Accessibility & Inclusivity

We work hard to provide free community events as well as paid for ticketed events throughout the festival and during the intervening year.

Our venues are fully accessible and we permit assistance dogs at all events and the ability to request an aisle seat where there is a medical requirement. We encourage all ticket holders to get in touch in advance of the event if they require wheelchair access and space for a carer to be sited next to them.

We do not use strobe lighting at any of our events.

Through our schools outreach programme we actively target “Looked After Children” and those from lower income families who don’t normally have access to quality arts experiences, trips and workshops.

Our annual bursary programme for local university students appeals to students who are financially struggling to apply and provides them with up to 3 years of financial support of £500 to £2,500+ per annum. We currently financially support 10 local university students.

All our tickets are sold via the website to allow for equal access to all, whether local or not, from within the UK or abroad. Those requiring extra help with using the website can do so by calling us and being talked through the purchase process on the phone. Alternatively, help is on hand in the festival office during the festival where tickets can be purchased with the help of one of our staff or volunteers.