Venue Access Information

Venue Accessibility Information

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Entry: You enter the venue from Royal Avenue, through large blue double doors. You then walk through a corridor with a shallow incline, and handrails on both sides. The Ledger Studio is the first door on the left. You can park outside on Royal Avenue if you have a Blue Badge. The closest bus stops are outside Belfast Central Library and Craft NI. 

Inside the Venue: The Ledger Studio is on one level. There are no steps at the entrance. The space will be set out with chairs and tables. There are two bathrooms along a corridor (on the same level as the venue): one is a large accessible bathroom. There is another large accessible bathroom with a changing table and hoist across the corridor.

Additional Information: We can provide an outlet for powered wheelchairs (advance notice necessary). We have a quiet space available upon request. Bounce Festival volunteers will be on hand to provide assistance. Some have training in BSL, visual and deaf awareness, and audio description.


Entry: You enter The Duncairn from Duncairn Avenue. There are two disabled parking spots on the grounds. These need to be booked in advance. The entrance is on the same level as the street. The doors are automatic.

Inside the Venue: There is a café and accessible toilet on the ground floor. The performance space is upstairs. You can access it by stairs or lift.

Additional Information: Different events may have different seating arrangements. You can get in touch if you have seating requests. Assistance dogs are welcome. You can bring any medicines, food, or equipment to the venue.

You can find more accessibility information on the Duncairn website.

Entry: You enter The Black Box from Hill Street. There is step-free access and automatic doors. The closest accessible parking is at St. Anne’s Cathedral. This is 0.2 miles from the Black Box. You can ask a taxi to drop you off outside the door. 

Inside the Venue: There are two accessible toilets. One is in the main venue space. The other is in The Green Room Bar. The building is all on one level.

Additional Information: Carer/personal assistant tickets are free, if you need support when visiting the venue. You can bring medication, food, or equipment into the venue. Assistance dogs are welcome (advance notification is necessary). You can request ear plugs.


You can find more accessibility information on the Black Box website.

Entry: You enter The Crescent from University Road. There is step-free access via automatic doors. The nearest accessible parking is X. 

Inside the Venue: You can access all areas via ramps and lifts. All the doors are wide, and most of them open automatically. There are accessible toilets on every floor. There is a Changing Places facility on the ground floor. There is Tactile Signage in important places in the building. All the signs are made to be easy to read.

Additional Information: The Crescent team is trained to use Evacusafe chairs. There is an induction loops at reception, and also two portable loop systems. Assistance dogs are welcome.


You can find more accessibility information on the Crescent website.


Entry: You enter The Crescent from University Road. There is step-free access via automatic doors. The nearest accessible parking is X. 

Inside the Venue: You can access all areas via ramps and lifts. All the doors are wide, and most of them open automatically. There are accessible toilets on every floor. There is a Changing Places facility on the ground floor. There is Tactile Signage in important places in the building. All the signs are made to be easy to read.

Additional Information: The Crescent team is trained to use Evacusafe chairs. There are induction loops at reception and in The Cube, and also two portable loop systems. Assistance dogs are welcome.

You can find more accessibility information on the Crescent website.


Entry: You enter Void Arts Centre from the Strand Road on Waterloo Place. The entrance is on the same level as the street.

Inside the Venue: There is a ramp inside the door, which leads to the foyer, front desk, and gallery spaces. All rooms are on the same level. The fully accessible toilet can be accessed from gallery space 2.

Additional Information: There will be attendants who can help with any questions. A quiet space is available. If the gallery space is too loud or too dark, you can ask for ear defenders or a light at the front desk. Bounce Festival volunteers will be on hand to provide assistance. They have training in BSL, visual and deaf awareness, and audio description.

Void Arts provides many types of accommodation (for visitors who are blind and partially-sighted, d/Deaf and hard of hearing, who are autistic, and who live with dementia). You can find more information on their website.

There will be a BSL sign language translator present during the workshop.


Entry: Strule Arts Centre is located close to all town centre car parks with the nearest at the Ulsterbus Station on Drumragh Avenue.

Accessible Parking for Blue Badge holders is available from High Street via an intercom/bollard system. The Intercom system is positioned in a way that a car will have to pull up onto the grey paving to be able to reach the button.

Designated parking spaces are adjacent to the entrance. These spaces operate on a first-come, first-served basis when arriving at the venue.

Vehicles will also be permitted to drop off and collect patrons who have support requirements.

There are 2 accessible entrances into the centre.

From the public car park over the humpback bridge from the South West College site. (Level 1).

A ramped approach from the designated parking area to the High Street Entrance. (Level 2).

Both entrances are level and firm.

