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General Information about Access at our events.
Devoted & Disgruntled is for everyone, regardless of background, disability, gender, or race. The more diverse the room, the richer the conversation. We do everything we can to be as accessible as possible. See the FAQs listed below for information on specific Access requirements. If we don't provide what you need, please contact us and let us know.
Information for people who are blind or partially-sighted
Devoted & Disgruntled events do have quite a visual bias especially at the start of the event, however there is plenty of help on hand to navigate you through the process. We can provide someone to guide you at any of our events. As well as helping you around the space, your guide can assist you to call and timetable any sessions you'd like to convene, take notes for you, and can assist with creating reports at the events as well.
Break-out spaces are indicated using high-contrast floor-cloths. If the venue permits, we can also create a floor-map using high-contrast tape. We will type up and print out the agenda wall information in large font.
If you'd like a guide, just let us know when booking your place on the individual event page. Alternatively, contact us in advance to find out more.
Information for parents and carers
We don't provide childcare, but children are always welcome in the space if supervised by their parent or carer. At our larger events, we do our best to provide a child-friendly play space. See individual event information for details. We are also open to supporting networks of parents to club together and arrange a childcare solution that suits them.If you'd like to give us feedback on Access provision at a previous event, please contact [email protected] or call 020 7240 4556. We are committed to improving Access wherever possible.
Information for neurodivergent people.
We welcome participants who have Autism or any form of neurodivergence. Open Space is always a 'relaxed performance'!
Personal assistants and carers are always admitted free of charge.
If you want to know more about what to expect at our events, you can click here for a clear-English guide to the Open Space Technology. We are happy to answer any questions about the process that you might have, so you can also contact us to ask for more information.
At our larger events we try to provide an extra room for people who need a bit of peace and quiet.
If you feel worried or are unsure of the process, you can ask the facilitator or co-ordinator for help at any time during the event. They'll make themselves known to the group at the beginning of every event.If you'd like to give us feedback on Access provision at a previous event, please contact [email protected] or call 020 7240 4556. We are committed to improving Access wherever possible.
How we support those less able to afford entry
Our events are always as low-cost as possible. When events have a ticket cost, we provide concession rates on trust. If the concession rate is still prohibitive for you, please contact us to discuss other ways for you to attend.
Information about Access for Deaf and hard-of-hearing participants
For our larger ticketed events, we book two BSL interpreters as a standard provision. We will do our best to book more if there's demand for them. Sometimes budgets don't allow this, in which case you are welcome to bring your own interpreter who will be admitted free of charge.
At our smaller free events, we can provide interpreters on request with a minimum of one week's notice. Contact us on [email protected] to request BSL interpretation. We are also happy to provide lip-speakers if you prefer.
Acoustics at Open Space events can be difficult. We try to provide quieter break-out rooms where possible. We have one portable hearing loop which we set up at larger events to provide at least one break-out space that supports hard-of-hearing participants. We also have several Sonido hearing boosters you can borrow during our events. These work with your headphones or personal hearing loop to give a boost to speech frequencies.
Captioning for Open Space events is difficult as participants work in smaller break-out groups for the majority of the event, and captioning all the simultaneous conversations is not currently an option. We are investigating ways that we might be able to include captioning as digital technology improves. If you've got ideas about how captioning might work, we'd love to know about them. Contact us to tell us your suggestions.
Information for wheelchair-users and those with mobility needs.
All Devoted & Disgruntled events are wheelchair-accessible and we accommodate any form of chair or mobility aid at our events. See individual event pages for more information on specific venue details. We provide Disabled Parking facilities where possible. If you can't find the information you need, just contact us and we will find out any further details you require.
The Open Space process means you can move to wherever you need to be at any time. There are plenty of chairs in the space if you need to sit down at any time. Equally, if you are more comfortable standing, you are welcome to move around as you need.
If you'd like to give us feedback on Access provision at a previous event, please contact d[email protected] or call 020 7240 4556. We are committed to improving Access wherever possible.
Information for D/deaf, Disabled, Neurodivergent and Visually Impaired people, and parents/guardians
There is a lot of information about access for D&D 13 as we have extra funding this year to provide more support than previously.
You can find a detailed break-down of all access provision here.
A written description of the Open Space process is here.
Here is a video guide to Devoted & Disgruntled.
