Hello folks!

Here’s a breakdown of the access support and info for BUZZCUT fest. If there’s anything that you’d like additional information on, or anything extra we can do to support you having an amazing time then please do get in contact with Karl at buzzcutkarl@gmail.com or 07834 751536.

A note about the festival
The festival is a very busy environment, with crowds of up to 350 people in the main social space at busy times. As people do not reserve tickets in advance it can get hectic at times with passing on information and getting into specific shows. We try and make this experience as relaxed as possible, and if you are finding the situation too difficult please talk to one of our super friendly volunteers and we can find a way to help you navigate the environment. There is also a silent rest area available if you need it. Quieter periods are between 10:00 – 18:00 on the weekdays and 10:00 – 15:00 on the weekends, so do come then if you prefer to experience the festival in a more chilled way.

The Pearce Institute
We will hold most events in and around the Pearce Institute. There is a wheelchair accessible entrance into the building (which will be clearly signposted) and there is a wheelchair accessible toilet on the ground floor. The Mary Barbour, The Vestibule and The Macleod Hall are all on the ground floor. The rest area (located in the Boardroom) is on the 1st floor, accessible by a lift.

The Billiard Room and The Fairfield Hall are located on the first floor (which is accessible via lift), however then there are seven steps in order to access the room. We have hired a stairclimber called the SuperTrack Major TRE52 to support access into these rooms for the duration of the festival, and trained members of staff to operate it.  The max weight for this model is 200kg, we apologise if this does not suit your requirements, and if you want any more information about these staircases please don’t hesitate to contact Karl.

There is parking available on Water Street – 100m from The Pearce Institute.

There are several fire doors which cannot be propped open inbetween the entrance and The Macleod Hall social area. We have volunteers on-hand to hold these doors open if you need it, just ask 🙂

Rest Area
There will be a silent rest area with beds and soft furnishings available at all times during the festival period in The Boardroom on the 1st Floor of the Pearce Institute (accessible via lift).

The Glue Factory / The Centre for Contemporary ArtsKinning Park Complex / Cafe 13
There will be several performances offsite in other venues. All these venues are wheelchair accessible on the ground floor with level access. There are parking spaces located in viewing distance of each of the venues.

Please note the Glue Factory can be cold. If you require a personal heater please let us know via buzzcutkarl@gmail.com, and do wrap up warm!

British Sign Language Interpretation / Captioned
Everything in the programme will either be Sign Language Interpreted, captioned or is highly visual with limited or no text. You can see a detailed breakdown of which shows are interpreted, captioned or not requiring interpretation on the daily schedules. There will also be BSL support on the welcome desk and in the bar and social space and all announcements will be given in BSL and English.

We will have a creche in the Macleod Hall who are able to look after young-uns whilst you see a show.

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