Accessibility

Accessibility

‚ÄčOur venues are spread across the town and are all indoors. We aim to provide you with as much information to enable you to make an informed decision on whether to attend or not based upon the facilities available being suitable to you.

Tickets & Carers

All tickets for The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival are priced as standard, carers are permitted to accompany ticket holders free of charge, but proof is required. For each ticket you buy, Colne Town Council will provide a matching one for your carer, free of charge. Please ring Colne Town Council to arrange these tickets on 01282 861888 or email admin@colnetowncouncil.org.uk

Venue Access

Our venues are all indoors and take the form of pubs, clubs, theatres and public facilities. This means the facilities on offer will vary, and some venues may be inaccessible to individuals based on this.

The Muni
The Muni is wheelchair accessible. There is a disabled toilet, disabled lift which allows access from the main hall down to the Lesser hall. Disabled customers, where possible will have priority access and a position at the front (to the side) in the main hall. Whilst there is normally no viewing platform, we recognise this is a challenge for wheelchair users to get a reasonable view of the artists and will consider the possibility of installing a temporary platform subject to capacity and agreement from the venue owner. There is no access to the balcony.

Pendle Hippodrome
Pendle Hippodrome is wheelchair accessible. There is disabled access into the auditorium via the cobbled street up Church Meadows and dedicated wheelchair spaces. We would recommend that you bring a carer with you to help manage access through this traditional street. There are no disabled toilets, however the TOWN HALL which is located very close to Pendle Hippodrome has disable toilet facilities and these will be open to match the Hippodrome show times.  Backstage facilities not accessible to disabled performers and staff.

The Little Theatre
Access to The Little Theatre is down a steep hill and involves traversing cobbled streets. We would recommend that you bring a carer with you to help manage access through this traditional street. The Theatre itself is small and may or may not have seats in place and therefore access, although possible, may again require the use of a carer to help a wheelchair user get safely around. Whilst there is normally no viewing platform, we recognise this is a challenge for wheelchair users to get a reasonable view of the artists and will consider the possibility of installing a temporary platform subject to capacity and agreement from the venue owner.

Assistance Dogs

All of our venues allow assistance dogs, please inform Colne Town Council prior to the event.

Further Information

If you would like further information about any of our venues, please contacts us at info@bluesfestival.co.uk or call us on 01282 861888.

A note regarding access to venues…

All official venues are indoors and due to limited capacity at some points over the weekend, a Saturday or Sunday Flexible Day Ticket Wristband does not always guarantee immediate access.