Venue Access Information


Jazzlive at The Crypt is run by a small team of volunteers who seek to make the venue as accessible and inclusive as possible. We are a friendly and welcoming bunch of people and would urge you to get in touch to discuss if you’re considering a visit and have particular access needs.

We are, however, in the crypt of a church that was built in the 1840s, long before accessibility was a consideration for buildings, and the church’s plans for installing a lift are still a long way in the future.

The venue is accessed by 3 steps up into the church entrance with a handrail on the right hand side, and then 13 steep steps down into the Crypt, with a solid handrail on both sides, followed by 1 shallower step 1 metre along a corridor. Once inside, everything is on the same level, although the floor slopes very gently in places. To access the outdoor (smoking area) there are a further 16 steep steps at the rear of the building back up to ground level.

Fire exits are the same as the entrance or via the outside area at the back.

Unfortunately, there are no step-free options for accessing the venue.

Further information can be found in our accessibility statement including details on toilet facilities, public transport, parking, bookable access facilities and much more.

Please contact us with any questions or to discuss your access needs. Here is a link to our accessibility information which includes our contact details.

You can download a pdf version of the policy here

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