Cecil Sharp House, home to the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML) aims to be equally accessible to all who visit and perform here.
• Talk to our friendly Front of House team about your visit
• Reserve a parking space
• Receive information in alternative formats
• Discuss any other access queries
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Cecil Sharp House has step-free access to all floors via a lift. Our lift can be accessed from the car park on the Gloucester Avenue gate side of the building.
Our stage can be accessed by wheelchair users via a ramp which can be put in place by staff.
We have three parking bays which can be reserved for visitors with access needs. These are located near the lift entrance. Please approach our driveway from Regent’s Park Road.
On-street parking nearby is usually free of charge after 6.30pm on weekdays, and at all times over the weekend. For details of charging hours and restrictions see Camden Council parking.
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations: the closest are Camden Town and Chalk Farm, which are both a 10 minute walk away.
Bus route 274 runs past Cecil Sharp House along Regent’s Park Road and route C2 stops on Parkway, a 5 minute walk from the venue. Bus routes 24, 27, 29, 31,88, 134, 168, 214 and 253 all go to the Camden Town Station.
Ticket-bookers with a disability can reserve a free ticket for a personal assistant to assist you during your visit. You may be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.
The box office is at the reception desk at Cecil Sharp House. There is a hearing induction loop at the reception desk.
Most of our events are all seated and we can organise a direct sight line of the performance if you require it. If in a large group we may only be able to accommodate you and a companion. For standing events we can provide an area in front of the stage (either to the left or right, depending on the event set-up and customer preference): please let our box office staff know if you would like us to provide these.
There are two wheelchair accessible toilets and baby changing facilities on the ground floor, and one accessible toilet plus baby changing facilities on the basement level.
Kennedy Hall and Trefusis Hall have hearing loops, as indicated by signage.
Assistance dogs are welcomed at Cecil Sharp House. Please ask us if you require drinking water for your dog.
On the rare occasion that strobe lighting is used, warning signs will be placed within the venue.
Alternative formats of our season brochure are available upon request – including large print, braille and audio. Please give advance notice of your requirements.
Cecil Sharp House is committed to Attitude is Everything’s Mystery Shopper programme. The venue is visited periodically and without notice by Mystery Shoppers – Deaf and disabled music fans who report back on accessibility and overall experience.