Venues

This page lists all venues being used by CSM for concerts currently on sale, including our 2021 Summer Music Festival. Please note that venue facilities, in particular bar and refreshment facilities, vary from venue to venue. If you can’t find any information that you need about any of our venues, especially with regards to access, please contact us.

West Road Concert Hall

11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

“West Road is my favourite concert venue in Cambridge – great acoustics and excellent sight lines from virtually every seat.”

Clare Gilmour, CSM Trustee

West Road Concert Hall is one of Cambridge’s premiere music venues. Ideally situated only minutes’ walk from the famous Cambridge Backs and King’s College, it is a purpose-built concert venue renowned for its superb acoustic qualities.

Two parking bays for blue badge holders are available on the Sidgwick Site, just next door to the Concert Hall building.

Three wheelchair spaces are available in the concert hall with easy access at ground floor level throughout the building. The main entrance to the venue has a double width door, with a push button for automatic opening.

An induction loop is installed in the concert hall for patrons who are hard of hearing.

Toilets adapted for disabled patrons are available in the foyer approximately 18 metres from the main seating area.

Assistance dogs are welcome in the building.

For further information please visit:

http://www.westroad.org/visit/access/

Washrooms

West Road Concert Hall has toilet and washroom facilities for all visitors, including toilets adapted for disabled patrons (see under ‘Access’).

Catering

Please note that the West Road Concert Hall bar will not be open at 2021 Summer Music Festival events. 

Parking

We encourage the use of public transport where possible. If you need to travel by car, we recommend that you use Parkopedia to identify nearby parking availablity and rates.

St John the Evangelist

Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN

“A calm, comfortable and spacious interior with good acoustics for chamber music.”

Erica Lowry, CSM Executive Committee

The Church of St John the Evangelist is a warm and welcoming Church of England Parish Church, on Hills Road to the south of Cambridge city centre.

There are paths from the surrounding roads into the church. At the front of the church there is a wheelchair accessible ramp with handrails. Behind the church, there is a vehicle driveway from Blinco Road leading to a car park. There is one bay permanently reserved for disabled visitors; more spaces can be reserved on request.

Throughout the buildings, doorways and aisles are all wide enough for a wheelchair to pass. Chairs can be removed from any position in the nave to allow for a wheelchair.

There is a toilet in the Community Rooms block designated for wheelchair users which can be reached by level access from the church.

For further information please visit:

Accessibility – St John the Evangelist Cambridge

Washrooms

St John the Evangelist has toilet and washroom facilities for all visitors, including an accessible toilet for disabled patrons.

Catering

Please note that a bar/refreshments cannot be offered at this venue. 

Parking

We encourage the use of public transport where possible. If you need to travel by car, we recommend that you use Parkopedia to identify nearby parking availablity and rates.

Downing Place URC

Downing Place, Cambridge CB2 3EL

“I can’t wait for people to discover this beautiful new space in the middle of Cambridge.”

Freya Goldmark, CSM Festival Director

Formerly St Columba’s URC, Downing Place URC was formed in 2018 by the union of St Columba’s and Emmanuel URC. The church is in the heart of Cambridge, near the Grand Arcade. The building has recently undergone a substantial refurbishment and now offers purpose-built facilities for musical and dramatic performances. 

Following its recent refurbishment, all Downing Place URC’s facilities are fully accessible.

Information is currently being updated on the church’s website. If you have any specific queries about access at Downing Place URC please contact us as far in advance as possible and we will do our best to help you.  

 

Washrooms

Downing Place URC has toilet and washroom facilities for all visitors, including toilets adapted for disabled patrons.

Catering

Please note that a bar/refreshments cannot be offered at this venue. 

Parking

We encourage the use of public transport where possible. If you need to travel by car, we recommend that you use Parkopedia to identify nearby parking availablity and rates.

Saffron Hall

Audley End Rd, Saffron Walden CB11 4UH

“I always look forward to concerts at Saffron Hall, with its welcoming ambience and superb sound.”

Henry Edmundson, CSM Chair

Saffron Hall is an award-winning 740-seat performance space built in the grounds of Saffron Walden County High School. Opened in November 2013, the hall’s critically acclaimed acoustic and state-of-the-art facilities have already welcomed artists including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Nicola Benedetti, Courtney Pine and the Sixteen.

Saffron Hall is fully wheelchair accessible from the car park, with level external door thresholds and a power-assisted main entrance door. Accessible seating includes 6 wheelchair spaces and 14 step-free seats.

Accessible toilets are located on the ground floor and the mezzanine, which is accessible by lift.

Saffron Hall has seats with additional space for assistance dogs (subject to availability).

An induction loop is installed in the concert hall for patrons who are hard of hearing.

For further information please visit:

https://saffronhall.com/visit/access/

Washrooms

Saffron Hall has toilet and washroom facilities for all visitors, including toilets adapted for disabled patrons (see under ‘Access’).

Catering

Saffron Hall has a bar / refreshments service which will be open at CSM-promoted events. 

Parking

Saffron Hall has over 400 free on-site parking spaces. including dedicated parking spaces for wheelchair guests and Blue Badge holders. Most car parks are to the rear of the building, within five to 10 minutes’ walk of the hall. 

Saffron Hall parking map