How can I get involved?

Chapel FM Arts Centre is all about getting people involved.

Have a look at Education and Training pages to see the range of courses and training that we offer. Some of the courses are specifically for young people; for older people; or sometimes we do some work specifically with people with disabilities. But generally there are always a range of options for anyone!

Then just get in touch. Usually there is a booking form on the page for any of the courses you are interested in.

Or if you are not exactly sure what you want to get involved with that’s fine too. Send us an email to info@chapelfm.co.uk or call us on 0113 22 55 944 or pop in to see us and have a chat. There are various ways that you can just come along and try things out, on our Find Your Frequency course, one of our Open Days or just coming along to one of our volunteer meetings, broadcast or tech groups.


Is it really for everyone?

We want people to be able to get involved at Chapel FM, whatever their abilities, background, or experience. There are plenty of experienced professionals who come along to our courses and they work alongside people who have no experience at all. We have people on all our courses who have physical and learning disabilities as well as mental health issues.

We try to be as inclusive as possible, and if you do need extra support, then we are committed to finding simple ways to provide that support.

You can talk to any of the Chapel FM staff, but our Participation Manager, Katy Hayley, has overall responsibility for Learner Support and you can contact her direct on katy@headstogether.org


Access Details

We designed Chapel FM to be as accessible as possible for people with mobility issues. The whole building is wheelchair accessible with level access on the ground floor and a lift to the first floor. All doorways are wide enough for wheelchairs and we have an accessible toilet on the ground floor. There is level access onto the stage upstairs and two specific wheelchair spaces for audience and, depending on the type of event, we can accommodate up to 6 wheelchairs.

Lighting is good and consistent throughout the building which is good for people with visual impairments. We have very good acoustics in all the spaces and an induction loop installed in the radio theatre to assist people with hearing impairments.

We recognise there are other issues for people with learning disabilities, mental health issues, dementia, etc. We aim to be as inclusive as possible and have a dedicated worker who will discuss learning support needs with any participant and make sure that all staff are aware of individual needs.

Please contact us if you need any further information or would like to discuss any way that we can improve access for you to our facilities, courses or events.