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 or tel: 01782 201328

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 Old Pottery Warehouse (aka Ernie’s Room): first floor, former Victorian warehouse, used during the festival for talks, workshops and performances. Accessible for wheelchair users. Entrance via the cafe ramp.

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 Walled Garden: beautifully planted, small secret garden open to all customers and during the Festival you’ll find activities, readings and music taking place as programmed. Entrance via the Gift Shop.