General Policy

Inclusivity

Danse Macabre is and always will be a clubnight for the broad goth and alternative community, but we wholeheartedly welcome anyone who just wants to come and have a good time with us.

We are fiercely inclusive of all sexes, genders, sexualities, races, ages, disabilities, and cultures. We will not now or ever permit abusive behaviour or individuals at our events. All our events are explicitly LGBTQ+ safe spaces, if this is a problem then you are in the wrong scene.

Our crowd are beautiful. We have some who are 18 and some in their 60s. Some queer and some not. Some who dance all night and some who just want to sit with their friends and enjoy the ambience.

Anyone who feels uncomfortable, harassed, or in danger, should immediately come to the DJ booth, and a member of venue staff or security will be called if required.

Accessibility

Danse Macabre is currently based in Bonjour, Glasgow. The venue is a queer worker co-operative, accessible from street level, with plenty of seating, and gender-neutral toilets, including one wheelchair-accessible one. There is a single step inside but a portable ramp is available.

We try to keep the music at a reasonable level, but we or the bar can provide earplugs on request. Lighting is low, usually in magenta/blue. There is some use of a smoke machine.

Those who need a taxi home but cannot afford it should speak to the bar staff, who can make arrangements.

The nearest train stations are High Street (last eastbound trains arriving at: 23:55, 00:25, last westbound trains arriving at: 23:35, 00:07) and Argyle Street (last eastbound trains arriving at: 23:29, 23:37, last westbound trains arriving at: 23:23, 23:38) – times accurate as of 4th September 2022.

The nearest bus stops are as follows: Eastbound on Gallowgate (Watson Street), Westbound on Trongate (Glasgow Cross), and five minutes’ walk away to the bus stances at Osborne Street (St Enoch Centre).

The nearest night buses are the N2 and N18 eastbound from Gallowgate (Watson Street) and the N6 southbound from Stockwell Street (St Enoch Centre).

Heartbreak Beat is currently based in BLOC+ in Glasgow. The entire bar is a basement venue, accessible only by stairs – those who need assistance in accessing are advised to contact the venue directly and speak to door staff on the night.

There are two gender neutral toilets and plenty of seating around the venue.

We try to keep the music at a reasonable level, but we or the bar can provide earplugs on request. There is some limited use of a smoke machine. Lighting is lower than average but not dim, throughout the whole venue.

The nearest train station is Charing Cross (last eastbound trains arriving at: 23:51, 00:21, last westbound trains arriving at: 00:07, 00:12) – times accurate as of 4th September 2022.

The nearest bus stops are as follows: Bath Street (Sauchiehall Lane) northwest-bound, West Regent Street (Wellington Street) southeast-bound

The nearest night buses are the N2 northwest-bound from Bath Street (Sauchiehall Lane) and then N2 and N6 southeast-bound from West Regent Street (Wellington Street).

Anyone who wishes to get in touch with any questions can do so via info [at] danse-macabre.co.uk, or by messaging us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.