Perspectives Debbie Bragg

Access & Facilities

Visiting O N C A Gallery & Barge

ONCA strives to be an accessible and inclusive organisation where everybody is welcome, regardless of age, ability, gender or background. We are always open to new suggestions, ideas and feedback.

Visiting ONCA Gallery

Opening times

  • Wednesday – Saturday: 12-6PM
  • Sunday: 12-4PM

Getting Here

The address is: 14 St George’s Place, Brighton, BN1 4GB, UK.  Open on Google Maps

Bus: There are bus stops directly outside the gallery serving the city and surrounding areas.

Car: The nearest car park to ONCA is on Trafalgar Street. For blue badge holders, the nearest spaces are 100m away at Pelham Square.

Train: Brighton railway station is 500m away, at the top of Trafalgar Street.

Step-free Access

  • Our main gallery is wheelchair accessible
  • We have a ramp which is available for use upon request


Family and baby facilities

  • Wheelchairs and buggies are welcome
  • The gallery does not have baby changing facilities

Other facilities

  • Water is always available in the gallery
  • We have ear defenders for children and adults available for use upon request
  • Spaces with clear sight-lines are reserved for Deaf and disabled visitors and their companions at all gallery events

Visiting ONCA Barge

Opening times

Please email if you would like to pop in, as the Barge is not always staffed.


The address is: The Waterfront, Brighton BN2 5UU

Local public transport: From central Brighton, the No 7 bus runs every 6 minutes daytime with the night bus running twice an hour throughout the night. Services 7, 21, 21B, 25C, 47, 52 & 57. 01273 886200 /

Parking: The Brighton Marina multi-storey car park offers free parking. Time limits and height restrictions (1.85m) apply Disabled parking spaces are located on the ground floor of the MSCP (East & West Ends) with more spaces located on Level 6, connecting the overhead walkway direct to the Boardwalk restaurants.

Once at the Marina: Head towards the area called the Boardwalk,  follow signs to the Wetherspoons West Quay Pub, once you locate the pub head toward the boats, look down and you should see ONCA’s bright red boat!

Step-free Access

The disabled ramp is located next to McDonalds to allow access to the Marina Boardwalk. There is another ramp that leads from Marina walkway down to the dock where the Barge is located. However, at low tide the ramp is steep for a wheelchair.

The main deck of the ONCA Barge has step-free access, however please note that the lower deck performance space and artist studio are not wheelchair accessible and can only be accessed via stairs. There are 13 steps from the top deck to the lower deck.


There are two accessible toilets on the main deck.

Family and baby facilities

  • Wheelchairs and buggies are welcome
  • ONCA Barge does not have baby changing facilities

BSL Access

Some events are BSL interpreted – these are advertised in advance on our website. Events can also be BSL interpreted upon request – please email us for this service


  • We periodically run British Sign Language (BSL) Courses with teachers Louise Gibson & Kwame Afrik
  • Level 1 & Level 2 Courses: starting September 2019 (exact dates TBA)
  • Introduction to BSL Short Course: Dates TBA

We also aim to record and transcribe as many of our programmed events as possible. These recordings can be found on our News and Resources page.

Personal Assistance

  • Free tickets are always available for Personal Assistants – please let us know in advance if possible if you need a PA ticket.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome

Please call us on 01273 607101 or email if you have specific needs you would like to discuss.