Sidmouth Folk Week Venue Information

All Saints Hall. The venue for West Country Concertina Players workshops and sessions each morning, and, for the rest of the day, social dance events.

All Saints Hall. The venue for West Country Concertina Players workshops and sessions each morning, and, for the rest of the day, social dance events.

All Saints Infants School. In Vicarage Road - used for a variety of workshops. It is beyond the Radway Cinema, on the opposite side of the road.

Anchor Inn and 'Gardens'. Events in the Anchor start with the Lunchtime Ceilidh each day, and run through into the evening. The Middle Bar singers are upstairs in the 'Captain's Table', entrance at the front left corner of the building. There is level access to the car park, but a flight of steps to the Captain's Table.

Arts Centre - see Manor Pavilion


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The Bedford Hotel. Concerts in the dining room. Song and music sessions in the bars. Access is via three steps. A ramp is available from the hotel management if required.

Blackmore Gardens. The home for 'Young Sidmouth' events, dance displays, daytime workshops and evening ceilidhs in various marquees. There is level access over grass. The Craft Fair is also in Blackmore Gardens, open from 10am-6pm each day. Bar available in Dance Marquee.

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Bulverton Campsite. About 1.5 miles from the seafront. The site is restricted to full week and day season ticket holders for the appropriate night(s), supporters, club members and people who have bought event tickets in advance, for the night(s) of the event(s) only. The campsite opens at noon on Wednesday, July 30. Campers will need to remember their road name and nearest plot number for registration sheets. There are toilets and showers on site. Please remember that if everyone goes for a shower at the same time some of you will get a cold shower! There are toilet cassette emptying facilities at the bottom gate toilet complex. Water taps are placed around the field. Please do not leave taps running. Waste and recycling bins will be at the top of the campsite by the entrance between the two fields. Please keep this area tidy. Dogs are permitted on the FolkWeek camp site if kept on a lead and under control at all times. Please exercise your dogs away from the camping areas and clean up after them. Food will be available from early morning breakfast to late night supper each night. Campfires and ground-level barbecues are not permitted. Barbecue units burning gas or charcoal are only permitted at the discretion of the campsite Manager, depending on weather conditions and proximity of other tents. Please check before buying your food. There are fire points on the FolkWeek campsite but for your own safety you must keep a bucket full of water outside your tent in case of fire. All fires or other incidents requiring more than very minor remedies should be reported to the campsite Manager.

Bulverton Marquee. Situated just opposite the festival car park (for directions see 'festival parking') on the way from the festival car park to the campsite bus stop. Alternatively there is access by foot from Bulverton Road opposite the site. Home of the Festival Clubhouse and Late Night Extra ceilidhs in the evenings, with dance workshops during the day. Food and drink available.

Chapel Street Hall. In Chapel Street, off Church Street. Disabled access to the building is possible.

Dukes. The seafront forecourt is the venue for the Acoustic Café sessions during FolkWeek.

Jack's Bar. In the basement of the Bedford Hotel. Access is down steps from the Esplanade.

Ham Marquee. Afternoon and evening concerts. Afternoon concerts are sponsored by Hobgoblin Music. CDs, instruments and books will be on sale in the music fair at the end of the marquee, along with the Chez Nous Café (8am-9pm) and the Black Swan Bar. There is level access for wheelchairs over grass. Nearest public toilets are on the Esplanade at Port Royal, and include facilities for disabled persons.

Manor Pavilion, Arts Centre & Theatre Bar. Afternoon and evening concerts and morning workshops in Pavilion, morning workshops in Theatre Bar and workshops, discussions, and storytelling in Arts Centre. Level access to the pavilion and Arts Centre, but steps up to the Theatre Bar.

Methodist Church Hall. For Social Dance events and Lower Methodist Hall for workshops. Close to Blackmore Drive (which leads to Blackmore Gardens)

Parish Church. The Parish Church of St Nicholas with St Giles is used for workshops and concerts. There is level wheelchair access from the west entrance. Nearest public toilets at the Triangle or Market Square.

Port Royal. At the eastern end of the Esplanade on the seaward side of the Ham Marquee

Rugby Club. First floor room used for a variety of concerts and workshops. Access up stairs only.

Seafront Shelter. On the Esplanade near the Bedford Hotel

St Teresa's Hall. In Temple Street on the left past the Radway Cinema. The main entrance is at the back of the hall whilst level access is available via doors onto Temple Street.

Unitarian Hall. Used for workshops. Wheelchair access is difficult due to narrow doorways.

Volunteer Inn. The 'Volly' houses traditional lunchtime song and music sessions. There is level access to the bars and garden.

Woodlands Hotel. The conservatory is used for storytelling, workshops and music and song sessions and the evening folk club. Level access.

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