Accessibility

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Venue Information

Venue Type
Arts Centre

Venue Access Summary
Some access for wheelchair users. No services or facilites for sensory impaired people.

Venue key words
Film Viewings, Music (Avant-Garde), art, gallery

Other venue information
The main gallery is located on the first floor of the building. As the Horse Hospital used to be a stable, it doesn’t have a staircase, but instead a large ramp, leading to the first floor. This venue has tours over the Open House weekend.

Address
Colonnade, Bloomsbury

Borough
Camden

Town
London

Post Code
WC1N 1HX

Contact Info
Public Switchboard – 020 7833 3644
Public Email – popculture@thehorsehospital.com

Transport and Entrance

Nearest BR station
Euston
Distance to BR station 800m

Nearest tube station
Russell Square

Bus information
7, 59, 68, 91, 168, 188

Parking
On site – Yes, 2 bays, phone to reserve
Designated – No

Main Entrance
Level access – No
Access steps – 1 step

Doors
Wide Single
Door opening – Inward
Inside Access – Access Inside

Access Areas

Notes for Venues with multiple areas
The main gallery is located on the first floor of the building. As the Horse Hospital used to be a stable, it doesn’t have a staircase, but instead a large ramp, leading to the first floor. However, the ramp is made of cobble stones, and there are wooden slats sticking out of the stone about every half metre. This makes it incredibly difficult to push a wheelchair up to the first floor, however, it was possible, and the staff were very friendly and helped us as much as possible. Once in the upstairs gallery, again the floor is cobbled, and very uneven. The manager of the Horse Hospital did say that he had got a quote for a lift, and was looking into applying for a grant, or some form of funding to finance it.

Accessible areas
Most areas

Non-Accessible areas
Toilets

Floor surfaces
Cobble stones, very uneven
Limited Mobility

Location of seating
In the main gallery
Type of seating – Removable padded chairs

Capacity
75 seated, 120 standing

Staff will assist
Yes, they were extremely friendly, and eager to help

Information for Visually Impaired

Info in large print
On request

Guide Dogs
Dogs welcome
Yes

Refreshments

Bar – Yes
Location – Behind the main screen in the gallery
Details – Only serves drinks
Assistance with carrying – Yes
Refreshments – Self service, but can offer table service if required
Moveable Seating available – Yes
Bar/counter height – 900mm

Shops

Shop Location – There are occasionally stalls for particular exhibitions, but nothing perfect
Wheelchair accessible – Yes
Staff will assist – Yes

Fire Exits

Location of accessible fire exits – Both located on the ground floor, which is accessible via the ramp or a flight of stairs at the back of the building.

Toilets and Phones

Toilets Locations – There is one unisex toilet in the main gallery
Details – The door is too narrow for a wheelchair to fit through

Telephones

Use of private telephone if necessary – Yes

Seating and Concessions

Seating
Seating bookable – Yes
Reserved seats – Yes

Concessions
All disabled people – Yes
Wheel chair users – Yes
Escorts – Yes
Groups – Yes
Un-waged – Yes
Children – Yes
Students – Yes
Senior citizens – Yes

People Services

Workshops Classes and Activities
Classes – Yes
Workshops – Yes
Lectures – Yes
Other events – They have worked with colleges and drop in centres, and the gallery space is available for hire.

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