Where to stay For accommodation enquiries, please visit discovercarlisle.co.uk or contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01228 598596. Safety & Security Information Your safety and enjoyment are our primary concerns and we remain vigilant at all times at The Sands Centre, deploying specialist security personal and engaging with the Police when it is determined that extra security measures may be required. Please be aware that with immediate effect the following procedures will apply to all events at The Sands Centre: • Bags Policy - Patrons will not be able to bring large bags, cases, luggage or shopping bags into the auditorium. The only exception to this will be suitably sized ladies handbags. • Security Searches - From time to time random searches may be carried out on ladies handbags. • See It - Report It - Should you see or hear anything suspicious please report it to a member of staff immediately, giving as much detail as possible. • Serious Security Incident - In the event of a serious security incident please listen carefully and adhere to instructions from staff. Please also be mindful of the NPCC's National Campaign on what to do in the event of a serious attack. Alcohol & Anti-Social Behaviour To conform to our licensing objectives only alcohol purchased in our bars can be consumed on the premises. Alcohol brought into the venue will be confiscated. Disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated. Staff are here to ensure all patrons have an enjoyable and safe experience - unruly patrons may be refused entry under these circumstances no refund shall be offered. Food & Drink The restaurant and bars at The Sands Centre, operated by No.10 Catering, are open every day and whenever there is a performance. Bars close at 11pm or 30 minutes after a show, whichever is later. We reserve the right to modify bar closing times for late night events or at times of low patronage after a show. Depending on the show’s format you may be able to take your drinks into the auditorium, however they must be decanted into a plastic cup and hot drinks must have a lid on the cup also. Please note: the bar may be closed whilst the performance is happening. Interval Drinks – beat the rush by ordering and paying for your interval drinks before the show. Visiting The Sands Centre How to find us The Sands Centre is situated next to Hardwicke Circus, a 10 minute walk from the city centre. If travelling by car the centre is well signposted from the M6 – use junction 44 if travelling from the north or junction 43 if travelling from the south (for sat navs use CA1 1JE). The railway and bus stations are only a short distance away – please use traveline.info (08712002233) for bus routes & nationalrail. co.uk (0845484950) for train details. There is a car and coach drop-off point outside the building with a maximum stay of 15 minutes. Coach parking is available at Devonshire Walk, next to the Carlisle Castle (for sat navs use CA3 8UL). Parking There is a pay & display car park directly adjacent to The Sands Centre with 259 spaces. The car park is administered by Carlisle City Council (visit carlisle.gov. uk for further information). Please be aware that on popular or sell-out performances, or if there are other busy activities nearby, the car park can quickly become full and the high flow of traffic may result in periods of congestion leaving the car park and accessing Hardwicke Circus. The Sands Centre Newmarket Road, Carlisle Cumbria, CA1 1JQ Tel: 01228 633766 29 thesandscentre.co.uk Search - 'Sands Centre'