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6 Accessible Events To Enjoy In June

June accessible events

1st June 2024

As we get into the summer months and enjoy warmer temperatures, we share 6 accessible events and activities to keep the whole family entertained. There is sure to be something for everyone.

1. Ability Net Google’s Accessibility and Discovery Centre
Online Webinar 5th June at 1pm

Ability Net are hosting a free webinar from Google’s accessibility and discovery centre. You will learn about inclusive user testing and the accessible technology that is used and much more. You will hear from a panel of experts, followed by a Q&A. To find out more and to register, follow the link Inside the Google Accessibility Discovery Centre, London | AbilityNet

2. Kew Gardens British Sign Language Tour
9th June 2024 11am – 12pm
Sensory Tour 2pm - 3pm

Enjoy the beautiful scenic views of Kew Gardens while taking a walking tour, led by Kew’s specially trained tour guides. They run monthly tours for deaf people and those with sight impairments. it's free to attend. Places are limited so it’s best to register in advance. To register, please email discovery@kew.org with your name, contact email and postcode, or call 073411 14533.

Accessibility

Kew Gardens offers a range of accessible facilities for deaf and disabled visitors. To find out more, follow the link Kew Gardens Accessibility.

3. The Southbank Centre

The Southbank centre offers a range of accessible events for deaf and disabled people through British sign language, speech to text transcription, audio description, relaxed performances and captioning. Some of the events are free to attend. Follow the link to see the full list The Southbank Centre

Accessibility

They offer a free access scheme for def and disabled visitors so you can make the most of what the centre has to offer during your visit. To find out more, follow the link Access Scheme | Southbank Centre

4. Step Up Expo at Olympia London
29th June 9.30am – 3.30pm
30th June 10am – 3.30pm

Step Up Expo is an event dedicated to students. It will offer training and employment opportunities with advice and support on issues affecting young people, such as bullying, body image and money management. To find out more and to register for free, follow the link Step Up Expo | Olympia Events

Accessibility

The venue offers a range of accessible facilities for deaf and disabled visitors, follow the link to find out more Olympia London Accessibility.

5. The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre

If you enjoy musicals you can see the award-winning adaptation of the Lion King. It features outstanding costumes and special effects. The show is very popular and is running until October. To purchase your tickets, follow the link Disney's The Lion King Tickets and Dates 2024

Accessibility

The accessibility of the venue is not great but they do have lifts to all floors and blue badge parking spaces close to the theatre. Car parking can be booked in advance by calling 0800 243 348. It’s best to contact the venue to check before attending.

They offer audio-described, signed and captioned performances. Deaf and disabled can join their membership access scheme to enable you to book accessible seating and get concessions.

6. Matilda the Musical
Cambridge Theatre

Matilda is an award is an award winning musical inspired by the book and the movie. Performances will be running until May 2025. To find out more and to book, follow the link Matilda The Musical Tickets and Dates 2024 & 2025.

Accessibility

Cambridge Theatre offers a range of accessible facilities, including accessible toilets, bars and kiosks offer step free access, accessible viewing platforms and hearing loops are available for deaf visitors. To see the full list, follow the link Cambridge Theatre Access Information (lwtheatres.co.uk

We would love to hear which of these events you attended and how you found the experience. If you attended an event that is not listed but found that the accessibility was good, please share it with us so we can publicise it to the wider disability community and through our network.