Norwich Pride is for everyone and we aim to be as accessible as we can. Here are some of the things we have arranged for Norwich Pride 2022:
– Disability awareness training for our stewards so they can offer support if needed
– Designated safe spaces on the Pride March if you wish to march with other disabled people
– Designated viewing space for the March on the balcony of the Theatre Royal Norwich
– There are points along the route where you can leave the March early
– Designated viewing space in front of the stage for the Pride Show. This is called ‘Dean’s Den’, named after Dean Simons, our first Access Champion
– Quiet Spaces on the second floor of the Millennium Library in the Forum and in the Norwich Wellbeing Centre opposite Chapelfield Gardens, as well as Norfolk and Waveney Mind’s THE REST at Churchman House
– Accessible toilets
– Speeches will be BSL signed
– Large-print copies of the Pride Guide
– Easy Read information created by our Learning Disability Champion Hayley Burwood
– Seated Dance sessions on Millennium Plain in the morning with Yendell’s Fitness Hub
– We have an Access Symbol designed by Reid Anthony Mason to help you identify access points
– We have got an Access Group on Facebook who we consult with to ensure we are as accessible as possible. Click here to join: Norwich Pride Access Group on Facebook
– Our Access Champion is Francis Chennell
We are always keen to hear your ideas about how to make Norwich Pride as accessible as possible, and there is always more we can do. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or feedback.
Please note that we are closing Theatre St all day for our Street Party so there will be no disability parking spaces here.
For Blue Badge holder parking in Norwich please see here
Low-cost parking can be found at Marsh CarPark for the whole day. It is about 10 minutes walk from Chapelfield Gardens. All proceeds go to keeping Norwich Pride free and accessible for all.
The Forum is located at Millennium Plain, Bethel Street, Norwich. NR2 1TF. For details about accessibility please visit www.theforumnorwich.co.uk/accessibility
A ramp for easy access runs along Bethel Street at the side of The Forum. A lift operates from the car park to all Levels +1 and -3 of The Forum. Parking spaces for holders of disabled badges can be found on Level -2 in The Forum car park.
The Forum toilets – including those for disabled visitors – are on the ground floor of the building between Fusion Screen and the Millennium Library.
Guide and assistance dogs are welcome inside The Forum.
The Norwich Pride information desk can be found at the Forum next to the Pride Shop. Disabled Access Info sheets will be available and do let us know if you have any queries!
Wheelchairs and scooters for hire
Norwich Shopmobility is a scheme which offers the loan of scooters, electric and manual wheelchairs to people who have mobility difficulties in order to make the city centre more accessible. You don’t have to be registered disabled to use the Shopmobility service. Some people hire a scooter or wheelchair if they have a broken limb for example. Vehicles can be used anywhere within the Inner Ring Road.
Shopmobility can be found at the Chantry Shopping Centre which is not far from the Forum, Chapelfield Gardens and Theatre Street.
Click here to find our more about Shopmobility.
Deaf and Hearing impaired
Norwich Pride has a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter for speeches and the Question Time Debate as well as other events throughout the day. In 2022 we hope to have screens at the sides of the Main Stage to make it easier for everyone to see the acts and the BSL interpreters.
We are members of Norwich City Dementia Action Alliance. For more information click here.
Accessible toilets are available in the Forum (to the left of library entrance), and in Chapelfield Gardens.
Standard toilets are also available in the Forum (to the left of library entrance), in Café Bar Marzano and next to the market and in Chapelfield Gardens.
For more information about public toilets in the city centre go to the City Council website