Information about times of activities during D&D 13
Timings at D&D events are flexible so these are a guideline only and may vary.
You’re free to arrive and leave whenever you like. If you are at D&D for the first time, you’ll find it helpful to be at the Opening Circle on day one at 11am when Open Space is explained.
Days 1 & 2
10:00 - 10:30 Doors open, registration and ticket sales
10:30 - 11:30 Opening Circle/ Morning Announcements
11:30 – 18:00 Breakout sessions
18:00 - 19:00 Evening News/Closing Circle
Day 3 - Timings as before except concluding with Closing Circle from 2-3pm.
To get the most out of D&D and the Open Space process, we encourage everyone to come to all of D&D, although nothing is compulsory. Past attendees often cite Day 3 as the highlight of their experience as it is focussed on reflection, planning action and ensuring issues get beyond the room.
Information about tickets, concessions, comps and group bookings for D&D 13
Full price tickets are £20
Concession tickets are £10
Group tickets - 5-for-4 £80 (or £16 each)
If the cost of a concession ticket is still a barrier to your attendance, please contact us and we can discuss pay-what-you-can, or free entry in return for volunteer duties.
Tickets are available to purchase in advance by card, or on the door using cash or card.
Free BAME tickets
This year, New Diorama have purchased 150 tickets from us to give away to BAMER artists. To apply for one of these, email [email protected] with your full name (the name you'll be picking the ticket up under) and they will do the rest.
Bursary for teens
There is also a bursary for teenagers, following the generous action of participants at D&D 12, and rounded up with money from Improbable. See the main event page for details of how to apply.
We don’t offer a day ticket. In Open Space you decide the best use of your time and so we sell one ticket for the whole event that leaves you free to come and go.
Whilst we welcome members of the press attending the event, Open Space is all about equal participation, so we do not issue free press tickets. It’s not possible to attend as an observer - if you’re in the room, you’re in the event!
Comps and guest lists
We welcome people from across the spectrum of arts and theatre practice and participation, and we don’t see any individual as more or less important than any other. Everyone has something to contribute and Open Space is all about equal participation for everyone present, so we don’t give away comps and we don’t have a guest list.
Why we charge entry
D&D events are run as non-profit, and ticket sales cover just part of the total event costs. We do get some Arts Council subsidy but we still need to charge entry at the lowest possible cost to be able to run the events at all. You can find out more about where your money goes here.
Information about food and drink at D&D 13
Free tea, coffee and water will be available throughout the event, in the cafe area.
Last year, well over 1000 disposable cups were used up. This year, to lessen our environmental impact, we ask all participants to either bring their own cup or buy one of our D&D travel coffee cups for £6.50. You can pre-order these with your ticket purchase and collect on the day, or buy one on arrival. We will not be providing disposable cups at the event!
There will not be any on-site food this year as facilities don't allow it. However, there are plenty of places to purchase food nearby, including the New Diorama Theatre cafe, two supermarkets and the usual coffee outlets all within a 3 minute walk. You are also welcome to bring your own food.
Information about where D&D 13 is taking place, and how to get there.
Devoted & Disgruntled 13 is taking place at New Diorama Theatre's ND2 space. It's just a short step away from New Diorama Theatre's home venue. The address is:
ND2, 1 Triton Square, London, NW1 3DX
By TubeND2 is in walking distance from:
Great Portland Street Station (5 mins walk): Circle, Hammersmith and Metropolitan linesWarren Street Station (5 mins walk): Northern and Victoria linesEuston Square (5 mins walk): Circle, Hammersmith and Metropolitan linesEuston (10 mins walk): Northern and Victoria linesRegents Park (8 mins walk): Bakerloo line
If you want to check how the tube is running please visit TFL’s Live Travel News page.
We have videos showing the walk from each of these stations.
ND2 is on the following bus routes: 18, 27, 30, 88, 205, 453, C2, N18
By OvergroundND2 is within walking distance of both Kings Cross St. Pancras (15 mins walk) and Euston station (10 mins walk).
By CarFull directions from your location can be found using our postcode (NW1 3BF) but please note there is no parking at the theatre and Regent’s Place Estate is pedestrianised. Taxi drop-off's can be made using the taxi loop on Osanburgh Street.
By BikeThere are a number of bike stands on Regent’s Place Estate.