Please see below for details of our venues & access. If you require this information in a different format please contact us.

Walking into Sidmouth Town?
Please do consider the route that you take, as the main road by the Campsite is busy and doesn’t have a pavement for half a kilometre. The best pedestrian route is via the campsite kissing gate (the w3w is relay.scuba.couch) on to Ice House Lane, then via Woolbrook Road. See the signs in the campsite to help you guide the way.
This route will connect you with all venues across Sidmouth and also means you can join the beautiful Byes Riverside path into town.

All Saints Hall

All Saints Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8ES

Afternoon dance workshops and evening Family Shows. All Saints Road. Level access.

The Anchor Inn & Garden

Old Fore St, Sidmouth, EX10 8LS

Garden located to the left of the pub building. Ceilidhs twice daily. The Anchor organises its own evening programme. Fringe events upstairs and inside the pub. Old Fore Street. Garden-level access, mainly tarmacked, some steep/rough areas. Upstairs access via steep staircase.

Arts Centre

Manor Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8RP

Talks. concerts and workshops. Flat access from side path or two steps and sloped front path. Side path is on an inclined road.

Blackmore Gardens

Blackmore Drive, Sidmouth, EX10 8LQ

Blackmore Gardens Marquee hosts morning Folk Dance workshops and evening ceilidhs with open access Dance Displays and Workshops in the afternoons.  Craft Fair, Music Fair, Bar and Catering with street theatre, processions and pop-ups. Enter from Blackmore Drive or through parish churchyard. Access over grass/trackway to venue spaces, small curbs from pavement to grass.

The Bulverton

Station Road, Sidmouth, EX10 9DW

Standing venue hosting high energy Roots events, Late Night Extra and daytime workshops. Food and a bar.

Based on farmland, the field has two entrances. One opposite the Festival Car Park and one by foot from Station Road, opposite the Campsite. Blue badge holder parking adjacent to the venue. Flat access over trackway to venue from paved entrance next to the Festival Car Park. The entrance for patrons walking from Station Road is a steep walk over a grass field. This is officially a standing venue, but there are a limited number of chairs around the edge of the venue. 

Cellar Bar, Kennaway House

Sidmouth, EX10 8NG

Concert venue. Triangle, Coburg Road. Access is at the side of the building. Level access available through same entrance via lift.

Connaught Gardens

Peak Hill Rd, Sidmouth, EX10 8RZ

Dance Displays. Peak Hill Road. Access is mainly step free with some slight slopes.  Two of the entrances into the Gardens are step-free but both involve steep slopes.

Conservative Club 

Radway Place, Sidmouth, EX10 8TL

Folk Dance Workshops. Radway Place.  Access: two steps through the main entrance on the side next to the cinema. Level access via side entrance ramp just past the main entrance, then further ramp into the venue.

Costa Coffee (upstairs)

Old Fore St, Sidmouth, EX10 8LP

Daily afternoon Storyrounds. Old Fore Street. Access: down one step through narrow entrance into coffee shop, then up a steep flight of stairs.

Esplanade: Bedford Steps & York Steps

One of two performance spaces on the Esplanade. Dance teams are programmed with opportunities for visiting dance groups and acoustic musicians. See A-Boards on site for available times. Level access at various points along the Esplanade.

Festival Box Office

Ham Lane, Sidmouth, EX10 8XR

Next to the swimming pool and Tourist Information Centre. Level access.

Festival Car Park

Station Road, Sidmouth, EX10 9DW

Please note that the Festival Car Park is not suitable for people who cannot traverse uneven, sometimes muddy, grassed ground.

Guide HQ (events moving to All Saints Rooms for 2024)

Lawn Vista, Sidmouth, EX10 9BB

Youth events and workshops programmed by Shooting Roots with Stream of Sound. Lawn Vista. Level access.

The Ham

Sidmouth, EX10 8BG

Main concert venue. Port Royal. Level access, over grass to Ham venue and catering outlets, small curbs at edge of grass and some trackway. Spaces for wheelchair and mobility scooter users.

Manor Pavilion

Manor Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8RP

Concerts and workshops. Manor Road. Level access at entrance, spaces for wheelchairs. The Manor Pavilion is on an inclined road.

Market Square 

Sidmouth, EX10 8AR

Dance Displays are programmed 5-6pm. Some fringe events during the day. Level access with some curbs.

Methodist Church

High St, Sidmouth, EX10 8LE

The Church is used for daytime workshops and some evening concerts. The Church Hall is used for folk dances and workshops. The Lower Hall is used for workshops. High Street. Access to Lower Hall: short flight of stairs from front entrance with stair lift. Access to Church: via lift or steps from front entrance. Access to Church Hall: level access via side entrance.

Peacock Lawn – also home to Star Marquee, Peacock & Seagull Marquees

Blackmore Drive, Sidmouth, EX10 8LQ

The home of the Children’s Festival with a full daily programme of workshops and activities. Adjacent to Blackmore Gardens.  Level pathways around the Lawn, small curbs from pathways to grass. 

Port Royal

Sidmouth, EX10 8BG

Pedestrianised area. Level access with public toilets, including an accessible unit.

Royal Glen Hotel 

Glen Rd, Sidmouth, EX10 8RW

Poetry sessions and themed singarounds. Glen Road. Access via low ramp, then via stairs to the venue in the first floor residents lounge. First floor can be accessed via lift but then a further six steps from the landing to the lounge. 

Royal York & Faulkner Hotel 

The Esplanade, Sidmouth, EX10 8AZ

Singarounds and Music and Song sessions. Esplanade. Access to the Faulkner Lounge Bar is via a low ramp from the Esplanade into the Lounge Bar entrance area. There is further ramped access to the bar and the rear seating area. 

Rugby Club

Heydons Ln, Sidmouth, EX10 8NJ

First-floor room used for a variety of workshops and sessions. Heydon’s Lane. The ground floor is used for some evening music sessions and daytime workshops. Access to first floor via stairs which have a stair lift.

Sidmouth Primary School

Vicarage Rd, Sidmouth, EX10 8UG

Dance, Music and Instrumental workshops. Vicarage Road. Level access for all patrons through the sign-posted entrance. Access to the school is via a very inclined driveway so may not be suitable for some patrons.

Stowford Rise Community Centre

Chambers Close, Sidmouth, EX10 9YL

Evening Folk Dances. Located Chambers Close, next to Waitrose. Fully accessible.

St Teresa’s Church Hall

Connaught Rd, Sidmouth, EX10 8TY

Folk dances and workshops. Vicarage Road. Level access via the main entrance at the rear of the hall.

Trumps Court

East Street, Sidmouth, EX10 8BL

Morning Storytelling Circles. East Street. Level access directly from the outside pavement.

Unitarian Hall and Church

All Saints Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8ER

Also known as Sidmouth Old Dissenting Meeting House and Dissenter of Sidmouth. The Hall is used for Children’s Festival workshops and the Church hosts evening performances on Saturday and Monday. Corner of All Saints Road / High Street.  Access: step down through the door and narrow doorways.

Volunteer Inn

52 Temple Street, Sidmouth, EX10 9BQ

Lunchtime informal “in the tradition” events. Afternoon and evening entertainment arranged by the pub. Temple Street. Level access.

Woodlands Hotel Marquee

Station Rd, Sidmouth, EX10 8HG

The Marquee is at the rear of the hotel and adjoins the Conservatory. It is used for showcases, workshops and evening acoustic folk club-style events. Station Road. Follow the signs to the rear of the hotel. Ramp available from hotel management to provide level access.

Please note that access to any festival space that involves grass is subject to the prevailing weather conditions. If you have any questions relating to accessibility please email: