Accessibility

Accessible Park and Ride Bus

Blue badge parking in town is particularly scarce. However, during the Trail Weekend a Park and Ride service is provided by Amber Valley Community Transport using wheelchair accessible buses to travel the Trail route, stopping at points of interest around the town picking up and dropping off passengers.

Accessibility

Getting around Wirksworth

Getting around in Wirksworth is not always easy, but we aim to support disabled visitors to enjoy the Festival’s Trail Weekend and Performance Programme by providing access facilities and information.

The town is hilly and there are narrow pavements. Also individual homes and buildings will contain narrow entrances and steps on occasion, so not all of our art, or performance venues are easily accessible.

Main venues

Several of the main venues used during the Festival for major events, performances and exhibitions, such as the Town Hall, the Memorial Hall and St Mary’s Church are, or are aiming to be fully accessible and have accessible toilet facilities (the nearest Changing Place is in Cromford). The Parish Room, where we have our Curated Exhibition is aiming for level access.

Most of the Festival’s Performance Programme takes place in the Town Hall which has lift access to all levels and an accessible toilet on the ground floor. On the Festival Venues page, we have added more detailed access information for the main venues used during the Festival.

Happy to help

Information on other venues and facilities can be requested in advance by contacting the Festival office.

Essential carers will not be charged Trail entry fee or for Festival performance tickets (be aware that Fringe events may not share this policy). Guide dogs will be admitted to public buildings. You may have to ask permission of private householders.

We are currently not able to provide signed or audio described performances, but assistance may be available for audio describing artworks.

We will be happy to help you plan your visit, and listen to your suggestions for improving accessibility to Festival events.