Access Overview

RivelinCo is an arts centre ‘without walls’ which means we don’t have a single space that we always use. We work in lots of different spaces across Hillsborough and the surrounding areas, and sometimes at other places in Sheffield. Two of the spaces we use most often are the Pavilion and at the Bradbury Makers’ Shed in Hillsborough Park, so we have included information about those spaces below. Access information for other spaces we use can usually be found on the specific event booking page/s.

Accessibility is really important to us. If you have any questions or would like to chat about your access requirements, please get in touch with us by emailing or calling 0114 327 1670. We are a small team so may not always be available to take a call straight away, but if you leave a message we will always get back to you.

Access Headlines – relevant for all activities

Feeling anxious or nervous: If you are feeling anxious about coming to an activity, or it would help you to see the space before you come, we can arrange for someone to meet you in advance.

Prices: ​​‘Pay what you can’ means you can attend for free, or choose to give a donation of your choice. It’s a fair way to make sure everyone can take part, no matter how much money they have. Some of our tickets have a cost, but we subsidise them to be as affordable as possible. If you can afford to pay a little extra, you can choose to donate more at a ‘pay what you can’ activity, or select a ‘pay it forward’ ticket at a paid activity. Your kind contribution will fund bursaries for local people who couldn’t otherwise afford to come.

Covid-19: Hand sanitiser and masks are available at all our activities. We ask people not to attend if they are showing symptoms of Covid-19 in order to keep our community safe. Masks are not mandatory, but you are welcome to wear one if you would feel more comfortable. Workshop leaders and staff generally do not wear masks, but this may change depending on government guidance.

Food and drink: Water and hot drinks are normally provided for free at workshops and activities. Sometimes we sell refreshments at larger events, for example Makers’ Markets, shows, or screenings, but you are usually able to bring your own food and drink if you prefer unless the event specifies otherwise.

Carers: Carers and personal assistants are able to attend for free. Please let us know that you will be bringing a carer/PA with you when you book, so that we can make sure there is enough space for everyone.

Bursaries: For the activities that cost money, we also run a bursary and referral scheme. We work with local partners for this, for example Age UK Sheffield and Zest. We also offer free spaces on family activities for children eligible for free school meals, through the Sheffield Healthy Holidays scheme. For more information visit our website or email 

Cinema: When we show films, they always have captions. 

Relaxed events: All of our shows and screenings are relaxed – this means you can come and go as you please, make noise or move around if you need to, and information about what is going to happen is available in advance if you need it. Some of our workshops and activities are relaxed too.

Dementia-friendly events: Some of our events are dementia friendly – this means they happen in the daytime, have different light and sound settings, and have additional staff and volunteers who have training in dementia awareness. It is recommended that people with severe dementia attend with a carer or family member.

Babes-in-arms: Many of our events, including some of our adults only events, welcome babes-in-arms. This means new parents are able to attend with babies young enough to be held or in the pram during the session – we generally suggest this would be until a maximum of 6 months old.

Age guidance: We suggest an age guidance for most events. Some are suitable for everyone. Some are specifically for children of a certain age and their families. Some are just for adults (16+). We specify this on each event. If you’re not sure, please get in touch.

Ear defenders: We usually have a few pairs of ear defenders available to borrow if you need them.

The Pavilion and the Bradbury Makers’ Shed 

The Pavilion and the Bradbury Makers’ Shed have level access at the entrances and are suitable for wheelchair users. 

The closest car park with free parking for blue badge holders is Parkside Road car park.  

Assistance animals are welcome in both buildings and we can give them water.  

At the Pavilion there is an accessible all gender toilet, and there are also gendered toilets. The accessible toilet has a baby change facility. 

At the Bradbury Makers’ Shed there is an accessible all gender toilet. 

We are working towards installing an induction loop in the Pavilion. There isn’t one at the moment. 

Detailed access information is available about the Pavilion building here at AccessAble. 

We will add the AccessAble link for the Bradbury Makers’ Shed as soon as it is available.

Getting to Hillsborough Park – for activities at the Pavilion, the Bradbury Makers’ Shed, or in the park

General information about access at Hillsborough Park is available here at AccessAble 

Hillsborough Park has several different entrances.  

The Pavilion building is located next to the bowling green and is a large green building.

The Bradbury Makers’ Shed is located next to the walled garden and just behind the Depot Bakery café.  

The what3words tag for the Pavilion is: 

The what3words tag for the Bradbury Makers’ Shed is: 

The closest tram stop to the Pavilion/Makers’ Shed is called Hillsborough Park. 

The closest bus stop to the Pavilion/Makers’ Shed is called Middlewood Road/Dixon Road.

Sometimes we host outdoor events in Hillsborough Park which are not at the Pavilion or the Bradbury Makers’ Shed, or we work across several different buildings including Hillsborough Library. For these events, you will be able to find access information on the specific booking page.

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