Bristol Transformed recognises that people are disabled by society, not by their impairments. We are committed to the social model of disability - we will take steps to ensure the events we organise are as accessible as possible within our means (though we don’t get everything right all the time, and we are always learning).

If you have any specific requirements that are not covered by this information pack, or if anything in the pack is wrong or inaccessible, please email us at We can’t guarantee that we can fulfil every request, but we will do our best.

We have a team of stewards throughout the festival who will be on hand to answer any questions. They will be wearing hi-vis jackets.

The venue: the Trinity Centre


28 steps on stairs

One lift


Accessible bathrooms on both floors

One gender-neutral bathroom per floor

Main hall

Bright lights

10 chairs with armrests

Hearing loop available - if you will need this, please contact us in advance at

The stage is 1m high. There is a stage lift (otherwise stair access)

Fyfe hall


Graffiti room


The Den



The smoking area is wheelchair accessible


Priority seats

Priority seats will be clearly marked within each session, and stewards will be able to guide you to these seats. Please make yourself known to a steward if you need any assistance and please contact if there is any specific assistance you will need.

Hearing loops

We will have hearing loops available in the venue. If you will need this, please contact us in advance at

Welfare/First Aid/Quiet space

There will be stewards in all the venue spaces who will be able to signpost you to a quiet space and the designated first aider.

Assistance Animals

Assistance animals are welcome at Bristol Transformed.

Accessible bar

Unfortunately, the Trinity Centre does not have an accessible bar.

Alcohol and Sober spaces

There will not be designated sober spaces at the festival, and the bar will be open from 2pm onwards. However, the culture of the festival is not one of drinking, and we wouldn't expect many people to be drinking before the evening events (pub quiz and After Dark party). We do have a code of conduct which we expect attendees to follow, to keep the festival friendly to everyone.

Smoking area

This will be located outside in the carpark.

Arriving at BT

When you arrive, please go to the front entrance to collect your wristband.

Opening times

Saturday (18 May)

Main festival from 10:30 - 18:00

Pub quiz from 18:30 - 20:30

Ceilidh/party downstairs in the Main Hall from 21:00 - 2:00am

Sunday (19 May)

10:30 - 18:00

Getting to Trinity centre

On Sunday 19th, there may be changes to buses and driving routes during the 10K fun run. Please refer to their map and consider leaving extra time to arrive.

On Foot

15min City Centre / 10min Cabot Circus

Head East from central Bristol towards Cabot Circus/Castle Park.

From Castle Park/Cabot Circus continue along Castle Street towards Temple Way.

Cross Temple Way at the Old Market roundabout and continue along Old Market as it changes into West Street.

The Trinity Centre will be ahead of you, on the corner of Trinity Rd and Clarence Rd.


A number of main bus routes pass the Trinity Centre, either along Stapleton Rd or along Clarence Rd.

Main buses along Stapleton Rd are 48, 49 as well as the night bus N2.

Click here to view for a link to local bus services


The Trinity Centre is situated just off of the end of the Bath to Bristol Cycle Path (Route 4).

Near to the end of the path you will reach Newton Park. Exit Route 4 at the corner of St Phillips Road and Trinity Street. Turn right onto Trinity Street.

The Trinity Centre will be ahead of you, on the corner of Trinity Rd and Clarence Rd.

We have cycle racks at the front and rear of the building so please do remember to bring your bike lock!


The nearest train station is Bristol Temple Meads. From here, you can take a short cab ride, or a 20min walk.

If walking, exit the train station through the Temple Quay exit (side exit past the telephone booths), out past the car park and across the Square (signposted) and along Temple Back.

On Temple Way, turn right and continue over the bridge and on until you reach the Old Market roundabout.

Turn right at the roundabout on to Old Market Street and continue along as it changes into West Street.

The Trinity Centre will be ahead of you, on the corner of Trinity Rd and Clarence Rd.


Come off end of M32 at Junction 19 onto Newfoundland Way.

Continue onto A4032, taking a slight left onto Houlton St, turning left at Staples (1st set of lights after end of motorway) and continuing on Holton St, which leads into Wade St.

Turn left onto Lawfords Gate (A420), following the road around baring right onto Trinity Road.

The Trinity Centre is on the left hand side just past the Trinity Road Library.


There are two accessible parking bays located next to the daytime entrance, which are situated on the left-hand side of the building.

Please note the Trinity Car Park is managed by Car Flow and an ANPR system and charges apply for all people parking at Trinity, including Blue Badge holders. Please find more information here.

There is a 10 minute grace-period for drop-off /pick-up access.

There is free on street parking available for Blue Badge Holders within a 50yd radius of Trinity, including areas of Stapleton Road and Old Market.

You can find out more about Bristol City Council’s rules on Blue Badge parking on their website.

Arriving in Bristol

Bristol Temple Meads

The Information point and ticket office have induction loops. If you want to book assistance but you are not sure which train operator you are travelling with, you can call 0800 022 3720, or text 60083 and they will refer you to the appropriate train operator. You can also use the Passenger Assistance app. If you want to book Passenger Assist for your journey to Liverpool, there is lots of information on how to do that here: National Rail Enquiries assisted travel pages.

Bristol Coach station

Many of the buses that come past the trinity centre come through the coach station. For more advice, click here to view for a link to local bus services.

The Programme

The online programme is available here and the timetable is here. We will offer paper programmes at the festival.


Food will be served by the local vendor Jamaican Hideaway who will serve a variety of food in the Trinity centre with vegetarian options and options for all budgers.

There are also plenty of food options near the Trinity Centre.


Bristol Transformed provides a free creche for the children of any parents or carers attending the festival. Find out all about it, and book a space for your child, here.

Children are also very welcome at sessions throughout the festival.


Main festival

Tickets providing general access to the festival (some events are separately ticketed, see below) are offered at different price bands. We ask attendees to choose the band most appropriate for you:

Standard (£16), Solidarity (£25), Student (£10), Low wage (£8) and Unwaged (£5) tickets all provide the same level of access to the festival and can be purchased here.

Free tickets for carers accompanying a festival attendee are available in the same place.

The Saturday night party

Please note that Bristol Transformed After Dark is a separately ticketed event. If you wish to attend this event you will need to buy a ticket.

Standard (£7.50), High Wage (£10), Solidarity (£20), Low/Unwaged (£5) tickets all provide the same level of access to the festival and can be purchased here.

Other events

The Friday evening walking tour is included in the price of a festival ticket - but please book a ticket here due to limited places.

The Friday Night Comedy (at Hamilton House) is included in the main festival ticket.


General enquires: