On Monday 11th December 2023, Yate Town Council opened new accessible services, for people with dementia and neurodiverse characteristics. Relaxed Cinema at Armadillo Youth Café, is a FREE event for customers with additional needs such as people living with dementia, autism, or other neurodivergent people, along with their personal assistants, friends, or family.

Customers are welcome to move around the cinema, to exit and enter the cinema as they please, to talk and make noise, to make use of our separate quiet space, and our team will be available to support customers with any questions or concerns. Performances will be audio described and captioned, lights will be on and low, and sound will be reduced. The Armadillo is an accessible building with lift access and blue badge parking nearby.

Chair of Yate Town Council, Councillor Chery Kirby said:

“This is a fantastic new service to offer our community! So many people enjoy the cinema but find the environment unsuitable for their needs. Yate Ageing Better Health and Wellbeing, is committed to making our community accessible, inclusive, and most importantly, fun for all!”

Opening at 1pm for 1.30pm cinema start, join us for future performances on 08.01.24, 22.01.24, 12.02.24, 26.02.24, 11.03.24, 25.03.24, 08.04.24, 22.04.24, 13.05.24.

If you would like to find out more about Yate Ageing Better Health and Wellbeing, please contact Yate Town Council Tel. 01454 866506 or email info@yatetowncouncil.gov.uk, or follow us on social media!

Photo of Mayor of Yate opening Relaxed Cinema at Armadillo Venue
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