Victoria Rooms

University of Bristol, Queens Road, Bristol, City of Bristol BS8 1SA

0117 331 4044

music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

www.bristol.ac.uk/music/facilities/victoria-rooms/

Guide Last Updated: 17/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • The Auditorium, Lecture Room G12, Albert's Bar, Harley Room, Recital Room and Victoria's Room, are located on the ground floor. There is also a Department of Music - Study and Resource Centre on the first floor, a computer room on the second floor and staff offices on the first and second floors. There are music practice rooms, a Green Room, Dressing Rooms and a Music Studio in the basement.

  • Monday 08:30 - 21:00.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 21:00.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 21:00.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 21:00.

  • Friday 08:30 - 21:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.

  • This venue is situated in Bristol.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Clifton Down.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.

  • Standard marked parking bays are located on Queens Road.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front 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 permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 232cm (7ft 7in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The 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 232cm (7ft 7in).

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • 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 15+ 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.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).

  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • There is not level access to the service(s).

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • Hearing loops are located at the reception and in Auditorium G38.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • There is step free access to the ground floor of the auditorium.

  • There is a hearing loop installed.

  • The width of the entrance is 242cm with double doors that are pull to open.

  • There is also a balcony (shown in photographs 3 and 4), accessed by the stairs on the far right of the building.

  • The Recital Room is located on the ground floor, to the right as you enter.

  • There is level access from the main entrance, and the room is accessed by double, heavy doors, 123cm wide, which open outwards.

  • There is no fixed seating in this room, so wheelchair users can be accommodated anywhere during classes and performances.

  • Victoria's Room is located in the far right hand corner of the ground floor from the main entrance.

  • There is level access from the main entrance, and the room is accessed via a single, heavy door, 77cm wide, which opens outwards (shown in photograph 1).

  • It does not contain fixed seating.

  • The following information is for the bar.

  • The bar does not serve food.

  • 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.

  • Some tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 109cm (3ft 7in).

  • The standard height for tables is 74cm.

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • This room is mainly used as a Student Common Room, and contains vending machines.

  • The bar here is used only to serve drinks during events e.g. evening concerts. Food is not served in this room.

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope is located leading down to the lecture theatre entrance past the main entrance to the Theatre Bar.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located just beyond the entrance at the top of the ramp.

  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.

  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.

  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

  • To access the Theatre Bar step free you will need to use the entrance to your rear right when you reach the bottom of the ramp.

  • There is also 1 deep step to access an additional seating area in the bar (as seen in photograph 5).

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located just inside the entrance to the room.

  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.

  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.

  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • Albert's Bar is located on the ground floor, to the right as you enter, past the Recital Room.

  • It is used as a teaching room.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are music practice rooms and toilets in the basement from the stairs to the left; the Department of Music Studios in the basement from the stairs to the right; the Department of Music - Study and Resource Centre, computer room and the auditorium balcony on 1; seminar rooms on 2.

  • There are 13 steps between floors 1-2, which lead to seminar rooms on the second floor.

  • There are similar stairs to the right of the building near the recital room.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the Department of Music Studios in the basement, the auditorium balcony on 1 and offices on 2.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.

  • There is not an ordering service.

  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.

  • The ordering service is available through the Arts and Social Sciences Library.

  • Sections of books can be copied and enlarged for students on request.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located through the door to the left of reception then on your left.

  • There is a gender neutral ambulant toilet on the right hand side of the building (as shown in photograph 2).

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 182cm x 187cm (5ft 12in x 6ft 2in).

  • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 96cm (3ft 2in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is a mirror.

  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 114cm (3ft 9in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right of the building.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 32m (34yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right of the building.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 29m (31yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located through the door to the left of reception then on your left.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is an ambulant cubicle in male and female standard toilets.

  • This building does not have fire alarm strobes.

  • Via main front and back entrence.

  • There is stepped egress from the ground floor.

  • There is not a refuge point in this building.

  • There is not an evacuation chair for the building.

  • There is not an evacuation lift for the building.

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.