Next Door
1638 Venables Street

Front Entrance

  • The front doorway is 28.5” wide and has no automatic door button
  • There are three interior stairs from the front door to get to the event space
    • There is currently no ramp, but there is a handrail along the stairs

Bathroom access

  • Are there stairs to get to the bathroom? How many? Is there a handrail?
    • Other than the three stairs at the front door, there are no stairs in the venue. 

Bathroom measurements

  • There are two bathrooms. One door is 33” wide (the bathroom in the foyer), the other is 29.5” wide (beside the bar)
  • There are no automatic buttons to open the bathroom doors. The doors are not weighted, and they swing open and closed well

Wheelchair access to the space

  • The front entrance is not accessible, as there are stairs and no ramp. 
  • The back entrance through the alley does not have stairs, but it does have a hill outside the door (go down to get inside, go up to exit). 
  • The back door is 31” wide
  • There is a locked metal gate blocking access to the venue through the alley, so VPH staff and volunteers will need to be contacted for access through the back entrance

To Contact the Venue
Accessibility: Slice is dedicated to providing a safe and accessible space to all people, free of stigma, inclusive of all persons individual identities and observant of their needs. If you require any accessibility needs in visiting our gallery (such as wheelchair accessible access to the building, measurements for doorways and hallways, an assisted access and guide, accessible parking, etc) please reach us by emailing us at or phoning us at 604.505.9614 and we would be glad to listen to your needs and be able to make sure that your experience at Slice is enjoyable and that you feel supported. Additional booking for accessibility needs allows us to prepare the space and be aware of how we can be better prepared to serve you. As well, we are always happy to hear feedback about how we can better provide our space and services to the community, so feel free to reach out.

Vancity Culture Lab, The Cultch (C-Lab)
1895 Venables Street

As a black box studio, all the lighting and audio technology is accessible from anywhere in the room. The seating system is comprised of movable risers that can be set up to virtually any configuration that space will allow.

The C-Lab, as we like to refer to it, is a cinder block construction with the latest in acoustical properties. The room is draped with black velour that is all on tracks allowing for any easy change to the backdrop of your production.

Accessibility at the Cultch

Please read the full audit below from the Radical Accessibility Mapping Project for more details.

1882 Adanac St

For over 50 years, the Wise Club has hosted music shows, festivals, celebrations, theatrical shows, and fundraisers in its upstairs Hall. Downstairs we host a members lounge that is always accepting new members – have the bartender sign you in and taste the experience. Best Guinness on tap, best prices in town! The place is full of both character, and characters, and you can join in a game of pool or darts, or find a corner to catch up with friends. Canucks games all season. What’s not to love? Hope to see you by sometime soon.
The WISE Club is located in a residential neighbourhood, kindly respect the club and our neighbours by smoking in the designated areas & keeping voices down while outside.
Read the full RAMP audit

You’ll note on arrival a set of 10 railed stairs leading into the Hall. The wheelchair accessible entrance is around back. For this event there will be someone posted at the back door throughout the event.

Once inside, you’ll find a spacious wood floored hall, open concept, tables and chairs set up throughout. The stage (accessible only via stairs) is to your left, and the washrooms towards the back of the hall. The washrooms are currently gendered, but will be marked “gender neutral” for Verses. There are two sets of washrooms. The one to the right of the car, currently mark “women” is wheelchair accessible with no urinals and one additional stall. The one to the left of the bar, currently mark “men”, is on the same level and is now wheelchair accessible, with 2 urinals and one wheelchair access stall and one non-wheelchair access stall. The door has been adjusted to more easily fit wheelchair/scooter users. Overall the space is great.

Cultch Historic
1895 Venables Street

The Cultch website covers a number of accessible-related topics including accessible seating, chemical sensitivities, ticketing, parking, and assisted listening devices. Please click this link to their website.

Havana Theatre

Havana Theatre is a mostly accessible venue. To reach the theatre, you must pass through the restaurant to the gallery space. On the right, is a black door leading into the theatre. There is a narrow hallway and two doors to access the performance space. This narrow hallway is possible for wheelchairs to pass through, but can be difficult for larger scooters to maneuver. There are no stairs. Washrooms are located at the end of a hallway which is maneuverable but also narrow.

Reliance Theater, Emily Carr University

The Reliance Theatre has accessibility parking in the north side of the building, with ramps and double doors. There is wheelchair space on the first floor of the theatre. The University has gender-neutral washrooms on the second floor and wheelchair access stalls on the first and second floor.

Vancouver Public Library

The VPL Central Branch has elevators to reach the downstairs rooms where the Hullabaloo events are being held. There are wheelchair accessible bathrooms. For more details, refer to their list of facilities (

This event is a scent-reduced space. To assist us in our goal of increased access, please be aware of our attempt to reduce the impact of personal scented products (perfumes, scented oils, etc) in our festival spaces.