Access

We are committed to ensuring The Dance Space will be a safe and inclusive space that is accessible for everybody to use. 

Fan Dance Theatre Company at Our City Dances 2019. Photo Jen O'Brien

Wherever possible, each decision we have made on the design of the building has been carefully considered with access in mind. 

 

This includes the following:

  • All floors and rooms in The Dance Space will be wheelchair accessible
  • We will have wheelchair accessible toilets and changing facilities
  • The colour scheme and lighting in the building has been designed with the needs of those with visual impairments in mind
  • There will be internal signage used throughout the building. All signage will be designed with the needs of those with visual impairments, learning disabilities and autism in mind

 

For further transparency, below we have provided additional details on the facilities on each floor of The Dance Space.

 

Please get in touch and speak to a member of the team if you have any questions on the facilities available or if you wish to discuss any access needs. We are happy to help!

 

The Ground Floor will have:

  • Street level access into the building
  • 2 x wheelchair accessible studios (The Aldridge Community Studio & Research Studio)
  • Access to all floors via a lift
  • 3 x unisex, standard sized toilets. These are located in a unisex bathroom with 3 sinks and a mirror in the toilet lobby.
  • 1 x disabled changing room with an accessible toilet, sink and shower. This is sized 3.5 x 2.5 metres and has:
  • Drop down rails for the toilet & shower
  • Mirror
  • Grab rails
  • Shower seat
  • Baton hand shower, wall bar and mixers
  • Alarm pull cord and reset button
  • 2 changing rooms which are: 1 x male, sized 2.8m x 2.25m and 1 x female, sized 4m x 2.25m.

 

Please note that the female changing room can be divided into two separate rooms to accommodate different identifications of gender. When divided these spaces are sized 2 x 2.25m each.

 

The First Floor will have:

  • 2 x wheelchair accessible meeting rooms (The Boardroom and The South East Dance Meeting Room)
  • Access to all floors via a lift
  • A kitchenette with wheelchair accessible surfaces and facilities
  • 1 x unisex standard sized WC with a sink and mirror inside the cubicle. This is located in a unisex bathroom entered by a lobby.
  • 1 x disabled toilet cubicle. This is in a unisex bathroom entered through a lobby with a sink and mirror inside the cubicle. It has:
  • Grab rails
  • Drop down rails for WC
  • Alarm pull cord and reset button

 

The Second Floor will have:

  • Access to all floors via a lift
  • A wheelchair accessible studio/performance space (The Creation Studio)
  • A kitchenette in the artist’s green room with wheelchair accessible surfaces and facilities
  • 1 x unisex standard sized WC in a unisex bathroom entered by a lobby with a sink and a mirror inside the cubicle.
  • 1 x disabled toilet cubicle. This is in a unisex bathroom entered through a lobby with a sink and a mirror inside the cubicle. It also has:
  • Grab rails
  • Drop down rails for WC
  • Alarm pull cord and reset button
  • 1 x disabled changing room with an accessible toilet, sink and shower. This is sized 2.8 x 2.25 metres and has:
  • Drop down rails for WC & shower
  • Mirror
  • Grab rails
  • Shower seat
  • Baton hand shower, wall bar and mixers
  • Alarm pull cord and reset button

 

The Third (Mezzanine) Floor will have:

  • Access to all floors via a lift
  • A resting space
  • Two wheelchair accessible artists spaces
  • 1 x disabled changing room with an accessible toilet, sink and shower. This is sized 3 x 3 metres and has:
  • Drop down rails for WC & shower
  • Mirror
  • Grab rails
  • Shower seat
  • Baton hand shower, wall bar and mixers
  • Alarm pull cord and reset button