26th August to 4th September 2022

Access at Freedom Festival 2022 

At Freedom Festival Arts Trust, we care passionately about providing enjoyable experiences that are 
accessible to all. Our friendly team of staff and volunteers will be on hand to offer any assistance. 
Outdoor shows and installations are naturally relaxed, welcoming all to feel comfortable whilst 
enjoying the event. 

At Freedom Festival, all sites are:

  • Wheelchair accessible  
  • Assistance dog friendly 
  • Where applicable, have viewing areas with seating  
  • Include information about travelling to site, blue badge parking and accessible toilets 
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A crowd of people holding up signs with handwritten text in black and red, raising awareness on disability rights. A giant woman puppet made of wicker stands behind them..

Accessible Toilets

In addition to Trinity Market’s permanent changing places unit, we will have Mobiloo at the Fruit Market on Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th September. Mobiloo is a mobile accessible toilet with hoist and changing bench. Please bring your own sling if you wish to use the hoist.

Accessible Parking

  • Blue badge parking bays are located on South Church Side, Market Place, Hull, HU1 1RR.
  • Blue badge parking is also available at Lowgate, Fruitmarket multi-storey, The Deep and Tower Street car parks.
  • Designated disabled parking spaces are on Level 2, 3 and 4 of Princes Quay, which have direct access to the shopping centre. A valid blue badge must be visible on windscreen. Disabled parking is not exempt from charges. The car park has two large lifts which allow access to any parking floor.

Transport

  • Taxis are available through Drive Private Hire & Taxis, Hull’s largest taxi firm. Visit their website or call 01482 575757 to book your cab.
  • Or you can order a taxi from Hull Cars by calling 01482 828282 or visit their website.
  • The closest taxi ranks are located at Princes Dock Street, Market Place, Alfred Gelder Street Lowgate and Carr Lane.
  • Buses generally run from Interchange up to midnight Monday-Saturday. Audiences can access bus times via East Yorkshire Buses website or Stagecoach Bus Times.
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A group of people dressed in coats stand together after dark, one with a Disability Assistance Dog and another holding up a sign that says AD Tour, a live verbal commentary to assist patrons who are visually impaired.

Access at shows 

 

Many shows are highly visual and speech free. Most shows are accessible for all ages. Shows with difficult themes have recommended ages and content warnings. For some shows with text, our BSL interpreting team and captioning App, The Difference Engine, offers high quality access. We will be leading an audio tour of some of our most highly visual shows on Sunday 4 September.
 
Some outdoor show characters interact with the public, as well as music, street bands and performances that may pop up anywhere in the festival area. In our brochure and on our website, we have ‘What to Expect’ icons for quick guidance on each event. The Access icons show which shows have different access provision. All our shows offer a relaxed, welcoming environment. You are free to make noise and respond. At our unticketed shows, you can leave and return at your leisure. You can arrive at shows early to feel comfortable in the space.

 

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Resources

If you’d like to learn more about accessibility at events, we are partnering with Mencap’s My 
Community and Hull Red’s Gig Buddies, who will be on site at Freedom Festival on Saturday the 3rd 
and Sunday the 4th September with a super cool chill out space.  
 
Here are some alternative ways to enjoy our festival programme:
 

Easy Read Brochure

 

AD at Freedom Festival 2022

 

BSL at Freedom Festival 2022 


Audio Brochure
 – coming soon!  

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Have any feedback?

Let us know your thoughts

We are constantly updating our access provision, so keep checking back on this page. If you have any queries or feel that there is anything we can improve upon, we are open to suggestions! Feel free to contact: Elizabeth Bergeron Participation & Engagement Producer 01482 214036 / 07749 228412

Email Elizabeth@FreedomFestival.co.uk