Summerhall accessiablity info

Venue Accessibility

Below is a list of our venues and upon which floor they are located. There is lift access to some of the First Floor and Basement spaces. Further information about individual spaces and shows can be obtained from the Box Office as some venues that ordinarily are wheelchair accessible may not be for certain shows.

Main Hall Lift
  • Lift door: 92cm
  • Lift space: 124cmx188cm
Ground Floor Venues and Galleries
  • Anatomy Lecture Theatre (wheelchair position on stage, dependent on event. No seating position available on-stage for personal assistant. 4-10 steps to seating. Hearing loop installed)
  • Box Office (Hearing loop installed)
  • Demonstration Room (wheelchair position on stage, dependent on event. No seating position available on-stage for personal assistant. Hearing loop installed.)
  • The Old Generator (uneven floor surface with loose rubble)
  • Library Gallery
  • Press Office
  • Old Lab (hearing loop installed)
  • Roundabout
  • Sciennes Gallery #1
  • Sciennes Gallery #2
  • Sciennes Gallery #3 (2 steps down)
  • Summerhall Distillery / Pickering’s Gin
  • TechCube Zero (access via Main Summerhall building, no access via TechCube entrance)
  • The Cafe (no lowered counter – 93cm tall)
  • The Royal Dick (wheelchair access via a second entrance around back. No lowered counter)
  • Sciennes Gallery
  • War Memorial Library
First Floor Venues and Spaces
  • Cairns Lecture Theatre (27 steps up to the space, a further 8 steps into the space, a further 7 steps down to the stage. Lift access available dependent on event)
  • Corner Gallery (Main Hall lift)
  • Demarco European Art Foundation – (Main Hall lift)
  • Main Hall – (Main Hall lift)
  • Meadows Galleries (Main Hall lift)
  • Lower Church Gallery (7 steps down from North Courtyard, then 22 steps up)
  • Laboratory Gallery (Main Hall lift)
  • Locked In: The Distillery Escape (Teconic block lift, Locked In escape game sometimes accessible, please contact them directly for more information)
  • The Dissection Room (No raised platform, 27 steps up. Lift access available.)
  • Upper Church (27 steps up from the lower church entrance – 5 steps down (this entrance is rarely open, please contact Summerhall for further information), then 51 steps up from the rear car park entrance)
Basement Venues and Spaces
  • Basement Gallery (Main Hall lift)
  • Lower Library Gallery (Main Hall lift)
  • The RUTS (Main Hall lift)
  • The Machine Shop (Main Hall lift)
  • Red Lecture Theatre (14 steps down to the space, a further 10 steps through the seating and onto the stage. Lift access available dependent on event. Hearing loop installed.)
Toilet Locations

Ground floor

  • Reception – 1 unisex toilet (1 step up)
  • Sciennes Gallery corridor – Ladies toilets, 4 cubicles (level access)
  • Cafe Corridor – 3 unisex toilets, 1 adapted with baby change facilities (level access)
  • Anatomy Lobby – 1 unisex toilet (level access)
  • Techcube – 1 unisex toilet (level access via lift)
  • Old Lab – 1 unisex toilet (level access, closed in Festival period)

1st Floor

  • Main Hall (Galleries-side) – 2 unisex toilets (lift to 1st floor, 2 steps up)
  • Main Hall (Demarco wing-side) – 1 unisex toilet (lift to 1st floor, level access)
  • Dissection Room 2 toilets, 1 male with urinals & 1 cubicle, 1 female with 3 cubicles (27 steps up)
  • Cairns Lecture Theatre – 1 unisex toilet (27 steps up)

The Royal Dick Bar

  • 1 male toilet, 1 cubicle & urinals (1 step down)
  • 1 female toilet, 3 cubicles – 1 large (1 step down)
  • 1 unisex toilet, adapted (level access)