Navigate through the headers below to find different info about access facilities available at Turf and for your visit.

Our mission is to be as inclusive as possible and so if you have any specific requests please contact

Head to our Visit Turf page for full info, videos and a map plus access guidance for getting to us and our space.

Stairs, floors and entrances

Turf is split over multiple floors. There is step-free access to both floors, for Turf’s gallery & workspace on the Ground floor, and the Project Space and hosted organisations on the 1st floor. Our floors are flat and even. Our doors are double wide – outward opening downstairs and inwards opening upstairs.

Our basement and loft spaces, which house most of our studios, have stairs.


We have ample hard seating. We have some limited soft seating – a two seater sofa and bean bags.

Guide dogs are always very welcome, and are welcome in the centre.

Audio Induction Loop

We have an Audio Frequency Induction Loop System on site which hearing aid users can access by switching their aids to ‘T’ settings. Please ask a member of staff on site if you wish to use this when you arrive.

Audio Described exhibitions

We make audio descriptions of exhibitions available via our website with transcripts and on our Mixcloud and SoundCloud channels.

Materials archive

We have kept a range of handling samples of artists’ exhibition content which anyone visiting can access. Please ask a member of the team about this when you visit.

Alternative formats 

Large print, easy-read & high-contrast exhibition guides and activities are available in the gallery and in digital formats on our website. For any other formats not mentioned please contact us to make your request.

Individual tours

Audio described & sign language interpreted tours are available on request with advance notice.


Our space is a fairly minimal, bright space without excessive bright colours.

There is sometimes ambient noise from the shopping centre and London Mozart Players’ organ which is based outside our unit.

Adjustable sensory settings

We can offer an exhibition’s lighting or sound with adjustments. This can be accessed with advance request. We will also advertise dedicated times we will provide this in future. Contact us to plan your visit and book this type of request.

Capacity – workshops

Our maximum capacity for workshops is usually 25 people.

Capacity – events

Our maximum capacity for events (e.g screenings, openings etc) is 30-40 seated, 80 standing.


Captions and subtitles

Provided on any content with film.

Individual tours

Audio described & sign language interpreted tours are available on request with advance notice.

Toilets on site

There are gender neutral toilets located on the first floor, which is step free, and lower ground floor of Turf’s studios accessible via one flight of 18 steps. 

Additionally there is an accessible toilet located inside the Whitgift Shopping centre. We have a key if you need one.


All our exhibitions and events are free. 

Priority is given for studios to those on low incomes.

Dietary requirements 

Where our events have refreshments, we’ll always help provide for range of dietary requirements and provide information about what they contain. If you want us to know about dietary requirements beforehand, email us and we’ll be happy to help.

For more info about Turf & the people who run it, visit the About Turf page.

English, French, German, Japanese

We want to support artists and people who work with us by providing an inclusive experience as much as Turf team members can make possible. Here are some of the approaches we’ve taken, but we are always open to hear more ideas:

➯ Application and exhibition proposal support

➯ Team support with reasonable adjustments and access needs

➯ Funding support for disabled artists’ access needs – Access to Work guide for the arts and culture sector (Turf recommends reading the case studies on a self-employed visual artists within this guide)

➯ Using preferred pronouns and communication methods

➯ Help for artists to be creative with accessibility and inclusion – the team can advise on how to address accessibility in their work whilst keeping their creativity integrity intact.

Click here to view our range of Access Guides

We’ve developed the website so that it works on the widest number of devices and web browsers as possible and has been tested with disabled and screen reader users.

We’re always grateful to know if there’s anything not working and we can improve. Contact us to let us know!

Turf Projects (Turf) is a small charity arts organisation, and we strive to be as welcoming and inclusive as possible.

The team at Turf welcome everyone to participate and engage with art in Croydon. 

We aim for Turf’s programme of exhibitions, workshops and events to include everyone. It’s our responsibility in line with the Equality Act 2010 and we use the Social Model approach to provide inclusion for disabled people.

If there are any details you can’t find or have an access request you want to discuss, please contact us by phone during our opening hours on 020 3251 0108 or email: You can also visit us to speak to a member of the team in person.

This statement was last updated in April 2024.

Photo of most team members with Artist Harold Offeh in their exhibition 'Croydon Plays Itself'