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Barrowland Ballroom

244 Gallowgate, Glasgow, G4 0TT, United Kingdom | 0141 552 4601 | Website

Absolutely NO WHEELCHAIR ACCESS to world famous venue

0.5

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This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Wheelchair, Powerchair

Overview

If you've ever dreamed of seeing your favourite band play on stage at the famous Barrowlands Ballroom in Glasgow, but you also happen to use a wheelchair, then no luck pal, you're not getting in :( I'm giving this half a star for the sheer effort and enthusiasm by the friendly staff who offered to have stewards carry me up three or four flights of stairs. Unfortunately they had no idea the weight in a powerchair or exactly how dangerous that could be to myself or their stewards. But the thought was there, they were at least willing to try something which merits them the half star.

Transport & Parking

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Access

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Staff have had absolutely no disability awareness training whatsoever which becomes apparent as soon as conversation begins. There is no lift. Not even for musical equipment. "There's a hoist for gear, but it'll no do the likes of that" said a member of staff to my friend whilst nodding in my direction to emphasise the word "that" Some staff were lovely and did offer to carry me up stairs which is both dangerous to myself and their staff. I shudder to think what would've happened in the event of a fire, so politely declined their offer.

Toilets

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Staff

0.5

*some* staff were nice enough if a little misguided. The owner did not seem to care. He simply stated, "no we have no access or anything like that" then asked me if I was the one "making all the fuss" :(

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