Venues

All Festival events take place in spaces at the Emma Bridgewater Factory, Lichfield Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. ST1 3EJ.

Please get in touch for support to make your Festival visit as enjoyable as possible via literaryfestival@emmabridgewater.co.uk

The Meakin Room: atmospheric, 200 seat, first floor, former Victorian pottery warehouse. Accessible for wheelchair users or anyone who finds stairs difficult, via a long ramp from the cafe. Please advise on booking if you would like to reserve a wheelchair space for ticketed events. General access is via external, weather-proofed stairs.
The Decorating Studio: ground floor studio space used during the Festival for workshops, author talks and panel events.  Accessible toilet. Accessible for wheelchair users; please advise on booking if you would like to reserve a wheelchair space for ticketed events.
The Courtyard: outside space where you’ll find the Box Office, studio, shops and cafe plus Festival entertainment and food vendors. Some uneven surfaces but accessible for wheelchair users.

The Pottery Warehouse: second floor, former Victorian warehouse, used during the festival for workshops and performances. Accessible for wheelchair users. Entrance via the cafe ramp.

The Eastwood Room: first floor space above the Gift Shop. Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the factory site, this room is not wheelchair accessible and  therefore used for a very limited number of events.
The Walled Garden: beautifully planted, small secret garden home to our hens and during the Festival readings and music as programme. Entrance via the Gift Shop.