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Accessibility Page

CYD? aims to take a progressive and proactive approach to neurodiversity & sensory sensitivities, which may cause people to feel overwhelmed at events.

We appreciate that, at times, CYD? events will have high levels of sensory input particularly with regards to noise. Due to the nature of the event it is not possible for us to reduce the volume of our classes and performances but we hope that providing sensory expectations will help visitors to prepare accordingly. Use of sensory aids such as ear defenders are always welcome.

The busiest times at each event will be during the Masterclasses, College Performance & Competition, please see the times below:- 

Masterclass Times:-

9.30am – 10.10am, 10.20am – 11.00am, 11.10am – 11.50pm, 12.30pm – 1.10pm, 1.20pm – 2.00pm, 2.10pm – 2.50pm. 

College Performance Time:- 12pm

Competition & Awards Time:- 3.20pm – 5:00pm

We also acknowledge that those with autism and other neurodiverse conditions may feel more comfortable attending a CYD? event with a clear routine for the day and a knowledge of venue they are attending in advance. To help with this forward planning we have collated below accessibility information for each of our venues including pictures of the inside and outside. We have also included a blank timetable for you to personalise your event day and include notes of any rest breaks, sensory support etc you may need. 

Download a blank Timetable/Schedule HERE

Our events are taking place on the following dates:-

  • March 3rd: The CYD? Teachers Convention at BOA, Birmingham
  • March 3rd: Glasgow Regional at The SEC Centre
  • April 28th: Norwich Regional at UAE Sportspark
  • May 5th: Newcastle Regional at Sport Central, Northumbria University
  • May 12th: Worcester Regional at University of Worcester Arena
  • June 9th: Sheffield Regional at EIS Sheffield
  • June 16th: The CYD? Masterclass Games at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool
  • June 30th: Nottingham Regional at David Ross Sports Village, University of Nottingham
  • August 17th, 18th, 19th: CYD x Joffrey Summer Intensive at BOA, Birmingham
  • October 12th & 13th: The CYD? Super Convention at The ECL & ACC, Liverpool
  • November 24th: CYD? N.I at Eikon Exhibition Centre

Glasgow

Norwich

Newcastle

Worcester

Sheffield

Nottingham

Masterclass Games

This page was made in collaboration with Katie at Not Alone Mentoring. For more information on the work she is doing to support students and teachers with autism and ADHD in arts education please visit her website – www.notalonementoring.com

For more information please email us

Please click HERE for our disability Policy