Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival

Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival

Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE, England | 01273 709 709 | Website

Venue Description

Welcome to the south coast's premier multi-arts venue at the cultural heart of one of England's most creative cities. Each year, we present and produce over 600 events spanning music, theatre, dance, comedy, literature, spoken word, visual arts, film, digital and more. In addition to the year-round programme, each May we produce England's leading and most-progressive mixed-arts celebration, the internationally-acclaimed Brighton Festival. With a rich history spanning over 200 years (starting life as the Prince Regent's stables and riding house), Brighton Dome provides an extraordinary space in which to bring the arts alive. A hub for artists across the region, Brighton Dome commissions and supports both emerging and established artists and companies, enabling them to develop, take risks and deliver work of the highest quality. Read about our Associate Artists and programming partners. Brighton Dome is committed to bringing all sorts of art to all sorts of people. By offering imaginative new ways to discover and participate - from Saturday morning singing to theatrical make-up workshops - we aim to inspire creativity in people of all ages with experiences to remember. We're committed to making a visit to Brighton Dome easy and enjoyable for as many people as possible. We regularly programme music, theatre and dance performances for adults and young people with a range of access needs in mind - including BSL interpretation, relaxed performances, touch tours, productions by disabled artists, and a partnership with a Brighton learning disability arts charity Carousel. A list of assisted performances can be found here: http://brightondome.org/access/assisted_performances_and_events/ Brighton Dome is supported by Brighton & Hove City Council and Arts Council England.

Accessibility

Detailed information available to download here: http://brightondome.org/access/ Including the Concert Hall Access Statement and How to get here & Blue Badge parking, available to download as PDF or Word doc. Assisted Performances and Events We offer the following types of assisted performances: Audio-described performances and touch tours for blind and visually impaired people Captioned performances, British Sign Language interpreted performances & Highly Visual performances for deaf or partially hearing visitors Relaxed & Multi-sensory performances for people with learning disabilities We offer: Wheelchair-accessible foyers, ticket offices, bars & auditoria Discounts and complimentary access assistant tickets (subject to availability) Accessible toilets Lifts Assistance dogs welcome Large print brochures on request Induction loops (Corn Exchange & Studio) Sennheiser infrared hearing assistance (Corn Exchange & Studio) Sennheiser radio frequency hearing assistance (Concert Hall) Wheelchair viewing platforms at standing concerts (Concert Hall) On-street disabled parking spaces nearby Family-friendly with baby-change facilities

Accessibility Guide

Accessibility Guide Link: http://brightondome.org/access/

Accessible Performances

Assisted Performances and Events We offer the following types of assisted performances: Audio-described performances and touch tours for blind and visually impaired people Captioned performances, British Sign Language interpreted performances & Highly Visual performances for deaf or partially hearing visitors Relaxed & Multi-sensory performances for people with learning disabilities

Awards List

Attitude is Everything Bronze Award Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Thumbs Up Pledge member Gig Buddies member Good Night Out member

Toilets

Toilets and Accessible Toilets The main toilets for the Concert hall are behind the bar in the foyer and can be accessed from the east and west corridors. There is also a second set on the circle right level. Accessible Toilet Information There are 4 accessible toilets in the Concert Hall, a RADAR key can be requested from FOH staff located nearby or from the bar staff. 2 are located in the stalls and 1 located in the circle within the door lobbies into the Auditorium. • Stalls right Accessible Toilet Located through the first set of auditorium doors in the door lobby off the west corridor, a FOH stewards is stationed on these doors during show times who can assist you o Door Width: 86cm /33in o Turning space inside: 160cm x 110cm / 62in x 43in o Transfer side: left o Transfer space: 80cm /31in o Toilet height: 45cm /17in o Grab rails: to right, drop down rail on left, on door o Sink height: 71cm /27in o Space under sink? Yes o Colour contrast between surfaces - grey strip running waist height around room o Lighting: blub enclosed by white opaque cover o Mirror: Over sink and full length • Stalls left Accessible Toilet Located off the east corridor and to the left of the main toilets, this is the best one to use when the Auditorium is closed, follow main toilet signage o Door Width: 90cm /35in o Turning space inside: 110cm x 110cm / 43in x 43in o Transfer side: left o Transfer space: 75cm /29in o Toilet height: 45cm /17in o Grab rails: to left, drop down rail on right, on door o Sink height: 91cm /35in o Space under sink? No boxed in o Colour contrast between surfaces – grey strip running waist height around room o Lighting: blub enclosed by white opaque cover Mirror: over sink and full length • Circle Right Accessible Toilet Located on the circle right level through the first set of auditorium doors in the door lobby, a FOH stewards is stationed on these doors during show times who can assist you o Door Width: 89cm /35in o Turning space inside: 180cm x 130cm / 70in x 51in o Transfer side: Left o Transfer space: 90cm /35in o Toilet height: 45cm /17in o Grab rails: to left, drop down rail on right, on door o Sink height: 70cm / 27in o Space under sink? Yes o Colour contrast between surfaces – grey strip running waist height around room o Lighting: blub enclosed by white opaque cover o Mirror: over sink and full length They all offer: • Radar key • Level entry • Smooth, anti-slip floor • Well lit • Lever taps • Clear space under sink • Low door hook • User friendly lock • Coloured toilet Seat • Grab rails • Emergency pull • Doors can be opened from outside in an emergency • Baby changing facilities • Clear signage to all toilets Changing Places Fully attended Changing Places toilet can be find at The Colonnade, Madeira Drive, Brighton Seafront BN2 1TW The opening hours are: 09:00 to 18:00 (October to day preceding Good Friday) 08:00 to 20:00 (Good Friday to end of September

Staff

• Our frontline staff have accessibility awareness training • Should you wish to have a look at any of the BDBF spaces before your visit the Visitor Services access team will happily arrange this for you

Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

Assistance dogs are welcome in the venue and we can arrange for them to be looked after during shows or they may enter the auditorium,

The venue says it has...

  • Audio Described
  • Accessible Format
  • Audio Format
  • Carer Discount
  • Dedicated Seating
  • Disabled Access
  • Easy Read
  • IR Induction Loop
  • Induction Loop
  • Large Print
  • Access Statement

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User Ratings

Overall

4.8
Access
4.2
Parking
4.8
Toilets
1.8
Staff
4.8