“The volunteers were all extremly helpful. I am disabled and they organised seats for me. The box offices staff were also very helpful. Excellent all round”


Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any further information about access to events.

If you have any specific access needs, i.e. a wheelchair space reserving, please contact the box office on 01943 816714 or let us know when booking online.

If you require another person to be present to enable you to attend an ILF event, please contact the box office on 01943 816714 to request a complimentary Essential Companion ticket.

Large print copies of the festival brochure are available. To request one, please contact the main office on 01943 601210.

Captioned and Signed Events

“I appreciated the subtitles and clear speech.”

Selected events are captioned or BSL interpreted. Look for the (C) and (S) symbols in the brochure and in online event listings. In 2019, captioned events took place at the Kings Hall and Ilkley Playhouse.

Assistance Dogs
Assistance dogs and assistance dogs-in-training are welcome at all events.

Please note: Bradford Council have recently introduced new parking regulations in Ilkley, including on street parking charges and residents only parking in many central areas.

If you are not already familiar with the new regulations, we strongly recommend having a look at the information about On Street Car Parking and Car Parks in advance of your visit to the Festival to avoid any disruption.

Access to ILF 2019 Venues

Kings Hall, Station Road

  • Parking on street or drop off
  • Ramped access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Built-in infra red induction system with head phones available at the venue

Ilkley Playhouse, Weston Road

  • Car parking space at rear of building
  • Lift to box office area, wheelchair lift to Wildman Studio
  • Lift to upstairs auditorium (The Wharfeside)
  • Accessible toilet in corridor to Wildman Studio
  • Accessible dressing rooms
  • Induction loop

All Saints Church and Church House

  • Level access to both Church and Church House from glass link building entrance
  • Wheelchair access to Church House via graduated ramp
  • Accessible toilet available in glass link building

Clarke Foley Centre

  • Ramped access from street level to ground floor
  • Level access throughout
  • Accessible toilet

All Saints C of E Primary School, Easby Drive

  • Level access from car park
  • Accessible toilets
  • Most rooms we use are on ground floor level and there is a lift to upstairs rooms.

St Margaret’s Church Hall, Queens Road

  • Level access to hall via lift
  • Accessible toilet
  • On street parking – as of July 2019 please be aware of new parking restrictions.

Christchurch on The Grove

  • Ramped access from street level to ground floor
  • Access to event venue via lift from ground floor
  • For access to accessible toilet, please enquire of staff

Ilkley Manor House

  • Drop off point outside entrance
  • Note: Uneven surface in courtyard outside Manor House (large cobbles)
  • Accessible toilet located adjacent to Ilkley Arts Studio in courtyard
  • Please note this is a heritage building and the doorways may not be wide enough for some large wheelchairs. Please enquire if you use a very wide chair.

Ilkley Moor Vaults: Small Bar (lower level)

  • Downstairs small bar where ILF events take place has level access and accessible toilet.

The Grammar School at Leeds [sat nav: LS17 9NA]

  • Accessible Parking Area: Please follow signs to the Staff Car Park where you are welcome to use the disabled parking bays. If the barrier to the Staff Car Park is down, press the green button to raise it. There is level access from the Staff Car Park to the entrance of the ILF event venue on campus.
  • Please note: There is a 5-6 minute walk from the main car park to the ILF event venue on campus. Customers with mobility difficulties are advised to use the Staff Car Park disabled parking bays.

The Wheatley Arms

  • Level access via front entrance
  • Accessible toilet
  • Event venue on ground floor

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