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Disabled Access Day – Sat 12 Mar

On Saturday 12 March Colston Hall is taking part in Disabled Access Day, a nationwide event which will see hundreds of organisations getting involved in encouraging disabled people to visit somewhere new.

Whether that’s a cinema, coffee shop, museum or anywhere else. Disabled Access Day is all about visiting somewhere you’ve never visited before; it’s the perfect opportunity to try out a new activity, tick something off your ‘must see’ list or to just visit somewhere new with your friends and/or family.

On Disabled Access Day Colston Hall invites the public to come and find out about the service Colston Hall offers to patrons who have additional accessibility requirements. We will also be unveiling details of our new Accessible Membership Scheme, after which you will have the opportunity to be one of the first to sign up.

You will also be able to explore the plans for our historic building’s redevelopment, and how Bristol’s home of music will be more accessible than ever before. After a presentation about the exciting new plans, we would like to hear your thoughts and opinions on what would make your visit to the venue more enjoyable and easier, over a cup of tea and a piece of cake.

Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to attend an open rehearsal with Bristol Choral Society in the main auditorium as they prepare for their concert that evening.

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With over 150 independent venues already confirmed to be taking part in the day and national companies Strada, Barclays and Caffè Nero also taking part – there is lots to choose from on 12th March. Find out what’s on near you by looking at the Disabled Access Day ‘What’s On’ page.

The day is sponsored by Euan’s Guide, the disabled access review website and app. All events that are taking place on the day will be listed on the access guide ensuring that it’s easy for everyone to find relevant access information when planning their day.

On Tuesday 8 March, we unveiled our exciting plans for the first ever national Centre for Advanced Training for young musicians with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) at the House of Commons. The proposed Centre is part of Bristol Music Trust’s ambitious £45 million transformation of Colston Hall.  Read more about it here.

Euan MacDonald, Co-Founder of Euan’s Guide, said:

“Promoting good disabled access is at the core of what we do, so this campaign is close to our hearts. There are so many great venues across the UK that have good access so Disabled Access Day presents people with a great opportunity to get out there and try something new.”

We’d love to see you on Saturday.

To find out more about Disabled Access Day visit their website www.disabledaccessday.com or e-mail takepart@disabledaccessday.com.

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On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.

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