IBT wants to create a space in which the Summit community of artists, audiences and staff feel inspired and supported. We strive to be inclusive and promote equality for all. 

We have created this plan to help achieve this goal. If you have any suggestions please let us know. 

This event is supported by Doing Things Differently, a partnership between Diverse City and Bristol City Council Arts and Events Team. #DoingThingsDifferently


All access ticket requests need to be made through  [email protected]  and we provide complimentary companion tickets. 


We work with venues to provide a Quiet Room where possible. 

If audiences or staff are affected by any issues discussed in the talks and performances and want to talk to someone, we suggest contacting Bristol Mind who operate a confidential freephone helpline open from  Wednesday to Sunday from 8pm to midnight. They provide a safe place to talk if someone is in distress.  

We recognise that the most effective support is on offer from professional specialist community services.  Bristol Mind  will also give information about mental health support services available in your area. 

Tel: +44 ( 0)808 808 0330 

Audiences are welcome and encouraged to leave auditoriums and event spaces if they need to. Artists and speakers are made aware of this. 

If you are feeling anxious or nervous about coming to the In Between Time Summit please feel free to speak to staff before or during your visit. We can reserve a seat at the end of a row, make sure you are located close to an exit, provide a quiet space where possible etc. Our staff are here to make you feel welcome and comfortable during your visit.  

Tel: +44 (0)117 370 6383/ [email protected] 



WE THE CURIOUS (Rosalind Franklin Room and Imax)

  • Quiet Room available within the Rosalind Franklin Room event space.
  • Facilities for those with young children.
  • Level access, with lifts to all floors.
  • Fully accessibly on-site car park, adapted pay stations and fully-automated doors onto Millennium Square – for vehicles over two metres high, due to height restrictions, please contact us in advance.
  • Drop-off points for minibuses and coaches.
  • Disabled toilet facilities throughout the venue.
  • Wheelchairs can be loaned for the duration of your visit (subject to availability).
  • Spaces are fully accessible for people with limited mobility and wheelchair users.
  • Hearing loop at the information and ticket desks.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome. 
  • On arrival you can request over-head ear defenders. 
  • Weighted blankets and a quieter room with low level lighting.
  • Please note this room doubles up as a first aid room so there are shelves with supplies (If this is not suitable a member of We the Curious staff will do their best to accommodate).

Panel Talks – ‘Whose Voices Are We Listening To’ and ‘The Arts Respond to Climate Change’ 

  • Live Subtitles.
  • Guide & Assistance Dogs Welcome.

Round Tables and Workshops 

  • 1-1 BSL interpreters available to support individuals during the World Cafe.
  • We will provide “relaxed round tables, floor cushions and alternative gathering spaces.
  • Guide & Assistance Dogs Welcome


  • Lift access to all levels of Arnolfini. 
  • Baby changing facilities to make it easier for those with young children. 
  • Accessible toilets. 
  • During exhibitions, transcripts and large print transcripts are available for any audio pieces in the galleries and from the Information Desk. 
  • The nearest accessible parking is The Grove, Harbour Side, Bristol BS1 4RB which includes blue badge spaces. 
  • Two wheelchairs are available for use inside the building. 
  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.
  • Quiet Room.

Singlet in Arnolfini Theatre 

  • BSL interpretation of show Friday 11th October, 19:30pm 
  • Wheelchair seats and companions.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

The Ride 

  • Wheelchair access.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

Panel Talks in Theatre and Upper floor 

  • Wheelchair access.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome. 
  • BSL interpretation.


  • Wheelchair access. Ramped access to auditorium and wheelchair spaces available. Level access to toilets. 
  • Parking: There is limited metered parking available around Portland Square which is free after 6:00pm. Alternatively, there is a nearby NCP car park and parking in Cabot Circus shopping centre. 
  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.
  • Induction Loop.

This show is about the stories of women who suffered rape during the Rwandan Genocide and it could trigger a traumatic incident. Audience members are welcome to leave the auditorium at any time. Free seats will be available in the back of the auditorium so people can re-enter if they wish to.  

  • A member of staff will be available in the foyer should anyone need practical support. 
  • BSL interpretation – Saturday 12th October, 19:30pm.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.


  • Wheelchair access.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.
  • Please note the floor is uneven. 
  • Parking available at Wapping Wharf car park a five minute walk away.
  • IBT stewards will be available for mobility support if needed. 


  • There is level access to toilets & into building from street. 
  • Facilities for those with young children.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system. 
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue. 
  • The lighting levels are medium. 
  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome. 
  • Parking available at Wapping Wharf car park behind the building. 
  • IBT stewards will be available for mobility support if needed. 


  • The nearest car park is Kennel Lodge Road Car Park. Parking costs £1.20 per day. 
  • Arts Mansion entrance is via the Great Hall Gallery which faces onto the West Lawn.  
  • Wheelchair accessible route from car park:  

Map showing route for wheelchair users 

  • Once you are in the building it is all wheelchair accessible but you can only enter and exit though the entrance indicated. 
  • Toilets with baby changing facilities (access via the stables courtyard).
  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.
  • Quiet Room.
  • BSL interpreters for the show ‘Neither Here Nor There’. 
  • Stewards to support access needs. 


Slow Story Slide Show (in small lounge):  

A script of the audio will be provided for people who need it/would prefer to read it 

Festival of Ancients (outside) 

  • The medium and large pods are wheelchair accessible.
  • For people who are visually impaired, the work can be experience through touching the structures and the steward can offer to describe the work to the person using a description provided by the artist.
  • For people who are d/Deaf the soundscape will be experienced by a descriptive document provided by the artist.