person requests information in an alternative form, they should also specify the form of this information.

The public entity should fulfill the request immediately and no later than within 7 days. If it is not possible to comply with it, the public entity shall immediately inform about when the request will be possible to fulfill, however, this period may not be longer than two months. If accessibility is not possible, the public entity may propose an alternative way of accessing the information.

In the event that a public entity refuses to comply with a request to provide access or alternative access to information, a complaint may be filed against such action.After exhausting all possibilities, the complaint can also be sent to the Ombudsman. Link to the Ombudsman’s website:



Address and Directions:

  • The main seat of the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute is located at ul. Jazdów 1 in Warsaw.
  • There is one parking space for people with disabilities in front of the Institute.

Buses – Stop: Plac Na Rozdrożu (for buses running along Aleje Ujazdowskie and Trasa Łazienkowska).

Entrance to the Building:

Low stairs and a wheelchair ramp are available for people with physical disabilities, such as wheelchair users, leading to the main entrance of the Theatre Institute. The entrance has a single-leaf glazed door that is 90 cm wide.

People with assistance dogs (for whom water will be provided) are allowed to enter the Theatre Institute. Any limitations to this access, such as performances using strobe lights or extremely loud music, are published on the Theatre Institute’s website alongside the descriptions of the specific activities/projects.

Communication Inside the Building:

Upon entering the Theatre Institute building on level 0, you will find the Gallery of One Object on the left. To the right, there is the IT cafe & bar and the entrance to the “Prospero” bookstore.

Further along, after passing the cafe and bookstore, the entrance to the Barbara Krasnodębska Theatre Documentation Studio is on the left, and the Institute Gallery is on the right. From this space, visitors can directly access the IT Library and Reading Room and the Theatre Pedagogy Department through a 90 cm wide glass door. The entrance to the Library is beside the window in the IT Gallery, marked by a non-rebated door with a hidden door frame.

A foyer separates the Documentation Studio and the Gallery, leading straight ahead to the theatre hall of the Theatre Institute. The path to the auditorium is accessible for people with physical disabilities, as there are no thresholds or level differences.

On level 0, in front of the main entrance, behind the cafe and bookstore, there are stairs leading to level +1, which houses the secretariat and offices of the Management, Communication and Promotion Department, Organization, International Cooperation, independent employees, and the Accounting department. There is also a level -1, which includes the men’s toilet, video studios, and wardrobes.

On the left side of the stairs, on level 0, you will find the women’s toilet and a toilet adapted to the needs of people with disabilities.

Please note that the Theatre Institute building does not have an elevator. In accordance with health and safety regulations, a foam fire extinguisher is available on each floor.

The Theatre Hall of the Theatre Institute:

In the theatre auditorium, the first row offers spaces for people in wheelchairs. However, the theatre hall is not equipped with an induction loop. For selected events, subtitles or Polish Sign Language (PJM) translation are provided for people with hearing disability or hard of hearing.

IT Cafe & Bar:

The IT cafe & bar provides unhindered access without architectural obstacles. However, the bar counter is positioned at a height of over 90 cm, which may significantly impede accessibility for people with physical disabilities. In such situations, the cafe staff ensures waiter service.

Reading Room and IT Library:

The Reading Room and IT Library offer free access to 12 computer stations equipped with headphones. In the Reading Room, visitors can independently browse the open-access collection, which consists of around six thousand volumes clearly marked for navigation. Additionally, visitors can request books from the warehouse, which will be brought by the librarian without the need to write a slip in advance or order the publication online. All library items can be found in the online catalog, which is regularly updated. If difficulties arise, the Theatre Institute team is always available to offer assistance. The Reading Room also provides access to all collections of the Theatre Documentation Studio.

Visitors are welcome to the Library without the need for advanced registration. Access to the Library and Reading Room, as well as their resources, is not hindered by architectural obstacles.

Prospero Bookstore:

The bookstore has a small space, and the counter is positioned at a height of over 90 cm, which significantly hampers accessibility for people with physical disabilities. However, the bookstore staff is available to assist in such cases.

The Barbara Krasnodębska Theatre Documentation Studio:

Inside the Documentation Studio, communication for people with limited mobility can be challenging due to narrow passages.

Secretariat of the Theatre Institute and Office Space:

The secretariat and offices are located on level +1, and unfortunately, there is no elevator available. Consequently, these spaces are not accessible to people with physical disabilities without assistance. However, the Institute’s team is readily available to provide assistance in any necessary situation and is at the disposal of visitors.

Toilets at the Institute:

The Institute provides a toilet specifically adapted to the needs of people with disabilities, as well as ladies’ toilets, both located on level 0. The path to these facilities is friendly to people with physical disabilities, as there are no level differences or thresholds. However, the men’s toilet is located on level -1, and access involves quite steep stairs.

Lighting and Alarm Systems:

In some rooms, particularly the Institute’s communication spaces, the lighting may be too dim for people with visual impairments. Furthermore, daylight does not reach the Gallery of the Theatre Institute. While there are no Braille markings available, the Institute’s team is always ready to provide assistance in situations that require it. Please note that the alarm system relies solely on audible signals, which may not alert people with hearing disability or hard of hearing.



The Theatre Institute has a secondary office located at ul. Wiejska 12A (“Reader’s House”). There is one parking space available for people with disabilities in front of the main entrance.

Address and Directions:

  • Buses – stops: Plac Trzech Krzyży, Aleje Ujazdowskie.

Entrance to the Building:

The main entrance to the Reader’s House office on ul. Wiejska does not have a wheelchair ramp. Visitors must be cautious of the step that separates the street from the door. The entrance door is single-leaf, glazed, and 90 cm wide.

Visitors with assistance dogs are allowed inside the building. Documents can be handed over or left with the porter. On level 0, there are no toilets adapted for individuals with physical disabilities. The building is equipped with an elevator that includes Braille information. The corridor inside the building features clear, fluorescent graphic signage indicating the way to the elevator and the evacuation path.

Communication Inside the Building:

On level 0, there is a porter’s lodge and a hall. On the right side of the entrance, on level -1, there is a cafe and restaurant operated by Spółdzielnia Wydawnicza “Czytelnik.” Unfortunately, this area is not accessible for individuals with severe physical disabilities, such as those using wheelchairs.

The office of the Theatre Institute is located on the second floor of a four-story tenement house. Accessing the office requires going up a level difference (11 high steps) to reach the elevator, and then passing through another glass swing door. The building does not have a stair lift.

The described barriers make the Institute’s office inaccessible for individuals with severe physical disabilities without additional assistance.

In accordance with applicable health and safety regulations, there is a foam fire extinguisher available on each floor.

Toilets in the Institute Office:

The toilet in the office has hinged doors that open outward and is not accessible for individuals with physical disabilities. There are no Braille markings inside the toilet.

Lighting and Alarm Systems:

In some communication spaces within the Institute’s office, the lighting from fluorescent lamps may be too dim for individuals with visual impairments. The office does not have Braille signs, but the team is available to provide assistance in situations that require it.

The alarm system only uses graphic signs, which means it will not warn blind or visually impaired individuals about potential dangers.

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