Access is something we take very seriously as makers of SPILL FESTIVAL and we work year round on how to best serve the diverse needs of all our guests and visitors. Our starting point is an inclusive offer – there are no special exceptions. We don’t believe that access should be something additional or have to be requested.

All venues in SPILL Festival 2016 have step free access or easy-to-use lifts to relevant floors.

Over a third of all events are free with top price tickets just £10. Day and All-Seeing passes offer the best value for those wanting to see lots across the Festival.

We aspire to the Plain English Campaign when using words to publicise the festival. We write with you the reader in mind, keeping details clear, easy to use and friendly.

We champion artists describing their work in their own words. If you have any queries, or simply can’t get the measure of something, please telephone or email us and we will do our best to describe whatever it is in a different way.

Much of the work in SPILL is highly visual and lots of it is sensory in a number of ways. This year we have selected ten events that use more spoken word for British Sign Language interpretation.


Ipswich Touch Tour by Angela Bell, an alternative walking tour for blind and partially sighted people.