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Wednesday, 3 October 2023

Accessing culture and the arts

Organisations, charities and support groups that offer advice and information on accessing culture and the arts

24 Hour Museum

The 24 Hour Museum is a UK-wide 'virtual museum' offering news about the arts, museums plus exhibition reviews.


Artsline promotes access for disabled people to arts and entertainment venues in London. Its searchable online database also includes cinemas across the UK.

Attitude is Everything

Attitude is Everything improves disabled people's access to live music. It aims to implement a 'Charter of Best Practice' in music venues, clubs and festivals across the UK.

Disability Arts Online (DAO)

The DAO website includes features reflecting on and celebrating how the artform has developed, news updates covering opportunities for training, funding and showing work, and listings of current events.

The Dog Rose Trust

A charity which works to make environments accessible to people with visual and other sensory impairments. They develop communications technologies plus interactive audio and tactile guides for places of interest.


MAGIC is fourteen museums and galleries in London who provide events and facilities for deaf and hard of hearing visitors. The website features an events calendar.

Official London Theatre Guide

The Society of London Theatre publishes details on accessibility of both shows and venues in London. The information can be found on their Official London Theatre Guide website or ordered for free in a variety of formats.

Signed Performances in Theatre (SPIT)

SPIT is a national body for promoting British Sign Language-interpreted performances of mainstream theatre.


Stagetext provides captioning for theatres and other venues to provide access to live performances for people who are deaf or hearing impaired.


VocalEyes is a nationwide audio description service for blind and partially sighted people, providing access to the best in the arts.

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