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FESTIVAL: The Great Escape

WHERE: Various venues around Brighton

WHEN: 11- 13 May 2023

SPOTLIGHT SHOWS*: TBA

*Tickets for Spotlight Shows must be purchased separetly.

HOW TO BUY ACCESS TICKETS

You can purchase standard tickets for The Great Escape at greatescapefestival.com.

Registered disabled people can claim a complimentary ticket for their Personal Assistant by emailing The email address is also in operation to answer any questions if you require special access at one of the shows.

 

VENUE ACCESS



 

BRIGHTHELM

North Road, BN1 1YD

01273 821521

Level Access

• Level access from North Road and Church Street

• Automatic doors

Accessible toilets

• Accessible unisex toilets on ground floor located in the Cafe, kept unlocked.

Audio & Visual

• Hearing loop in Auditorium

• Seating available


CHALK

13 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ

TBA

FABRICA

40 Duke St, Brighton BN1 1AG

Level Access 

Venue all on one level, with stairs up to chancel/ stage

There is some slightly uneven floor surface due to the historic building having a mixture of wooden and stone flooring, but it is minimal.

Ship St entrance has rubber ramp that's brought out for all events

Duke Street entrance features a ramp down into level space.


BRIGHTON DOME

29 New Road, BN1 1UG

01273 261541 ext 525

Level Access

• Level access to venue, no kerb.

• Level access at the stage door and onto stage

• Lift to balcony level - however there is no room for wheelchair users

Accessible toilets

• 4 accessible toilets

• All RADAR key system - keys available from reception

Audio & Visual

• Hearing loop

• Viewing Platform at back of horseshoe (space for 2 wheelchair users and 2 Pas) – needs booking in advance

• Alternative viewing area in Row 2

• Large print format bar prices and listings


 
CHALK

13 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ

TBA


COALITION

171 - 181 Kings Road Arches, BN1 1NB

01273 722272

Level Access

• Fairly steep, long ramp down to seafront to access this venue.

• Level Access to Box Office/ticket area and cloakroom, ramped access into venue.

• Accessible ramped fire exits

Accessible toilets

• Accessible toilets

Audio & Visual

• No dropped counters but bar staff are happy to personalise service to cater to needs

• Raised area in bar gives wheelchair users a better view of the stage

• Large print format available


FABRICA

40 Duke St, Brighton BN1 1AG

Level Access 

Venue all on one level, with stairs up to chancel/ stage

There is some slightly uneven floor surface due to the historic building having a mixture of wooden and stone flooring, but it is minimal.

Ship St entrance has rubber ramp that's brought out for all events

Duke Street entrance features a ramp down into level space.

Accessible Toilets

Yes - two accessible toilets next to each other

Both toilets have an alarm

Visual Audio 

If people need extra assistance, let our office team know ahead of the event or a member of staff during. 

No viewing area or platform

Seating available upon request


GREEN DOOR STORE

Trafalgar Arches, Lower Goods Yard,

BN1 4FQ

Sophie Roberts: 07944 693214

Level Access

• Venue all on one level

• Please note venue has a cobbled floor

Accessible toilets

• One unisex accessible toilet unlocked

Audio & Visual

• Large print format bar prices and listings

• No viewing area or platform

• Seating available

 

HORATIOS

Brighton Pier, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1TW

01273 609361

Level Access

Situated along Brighton Pier, all on one level.

• All staff trained on emergency evacuation procedure

• Accessible toilets & staff have a key to unlock them.

Visual & Audio

• Seating available

• No viewing platform, Staff happy to assist where possible


KOMEDIA STUDIO/ KOMEDIA BASEMENT

44-47 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN

01273 647101

Level Access

• Public lift access to downstairs areas.

• Three steps up to back of stage, however it is possible to arrange steep ramp access to both the stages.

Accessible toilets

• 2 accessible toilets, one in foyer and second downstairs.

• Doors open inwards & both toilets are kept unlocked.

• Both toilets have an alarm

Audio & Visual

• Hearing loop downstairs.

• Lowered bar sections throughout the venue.

• Chairs and stools kept aside for those who need them.

• No large print menus but staff friendly and happy to assist.


LATEST MUSIC BAR

14-17 Manchester St, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1TF

Level Access – Ground Floor has a ramp but no access to floor below

Accessible Toilets – No although services are available at nearby venue

Visual Audio - No

 


ONE CHURCH

Gloucester Place, Brighton, BN1 4AA

01273 694746

Level Access

• No level access or disabled access up the stairs.

