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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Concert Hall, £4-£25

Details

Professional Concert Hall offering professional and student concerts in the evenings and educational workshops and concerts in the afternoons. Capacity is for 150 but can be extended. Disabled access and licensed bar at all events.

The Swinburn Hall Concert Series offers a broad and varied programme of events to suit all tastes ranging from classical to rock and comedy to avant garde. Visiting artists in the 2009 2010 series include Andrew Ball (piano), Florian Kitt (cello), Phil Miller (jazz), Stephen Fearing (singer songwriter) and our Quartet in Residence the Bingham String Quartet. Performances by members of staff of the Centre of Music and Performing Arts include Tim Pells and Andrew Allen (classical guitar duo) the Dead Rat Orchestra (experimental), Rev Simpkins and the Phantom Notes (blues/progressive folk) and Saucerful of Floyd (rock). The series is underpinned by a wealth of student concerts including the choral, symphonic wind, chamber music and rock. Most professional events have free afternoon workshops.

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled accessFacilities for hearing impaired

Prices

Ranging from £4+
Group discounts available upon request, please contact the box office in advance.

Contact

Sally Fisher

01206 712999

Address

Sheepen Road,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO3 3LL

Location

Directions

See location of Creative Arts Live on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 988256  Lat: 51.89347 Long: 0.88779

By Road:
In Sheepen Road, off A134. Take the third left signposted Swinburne Hall, Eastgate entrance.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system