Venues and Access
Festival venues (with maps)
Bank Street Arts Centre
32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield, S1 2DS
Hanson St, Barnsley S70 2HZ
32 Cambridge Street, Sheffield, S1 4HP
Grimm & Co
2 Doncaster Gate, Rotherham, S65 1DJ
Grindleford Bishop Pavilion
Main Rd, Grindleford, S32 2JN
Jessop West (University of Sheffield)
University of Sheffield, School of English, Jessop West, 1 Upper Hanover St, Sheffield, S3 7RA
Sheffield, S3 8GJ
Moor Theatre Delicatessen
17 The Moor, Sheffield, S1 4PF
North Church House
84 Queen St, Sheffield, S1 2DW
Norfolk St, Sheffield, S1 2JD
The South Yorkshire Poetry Festival warmly welcomes everyone to enjoy and take part in the events and activities of the Festival. We particularly welcome people with all forms of disabilities. When booking an event please contact the organising team by email – firstname.lastname@example.org – to tell us about anything you may need to be able to join in and we’ll do our best to sort things out. Unfortunately, if we don’t hear from you before the event, you’ll appreciate we can’t guarantee to provide it on the day – so get in touch as soon as possible!
We have tried to situate events in venues with full disabled access where possible.
Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, is a Grade Two Listed Building providing limited access for people with mobility impairments. Festival events will take place in three ground floor rooms, which although not designed or adapted to wheelchair standards, have been successfully used by wheelchair users in the past. Unfortunately the cafe is inaccessible to people with impairments who are unable to use stairs. In addition, the building doesn’t house an accessible toilet. The good news is that Bank Street Arts have an arrangement with the hotel opposite for disabled people to use their disabled toilet. Access to this involves turning left out of Bank St Arts and going approximately 50m on a gently sloping pavement to the end of the road, then crossing the road at a purpose-designed crossing, with lower, but not totally lowered, kerbs (approx 3-4cms ). There is then a steeper pavement for approx 7m to the hotel doors. The toilet is situated on the first floor which can be accessed by lift. There is also a coffee bar near the hotel reception desk.
Upper Chapel, Sheffield. The disabled access in the Chapel is the right hand side door as you look at the Chapel; there is space for a maximum of 4 wheelchairs at the front of the Chapel. There are 2 emergency exits at the front of the Chapel. Persons with crutches or Zimmer frames will need to sit at the back of the Chapel for quick egress in case of a fire. The disabled toilets are on the same floor through the Chapel on the right hand side.
Grimm & Co, Rotherham, has level access to the ground floor of the building, and a lift to the first floor events space. There is a disabled toilet located on the ground floor of the building (please note this toilet does not have a hoist).
The Civic, Barnsley, is a fully accessible venue.
Moor Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield, has level access and an accessible toilet.
University of Sheffield, School of English, Jessop West (Room G03), is fully accessible.
DINA Venue, Cambridge St, Sheffield: contact event organisers here for access information.
The Bishop Pavilion, Main Road, Grindleford, S32 2JN: this building has ramp access.
Books will be available for sale at most events. Rhyme & Reason will be running a special festival bookstall at the following events:
Monday 22 May
with HIVE YOUNG WRITERS, LYDIA ALLISON, WARDA YASSIN,
THEOPHILUS KWEK, PHOEBE STUCKES and HELEN MORT
Grimm & Co, 2 Doncaster Gate, Rotherham, S65 1DJ
Wednesday 24 May
with CHRISSY WILLIAMS, ROY MCFARLANE, ZENA EDWARDS and IAN DUHIG
The Civic, Hanson St, Barnsley, S79 2HZ
Thursday 25 May
with RUBY ROBINSON, WILLIAM LETFORD and KATHERINE TOWERS
Upper Chapel, Norfolk St, Sheffield, S1 2JD