Access

General

Studio Voltaire aligns with the Social Model of Disability. This means we are committed to making our venue accessible to everyone and to creating equal and equitable experiences for all people.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your visit please contact us on +(0)2076221294 or email info@studiovoltaire.org.

 

Step–free access

Studio Voltaire has step–free access throughout our gallery, participation and events spaces, cafe, shop and garden.

There is a dropped curb outside of the main entrance of our building and the front door is opened by a push button. The push button is 95cm from the ground.

If you are visiting our offices, there is step free access via the staff entrance.  If you are visiting an artist or cultural tenant in our studios on the first floor, a lift is available. The lift has a glass door which can be opened using the handle. The lift dimensions are 150cm x 108cm x 213cm. The lift door dimensions are 90cm x 200cm.

 

Toilets and baby care facilities

Accessible toilets and baby change facilities are available on the ground and first floor.

All our toilets are self-enclosed and all-gender.

The toilets on the ground floor feature a permanent commission by artists Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan. The interior of the toilets are brightly coloured and patterned, which may affect people who are visually sensitive. You can view images of the inside of the toilets here. The toilets on the first floor are accessible via lift and have plain white walls.

The nearest Changing Places toilet is located in Lambeth Town Hall.

 

Relaxed Viewings

Throughout the run of the exhibition we will be hosting a small number of relaxed viewings.  These are intended for anyone who may benefit from a very relaxed environment, where you can enter and exit the exhibition more freely.

What you can expect from relaxed viewings:

• Exhibition capacity is reduced to allow for a calmer environment
• The Front of House team are briefed on providing a more informal service and supporting viewers with unique or complex needs
• A quiet space with seating is provided for visitors and carers
• Additional staff can be on hand to help guide visitors through the exhibition

If you are interested in attending a relaxed viewing or require additional information to prepare for your visit, please contact us on +(0)2076221294 or email info@studiovoltaire.org.

If you have any particular requirements, or require additional information to prepare for your visit, please contact us and we will do everything we can to accommodate your request.

 

Large Print

Information about current exhibitions and events are available in large print. Please ask at the reception desk for a copy.

 

Chairs

Chairs are available to use throughout our public spaces. Please ask at the entrance desk. There is seating for public use in the garden and entrance.

 

Assistance animals

Registered service and assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of our building. If you require water bowls, please ask at the reception desk.

 

British Sign Language (BSL)

Some in person and digital events are offered with a BSL interpreter. If there is a particular event which you would like to attend which is not currently offered, please contact us and we will try to accommodate this.

 

Ticketed events

People accompanied by carers can request a free ticket for them to an event by calling us on +(0)2076221294 or emailing us at info@studiovoltaire.org.

 

Getting here

 

By car

There is no parking, including accessible parking, available onsite. Blue badge holders are able to park on Nelson’s Row where Studio Voltaire is located. There are two disabled parking spaces approximately 27 and 30 metres from the entrance.

 

By underground

The closest station is Clapham Common, but there is no step free access. The station is 500 metres from Studio Voltaire, or approximately a 3 minute walk.
Clapham South is the closest station with escalator access between the street and the platform. The station is 1600 metres from Studio Voltaire, approximately a 20 minute walk.

The nearest stations with lift access between the street and the platform are Brixton and Vauxhall.
By overground 
Clapham High Street is our nearest station, but there is no step free access.  The station is 600 metres from Studio Voltaire, approximately a 6 minute walk.

If you would like to share any feedback about how we can improve our accessibility, you can contact us on +(0)2076221294 or email info@studiovoltaire.org.