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Disabled access at the Allendale Centre, Wimborne

This information may be of use to customers and Centre users with a disability.

Please get in touch if you have further questions or requirements - call 01202 887247 or email


  • The Allendale Centre is entirely on the ground floor, except for the Minster Hall stage and lighting control area

  • The front entrance has automatic sliding doors and a very gentle incline

  • The side entrance has a slightly steeper ramp, and hinged doors opening outwards

  • Cafe @ the Allendale has ramped access for entry/exit, and level access to/from toilets and the rest of the Centre 

  • Minster Hall, Quarter Jack Hall and Café @ the Allendale all have wide entrances

  • Julian Room and Canford Room have slightly narrower level entrances, wide enough for most manual wheelchair users

  • There is an accessible toilet, about halfway between the front and rear of the building, plus other toilets near the front and rear

  • There are four descending-ramped emergency exits:

       from the Minster Hall 

       from the Quarter Jack Hall corridor

       the main front entrance (close to the Minster Hall and Reception)

       the side exit, close to the accessible toilet 

  • Outside emergency assembly points are all on level ground

Please note re. ticketed events:

If you're unable to access a ticketed performance without the support of a carer/personal assistant, we can offer a complimentary ticket for your carer/assistant. Complimentary tickets are not available online – please contact us before you make your booking: phone 01202 887247 or email

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