Accessibility Statement

Information about our venue

Our gallery space is located in a basement, with 12 concrete steps leading into the space. We have a stairlift installed for visitors who may require assistance to access the space, and committee members/ invigilators can assist visitors using the stairlift, should you need support. 

As we aim to showcase a varied range of art, our venue can change significantly depending on what is on display: for example, the type of lighting, or the level of audio, may alter. EMBASSY has a heating system, and will always provide a range of seating at any openings or events. We aim to provide a description of all known environmental factors for each exhibition or event at the venue in its promotion, but do get in contact with any accessibility questions you may specifically have.

We have one gender-neutral toilet. As our restroom is in a private area of the venue, generally designated for workers, there is no clear signage to reach it. We are, of course, happy for our audience members to use the restroom upon request if required.

For our programme we produce specific accessibility notes for each individual project. For our current projects please view their individual project pages.

Alongside exhibitions in the gallery space itself, we seek to programme additional events both, online and offsite. We endeavour to make all our online material as accessible as possible: for instance, using closed-captioning or audio transcription. Using a trigger sensitive approach, we will provide content warnings for all sensitive works shown. 

Contacting the gallery

If you have any questions regarding access, or have specific access requirements to enjoy our programme, please get in contact via email with the EMBASSY committee: 

EMBASSY does not have a landline. To contact EMBASSY over the phone please email us at the aforementioned email address and we will supply you with individual team members’ contact details.

Address: EMBASSY Gallery, 10B Broughton St Ln, Edinburgh EH1 3LY

Opening times

EMBASSY’s venue is open to the public during exhibitions and other events. Generally we open on Friday to Sunday between 12noon and 6pm during exhibitions, however we encourage visitors to check the website as our opening times may differ. 

Travelling to the gallery

Our gallery is located on a cobbled street in central Edinburgh, around five minutes walk from Edinburgh Bus w, ten minutes walk from Waverley Rail Station, and thirty minutes walk from Edinburgh College of Art’s Lauriston Campus. The nearest bus stops are on Broughton Street and York Place. Bus stops at Leith Street, Elm Row, and Leopold Place are also located nearby. More information can be found on the Lothian Buses website.