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Helmsley Arts Centre

Helmsley Arts Centre


Helmsley Arts Centre is a venue for live theatre, music, dance, cinema, literature, exhibitions, classes , workshops , discussions and conferences.
We are a registered charity (No. 1058130).

Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Disabled access

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The Old Meeting House,
YO62 5DW



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Map reference: SE 613837  Lat: 54.24533 Long: -1.06079

By Car:
Situated in the heart of the town on the A170.
Walk down Bridge Street towards the bridge and on the left you will see an ornate sign hanging above an arched entrance to a paved street leading to Meeting House Court. Come on through the arch and there we are.

Free parking in Market Square after 6pm

By public transport:
128 bus from Scarborough

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 16 miles from Malton station


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair


The Helmsley Arts Centre is accessible for wheelchair users. We can accommodate 2 standard size wheelchairs for performances in the Auditorium. Let us know if you would like a wheelchair space reserving when you book. The cinema is now fully equipped with a Dolby digital sound system hearing assistance available, please ask for a headset.