Doc Fictoria

LL55 1SQ

Get in Touch

call: 01286 685 222

Opening Times

Box office: Monday – Friday : 09:00 – 17:30 [until 20:00 if there is a ticketed event] Saturday – Sunday : 10:00 – 16:00 [until 20:00 if there is a ticketed event] Times can vary : Bank Holidays / special circumstances


about venue

Galeri, situated on Victoria Dock in Caernarfon is a £7.5m creative enterprise centre which was opened in 2005 by patron Bryn Terfel.

The building complies with DDA.


There are two entrances to the building: Main entrance [box office] is by the car park – which can be approached on Balaclava Road. This is a flat access entrance from the car park to the building, through automatic doors.

Doc side entrance - waterfront.

This can be accessed on the same level from Victoria Dock. The door is situated by the café-bar.

Emergency Evacuation Information

Continuous ringing of the fire alarm is an instruction to leave the building.

On hearing the alarm you should leave by the nearest fire exit door, users with mobility problems should go to the nearest Fire Refuge Point.

Please note that the front entrance is not a designated fire escape.

You should go to the fire assembly point, the front car park.

Please move away from the building as crowds close to the exit slow down the work of the Emergency Services.

Wait at the assembly point until you are told to return to Galeri.


Galeri complies with DDA, and is a building split over four floors (lift available)

Floor 0 [Ground floor] – flat access from street/car park Box Office [Low counter] Toilets [Accessible toilet x1] Café and Bar [range of seating options available – bench / chair / sofa] and flexible for wheelchair users / guide dogs and low counter Art space Theatre [doors 1 and 2 – for seats in rows 1 – 7. Rows 1 and 2 are on the flat] Ground floor dressing room [with accessible toilet and shower unit] Studio 1 [meeting/conference room – performance space – rehearsal space]

Floor 1 [1st floor] – 20 steps or lift Theatre [doors 3 and 4 – for seats in rows 8 – 14] & dressing rooms / green room Control room [Lift available for this space] Toilets [accessible toilets x2] Work units [x9] Meeting room C1 Fire refuge points [X2]

Floor 2 [2nd floor] Studio 2 [meeting/conference room – performance space – rehearsal space] Mezzanine area Fire refuge point [X3]

Floor 3 [3rd floor] Theatre [doors 5 and 6 – balcony seats : rows 15 – 21. Row 15 is on the flat] Sound proof rehearsal / teaching rooms [X3] Work units [x9] Toilets [accessible toilets x2] Fire refuge points [X2] Meeting room C3

any special access information

Lift (public use) and a lift - if required for technician in a wheelchair – to control room


  • from floor 0 – 1 : 18 steps
  • from floor 1 – 2 : 9 steps
  • from floor 2 – 3 : 10 steps

Wheelchair seats:

  • Theatre events : minimum of 12 seats - maximum possible is 18
  • Theatre events ‘standing’ : no capacity issue
  • Studio events : depending on ‘layout’ / event : between 5 – 10 possible
  • Meeting rooms
  • C1 and C3 : maximum 5 per space - boardroom style
  • Studio : maximum 40 -depending on layout

Further information

Wheelchairs can be borrowed we have 2 available

Guide dogs welcome in all areas

Induction loop available in all public areas : and an ‘amplifier’ can be borrowed if necessary


Large print brochure can be requested by:

Email :

Telephone : 01286 685 222

MP3 of the brochure listings available on CD [through North Wales Blind Society] and online 

Drinks service : can be arranged on the evening with the front of house manager who can be contacted directly or via steward

Guide dogs are welcome – but we do not offer ‘dog-sitting’ service unfortunately

getting here: transport /parking

Post Code : LL55 1SQ

Nearest Train station: Bangor
Nearest airports: Anglesey [Flights from Cardiff] / Liverpool (John Lennon) / Manchester
Nearest port: Holyhead
Public transport: Regular bus services to Caernarfon from Bangor, Pwllheli and Porthmadog.

Travelling from the west (Porthmadog/Pwllheli)
As you approach Caernarfon on the A487 continue on the road past Tesco for half a mile. You will reach a large roundabout. Take the second exit (between Yr Hwylfan and Morrisons) towards the Menai Straits. After 100m turn left at the mini roundabout and you will see Galeri 200m ahead of you on the right.

Travelling from the east (Bangor)
When you reach the first roundabout by Morrisons continue straight ahead, but then take the right hand lane. When you reach the second roundabout take the fourth exit (between Yr Hwylfan and Morrisons) towards the Menai Straits. Turn left at the mini roundabout and you will see Galeri 200m ahead of you on the right.

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