Accessibility | York Barbican
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Access at York Barbican

By letting us know your access requirements we will, where possible, seat you appropriately.

York Barbican has step-free access into the auditorium, meeting rooms, restaurants and bars. The first floor is accessible via a lift. Please see below for information about accessible seating in the auditorium.

There will be a hearing enhancement system in the auditorium, more details will be available once this is installed.

Where patrons with disabilities need a carer to assist and attend an event, the combined cost will be equivalent to the full cost of one ticket.

Accessible Seating

Wheelchair spaces are located on Balcony Level in the ‘slips’ and in Stalls on either row A or row AA, whichever is the front row.

Level access seating is located on Balcony row A and Stalls rows A, AA and BB (where rows AA and BB are present). Each row B and above on both Stalls and Balcony involves 2 shallow steps.

Priority Accessible Seats are available to book for those who require level access. These seats also have extra legroom and are suitable for those with assistance dogs or who normally require an aisle seat.

Accessible Booking

For most of our events, accessible seating can be booked online through our website. However, if you need any assistance please email [email protected] with your contact details and a member of our team will get in touch. 

Main Entrance and Foyer Areas

The main entrance/Box Office entrance of York Barbican has level access from the piazza on Paragon Street. Disabled parking spaces are available at nearby Q-Park Kent Street

The ground floor foyer spaces are all level access. There is a lift to the upper level (Balcony) of the Barbican. The lift has voice announcements and raised lettering on the control panel.

All bars and the Box Office have low-level counter positions.

An accessible toilet is available on both floors of the venue.

Hearing and assistance dogs are welcome throughout the building and auditorium. Dog mats are available on request. Aisle seats can also be requested.

Disabled Parking

A parking voucher for Q-Park Kent Street car park can be bought from our box office for the reduced rate of £6.50, valid for the day of the event. Please park your car first before purchasing a ticket from our Box Office counter.

There are 4 disabled parking bays for Blue Badge holders in Q-Park Kent Street which are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day.

For more information about the car park, please visit the Q-Park website