ACCESS

CHAPTER

Our main venue and festival hub is Chapter.


Chapter has flat access to the building through automatic doors and lift access to the first floor. All of their performance spaces are wheelchair accessible.

There are toilet facilities on the ground and first floors including all-gender toilets close to the café bar. There are toilets for disabled visitors on both the ground and the first floors. They also have a Changing Places Facility (providing sufficient space and equipment for people who are not able to use the toilet independently) on the ground floor close to the Café Bar.

Chapter has free parking at the rear of the building with six dedicated disabled parking spaces, and there are a further 3 disabled access spaces in the front car park. If you do not hold a Blue Badge please do not use these spaces.

If you need a wheelchair space for any of our events at Chapter, please let Chapter know by calling their Information Desk on 029 2031 1050 or emailing ticketing@chapter.org. You can book a free companion seat if you require one. For events in the cinema, there's also the option to book a wheelchair space and companion seat online.

Many of Chapter's Front of House and Café Bar staff are trained in beginners BSL and are currently moving to intermediate level.

More information about access at Chapter is available here.

More information on planning your journey to Chapter can be found here.

BSL EVENTS AT CHAPTER

The following events at Chapter will be BSL interpreted:

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SCRIPTS OUT LOUD

TALKS | Chapter Cinema 1

4:30pm | 60mins | Adv12+ | £6/£4

Writers of children’s animation scripts let voice actors loose on their work.

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FLEE + Q&A

FEATURE + Q&A | Chapter Cinema 1

2:00pm | 83mins | Adv15+ | £6/4

An innovative documentary about an Afghan refugee, blending animation and film footage.

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GHIBLIOTHEQUE PRESENTS:
THE Z TO A OF STUDIO GHIBLI

TALK | Chapter Cinema 1

1:00pm | 60mins | Adv12+ | £6/4

The duo behind the podcast present a trivia-filled guide to the legendary animation studio.

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DAWTA + Q&A

FILM + Q&A | Chapter Cinema 1

5:45pm | Adv12+ | £6/£4

A screening of animated musical performance ‘Dawta’ + Q&A with its creator Jessica Ashman.

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HIS DARK MATERIALS CREATURE FX MASTERCLASS

MASTERCLASS | Chapter Cinema 1

6:15pm | 75mins | Adv12+ | £6/4

Step into the vast world of His Dark Materials and see the show’s creatures come to life

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SCREENSKILLS PRESENTS:
CIRCLE SQUARE WRITING
MASTERCLASS

MASTERCLASS | Chapter Cinema 1

2:45pm | 60mins | AdvPG | £6/4

Join the crew of Milkshake!’s Circle Square for this dive into writing animation for kids.

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JOANNA QUINN ANIMATION MASTERCLASS

MASTERCLASS | Chapter Cinema 1

7:30pm | Adv12+ | £6/4

Oscar® nominee Joanna Quinn will take us behind the scenes and animate live on stage

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IT'S PONY MASTERCLASS

MASTERCLASS | Chapter Cinema 1

11:00am | 60mins | AdvPG | £6/4

This fun all-ages masterclass will take you for a ride behind the scenes of It’s Pony.

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CARDIFF ANIMATION FESTIVAL AWARDS

AWARDS | Chapter Cinema 1

7:00pm | FREE

 The exciting climax of the festival! Let’s send it off in style.

OTHER VENUES

DEPOT (CARDIFF ANIMATION NIGHTS)

Depot is wheelchair friendly and has disabled access facilities.

UMBRELLA GALLERY (THE ANIMATION SHOW EXHIBITION)

Umbrella Gallery and The Animation Show Exhibition will be wheelchair accessible.

CORPORATION YARD (DOG LIFE DRAWING)

Corporation Yard is wheelchair accessible. Enter through the Corporation Yard entrance on Llandaff Road (not the Corp Market entrance on Cowbridge Road East).

More information on planning your journey to our festival venues can be found here.