Access For People With Disabilities


We try to make the Festival as accommodating as possible to all people. Wheelchair access is available at most venues (see below) and our volunteer stewards are always ready to assist with any special requirements. If special requirements exist, such as the positioning of a wheelchair, it is the ticket holder’s responsibility to contact the venue to make sure that their requirements are known. Venue stewards will do their best to accommodate all such requests.

Carers Ticket

Requests may be made via Sidmouth TIC, in writing (Sidmouth Tourist Information Centre, Ham Lane, Sidmouth, EX10 8XR ) or via the phone (01395 577952), for a Carers ticket, by, or on behalf of, a disabled person requiring a carer to be able to attend events. Once approved, a carer’s ticket will be free of charge and gains entry to all events that the cared for person attends. (The Carers ticket does not gain entry to other events.)


Venue Access Summary

All Saints Hall
All Saints Road. Wheelchair access.

Anchor Inn and Garden
Old Fore Street. Wheelchair access to the Garden.

Arts Centre
Station Road. Wheelchair access.

Bedford Hotel
Esplanade. Access is via three steps. A wheelchair ramp is available from the hotel management.

Blackmore Gardens
Access from Blackmore Drive or through the parish churchyard. Wheelchair access over grass.

Bulverton Marquee
Situated just opposite the Festival car park (for directions see Festival Parking) on the way from the Festival car park to the Campsite bus stop. Alternatively there is access by foot from Station Road (B3176) opposite the Campsite (steepish walk up lit pathway).Please note that the Festival Car Park is on a steep hill and NOT suitable for people with mobility issues.

Carinas Limited disabled access via Carinas entrance off Market Square.

Chapel Street Hall
Chapel Street, off Church Street. Wheelchair access.

Esplanade. Wheelchair access.

Ham Concert Marquee
End of Port Royal. Wheelchair access over grass.

Ham Lawn
Adjacent to Ham Marquee. Wheelchair access over grass.

Port Royal
Pedestrianised area. Wheelchair access.

Festival Box Office
Next to the swimming pool and Tourist Information Centre. Wheelchair access.

Kingswood and Devoran Hotel
Wheelchair access via back door and via front of hotel and lift down to Kingswood room.

Manor Pavilion
Corner of Manor Road and Station Road. Wheelchair access.

Methodist Church
(Church, Church Hall, Lower Hall and Upper Room) High Street. Lift into the Church and Upper Hall. Level access to the Hall. Short flight of stairs to the Lower Hall.

Rugby Club
Heydon’s Lane. Access via stairs only.

Sidmouth C of E Primary School
(Vicarage Road Site) Wheelchair access.

Stowford Rise Community Centre
Chambers Close. Wheelchair access.

St Teresa’s Hall
Vicarage Road. Wheelchair access is available via doors on Temple Street.

Unitarian Hall
Corner of All Saints Road and High Street. Level access, but narrow doorways.

Volunteer Inn
Temple Street. Wheelchair access to bars and the garden.

Woodlands Hotel
Station Road. Wheelchair access.