Venue

A map to the Tramway
25 Albert Drive
Glasgow
G41 2PE
0845 330 3501

Box Office Opening Hours:
Mon to Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Sun 12:00 - 17:00

Building Opening Hours:
Mon to Sat 09:30 - 20:00
Sun 12:00 - 18:00

Travel

Train & Underground

Tramway is serviced by the Scotrail Station at Pollokshields East on the Glasgow Central/Newton line. Go here to see the current timetable. There is a large flight of stairs with handrails connecting the platforms to the street. Check out this wee time lapse video we made of how to get to Tramway from the Station.

Bus

First Bus run services to Pollokshaws Road adjacent to Tramway from Union Street in Glasgow's city centre. Visitors should board any of the following bus numbers which run every 10 minutes: 3, 38, 57, 57A. Plus check out this wee time lapse video we've made that shows how to get to Tramway from the south bound bus stop on Pollockshaws Road.

Road & Bike

For travelling by road to Tramway, the M8 runs through the city, connecting north with the M80 and south with the M74 and M77. Exit at Junction 20 onto Cook Street and turn right at the main road into Eglinton Street. Continue up Eglinton Street which becomes Pollokshaws Road for approx ¾ of a mile and turn right onto Albert Drive at St Ninian’s Church. There is some free on street parking. There are no formal bike racks at Tramway.

Air
 
Glasgow International Airport is the closest airport to the city centre. The easiest way to get into the city centre from Glasgow International is by bus on the Glasgow Airport Express Service 500. Services run roughly every 15 minutes and journey time from airport to the bus station is 25 minutes.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport is further away from the city centre. The easiest way to get into the city centre from Glasgow Prestwick is by train. The railway station is accessible by a covered walkway to/from the airport. The journey takes 50 minutes and terminates at Glasgow Central station. Visit the Glasgow Prestwick website for more details.

 

Access

Get in Touch

If there is anything we can do to make attending the Episode easier for you, or if you have questions about what events might suit you, please get in touch with us and we’ll try our best to help – info@arika.org.uk or 0131 556 0878 or get us on Facebook Messenger.

Venue

Tramway is on Albert Drive in the Southside of Glasgow, next to Pollokshields East train station. Tramway has step free access to the public and performance spaces and automatic double-width main doors. Their upper floor, where we will have the Study Sessions and the Quiet Space, is accessible by an elevator. For more access details about Tramway please visit www.bit.ly/TramwayAccess and www.tramway.org/Pages/visit-and-contact.aspx. Also, please note that Pollokshields East station is only accessible by a flight of stairs.

Bathrooms

Tramway has two gender-neutral single-occupant wheelchair accessible facilities available in the main foyer and one in their quieter upper foyer. In addition, they have two sets of gender-neutral toilets in the main foyer, and two sets of gender-specific toilet facilities in the upper foyer.

Quiet Space

There will be a Quiet Space in the Upper Gallery which will have a range of comfortable seating, low light levels, stim materials, lego, ear defenders and ear plugs, and a selection of reading and drawing materials. This is a space for anyone who needs to chill out a bit, relax and take time out from the events and the bustle. It's designed around the needs of autistic people, but everyone is welcome.

Open during the following times: 

Wed: 7-10pm Thurs: 1-10.45pm Fri: 1-11pm Sat: 2-10.45pm Sun: 2-10.30pm

Arika Information Desk

Our Arika Desk staff will be present for day-of access requests, including reserving you a seat based on your access needs, showing you where best to sit for the STTR, to chat to you about the content of the events or answer any queries you might have. For requests in advance of the Episode, please email info@arika.org.uk

Open during the following times: 

Wed: 7-10pm Thurs: 12.30-10.45pm Fri: 1-10.45pm Sat: 1-11pm Sun: 1-10.15pm

Captioning - STTR

All events that need it will have live Stage to Text Reporting (STTR). This involves the verbatim transcription of dialogue into text form as it is spoken live. Text is displayed as captions on a screen within the space. Events where STTR is provided are noted in the programme. All films that are screening will have subtitles.

BSL

There will be no default British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation at Episode 10. If however, you would like to attend any of the events and require BSL interpretation to do so, we will try to make that happen. Please contact us, with as much notice as possible on info@arika.org.uk.

Content Notes

This Episode will involve improvised conversations and events whose content cannot be predicted. There could be topics or images that come up that some might find upsetting. We’ll make announcements before events, where appropriate. If you have any questions or concerns – speak to staff at the Arika Desk.

Safer Spaces

We have a Safer Spaces Statement for the Episode which is available to read hereWe will have an Active Listener present at most of the events. They will attend and observe, identifying themselves at the start. If required, the Active Listener can offer support to those who might need it either during or after the event. The support required might be to listen and hear what someone wants to share about their experience at the event, to offer brief emotional support if they have been particularly triggered at an event or to make interventions into the discussions, with support from other Arika members, if someone seems to making the space less safe or open for others. Personal matters shared with the Active Listeners will be held in confidence - more general feedback about the event/s itself will be shared within the Arika team and reflected upon. Active Listeners at the Episode are Raman Mundair and Cloudberry MacLean.

Books

Aye Aye Books & Category Is Books, our two favourite independent booksellers, will be setting up stalls in the Tramway with a special selection of their stock that responds to the themes, ideas and participants at the Episode.

Where to stay

Glasgow has a variety of hotels and accomodation to suit most requirements and budgets and we'd recommend booking something in advance. For availability and info check the Visit Scotland website.

If you are looking for a hotel, we will be using the Novotel and have previously used The LorneThe Sandyford and The Argyll. For hostels we also recommend the Euro Hostel which is centrally located and close to Central Station.

If you would like to stay with a local, email us on info@arika.org.uk and we can put a shout out on social media for space.