Illuminate aims to be as accesible as possible. We know that the more information we give you about the festival the easier it is for you to plan your visit. Below is some useful information to help you enjoy this years festival.

Parking and Travel

To plan your visit to illuminate please click here.

For those that require on site parking, disable parking will be available at Ocean Studios and Market Hall.

Ocean Studios

Accessible parking on site.
Areas of uneven ground in some areas due to heritage restrictions.
Lift access to upper floors.
Disabled toilet facilities available downstairs and upstairs.

Market Hall

There is a wheelchair friendly entrance on the west side of the building. The Market Hall is an accessible building, with accessible toilet facilities, lift access to upper floors and an accessible bar.  Blue badge parking is available at the rear of the building.  

Please wear a face covering when entering the building and moving around the space. Please also make use of the hand sanitiser stations and social distance yourself from others.


We have various accessible toilets at Market Hall and Ocean Studios.

Heritage Restrictions at Ocean Studios

Whilst we work to ensure Ocean Studios is fully accessible to all, we are limited by the heritage building and land in which we work. The listed building and historic location have certain constraints which unfortunately we cannot avoid or adapt.

Where possible we have improved accessibility by ensuring lift access is available however please be aware that areas of Royal William Yard and our buildings has uneven ground and narrow steps with may limit access to wheelchairs and prams. For further information please contact us or whilst visiting Ocean Studios please speak to a member of staff.