Assistance dogs are welcome.
Disabled toilets available.
Induction Loop available.
The new entrance at Drapers’ Hall allows for ground floor access with a lift up to the first floor. Accessible toilets are situated on both levels. The bar has a DDA-level counter top to the right hand side.
There are three steps required for access to the two meeting rooms on the lower level. Otherwise, all rooms are accessible for wheelchair users.
There is an induction loop throughout the building.
The original entrance may still be used upon request, however there are steep steps up to the first floor.
On Bayley Lane there are many cobbled pathways and limited dropped kerbs. There are two Blue Badge parking bays on Bayley Lane.
The seating for events is non-allocated. For requests to reserve seating or for any queries regarding access or assistance please email [email protected]
Socially Distanced Seating:
There are socially distanced seats in each venue for New Music Biennial shows. A limited number of seats are available which are reserved for people who identify as being extremely clinically vulnerable. Wheelchair users may also be accommodated in these areas or within another part of the auditorium. If you would like to request seating in this area, please first book your tickets as normal and then let us know of your request through this form. We will then reply to you to confirm whether you can be accommodated.
A Captioning service is provided by 'My Clear Text' and will be accessible on your own device using a QR code to access the streaming website and read along.
Each piece of music will have lyrics or a simple description of what you can hear. The Q&A will then be live captioned. The second playing of the music will be accompanied again by lyrics and/or simple description.
BSL Interpretation is not being provided for this event as feedback from similar music events has shown that it is not appropriate for something so heavily reliant on hearing music with a very small proportion having any lyrics. Many of the artists involved have told us that it would not feel appropriate in these circumstances and may be misleading to suggest that a BSL user would find this provision makes the event more accessible.