Access

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

The Dance Space at night. Photo Rose Kigwana

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 are wheelchair accessible
  • We 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

 

If you would like to discuss access at The Dance Space generally please email hello@southeastdance.org.uk or call 01273 696844

If you would like to discuss your access needs for a specific event or class, please email tickets@southeastdance.org.uk or call 01273 696844

D/deaf and disabled customers are entitled to concession price tickets wherever applicable. 

We also offer one complementary ticket to registered carers attending an event with a disabled patron. If this applies to you, please email tickets@southeastdance.org.uk before making your booking to claim your free space.

For further transparency about access at The Dance Space, see below for additional details on the facilities on each floor.
 

The Ground Floor has:

  • Street level access into the building
  • 2 x wheelchair accessible studios (The Aldridge Community Space & The Weston Research Space)
  • 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 has:

  • 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 has:

  • Access to all floors via a lift
  • A wheelchair accessible studio/performance space (The Jamie Watton Creation Space)
  • 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 has:

  • 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