‘Compass Card West Sussex’ is a new initiative that aims to make leisure in and around West Sussex more welcoming and more affordable for 0 to 25 year olds with special educational needs and disabilities. ‘Compass Card West Sussex’ is a leisure discount card funded by West Sussex County Council and delivered by the Brighton-based charity, Amaze.

Modelled on the Compass Card in Brighton and Hove, which is recognised nationally as a model of best practice, Compass Card West Sussex aims to provide special deals on leisure across the county and beyond.  The card launched in April 2016, and Worthing Theatres have partnered up with the charity to offer their services and make it easier for patrons to access their carer’s discount.

The compass card can now be used in person, or on the phone to the Worthing Theatres box office, where the seats can be reserved and collected upon presentation of the card. The theatre offers a carer goes free policy to the majority of their productions; some exclusion applies so please contact the box office for full terms and conditions. The card can also be used at the Connaught Cinema for all film and screen arts, with the exception of their autism friendly screenings which has it's own discounted rate in place.

Stephen Sheldrake, spokesperson for Worthing Theatres said:

“We are extremely pleased to join local charity Amaze, who are doing a wonderful job of making leisure more accessible for younger people with disabilities. This scheme will hopefully encourage younger people to come to their local arts and leisure venues across Sussex and enjoy all that we have to offer.”

For more information on the compass card please visit, or to find out about upcoming productions please visit