Our policies and what we believe in!
Remember those parties where you had the best time? Where you felt at one with each other? When you had the most fun, with the best regard for one another and everyone felt truly united in the experience? – That’s what we want to achieve every night at Corsica Studios. We want it to be a space where people leave their issues and baggage at the door, let it all go and respect each other, for the next few hours of wholesome, intense partying…
INCLUSIVITY, EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY
The team at Corsica Studios is passionate about our venue being a place where ALL types should be able to come and enjoy themselves. As a truly diverse team, we also want our space to represent this and be free from the possible anxieties associated with going out. There should be no feelings of alienation or “not fitting in”. We work hard to promote a positive environment where differences are respected and valued and those who may normally feel excluded, can relax and feel welcome. We despise any form of discrimination or prejudice. We have a ZERO TOLERANCE attitude to harassment and complaints will be dealt with seriously according to our Anti-Harassment policy as outlined below!
If you have witnessed or experienced any form of prejudice at Corsica Studios, please contact us and we will always do our best follow up and support.
We are striving to redress the gender, racial and sexuality balance within the industry by encouraging promoters to increase their booking of female, culturally diverse and marginalised artists. We believe it’s time to kick open the doors and benefit from the many new types of music and events that this cross-pollination breeds.
NO! NO! NO! – We are determined to wipe this out and make partying about fun and not about fending off unwanted attention. Our stance on this is – ZERO TOLERANCE! – We work closely with and are accredited by “The Good Night Out Campaign” who train us in delivering our policy and how best to support those who have experienced some form of harassment in the venue.
To those that have caused/intend to cause distress to others within the venue, whether that is Staring, Inappropriate Comments, Touching without consent, Misusing Phones, Whistling/Catcalling, Disrespecting Staff, not taking NO for an answer – You will be removed. You’ll probably be banned, with your photo and ID recorded. You may be reported to the police. Our space is for fun and creativity, not intimidation and harassment.
You will see reminders around the venue. Posters showing what is unacceptable and importantly, what to do if someone makes you feel uncomfortable. Please come to us, we will believe, support and follow through with any complaints.
If you see or experience any form of harassment, we encourage you to come to ANY member of our staff, who are all trained to take your issue seriously and they will sensitively refer you to our manager on the night. We can take things as far as you’d prefer. Sometimes it can be that just giving us the heads up about a person’s inappropriate behaviour is enough, so we can monitor things. If, however, an issue has become upsetting enough to escalate to authorities, we are happy to help you through this process.
Our full Anti-Harassment Policy can be found here
We have a dedicated page to this subject! Please visit it for all the info you could possibly need!
DOOR AND ENTRY POLICY
Our late-night events are 18+ and ID will be required to prove this. This can be a driving licence, passport or biometric ID. Unfortunately, we can’t allow entry without it.
For some early finish live events we can allow under 18s (14+) however they must be accompanied by an adult. It is best to email beforehand to ask about suitability for under 18s. Not all shows are recommended for a younger audience and we would need prior notification to ensure entry.
Searches of bags and a pat-down will happen at the door. This will be carried out by a female for searches of female customers. Our security team are experienced and responsible and for the safety of our customers are required to do these searches in order to prevent the possibility of weapons and drugs being brought into the venue.
Prescription medications found at the search will be taken and kept safely in the manager’s office until the customer either needs to take them, or requests them when leaving. Medications being brought into the venue need to be clearly labelled with your name and what the medication is. If they have been taken from you during a search, please ask any staff member for the manager when leaving and they’ll be happy to return them to you.
Illegal drugs are prohibited and if found during entry search, will be confiscated and the customer may be refused entry. If anyone is found to be selling or using drugs in the venue they will be removed and possibly reported to the police.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
If for some reason you feel unwell or would benefit from some quiet or fresh air, please let us know. If you have taken something that has caused a bad reaction, please tell us what you’ve taken and how much. Don’t be embarrassed to say, it will help us to help you. If you have drunk too much alcohol, we may allow you some time to sober up and/or call you a cab home. We will not eject vulnerable customers onto the street without first ensuring they have some support. or have sobered up enough to travel home unaided. We will not serve you if you are too intoxicated. This is a licencing law. Those who are overly drunk or intoxicated will not be served. We will also refuse to serve someone who is buying a drink for someone who is too drunk or intoxicated or doesn’t want it.
If you have a condition that has contributed to a feeling of unease, discomfort or anxiety, please come and talk to us or have a friend come and alert us. Any member of staff will locate a manager for you, who will allow you some time and space to help regain your composure or help you leave the venue safely if necessary. In extreme cases, if you require medical help, we will ensure we have a first aider present and call for emergency medical support if it’s required.
Some of the events hosted here use strobe lighting, please consider this if you have any issues that are exacerbated by this.
At some events, the music in our venue can be quite loud and hearing protection is advisable. We provide earplugs at the bar. You just need to ask a bartender.