Great venue, great access
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Powerchair
Cambridge Junction is an arts venue that hosts a wide variety of music, theatre, dance, comedy and other events, as well as club nights. As venues go, its access is among the best I've come across. There are three main performances spaces - this review focuses on J2, a 220-seat venue. The flexible nature of the design means plenty of space for wheelchairs, as well as level-access seating.
Transport & Parking
Cambridge Junction is situated south of the city centre, on the piazza of Cambridge Leisure Park, not far from the railway station and on bus routes. There are a number of blue badge parking spaces immediately in front of the venue, and a multi-storey car park close behind it, with more blue badge spaces at ground level. Car parking is controlled by NCP, and there are no concessionary rates.
Access is very good throughout, with level access to the box office, bar and auditorium, and lift access to the upper balcony. The only difficulty was with the outer doors to the venue, which are very heavy - a button with an access symbol on it by the door seemed to have no effect. There is space for wheelchairs at ground level at seated and standing events, accessed via a side door from the foyer. Staff will escort you there just before doors open. In the upper balcony, some seats can be removed to create wheelchair spaces - best to book in advance if these are needed.
Large accessible toilet on ground floor, with wide door. Fixed rail on right and drop-down rail on left. Plenty of space for side transfer. There is a second accessible toilet on the top-floor balcony level, accessed via a lift. Not as large as the ground-floor toilet, but still fully accessible, this time with fixed rail on left and drop-down rail on right.
Staff were informative and very helpful throughout. My PA was unable to come with me on my most recent visit, so staff were happy to escort me to my wheelchair space and out at the interval and the end.
Anything else you wish to tell us?
Excellent venue, with very good access. Don't be afraid to ask staff questions, or for help if you need it. They are very willing to accommodate different needs wherever possible.