To make it easier for you attend our events, we have commissioned DisabledGo to produce Access Guides to our key venues. These are added to and updated annually for accuracy.
DisabledGo visits and surveys each venue using a survey method that 800 groups of disabled people have helped to develop. Guides are accurate, reliable and presented in a user-friendly format.
Our Access Guides can be found here:
Every year we invest in live subtitling at a number of events to make them accessible to people who are deaf, deafened and hard of hearing. This is provided by Stagetext, a charity that aims to improve access to the performing arts.
Look out for the Stagetext logo displayed next to events with live subtitling. While most of our events have unallocated seating, we often reserve seating for those using the subtitling. Please check when booking and ask our stewards on arrival at the venue.
Find out more about Stagetext here:
We welcome performers of all kinds and do not discriminate on the grounds of disability.
Most performers are booked through publishers but for direct approaches, we ask that you fill out our Expression of Interest form.
Our dedicated team of volunteers are offered a range of training sessions in the run up to each Festival, which includes some disability awareness training. We hope that this will help to make your visit to the Festival more enjoyable.
We are fully committed to developing our organisation moving forward and welcome approaches from individuals and organisations about issues around accessibility.
Please contact our Festival Secretary, Cat Lumb: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01484 943 093 and she will contact you at a convenient time.
In addition to DisabledGo and Stagetext, we have worked with local organisations such as S2R (Support to Recovery), Hoot Creative Arts, Glint, Creative Minds, Special Autism Services and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and we welcome approaches from relevant organisations.
Please contact our Festival Director, Michelle Hodgson: email@example.com or call 01484 943 093 and she will contact you at a convenient time.