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Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre

The Broadway, Crouch End, London, N8 9JJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a main event hall, Ply Gallery, Café and multi purpose rooms for dance and theatre rehearsal.
  • Comments View
    • The former Hornsey Town Hall, which was closed for several years, is now in temporary use as an arts centre. .
    • At the time of our visit (February 2018) we were advised that the venue was likely to close for redevelopment later in 2018 but no date had been fixed.
    • Please check the venue's social media for further information.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Crouch Hill.
  • The nearest underground station is Highgate.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 500cm (6ft 7in x 16ft 5in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Hatherley Gardens.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 Blue Badge bays in this location.
    • There is a dropped kerb just in front of the bays.

Opening Times

  • Opening times do vary depending on timetabling.

Outside Access (Event Hall / Café Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance opens into the lower foyer, at the same level as the event hall, café and standard toilets.

Level Change (Event Hall / Café Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Outside Access (Upper Foyer / Ply Gallery Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front right of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) by revolving.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

Level Change (Upper Foyer / Ply Gallery Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp cuts across the steps resulting in some tapering steps.
    • There are three further medium height, clearly marked steps with handrails to both sides immediately after the revolving door.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • The upper floors of the building are not currently available for public use.

Level Change (Foyer)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located between the upper and lower levels of the foyer and the two entrances.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located off the lower foyer level.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the cafe entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 71cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Sunday 10:00 - 16:00.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.