Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We continuously strive to make Macrobert Arts Centre more accessible and inclusive; to make our building, communications and programming fit the needs of the individual as opposed to the majority and to improve our services not only to our current audiences and participants but also open our doors to those who are yet to access us. Here's our current Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan.

This quarter, we discussed a new project to convert the toilets in our Playhouse Foyer. One of those toilets has been converted to a wheelchair-accessible disabled cubicle, whilst the other has been converted into two unisex cubicles, with new floor-to-ceiling partitions. This change is responding to a need to be able to sustain our welcome to all of our audiences during the ongoing building works.

We also discussed and agreed a new project – led by Deputy Front of House Manager Chloe -  to become part of the ‘Sunflower lanyard’ scheme to enable audience members with hidden disabilities to more easily access extra support whilst in the building. We were delighted to hear that a volunteer placement for a young person with autism had been a really positive experience for everyone, and it’s something we’ll look to continue in future.