BT 2023 Accessibility Information

This page contains all the information regarding accessibility at the festival.


Car Parking

There will be a limited amount of access parking available at the Malcolm X centre.


All the venues are in central Bristol, so there are multiple bus routes passing nearby. 30 years ago, our bus services were deregulated and privatised. This has been a disaster for our buses, so they aren’t good services, but the information about local bus services is available here.


We will pay for taxis for attendees who may otherwise struggle to get to or around the festival. Please book and pay for your taxis and then send receipts for reimbursement to


All four venues - Malcolm X Centre, Docklands Community Centre, Lost Horizon, and People's Republic of Stokes Croft - have fully accessible toilets.

All toilets at Bristol Transformed will be gender neutral. At some venues, gendered toilets will be made gender neutral, and may contain urinals. Where this is the case, they will be clearly marked. More information about toilets can be found on the access sections of specific venues.

There are 3 changing places toilets near central Bristol:

Cabot Circus

Ikea Bristol

Southmead Hospital


Specific accessibility information for each venue can be found on the venue pages:

Other Information

Aisle Seating

We will reserve aisle seats in every venue for disabled people who need them.

Roving Microphones

We will use roving microphones in all of our sessions where they need to be used, so no one will have to get up or raise their voices.

Live Streaming

We recognise that the COVID-19 pandemic forced people to reevaluate their ways of working which made more events more accessible for some disabled people. We also recognise that some people may still not want to attend in-person events due to the risk of COVID-19. While we work to make our festival as accessible as possible, we will unfortunately be unable to livestream most of our sessions and cannot record all of them. Live streaming requires expensive equipment and a strong internet connection, which not all of our venues have. We are a small, volunteer run festival and we do not have the financial or personnel resources to be able to do this currently. 

For the first time however, we will be trialling a livestream of one of our sessions - In the Kitchen with Jeremy Corbyn, at 2pm on Saturday. We hope everyone will be able to enjoy this from home!

Volunteer Training

All of our volunteers will receive disability training. They will be made aware of the social barriers that disable people with impairments, according to the Social Model of Disability. All volunteers will be trained to recognise the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme for people with hidden disabilities.


Some venues do not have soft seating. If you would like to come to a session and would like cushions or a yoga mat to lie down on, send an email to with the subject line SEATING: Session Name.

BSL Interpreters

Unfortunately, due to the costs of providing BSL interpreters we are not able to provide any interpretation this year. If you have any suggestions on ways we can secure funding for interpreters in the future, please email us.


If you have a carer who will need to attend the festival with you, please contact us at and we will arrange a free ticket for your carer.