Safer Spaces Policy

A safer spaces policy is designed to ensure that everyone who uses Queen’s Hall is welcomed and free to participate without fear of intimidation, harassment, abuse and discrimination.

We are committed to allow individuals to feel free to be themselves and if anyone is made to feel uncomfortable, they should report this to a member of staff.  

What does this mean?

Harassment of audience members, artists, performers, staff or volunteers at Queen’s Hall will not be tolerated and anyone violating this policy may be expelled from the premises.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments or attitudes related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion; deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of the event, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. The team views neither ignorance nor intoxication as an excuse for unacceptable behaviour.

This policy was developed by the Hexham Cultural Network.

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