Litfest aims to make its festivals accessible to as wide an audience as possible.  This page has information about access to venues and online events for Litfest 2023.

There are accessibility features built into the Litfest website — you can find these by clicking on the red “person” symbol on the right-hand side of the page.

If you have enquiries about access, or specific accessibility needs for Litfest 2023 events, you can email [email protected] or phone our office at 01524 582394. (Our office is only staffed part-time, so please leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.)

You can also contact any of our partner venues to find out about specific venues — details are given below.

Our online events platform, Crowdcast, does not yet have in-built closed captioning.

If you require closed captions, we recommend using Google Chrome as your browser and then activating Chrome’s Live Caption function:

1. At the top right, click More (…) then Settings.
2. At the bottom of the settings page, click Advanced.
3. Under ‘Accessibility’, turn on Live Caption.

The Storey is wheelchair-accessible and equipped with a hearing loop.

Full accessibility information can be found here.  For access queries, contact 01524 582 226 or email [email protected]

There is level access to the library, as well as a lift inside for easy access to all levels.

Full access information can be found here.

For access queries, call 0300 123 6703 or email: [email protected]

Litfest events are held in The Round, which is fully wheelchair accessible. There are facilities for deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

The seats in The Round have backs but no arm-rests. If you have concerns about seating during an event please contact the Dukes directly using the details below.

Full information on accessibility at the Dukes can be found here.  For access queries, contact the Dukes on 01524 598514 or email [email protected].

The museum is housed in a 17th century house with no lift and unfortunately access is limited. Visitors in wheelchairs or those with limited mobility are welcome to access the ground floor of the museum through the side entrance which is up a short steep hill.

Full access information can be found here.

For access queries, phone 01524 581241 or email [email protected]