DINA aims to be a safe space. As such, harmful and discriminatory behaviour is not tolerated. As a social enterprise, DINA is democratically run by it's workers both paid and unpaid; but It is shaped by us all by what we say and what we do, audiences and promoters alike.
The information below is to offer guidance for promoters and users in relation to access use and access requirements at DINA.
If you are organising a paid ticketed event, DINA asks you to provide the option of a free additional ticket to a paying disabled person who is attending to give the PA accompanying them.
If your event has a performance aspect, ensure there is a seating viewing area available for those who cannot stand for long periods. We can provide you with seating but you must do the layout and ensure there is always seating in the room.
No strobe lights or smoke machines.
You must make this access information available through your ticket booking site.
When creating promotional material, keep in mind that large fonts, text that contrasts with the background, not having images behind text, and sans serif fonts will make it more accessible to read.
On printed material, please state that DINA is wheelchair accessible
Cellar Theatre is NOT wheelchair accessible
Noise volume must be kept to acceptable levels if in any doubt what these are please consult with our sound crew who regularly tech our club nights.
For space users:
DINA is a listed building in the centre of Sheffield. The public spaces at DINA are all wheelchair accessible. Only The Cellar (because it’s in an old beer cellar!) is not. We have accessible toilets and either flat or ramp access to all public parts of the building. Bar areas have specific wheelchair accessible serving areas. We have an accessible toilet.
On the ground floor there are two entrances one offers access to the Diner and the second to the main performance venue. The Diner has a small step at this access point and a wheelchair ramp is available if needed (please just ask and we’ll bring it out !) .
The first floor has 20 internal steps between the Spoon Factory and the first floor terrace both with handrails. There is wheelchair access to floor 1 via an external ramp , and our outdoor terrace , from Backfields and Bethal Walk.
Accessible toilets are located at the venue. Seating is available to be set out by organisers at all events.
Assistance dogs are allowed at all times. Other well behaved dogs are usually welcome, with the exception of in crowded performance rooms during loud music events. If there are users who are dog phobic we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
For ticketed events, paying disabled people are eligible to a free additional ticket for a PA to accompany them.