The Forum takes the needs of disabled customers very seriously and actively encourages people of all abilities to attend the events scheduled at the venue.
We advise patrons to contact the venue via email or telephone on 0207 428 4083 to check availability before purchasing a ticket through any of our official ticket agents. Due to Licensing and Health & Safety Assessments, we regret the number of wheelchairs that we can admit to the building is limited and we must treat all patrons on a first come first served basis. Once the venue has confirmed availability you can purchase a ticket through our event listings page or by phoning 020 7428 4099 and the venue will arrange for a free carer ticket to be available for patrons who are registered disabled.
Although it was built in the 1930’s, the building has been modernised to allow wheelchair access via front of house to the Disabled Platform in the downstairs standing area (please note there is no direct backstage disabled access).
On the evening of the event, we advise disabled customers to arrive at the venue 15 minutes prior to the doors opening, ideally accompanied by a carer over 18 years of age who will be admitted free of charge. The free carer ticket is available to customers that are registered disabled. The paid-for ticket needs to be booked in advance.
Please contact us via email or phone 020 7428 4099 for specific requests, enquiries or comments regarding access/personal needs and a member of our team will endeavour to accommodate your requirements.
Where can I park using my blue badge?
Map: Input postcode NW5 1JY here
The blue badge permit is available to people with a specific disability or impairment. Parts of the Borough of Camden, of which Kentish Town is part, have their own guidelines on use of the blue badge due to acute traffic and parking pressures with fewer parking spaces available than other areas. The areas do offer their own schemes and have agreed that if a blue badge holder parks in a pay-and-display bay or meter bay they will get one hour’s free parking added to the time for which payment has been made, provided that the minimum payment required for that particular bay has been made.
Camden’s alternate scheme is described in the green badge scheme section, click here to view.
BLUE BADGE HOLDERS MAY PARK WITHOUT CHARGE OR TIME LIMIT IN:
- Blue badge parking bays (including those within the green badge area);
- Residents’ parking bays (except in the green badge area);
- Parking meters and pay-and-display bays, including out of order meters (except in the green badge area)
- Designated disabled parking spaces and areas reserved for blue badge holders only
BLUE BADGE HOLDERS MAY PARK FOR UP TO 3 HOURS ON A SINGLE OR DOUBLE YELLOW LINE (PROVIDING THAT THE CLOCK IS ALSO ON DISPLAY) EXCEPT:
- There there is a loading ban in operation;
- In the green badge area; and
- In the other central London Boroughs.
HOLDERS MAY NOT PARK IN:
- Suspended bays
- Dedicated disabled bays
- Traders’ bays
- Business bays
- Doctors’ bays
- Taxi stand bays
- Motorcycle bays
- Hospital bays
For more information view the latest blue badge scheme regulations and information from the Department of Transport here.
GREEN BADGE PERMITS
The green badge scheme runs in conjunction with blue badge permits, click here for more information
If you have a blue badge you can still park in the green badge zone, but only in the blue badge parking bays, or in shared use loading/disabled bays (between 6.30pm and 8.30am daily and all day Sunday).
If you hold both a green and blue badge you can also park in green badge bays and shared use loading/disabled bays, as well as residents’, metered and pay-and-display bays, provided they are not suspended (http://www.camden.gov.uk/parkingbaysuspensions/)
You can view a map of the green badge zone here.