Location

EIFF Youth  HQ is based at the Cornerstone Centre, located next to St John's Episcopal Church, at the corner of Lothian Road and Princes Street. 

Access to the venue is through a large glass door next to the church on Lothian Road marked with signage. The door opens outwards and if locked, has a doorbell at an accessible height.

 

Opening Hours

 

Our HQ is open during the following hours:

Fri 22: 1.30pm – 7pm

Sat 23: 9.45am – 6pm

Sun 24: 10.45am – 7pm

Mon 25: 9.30am – 9pm

Tue 26: 9.30am – 7pm

Wed 27: 10am – 8pm

Thu 28: 10am – 7pm

Fri 29: closed

Sat 30: 10am – 2pm & 5pm – 7pm


Getting here

 

For those travelling by public transport:

  • The Cornerstone Centre is at the West End of Princes Street, in the centre of Edinburgh. It is about a 10 minutes walk from either Edinburgh Waverley or Haymarket station.
  • There is a major pedestrian crossing outside the venue.
  • The footpath on Lothian Road and Princes Street is flat, but busy.
  • The venue is on the Number 1, 22, 30, 34, 124, N22, N30, N34, X5, X24, X33 bus routes and the bus stop is a short 1 minute walk in either direction. 

For those travelling by car or motorcycle:

  • Unfortunately, there is no parking by the venue. If you decide to travel by car, we recommend the car park on Castle Terrace (£5.00 for one hour, £9.00 for 2 hours).

 

Not from Edinburgh?

Contact us to find out about our travel bursaries and how we can support your travel to the EIFF Youth events.

 

Venue Accessibility

 

General Information:

  • Gender-neutral, wheelchair-accessible bathrooms are available on each floor.
  • Photography and/or filming might take place during events. All materials will be used to report on our events and to promote our events in the future. If you don't want to be photographed or filmed, we have big red buttons available that you can easily attach to your clothes.
  • Carers are welcome.
  • Assistance animals are welcome, and drinking water is available. 

We also have a code of conduct for our venue, make sure you check it out before coming to our events!

 

Information for physically disabled people:

  • There are multiple, step-free entrances, and can be accessed by several ramps from the street level.
  • There are several wheelchair accessible bathrooms on every level of the building.
  • The venue has wheelchair accessible lifts to every level of the building.
  • The venue's floor is flat and suitable for most wheelchairs and other mobility aids.

 

Information for D/deaf, hard of hearing and sound sensitive people:

  • We have a hearing loop installed in the main auditorium.
  • We will have iPads available at the venue at all times that can be used as a useful form of alternative communication. Please let our volunteers know if you require this.
  • Assistance animals are welcome, and drinking water is available. 

 

Information for blind, partially sighted and photosensitive people:

  • Large print variations of resources used in workshops and talks can be made available. 
  • There is a lot of natural light in the space, but there are blinds installed that can reduce sunlight and glare. 
  • Assistance animals are welcome, and drinking water is available. 

 

Information for Autistic, anxious and Neurodiverse people:

  • We welcome the use of sensory/ stim toys.
  • We welcome anxious or nervous people to come along to all of our events early if they would like to talk to an individual contact person before coming along into a group. Please get in touch if you would like to meet someone one-to-one in advance, or turn up early for an easier entry to events. 
  • We will have iPads available at the venue at all times that can be used as a useful form of alternative communication. Please let our volunteers know if you require this.
  • Assistance animals are welcome, and drinking water is available. 

 

Information for people who are immunocompromised or have severe allergies:

  • We welcome the use of safety/ particulate masks for those that wish/ need to use them.

 

Food and Dietary information:

  • Food and drinks are provided at some of our events. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available, but if you have any food or dietary requirements, let us know and we can provide those for you.
  • We will require our staff, volunteers and guests to not open or eat food containing allergens (nuts, etc) if they will affect your health. Please let a volunteer know and we will ensure this is put in place for you.

Alcohol and unlawful drugs are not permitted at our events. If you are under influence you may be asked to leave for the comfort of guests. Please read through our Code of Conduct for more details on this.

You are welcome to bring your own prescription medication.

 

Worried?

If you have worries or concerns about attending, or about someone you know attending, please get in touch.

 

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