Accessible Toilets

• Once inside the building, we do have disabled toilets

Visual & Audio

• No video or audio assistance


PAGANINI BALLROOM

Old Ship Hotel, Kings Road, BN1 1NR

01273 329001

Level Access

• The main entrance has 3 steps and revolving doors

• Level access is available through bar doors to the right of the main entrance and provides ramped entry.

• Level entry from car park, although there are heavy fire doors and a fairly steep slope down the corridor.

• There is a lift to all floors and stairs have a handrail both sides

Accessible Toilets

• One accessible toilet on ground floor which is kept unlocked

Visual & Audio

• Induction loop in hotel reception only

• Dropped counter at reception/cloakroom but not bars, staff are happy to personalise service

• Seating is available

 


PATTERNS UPSTAIRS

10 Marine Parade, BN2 1TL

01273 606906

Level Access

• Yes

Accessible Toilets

• One accessible toilet, the key is kept behind the bar.

Visual & Audio

• No viewing platform

• Seating available

• No hearing loop or infrared


PATTERNS DOWNSTAIRS

10 Marine Parade, BN2 1TL

01273 606906

Level Access

• No Access -­‐ 10 wide steps down to venue

• In house door team are willing to assist getting wheelchairs down the two flights of stairs to the basement level.

• No Access -­‐ 10 wide steps down to venue

• In house door team are willing to assist getting wheelchairs down the two flights of stairs to the basement level.

Accessible Toilets

• No accessible toilet on this level

• One accessible toilet on ground floor (above Patterns) the key is kept behind the bar.

Visual & Audio

• No viewing platform

• No seating available

• No hearing loop or infrared


QUEENS HOTEL

1-5 Kings Road, BN1 1NS

Level Access

• Ramped access to Hotel entrance, with manual doors.

• Lift to all floors.

• Stairs down to function rooms have a handrail on both sides.

Accessible Toilets

• 1 unisex accessible toilet located on the ground floor. Door opens inwards and there is an alarm in toilet.

Visual & Audio

• Hearing loop at reception desk only

• No dropped counters or large print menus but hotel staff are friendly and willing to assist

• There is no viewing area or platform, however chairs are available.


REVENGE

32-34 Old Steine, Kemptown, Brighton BN1 1EL

TBA


ST MARY’S CHURCH

61 St James’ Street, Brighton, BN2 1PR

Level Access

• No however there is a stair lift for wheelchair users

Accessible Toilets

• Yes – in the hall next door to the church – step free access in between the two.

Visual & Audio

• None 

 


TGE BEACH

Lamp Post 13, Madeira Drive BN2

Level Access

• Entrance via pedestrian gate over Volks railway. Ramped access to beach and aluminium track will be installed.

Accessible Toilets

• Yes fitted with universal RADAR lock (Key can be hired for a refundable £5 deposit)

Visual & Audio

• Hearing loop available on request

• Lowered bar and large print menus at our bars


THREE WISE CATS (CASABLANCA)

5 Middle St, Brighton BN1 1AL

TBA


THE HOPE AND RUN

11 ‐12 Queens Road, BN1 3WA

01273 325793

Level Access

• One step into venue

• 2 steps to the bar

• A narrow 20 step staircase connects the bar to the venue

Accessible Toilets

• No accessible toilets

Visual & Audio

• Seating available

• No audio loop or infrared


THE PRINCE ALBERT

48 Trafalgar Street, BN1 4ED

Will Moore: 01273 730499

Level Access - live music on second floor

• Two uneven stone steps to main front entrance, with large lip at door.

• Alternative level entrance to the side, opened on request.

• Two narrow flights of stairs connect the bar to the upstairs venue, however a secondary bar is located stage right.

• Accessible toilets

• No accessible toilets

• Gents toilet is on ground level, is not adapted but has reasonably wide doorway.

• Ladies is up a steep flight of wooden stairs.

Audio & Visual

• Seating is available


UNITARIAN CHURCH

New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF

Marion: 01273 696022

Level Access

• Level access throughout

• 3 steps up to entrance, or ramped access through side gate

Accessible toilets

• Accessible toilets

• Kept unlocked

Audio & Visual

• Hearing loop

• Rows of chairs are interlocked but can be rearranged to accommodate wheelchair users


VOLKS

3 Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN1 1PS

Level Access

• Yes – on ground floor but not in basement area.

Accessible Toilets

• None in the venue however there are public ones close and available until 6pm.

Visual & Audio

• None


WATERBEAR

Brighthelm Gardens, Hanover House, Lower Ground Floor, 118 Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3XG

TBA


ZAHARA

77 East St, Brighton BN1 1NF

TBA


DID YOU KNOW?

The Great Escape hosts around 300 bands across 30 venues around Brighton and has been compared to South By Southwest – A huge festival in Texas which showcases new talent.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

greatescapefestival.com