RivelinCo is an arts centre ‘without walls’ which means we don’t have a single space that we always use. We work in lots of different places across Hillsborough and S6, and sometimes at other places in Sheffield. Two of the spaces we use most often are the Pavilion and at the Bradbury Makers’ Shed in Hillsborough Park, so we have included information about those spaces below. Access information for other spaces we use can usually be found on the specific event booking page/s.

Accessibility is really important to us. If you have any questions or would like to chat about your access requirements, please get in touch with us by emailing or calling 0114 327 1670. We are a small team so may not always be available to take a call straight away, but if you leave a message we will always get back to you.


Access Headlines – relevant for all activities

If you are feeling anxious about coming to an activity, or it would help you to see the space before you come, we can arrange for someone to meet you in advance. 

Hand sanitiser and masks are available at all our activities. We ask people not to attend if they are showing symptoms of Covid-19 in order to keep our community safe. Masks are not mandatory, but you are welcome to wear one if you would feel more comfortable. Workshop leaders and staff generally do not wear masks, but this may change depending on government guidance.

Water and hot drinks are normally provided for free at workshops and activities. Sometimes we sell refreshments at larger events, for example Makers’ Markets, shows, or screenings.

Carers and personal assistants are able to attend for free. Please let us know that you will be bringing a carer/PA with you when you book, so that we can make sure there is enough space for everyone. 

When we show films, they always have captions. 

All of our shows and screenings are relaxed – this means you can come and go as you please, make noise or move around if you need to, and information about what is going to happen is available in advance if you need it. Some of our workshops and activities are relaxed too.

Some of our events are dementia friendly – this means they happen in the daytime, have different light and sound settings, and have additional staff and volunteers.

Some of our events are for families and children.

We usually have a few pairs of ear defenders available to borrow if you need them.


The Pavilion and the Bradbury Makers’ Shed 

The Pavilion and the Bradbury Makers’ Shed have level access at the entrances and are suitable for wheelchair users. 

The closest car park with free parking for blue badge holders is Parkside Road car park.  

Assistance animals are welcome in both buildings and we can give them water.  

At the Pavilion there is an accessible all gender toilet, and there are also gendered toilets. The accessible toilet has a baby change facility. 

At the Bradbury Makers’ Shed there is an accessible all gender toilet. 

We are working towards installing an induction loop in the Pavilion. There isn’t one at the moment. 

Detailed access information is available about the Pavilion building here at AccessAble. 

We will add the AccessAble link for the Bradbury Makers’ Shed as soon as it is available.


Getting to Hillsborough Park – for activities at the Pavilion, the Bradbury Makers’ Shed, or in the park

General information about access at Hillsborough Park is available here at AccessAble 

Hillsborough Park has several different entrances.  

The Pavilion building is located next to the bowling green and is a large green building.

The Bradbury Makers’ Shed is located next to the walled garden and just behind the Depot Bakery café.  

The what3words tag for the Pavilion is: 

The what3words tag for the Bradbury Makers’ Shed is: 

The closest tram stop to the Pavilion/Makers’ Shed is called Hillsborough Park. 

The closest bus stop to the Pavilion/Makers’ Shed is called Middlewood Road/Dixon Road.

Sometimes we host outdoor events in Hillsborough Park which are not at these spaces, or we work across several different buildings including the library. For these events, you will be able to find access information on the specific booking page.


Booking Activities  

Our projects take place in different places so booking isn’t always the same.  

Tickets are normally booked online, but if this isn’t possible for you, or you’re struggling with booking for any other reason, please give us a call on 0114 327 1670 and we can help you get booked on. We are usually in the office 9.30am – 5.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but please note we are a small team and if we have an event on elsewhere we may not be available. If you leave a message though we will always get back to you.

If you are aged 50+ you can also call our partners Age UK Sheffield, and they can help you get booked on too: 0114 250 2850. They are usually in the office 9am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

On this website all our events are listed in one place: If you click on the event and then click the button or link that says ‘book here’ you will be taken to the correct third party booking website.

Some events are free or drop-in. It will tell you on the event page if you need to book and if you need to pay. 

For activities in Hillsborough Park, we use for bookings. Once you are on the website page you will see a list of events. To book, click on the event you would like to go to. Then choose the date you would to come, on the right-hand side in the ‘other dates’ box, and choose the ticket type you would like to buy. The price is shown next to the ticket type. When you are ready to pay, click on the ‘book now’ button at the bottom of the page. This will take you to the checkout where you will enter your details to buy a ticket. 

If an event isn’t sold out you can usually come along and buy a ticket on the door. If you’re not sure, feel free to send us an email or give us a call in advance.

You will be asked about your access requirements when you book a ticket. You can tell us about anything you think we should know so that we can make sure you don’t face any barriers to joining in. 


Bursaries and Pay It Forward

Many of our activities are already free or pay-what-you-can, but for the ones that cost money we do also have a bursary scheme. Most bursaries are for people who are referred through our partners: Age UK Sheffield, S6 Food Bank, Winn Gardens residents, and others. 

Bursaries usually cover the cost of the ticket, meaning you can attend for free. Sometimes we are also able to provide help with transport costs, but this is dependent on fundraising.

If you are aged 50+ and would like to apply for an Age UK Sheffield bursary, please contact their Enquiries line on 0114 250 2850.

If you have any other questions about bursaries, please feel free to contact us on or 0114 327 1670.

Pay It Forward tickets are available for most of our activities with paid tickets. If you can afford to, you can choose this option to buy a ticket for yourself, and also contribute towards a ticket for somebody else who may not otherwise be able to afford to come. The same principle applies with pay-what-you-can tickets – it’s absolutely fine to attend for free or low cost, but if you can afford to pay a little more it helps us keep things free or low cost in future. As a small community arts organisation with no core funding, we really appreciate your support!