The Union building – although challenging, is fully accessible with lift access across all floors of the venue and accessible gender-neutral WC’s available in each venue.
The Union building is set-out on six levels but there is either ramped or lift access to every level with the distance from the main entrance to the furthest part of the venues approximately 200 metres.
We have drop-down bars in all of our venues.
Getting To The Venue:
Parking is very limited close to the Union building and is on-street only, however provision is available close to the Union entrance – between 10 and 40 metres, for up to six blue-badge holders.
Please note – additional Blue Badge parking is available on Campus – around 500 metres away, within the Leeds University Multi-storey car park should the spaces by the Union be unavailable. Additional spaces are also provided off-Campus at the Woodhouse Lane Multi-storey. All parking options are listed here.
Walking: The University campus is approximately one mile from Leeds city station. Download the University walking and cycling map of the surrounding area.
By train, bike or bus: Leeds station connects us with all major UK cities and has a fast and efficient London service. For train information and timetables visit the National Rail Enquiries website. There are a number of excellent bus services in Leeds. Visit the West Yorkshire Metro website and First Leeds for timetables and general information. There is also a city bus which stops at the bus and train stations and the southern end of campus (near the back of Leeds General Infirmary A&E) every 10 minutes from 06:30 – 19:30 Monday to Saturday.
Visit the National Express website for details.
Customers With Medical Needs:
We welcome attendees who need to bring medicines, food or drink to manage medical conditions, or medical equipment. Please contact our access team if you have any concerns.
Assistance Dogs: We are proactive on the use of assistance dogs and can provide water and other facilities should you require them.
Performance Enhancements: We are not currently able to offer any auditory or visual enhancements to assist with your enjoyment. We are working on improving this in the area and would welcome your feedback and input on this area via the contact information above.
Strobe Lighting: The venues do include strobe lighting and other ‘flash-based’ effects as standard. In addition, as many of our events include aspects of ‘toured production’ – which are outside of the venue’s control, we urge you to contact us for more information on an event-specific basis at the earliest opportunity.
We have a disabled toilet on almost every floor of the building.
All of our toilets are accessible by lifts, which means whichever venue you’re in, you’re never far from your nearest accessible toilet.
Baby Changing Facilities: Our accessible toilets are equipped with baby changing facilities.
Booking Access Facilities:
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange booking any access facilities.
Accessible Ticketing: Every accessible customer is entitled to one free companion ticket with their purchased ticket. Please email us at email@example.com to arrange.
Accessible Viewing Platform: All of our venues have a designated accessible viewing area.
Please note: there is limited space in this area, and it is reserved on a first come, first served basis.
Wheelchairs: We have space for 4 wheelchairs per event in our venues. Please note: there is limited space in this area, and it is reserved on a first come, first served basis. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a space.
Priority Entry: This will allow you access 15 minutes early entry prior to doors, so you can find a suitable position that is comfortable for you. We also provide this for all seated and wheelchair spaces.
Seated Spaces: We can provide seated spaces for anyone who needs them. These are booked on a first come, first-serve basis so sometimes they are not always available. Please let us know in good time if you require a seated space and we will confirm this with you. Please note that any companions will not automatically be provided a seated ticket, as these are of limited availability, we always reserve these for those with accessibility needs. Companions are however welcome to stand in the seated area.
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