Accessibility

Participating Venue Access

Sonica and Cryptic aim to cater for everyone’s needs and are committed to ensuring an open and accessible approach to all of the work presented.

Alongside discounted tickets for disabled patrons and their carers, Cryptic offers a range of facilities to make your visit more enjoyable.

Find out about access at all venues: accessible parking, drop off points, entrances, ramps and lifts, wheelchair and mobility scooter provision, guide dogs and more below…

The Lighthouse
11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU
Tel: +44(0)141 276 5365
www.thelighthouse.co.uk

 

Getting to and from the Venue

  • The closest accessible parking is located at Mitchell Street NCP Car Park. There is a drop off point to the left of the entrance on Mitchell Street.
  • The nearest bus stops to the venue are on Argyle Street, St Vincent Street and Union Street. Buses servicing these stops include: First 6/6A, 7/7A, 9/9A, N9/N9A, 18, 21, 41, 75 or 263.
  • The closest train stations are Glasgow Central (3 minutes) & Queen Street (7 minutes)TransPennine Express offer a handy guide to visiting Glasgow by train, or visit National Rail.
  • The closest subways are Buchanan Street (4 minutes) & St Enoch (6 minutes).
  • There are bike racks located to right and left of the main entrance on Buchanan & Mitchell Street.

 

Venue Access

  • There is one entrance to The Lighthouse on Mitchell Lane.
  • The outside pavement is flush with the entrance doors to the building.
  • The entrance has a revolving door and a sliding door which operates on a pad.
  • There will be a member of box office or front of house staff nearby to offer assistance if required.

 

Inside the Venue

  • There is a lift providing access to levels 1 – 6 with level access on each floor.
  • There are accessible toilets on levels 2, 3 and 5, with wide doors for wheelchair access, grab rails, emergency cord, easy-turn taps, lowered sink, hand drying facilities and bin.
  • Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome.

 

Southbound pedestrian and cycle path, The Clyde Tunnel;
where Balshagray Cres meets Dumbarton Rd, G11 6NA

 

Getting to the Venue

  • Accessible parking is very restricted. If travelling by car from the M8 motorway, take Junction 19 and travel westbound along the Clydeside Expressway (A814) for about one mile to the Whiteinch turn-off
  • The nearest bus stops to the venue are on Dumbarton Road. Buses servicing these stops include: First 1, 1A & 1B; McGills 17; Stagecoach UK X19.
  • The closest train station is Partick interchange (15 minutes), followed by Jordanhill (15 minutes) & Hyndland (25 minutes) stationsTransPennine Express offer a handy guide to visiting Glasgow by train, or visit National Rail.
  • The closest subway is Partick (15 minutes).
  • If travelling by bike, follow National Cycle Route 7.

 

Venue Access

  • There is one entrance to the southbound pedestrian & cycle path and this has step-free access.
  • The outside pavement is flush with a gradual smooth decline on entering and incline on exiting the venue.
  • Front of House staff and stewards will be stationed at the entrance and exit to offer assistance if required. 

 

Inside the Venue

  • The southbound pedestrian & cycle path is suitable for reduced mobility, but the doors and walkways are narrow. Please notify box office when booking and confirm exact dimensions with Cryptic by emailing: sonicamarketing@gmail.com
  • Handrails are mounted throughout the venue.
  • The venue is suitable for prams and strollers.
  • Front of House staff and stewards will be stationed throughout to offer assistance if required.
  • There are no assisted hearing facilities available.
  • Public toilets are only available on exiting the venue at The Vital Spark, 1149 Govan Road, G51 4RX.
  • Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome.
  • The temperature inside the venue will be cold and warm clothing is advised.

 

Returning from the Venue

  • If travelling by car, you will have to return on foot to your vehicle using the northbound pedestrian & cycle path.
  • The nearest bus stops upon exiting the venue are on Govan Road. Buses servicing these stops include: First 3 & 77; Garelochhead Mini Buses 100; McGills 23/23A & 26; Stagecoach UK X19; Stagecoach West X76 & X77.
  • The closest train station is the Exhibition Centre (45mins). Alternatively, you can return on foot using the northbound pedestrian & cycle path for Partick interchange, Jordanhill & Hyndland stations.TransPennine Express offer a handy guide to visiting Glasgow by train, or visit National Rail.
  • The closest subway is Govan (15 minutes).
  • If travelling by bike, follow National Cycle Route 7.
  • Using the free Govan Summer Ferry which operates daily from 08.00 – 18.00, Mon to Fri and 10.00 – 17.30, Sat & Sun. The ferry departs Govan from the pontoon at the bottom of Water Row and shuttles backwards and forwards continually throughout the day. There is space for bikes.

 

George Square, G2 1DU

Getting to and from the Venue

  • On street marked Blue Badge and standard bays are available around the square, but are restricted. The closest accessible car parks are located at The Glasshouse NCP (south) and Buchanan Galleries (north) car parks. There is a drop off point in front of the main entrance to the Glasgow City Chambers on South Frederick Street.
  • The nearest bus stops to the venue are on Cochrane Steet, St Vincent Place/Street, Queen Street and George Street. Buses servicing these stops include: First 1/1A-E, 2, 6/6A, 7/7A, 18, 21, 41, 60/60A, 61, 75, 240, 255, 263, 267, 309, 338, 359, 500 (Airport), N2, N6, N18, N240, N267 & X4; McGills 38, 901 & 906/906X; Stagecoach X19.
  • The closest train stations are Queen Street (1 minute), Argyle Street (3 minutes), High Street (3 minutes) & Glasgow Central (7 minutes)TransPennine Express offer a handy guide to visiting Glasgow by train, or visit National Rail.
  • The closest subways are Buchanan Street (2 minutes) & St Enoch (10 minutes).
  • There are bike racks located on the George Street side of the square and outside the North Hanover Street entrance to Queen Street train station.

 

Venue Access

  • Entrances to George Square are located on Queen Street and South Frederick Street with step-free access at all pedestrian crossings.
  • The outside pavement is level across the entirety of the square.
  • To enter you will pass through security screening, which will include a bag search and ‘pat down’. Items such as bags in excess of 25 litres, commercial photography equipment, noise-making instruments, glass containers, bulk food, balls, inflatable items and alcoholic beverages are not allowed.
  • Front of House staff and stewards will be stationed at all entrances and exits to offer assistance if required.

 

Inside the Venue

  • George Square is suitable for reduced mobility, prams and strollers.
  • There is an information point and front of house staff and stewards will be stationed throughout to offer assistance if required.
  • There are no assisted hearing facilities available.
  • Portable, accessible public toilets are located on North Hanover Street and the north east corner of the square. Local Changing Places toilets, with a hoist and adult-sized changing bench, are located at St Enoch Centre and Glasgow Central Station.
  • Baby changing facilities are inside the portable, accessible public toilets located on North Hanover Street and the north east corner of the square.
  • Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome.
  • This is an outdoor venue and sensible clothing is advised.

 

To request information in alternative formats such as large print or audio described, please call: 0141 354 0544 or email: sonicamarketing@gmail.com