Liberty has been designed to be accessible as possible for all audiences. There are a range of access features in place across the festival, and for specific performances.

Liberty takes place in multiple venues across Walthamstow, London. You can find out more information about access for each venue by downloading our Access Information document below, or on individual event listings.

If you have any specific access queries or requirements you can get in touch with us at wfculture@walthamforest.gov.uk with ‘Access’ in the subject line and we will get back to you within 5 working days. 

Downloads

Click on the links below to download information about Liberty in word or pdf format:

Liberty Access Information (PDF)

Liberty Access Information (Word Document)

Liberty Programme (PDF)

Large print Liberty programme (PDF)

Large print Liberty programme (Word Document)

Please ask us for this information in alternative formats by emailing us at wfculture@walthamforest.gov.uk

Access provision at performances

Liberty will offer signed, captioned and audio described performances. See below for a list of performances with links to event information. 

Signed events
The following events will be in British Sign Language, or will have an interpreter:

Captioned events
These events have text on screens so that Deaf and hard of hearing, or anyone that would like to read along, can also enjoy the performance:

Audio described events

There will be live audio descriptions available via headsets for all performances at Walthamstow School for Girls on Sunday 24 November:

Additional audio description

Audio description will also be available for Liberty installations:

Architects of Air: Arboria Luminarium
All visitors to Architects of Air will receive an audio briefing before entering the luminarium and staff will be available to guide blind and partially sighted visitors through the installation. It is recommended that Assistance Dogs are left outside, as the luminarium is an uncomfortable environment for dogs.

Distorted Constellations
An audio description of Distorted Constellations will be available to listen to in The Antechamber, before or after entering the installation. There will be three access artists and invigilators inside the building to assist with specific access needs, such as guiding you through the installation.

Relaxed performances and spaces

  • Architects of Air: Arboria Luminarium is a relaxing, speech free environment with an audio soundscape. The installation to be quieter for groups with Special Educational Needs on Saturday 23 November 9.30am-11am
  • Handprint Theatre: Our Patchwork community (family-friendly)
  • Distorted Constellations will have a rest area for those who would like to take a break from the installation. The sound will be switched off for those with sensitivity to sound at the following times: Saturday 23 November 11am-12pm and 4pm-5pm, Sunday 24 November 11pm-12pm and 2pm-3pm
  • There will be a rest area at Walthamstow School for Girls. Speak to a member of staff for directions

Booking tickets

Most performances are free to turn up, but booking is required for some events where capacity is limited:

Accessible Toilets

There will be a Changing Places Mobiloo installed in Lloyd Park on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November, and at Waltham Forest Community Hub on Sunday 24 November.

All Liberty venues have accessible toilets inside, or in close proximity. The accessible toilet for BANGS London will be outside the venue on Gaywood Road and accessible toilets can be found in Lloyd Park in the Aveling Centre and William Morris Gallery.

Assistance Dogs

Welcome across the festival. 

Please note, The Architects of Air: Arboria Luminarium is an uncomfortable environment for a dog and dogs would be required to wear slippers to not damage the PVC. We recommend that Assistance Dogs are left outside the Luminarium and that a member of staff guides you through the experience.

Venue Access Information

Download our Access Information document, or view individual event listings

Getting to Liberty

You can plan your visit to Liberty venues at tfl.gov.uk

By tube/train
The closest station to Liberty is Walthamstow Central (Victoria Line and London Overground). Walthamstow Central has step free access to London Overground platforms. There is step and escalator access to reach the Victoria Line Platform. A lift is available in Walthamstow bus station to bypass the steps.

The closest London Underground station with step free access to all platforms is Tottenham Hale (Victoria Line).  On Sunday 24 November there will be a shuttle bus running between Tottenham Hale and Lloyd Park. Bus number 123 also runs along this route regularly.

By Bus
Walthamstow Bus Station is served by regular buses, many of which stop close to Liberty venues. You can check the bus timetable here.

Please note, a planned procession through Walthamstow (International Muslim Procession) may cause some delays along Hoe Street and Forest Road on Sunday 24 November between 2pm and 4pm. Rolling bus diversions may be in place for a short period. Keep an eye on our twitter feed for live updates: twitter.com/wfculture19

Shuttle bus

On Sunday 24 November an accessible shuttle bus will operate from 10am-5pm between the following locations: 

  • Waltham Forest Town Hall car park (next to Sycamore House)
  • Lloyd Park, Winns Avenue Gate, E17 5EL
  • Walthamstow Trades Hall, 61-63 Tower Hamlets Rd, E17 4RQ
  • Walthamstow School for Girls, Church Hill, E17 9RZ
  • Waltham Forest Community Hub, 18a Orford Road, E17 9LN

For those travelling from further away, there will also be two accessible buses running from Tottenham Hale Station to: 

  • Lloyd Park, Winns Avenue Gate, E17 5EL
  • Waltham Forest Community Hub, 18a Orford Road, E17 9LN

Visitors can then take the Walthamstow shuttle bus between venues.

Between 5pm and 10pm one service will operate between all of the above locations except for Lloyd Park, dropping off at Waltham Forest Town Hall and Tottenham Hale Station.

Parking
A number of blue badge parking spaces will be available at Waltham Forest Town Hall Car Park on Sunday 24 November, next to Sycamore House.

Once parked, visitors can take the Liberty shuttle bus to Liberty venues listed above. The bus will depart from the car park from 10am until 10pm.

There are a number of Controlled Parking Zones available around Walthamstow, which blue badge holders are able to use. Badge and clock must be displayed correctly.