The Attenborough Centre

Overview

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts is an interdisciplinary arts hub connecting University of Sussex with wider regional, national and international arts communities. The centre presents a seasonal programme of performance, dance, live art, film, music, discussion & debate and digital practices..
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Access Card Notes

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Contact details

The Attenborough Centre University of Sussex, Gardner Centre Road, Falmer, Brighton, South East, BN1 9RA
Phone: 01273 67 88 22

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
Both the Foyer and Box Office have level access.

The café-bar is past the foyer, up 7 steps – it is also accessible via the customer lift. The café counter has a lowered section, there are bendable plastic straws on the bar, and large print menus are available on request.

We can provide a viewing area at standing gigs at the front of the auditorium for wheelchair users, customers who require a seat and are not able to use stairs, and for those accompanying customers with these access requirements.

Both spaces for wheelchair users and seats with flat floor access can be reserved by indicating your access requirements on our Access Register, or by contacting the box office directly.

Short Distances

Short distance
There is one blue badge parking bay on Gardner Centre Road opposite the venue, and there are two disabled bays for blue badge holders in the Sports Centre Car Park - these are available on a first-come, first-served basis (as they are often shared with Sports Centre users).

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
There are two sets of toilets on the right after you go through the foyer – there is an accessible toilet in each. Both sets of toilets have pushpad access; the accessible toilets do not have a RADAR lock.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
We welcome assistance dogs. We recommend that guests inform the box office in advance and provide proof that any dog is registered with an organisation that is a member of Assistance Dogs UK. We can provide water for assistance dogs, and can usually look after them during a show.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
Personal assistance tickets for customers who would otherwise be unable to attend the venue are available free of charge.

These tickets can be booked online by customers who have joined our Access Register and provided proof of eligibility. They can also be booked by contacting the box office directly.

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
We have the following facilities at some selected events:

Touch tours
Relaxed performance
Audio description
Places on Touch Tours can be booked online, or by contacting the box office.

If you would like to book seats with good sightlines of captions / BSL interpretation, you can do so online by indicating your access requirements on your account on our website or by contacting the box office directly.

Large print cafe menus are available on request.

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
All our spaces have a Sennheiser infrared system that sends an audio signal to a personal infrared receivers worn around the neck.

These receivers can connect to either a hearing aid or the headphones provided with the receiver.

We have the following facilities at some selected events:

Captioning
BSL interpretation
Touch tours
Relaxed performance
Places on Touch Tours can be booked online, or by contacting the box office.

If you would like to book seats with good sightlines of captions / BSL interpretation, you can do so online by indicating your access requirements on your account on our website or by contacting the box office directly.