Festival Accessibility

Ensuring accessibility for all

BSL Interpreter at Brighton Dome

Every year, we make more and more of our performances accessible to a wider audience through a range of assisted shows. Read on for more information about the different types of assisted shows on offer and follow the links to discover the shows.

Access at Brighton Festival

Access Statements

Access statements for our venues are available to view and download via the links below. Hard copies are available on request at Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival ticket office.

Concert Hall Access Statement

Corn Exchange Access Statement

Blue Badge parking in Brighton

Customers with a Blue Badge can park in disabled bays, pay & display bays and shared use bays in Brighton & Hove. Also car parks throughout Brighton & Hove have different policies on disabled parking. To make sure you aren't given a parking ticket you should read the signs carefully when you enter the car park.

Visit Brighton and Hove City Council’s webpage for more information on Blue Badge parking.

Information on parking in local bays

New Road parking spaces - Max stay: 3 hours

Church Street Bays - No time limit on stay

You may also park on a single or double yellow line for up to 3 hours as long as there is not a loading restriction (marked by strips on the kerb). You must make sure that the time disc is set to the time that you left the vehicle.

Please click here for additional information on Blue Badge parking

The following car parks do not charge Blue Badge holders for parking

  • Black Rock
  • Carlton Hill
  • Haddington Street
  • High Street
  • King Alfred
  • Norton Road
  • Oxford Court
  • Rottingdean Marine Cliffs
  • Rottingdean West Street

Making our website accessible

We have implemented YouAccess by Grandad Digital to make this website accessible for all visitors. This is a simple and innovative tool that allows Users to tailor their website experience to suit their specific needs

Clicking this icon anywhere on the website will give you access to a panel where you can configure how you view this website’s content.

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyards

Our Access Scheme helps us provide you with the best possible service ensuring you have an easy and enjoyable visit every time you book a ticket and attend a Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival event

Not all disabilities are visible – some are not immediately obvious such as autism, chronic pain, dementia, anxiety, visual or hearing impairment.

Not all people with hidden disabilities require assistance. But if you do, wearing the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard discreetly indicates that you need additional support, help or a little more time.

Our staff are trained to recognise the lanyard, to understand that not all disabilities are visible, and to offer additional support where needed. We can provide you with a lanyard.

We can offer:

  • Early entry into the venue or the auditorium, to avoid queuing and/or crowds
  • Use of our lowered counter service point in the foyer bar
  • Access to radar keys to open accessible toilet facilities
  • Additional assistance from staff (e.g. escort to seats)


To request a lanyard or further information, please email access@brightonfestival.org  or call 01273 261525

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