Can you help keep Firstsite fantastic, fun and free?

The impact of shutting Firstsite has been huge for us and the communities we work with, which is why we are reaching out to you to help us.

Whatever you can give today can help us continue our work, collaborate with more communities and find creative solutions to the world we find in front of us.


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Our galleries, café, and shop are now open everyday 10am – 5pm, with cinema screenings into the evening. Find out what’s on.

There’s no need to book to visit, just turn up! Find out more about our new way of visiting.

Our new Feel Good Artist Activity Pack is available now – download your free copy here

Disability and Accessibility

At Firstsite we believe that art should be enjoyed by everyone, and so our aim is to provide all visitors to our website with an accessible experience. Lots of people with visual, hearing and mobility impairments use our website and our aim has been to create a website that is as accessible and easy to use as possible, as well as being viewable in the widest possible range of web-browsing technology. Below are further details on how we’ve tried to make this website as accessible as possible:

Standards compliance

1. All pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.1, as determined by the W3C Markup Validation Service. This is important to ensure that the website has a consistent appearance and functionality across all modern web browsers.

2. All pages on this site use valid Cascading Stylesheets (CSS), as determined by the W3C CSS Validation Service. This is important to ensure that the website has a consistent appearance across all modern web browsers.

Keyboard accessibility

Users who have difficulties using their mouse may find it easier to navigate the web using their keyboard. We’ve worked hard to ensure this functionality is accessible from the keyboard.

Responsive design

Our website has been designed to be responsive, so that it works equally well on computers, phones, and tablets. This also allows the site to scale easily as you zoom in, making it more usable.

High contrast colours

We’ve ensured our core colour palette achieves good colour contrast when used in conjunction with text-based content.

Alt text on images

We’ve worked hard to ensure that all images on the website have descriptive alt text to ensure blind or partially-sighted users can still interpret the content.

Use of white space and large font sizes

Our website has a large, open feel with lots of white space and large font sizes to ensure content is easy to read and digest.

Consistent navigation structure

We’ve ensured our navigation system is simple, easy to use and consistent in its presentation so that it’s easy to tell where you are and how to move around the site.

We’ve worked hard to achieve a high level of accessibility, but we’re aware that websites change over time and evolve as user behaviours change. Achieving accessibility is not an automated process and is often down to subjective manual review. We believe that our website achieves a high level of accessibility, but if you are a user with a disability and you encounter any problems when using our website or have suggestions on how we could improve accessibility, we would welcome your feedback. Please email us at [email protected].

Welcome area at Firstsite. 'Big Hello' (2018) Peter Liversidge. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

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