The Centre’s entrance doors are wide and automatic.

The venue has two wheelchairs on site for use by patrons if required.

Inside the Venue:  The flooring throughout the building comprises mainly of non-slip tiles, wooden flooring and carpet. The Dance Studio has a polished wooden floor.

The Reception and Box Office area is located on the left as you come through the doors on level 1. The Box Office has a lowered counter.

There is lift access to all floors. All doors leading from the lift areas to the public spaces in the building have push pad automatic door opening devices.

Accessible Toilets are available on each level of the building. A Changing Places Facility is located on Level 2.

Additional Information: There is a Personal Assistance Support Scheme (PASS) in operation. A person who would not be able to attend the Strule Arts Centre without a companion can obtain complementary admission for their companion. A registration form for this scheme can be collected from the Box Office.

A portable induction loop device is available for use at meetings throughout the building.

Visible alarms will display during emergencies. 

The Auditorium and Lecture Theatre provide an infrared hearing system. There are two types of hearing devices available, free of charge, from Box Office:

For patrons who wear a hearing aid

For patrons who do not wear a hearing aid.

High Visibility and Braille Signage is provided throughout the Centre.

All Assistance Dogs are welcome. Please make staff aware when booking your ticket to ensure you can be allocated a suitable seat.

The Lift has Voice Indication.

The Venue has contrasting floor textures.

A visual guide is available from the venue website. This contains photos of the venue and what the visitor will hear, see, smell and feel during their visit.

More information is available on the Strule Arts Centre website.


Entry: Access to the Centre for Contemporary Art is via Artillery Street. There are parking spaces on the left, next to the city walls. The closest car park with wheelchair accessible spaces is in Carlisle Street. It costs 60p per hour. 

Inside the Venue: The gallery space is fully accessible for wheelchair users and there is a wheelchair accessible toilet in our venue.

Additional Information: The Centre for Contemporary Art has a Rogers pen and MyLink receiver for visitors to borrow during their visit. You can ask a member of staff in the office for more information.

Anyone with autism who is planning to visit can download an information pack.

The Centre for Contemporary Art is an Autism NI Impact Award Champion. All our staff are JAM trained.

You can visit the Centre for Contemporary Art website for more information.

Entry: Wheelchair spaces are available for Auditorium performances. A limited number of designed Blue Badge parking spaces are available. These should be booked through the Box Office when purchasing tickets. Spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

Patrons with access requirements who want to use the building at other times should call in advance to ensure that parking will be available. Vehicles can drop off and collect patrons who have support requirements. When booking tickets, please notify staff of any special requirements or assistance you may need.

Inside the Venue: The box office, restaurant, and wheelchair area in the auditorium all have step-free access. There are a maximum of three places for wheelchairs in the auditorium. They are in Row C.

Additional Information: The Personal Assistance Support Scheme is available for people with a disability who require the assistance of a companion to attend the venue. They are entitled to a complimentary ticket for their companion. The person with a disability must first register their details with the Ardhowen before the personal assistance support scheme can be availed of. Please contact Box Office for a Personal Assistance Support Scheme registration form. If a designated car parking space is required please reserve a space when booking.

For more information or assistance please contact the Box Office: 028 66325440.


Entry: You enter Down Arts Centre from Scotch Street. The entrance is on the same level as the street.

Inside the Venue: Down Arts Centre is wheelchair accessible with lifts to all levels of the building, low level access at the box office and bar and wheelchair spaces in the auditorium are available. There are accessible toilets on all floors.

Additional Information: There will be staff available who can help with any questions.


Entry: You enter The Burnavon via the adjacent car park on Burn Road. The Burn Road car park has six Blue Badge parking bays. There are three more Blue Badge parking bays opposite the front entrance. There are drop kerbs with rumble strips on the pavement leading to the Burnavon and drop kerbs in place at the main entrance.

Inside: The Burnavon is fully accessible with a flat surface at the entrance and motion sensor automatic front doors. The Box Office is on the ground floor. It has a lowered counter section. You can access the first floor by using the lift. The lift panel has Braille signage. There are accessible toilets on both floors. 

Other Facilities: The Burnavon has six wheelchair spaces located at seats A1/A2; A24/A25; M1/M2; M3/M4; M22/M23; and M24/M25.  These can only be booked by contacting the Box Office. 

There is a portable hearing loop system at the Box Office and first floor bar area. There is an infra-red hearing loop system in the auditorium. Neck lanyard receivers are available from Box Office. Please ask any of our staff if you require this service.

Assistance dogs are welcome. Please inform the Box Office of any requirements when you book.

You can find out more about accessibility on The Burnavon website.


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