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Wembley Stadium opens sensory rooms for neurodivergent guests

By | Published on Thursday 12 May 2022

Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium has announced the addition of two multi-purpose sensory rooms for neurodivergent guests, which, it says, makes it the first music venue in the UK to offer such facilities.

The rooms – built in consultation with music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins – will offer traditional sensory equipment as well as new immersive technology, which it says will allow it to offer far greater accessibility, particularly to people who would usually find the experience of being in such a large venue challenging.

“We pride ourselves on being an inclusive stadium, and this further reinforces that commitment”, says Wembley Stadium’s Customer Engagement Manager Matthew Owen. “On a personal level, having been involved in disability access throughout my career and as an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome, I have seen first-hand the benefit these spaces and programmes can bring”.

The opening of the two sensory rooms follows the stadium’s commitment last year to guarantee British Sign Language at every live concert. There are currently sixteen live music performances lined up over the summer, including from Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles and Coldplay.

The sensory rooms will be made available for the first time at this weekend’s FA Cup and Women’s FA Cup finals.