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At the heart of English folk

Family friendly

We want the whole family to enjoy their trip to Cecil Sharp House, and have prepared the following information to help you plan your visit.

Facilities for Families

  • You’ll find baby changing facilities and accessible toilets on the ground floor and on the basement level.
  • Our building has step-free access to all floors, making it fully accessible for buggies. Our lift can be accessed from the car park outside, on the Gloucester Avenue side of the building.
  • We have lockers available on the ground floor and basement.
  • During family performances or events we have a buggy park in the reception area. We recommend you keep any valuables with you, or in a locker. Outside of family performances, please talk to a member of Front of House for assistance.

Family Events

We are proud to run a vibrant family-friendly programme for everyone to enjoy together. Discover more about the folk arts at our barn dances, afternoon festivals, workshops and special performances.

Find out more about our family events

Food & Drink

  • Our cafe offers a range of tasty and nutritious food.
  • Please ask a member of café staff if you would like a bottle warmed.
  • High chairs are available in the cafe.

Café opening hours and information

Performances and events

For most seated, non-family specific performances, children under 18 months are considered ‘babes in arms’. They won’t need a ticket or be allocated a seat, as they can sit on the lap of their parent or guardian.


We have a lovely, openly accessible garden that families are welcome to use. Please ensure that children are supervised when using this space.

Breastfeeding friendly

We welcome breastfeeding mothers at Cecil Sharp House. Babies can be breastfed anywhere in our venue.


Are you looking for a fun and family-friendly venue for that special birthday this year? At Cecil Sharp House we can offer a variety of spaces to suit the style and size of your party.

Find out more

Nearby attractions

Dropping an older sibling off at one of holiday courses, youth ensembles or youth ceilidhs and wondering what’s on nearby to keep siblings entertained? We are 5-10 minutes’ walk from Gloucester Gate playground in Regent’s Park, ZSL London Zoo, Primrose Hill park and playground, and numerous shops, cafés and market stalls on offer around Camden Market.

Access for disabled people

Cecil Sharp House aims to be equally accessible to all who visit and perform here. Find out more. 

How to get here

Find out more, including public transport and local parking information.

Further information and help

If you have any questions while you're here please don't hesitate to contact a member of staff – we’re happy to help.

Please email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 7485 2206 if you would like to:

  • Talk to us about your visit
  • Receive information in alternative formats
  • Discuss any access queries


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