Access


Arriving on site:

When arriving on site please come to reception (door to the left on ground floor). There is a small step in the doorway and a step down when you come into reception. If you use a wheelchair we have step free access round the side of the building, in warm weather we have the door open so should see you as you arrive, however feel free to call ahead if you want to double check we can have someone to meet you.

IO Radio:

We currently have step free access to two of our radio studios, the other has two small steps as you pass through two doorways. Studio 3 is fully wheelchair accessible, however if you have any queries about the space please give us a call.

Ipswich Community Media offices:

Both our offices are located on the first floor, to access them there is a small step in the doorway and a staircase with 11 steps (with a handrail). Unfortunately there is no step free access to the first floor offices but if you call ahead we would be happy to facilitate a meeting in one of the downstairs, step free, spaces.

The Smokehouse:

Most of our workshops, as well as gigs in the evening, are held in the smokehouse building. The main entrance has one small step in the doorway. There is also a fully accessible ramped entrance at the back of the space, but you may have to ask a member of staff to open the door for you as it is a fire door so kept shut.

Toilets:

The upstairs bathrooms are both gender neutral and single stall. The ground floor bathrooms in the smokehouse are not gender neutral, however we believe that everyone should be able to use whichever bathroom they feel most comfortable with. We also have an accessible bathroom located next to the courtyard. The bathroom is accessed with a Radar key, just ask a member of staff and they should be able to get it for you.


Visiting Us

By car:

There is a public car park next to the venue with accessible car parking spots.

By bus:

The closest bus stop is South Street, right next to south street studios. The next closest are Granville Street, and Barrack Corner, both within 300m.

By train:

The closest train station is Ipswich (Burrell Road), 0.8 miles away (20 minute walk up and down-hill, or 6 minutes by car/taxi).


If you have any questions about accessibility and inclusion, or would like more information please email hello@ipswichcm.org.uk


Unless otherwise stated, currently we do not have additional access systems to workshops, performances, or other events, such as:

Audio loops

Infra red or mobile connect systems

British Sign Language

Captioning

Audio Description

Relaxed Performances