Accessibility

Lakes Alive has an access for all policy and we have volunteers available throughout the festival offering a warm welcome, help or assistance. 
 
Lakes Alive is an outdoor contemporary arts festival which takes place in Kendal, a historic market town, and beyond in the Lake District landscape. Our festival takes you to their lesser-known and hidden space as well as their better-known landmarks. This inevitably means that some of the performances and installations are in areas that may have some challenging access.  
Lakes Alive has endeavoured to keep much of the performances in venues in the level areas of the town, where access is via paved walkways and level ground and has organised transport to the Wolve Encounter and To Travel and To Matter events - this can be booked via the website. 
 
A full programme booklet is available at many shops and outlets as well as from volunteers. It includes a map which suggests routes around the festival. It indicates areas of unlevel, but not unsurpassable, ground. All areas are accessible by step free routes though some may be steep and grassed. 
 
A large print programme is available at a number of locations throughout the site and brail versions of the programme are available at the Lakes Alive Production Office at the LAB - Abbot Hall. South Lakes Mobility hire electric scooters for between £15 – £20 per day. Contact them on 01539 7346000. Toilet Scheme allows public access to clean, safe and accessible toilets in convenient locations across the town 
 
Each individual indoor venue has its own policy and accessibility facilities e.g. stair-lifts, ramps, disabled toilets and disabled parking.

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