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NCEM Accessibility

NCEM Access

The National Centre for Early Music is fully accessible to disabled customers, with level access throughout the building, suitable toilets and 2 designated parking spaces. A hearing loop can be provided for selected events throughout the season - please enquire in advance if you would like to use this service.  Registered assistance dogs are welcome at the venue.
The National Centre for Early Music is a Typetalk approved business.
We are keen to make sure your visit to the National Centre for Early Music is enjoyable. If you have any additional requirements, or would like to book a parking space, please let us know in advance when booking tickets either for an event or for the Centre's conference facilities.
To ensure that the entire community can access our events, we offer a complimentary ticket to an essential personal assistant. To qualify, you should either have a valid CredAbility Access Card with the +1 symbol, or please join our access scheme by completing the attached Personal Assistant Application Form below

Personal Assistant Access Form.doc
To qualify for the concession we ask to see a copy of one of the following:

  • Front page of a Disability Living Allowance or PIP document
  • Certificate of Visual Impairment
Feel free to cross out reference numbers and amounts. The details provided are kept secure, treated confidentially, and used only to process your application. Documents can be scanned and attached to your form if e-mailing, or photocopied for applications made in person or by mail.
An essential personal assistant must be able to provide you with the appropriate assistance which might include:
  • Assisting you in moving around the venue
  • Helping you to evacuate the venue in case of an emergency
  • Accompanying and/or assisting you in using the venue facilities
  • Assisting in purchasing refreshments
If you have previously booked a personal assistant ticket using this process, then you will not be required to complete the form again. Please contact the Box Office and we will be able to access your previous sales record, which will be sufficient for repeat bookers.
For further information please contact the Box Office on 01904 658338 or e-mail