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Planning your visit

Are you using public transport to come to our festival? Then we can point you in the right direction:

To find out more about how to get around the city visit, if you’re visiting us from out of town, see or

If you’re looking for places to stay or eat, or if you want to know what other delights Leicester has to offer, then head to

You can download this page as a Word document here: Access Page Word Version

Access Information

We’re aiming to be as accessible and inclusive as we can be. We’ve been accredited with the Attitude is Everything Silver Standard Charter and if you have access requirements we’d love to learn more about how we can make our festival easier for you to enjoy.

Our website has accessibility tools that will help you find what you need and we’ve strived to make every performance at the festival enjoyable for all.

If you want to chat about any access requirements in advance or would like this information in a different format, please contact or call 01162 616 882.

Festival Programme:

You can find the festival programme also as an Easy Read document and download as a Large Print version.

In our festival guide and on our website, you can find additional information on what to expect in each performance and additional accessible documents like audio introductions, audio descriptions and Easy Read documents, take a look at the festival programme here and our website event listings here.

Festival Access:

Accessible areas and chairs are available at all performance sites – just ask one of our friendly team!

As most of the performances feature very little spoken word or are non-narrative pieces such as dance, acrobatics or circus skills, there is no BSL interpretation available.

On our festival map, you’ll find locations for accessible toilets as well as blue badge and accessible parking spaces.

Our festival is an outdoor festival, using public spaces, so Guide Dogs are welcome.

If you need some quiet spaces during the festival, you can go to Cathedral Gardens and Castle Gardens, which will give you some rest during the busy festival activities.

We’re very keen to make our festival enjoyable for all, so if you’ve got suggestions for improving our access provision, your feedback will be most welcome!


Access to Performance Locations:

1: Clock Tower, 3 East Gates, Leicester, LE1 5YA – Google Map
    Access: Clock Tower is a wide open space in the heart of the city centre, with dropped kerb access available.

2: Gallowtree Gate, Leicester, LE1 1DD – Google Map

    Access: Gallowtree Gate is an open shopping street in the middle of the city centre, with wide, flat, open areas and dropped kerb access available.

3: Green Dragon Square, Leicester, LE1 5HB – Google Map

    Access: Green Dragon Square is an open square in the middle of the city centre, with wide, flat, open areas and dropped kerb access available.

4: High Street, Leicester, LE1 5YP – Google Map

    Access: High Street is an open shopping street which begins at Jubilee Square and runs down to Clock Tower, with wide, flat, open areas and dropped kerb access available.

5: Jubilee Square, Leicester, LE1 5LD – Google Map

     Access: Jubilee Square sits at the top of the High Street in Leicester and is fully accessible with some permanent seating arrangements too. Though some of the grass areas do have dropped kerb access, we will ensure that the stages built for performances will be viewable from all accessible parts of the square.

6: Silver Street/The Globe, Leicester, LE1 5EU – Google Map
Access: Silver Street is an open shopping street in the middle of the city centre, it is fully pedestrianised, flat and open with no kerbs at all.

7: St Peter’s Square, Bath House Lane, Leicester, LE1 5SA – Google Map

    Access:St Peter’s Square is a wide open space between Highcross Shopping Centre, John Lewis, and a restaurant area, it is fully pedestrianised, flat and open with no kerbs at all.


Accessible Facilities:

8Highcross Shopping Centre, High Street, Leicester, LE1 4JB – Google Map

  •  Accessible toilets   
  •  Changing Places toilet
  •  Accessible baby changing

9: Haymarket Shopping Centre,1 Kildare Walk, Leicester LE1 3YH – Google Map

  • Accessible toilets

Find more locations of Changing Places toilets around the city centre in a list here and on the map here.


Blue Badge Parking Locations:

10: Highcross Shopping Centre, High Street, Leicester, LE1 4FY – Google Map

11: Applegate Car Park, Applegate, Leicester, LE1 5LD – Google Map

12: NCP Rutland Street, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1UT – Google Map

13: Haymarket Shopping Centre, Belgrave Gate, Leicester, LE1 3HR – Google Map

14: NCP Lee Circle, Lee Street, Leicester, LE1 3RE – Google Map

15: Dover Street Car Park, Dover Street, Leicester, LE1 6PT – Google Map

16: Newarke Street Car Park, Newarke Street, Leicester LE2 7AD – Google Map

17: Upper Brown Street Car Park, Upper Brown Street, Leicester, LE1 5AG – Google Map


Map of Festival:

Map of Festival


Journey Festival International are proud to have been awarded the Silver level of Attitude is Everything’s Live Events Access Charter for 2024-2026, demonstrating our commitment to improving the experience for our disabled audiences, artists, and team.

Attitude is Everything Silver Award for Accessibility 2024-2026.