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Visitor Access Information

A Dancer reaches his outstretched arm to an audience member at an outdoor performance.

Planning your visit

If you can’t cycle, walk or hover jet into town and need to use public transport, we can point you in the right direction.

If you’re from Leicester, visit www.choosehowyoumove.co.uk, if you’re from out of town, see www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.nationalexpress.com

If you’re looking for places to stay or eat, or if you want to know what other delights Leicester has to offer, then head to www.visitleicester.info

 

You can download this page as a word document here. Access Page Word Version

Access Information

We’re aiming to be as accessible and inclusive as a festival can be. We’ve been accredited with the Attitude is Everything Bronze Standard Charter and if you have access requirements we’d love to learn more about how we make our festival easier for you to enjoy.

Our website has new accessibility tools that will help you find what you need and we’ve strived to make every performance at the festival enjoyable for all.

If you want to chat about any access requirements in advance, need any assistance booking your or your companion’s tickets or would like this information in a different format, please contact Lisa@artreach.org.uk or call 01162 616 882.

All performances are wheelchair accessible and viewing areas can be reserved for wheelchair users when we’re expecting large audiences. Accessible areas and chairs are available at all performance sites – just ask one of our friendly team!

Most of the performances feature very little spoken word or are non-narrative pieces such as music, dance or circus skills so no BSL interpretation is available. All performances that require tickets are free of charge so you can book if required, a companion ticket free of charge too.

For performances inside venues, you’ll find their access information linked below in the location listings and also on each individual event page.

On our festival map, you’ll find locations for accessible toilets and blue bay parking spaces.

Our festival is an outdoor festival, using public spaces, so Guide Dogs are welcome. Venues we work with also have a guide dog welcome policy

We’re very keen to make our festival enjoyable for all, so if you’ve got suggestions for improving accessibility, your feedback will be most welcome!

 

Venue Access and Locations:

1: Gallowtree Gate, Gallowtree Gate, Leicester, LE1 1DD – Google Map
Access: Gallowtree Gate
is an open shopping street in the middle of the city centre, with wide, flat, open areas and dropped kerb access available.

2: Humberstone Gate, Humberstone Gate, Leicester, LE1 1WA – Google Map
Access: Humberstone Gate
is an open shopping street in the middle of the city centre, with wide, flat, open areas and dropped kerb access available.

3: Clock Tower, 3 East Gates, Leicester, LE1 5YA – Google Map
Access: Clock Tower
is a wide open space in the heart of the city centre, with dropped kerb access available.

4: High Street, High Street, Leicester, LE1 5YP – Google Map
Access: High Street
is an open shopping street which begins at Jubilee Square and runs down to Clock Tower, with wide, flat, open areas and dropped kerb access available.

5: Jubilee Square, Jubilee Square, Leicester, LE1 5LD – Google Map
Access: Jubilee Square 
sits at the top of the High Street in Leicester and is fully accessible with some permanent seating arrangements too. Though some of the grass areas do have dropped kerb access, we will ensure that the stages built for performances will be viewable from all accessible parts of the square.

6: Bru, 20-22 Granby Street, Leicester, LE1 1DE – Google Map
Access: Bru does not have step free access. Access update to follow.

7: Crown House, Lee Street, Lee Circle, Leicester, LE1 3AH – Google Map
Access: Lee Street and Lee Circle feature wide open avenues of pavement with multiple dropped kerb access points in the area. On and off-street parking is available nearby.

8: Curve Theatre, 60 Rutland Street, LE1 1SB – Google Map
Access: Curve Theatre is a fully accessible building. Read more here.

9: LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1RE – Google Map
Access: LCB Depot is wheel chair accessible but the nearest drop kerb is not near the entrance. The building also has wheelchair accessible toilets and lifts. Read more here.

10: Leicester Guildhall, Guildhall Lane, Leicester, LE1 5FQ – Google Map
Access: Leicester Guildhall is on a cobbled street with only partial step-free access in the building. There are no steps leading to the museum or on any of the ground floor. Leicester Guildhall has partial accessible entrance to the ground floor only. Read more here.

11: 2 Funky Music Cafe, 23 New Parks Street, Leicester, LE3 5NH – Google Map
Access: 2 Funky Music Cafe is wheelchair accessible and has accessible toilets and lifts.

12: Leicester Market, Market Place, Leicester, LE1 5GG – Google Map
Access: Leicester Market has level street access with no kerbs. Wide avenues allow for wheelchair or mobility scooter use.

13: Central Library, Bishop Street, Leicester, LE1 6AA – Google Map
Access: Central Library is on two floors, accessible via a lift or stairs. It has a wide front entrance with an accessible entrance with ramp adjacent to the main entrance.

 

Accessible Facilities:

14: Accessible toilets, Highcross Shopping Centre, High Street, Leicester, LE1 4JB – Google Map

15: Changing Places toilet / Accessible baby changing, Highcross Shopping Centre, High Street, Leicester, LE1 4JB – Google Map

 

Find more locations of Changing Places toilets around the city centre in a list here and on the map here.

 

Blue Badge Parking Locations:

Highcross Shopping Centre, High Street, Leicester, LE1 4JB – Google Map

Applegate Car Park, Applegate, Leicester, LE1 5LD – Google Map

NCP Rutland Street, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1U – Google Map

Haymarket Centre, Belgrave Gate, Leicester, LE1 3HQ – Google Map

Dover Street Car Park, Dover Street, Leicester, LE1 6PT – Google Map

Newarke Street Car Park, Newarke Street, Leicester LE1 5SN – Google Map

Upper Brown Street Car Park, Upper Brown Street, Leicester, LE1 5AG – Google Map

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