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PoliNations is for everyone, and everyone is invited. 

We are working hard to remove barriers so that our facilities and events can be accessible to as many people as possible. 

PoliNations was located in Victoria Square and Chamberlain Square in central Birmingham. This page has information on accessibility for this location.

The site is fully wheelchair accessible and many of our key events will have BSL interpretation and Audio Description available, please see the full programme for details. 


Accessibility contact

Visiting the Site

Entrance to the site is available from: Waterloo Street, New Street, Pinfold Street, Hill Street and Chamberlain Square 

An accessible, step free route, is available throughout the site. Paths are either paved or have a cork covering. 

Seating is provided across the PoliNations site. 

Toilets, including accessible facilities will be available onsite. 

Assistance dogs are welcome across our site!

Travel and Getting Here

Blue badge parking is available near the site on Swallow Street, Pinfold Street and Waterloo Street. Spaces are also available in the Town Hall Car Park. 

Site Information

Volunteers are available on our site during opening hours and are on hand to advise or support if you have any access needs. 

Our Information Point, located in Chamberlain Square, will be open 8am-10pm every day. Here you can find: 

  • Maps
  • Headsets 
  • Neck Loops 
  • Sensory bags
  • Further access information 

For deaf and partially hearing users

Interpreted Performances (BSL): Our lunchtime talks and music performances will have British Sign Language interpretation. For full details see our programme here. 

Neck Loops (NL): Neck Loops will be available for our Mother Tree stage allowing users to get a feed of our PA system direct to their hearing aids (via the T position).

For Blind/Partially Sighted Users

Audio Description (AD): A selection of events across the programme will have live Audio Description available via personal headsets. For full details see our programme here. 

Iconic Plant Tour: An audio described version of our Iconic Plant tour is available. A special headset channel will offer users an audio description of each of the Iconic Plant sculptures, alongside the tour content. 

Touch Tours: There will be two facilitated Touch Tours offered on Sunday 11th September at 11am, and Tuesday 13th September at 6pm. There are limited places available and can be booked via our ticketing platform.

For Neurodivergent Users

Social Narrative: A Social narrative for the PoliNations site will be available from our website soon. 

Sensory Bags: Sensory bags, including ear defenders, will be available to borrow from the PoliNations Info point. 

For Wheelchair Users

Accessible Viewing Platforms: An accessible viewing platform is available for our Main stage. Places are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. One companion space is available per user. 

If you have any questions about Accessibility on site please contact 

Plan your visit

We are working hard to remove barriers so that our facilities and events can be accessible to as many people as possible. We hope this guide will make planning your visit to polinations as easy as possible; in it you will find information about getting to PoliNations, general information for when you are on-site, and programme-specific access information. 

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PoliNations and Trigger
Trigger, Unit 1.1 Streamline Building, Paintworks, Bristol BS4 3AS
Unboxed, Creativity in the UKCommissioned as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK and also presented as part of Birmingham 2022 Festival
Funded by
HM Government
Northern Ireland Executive
Scottish Government Riaghaltas na h-Alba
Llywodraeth Cymru Welsh Government
Belfast City Council
Cymru Greadigol Creative Wales
Branding and website by Peter & Paul