Disabled Access Day

There’s only three days to go until Disabled Access Day returns for its fourth outing on Saturday 16 March, and it is a great day for disabled people, with their families and friends, to try somewhere new in a fun, safe and welcoming way.

Disabled Access Day has exponentially increased in size and popularity in the few years it has been running, with over 11,000 partner venues and activities taking place across the UK in 2017, so we’re delighted to be hosting again for 2019!

On the day, there will be storytelling for all ages with Wild & Windy Songs & Stories at 2pm. Ailie Finlay and Marie Louise Cochrane will lead this lively session of tales with multi-sensory props and lots of joining-in!

There will also be the chance to tour the Centre’s performance spaces if you’ve never visited before. #AccessDay this year is encouraging participants to discover new spaces and we love people discovering the magic of our venue!

Staff will be happy to give you a tour of the building and answer any and all questions you have about our programme, facilities and accessibility.

Administration and Development Officer, Ella Bendall states:

‘We’re delighted to be taking part in Disabled Access Day again, and excited to welcome new and returning visitors to the Centre. Whether you’re visiting for some multi-sensory tales with Ailie and Marie-Louise or just want to explore our spaces and ask some questions about a future visit, our staff will be happy to help. We hope to see you on #AccessDay and have a brilliant time trying #YouAndSomeWhereNew!’

Did you know, there are more toilets in Wembley Stadium than there are changing places toilets across the whole of the UK?


A key focus for Disabled Access Day 2019 is highlighting the need for Changing Places toilets. These are larger accessible toilets which have additional equipment, such as a full-sized bed and a hoist for those that require it.

Whilst there isn’t a Changing Places toilet in the Centre, there will be maps available at reception showing three within the Old Town that are a short distance away.

Feel free to check out our Access Statement for further information, and if you have any specific access requirements that you’d like to discuss prior to your visit, send us an email or give us a call on 0131 556 9579.

Download Access Statement