Our Commitment to You
Perth Festival is committed to making our events and performances accessible, and presenting work by the world’s leading artists with disability. This commitment addresses a core value of the Festival’s artistic vision to celebrate difference and develop diverse audiences.
Disability Access and Inclusion Plan
Watch our introductory video with Julia Hales.
Read the PDF Disability Access and Inclusion Plan here.
Read the Word Doc Disability Access and Inclusion Plan here.
Listen to our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan here.
Read the Easy English version of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan here.
Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee
Our Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee was formed to ensure that everything we do considers people with disability, access requirements and relevant service organisations through a consultative process.
Read more about our members here.
Please contact us via any of the following and we will be happy to assist:
Access Booking Line 08 6488 8616
Email [email protected]
National Relay Service
You can contact Perth Festival through the National Relay Service.
TTY users phone 133 677
Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727
Or via their website.
Did you know you can get Festival information in alternative formats?
The Festival brochures are also available:
- Lotterywest Films brochure as a Word file here
- Perth Festival 2022 program as a Word file here
- Writers Weekend 2022 program as a Word file here
- In audio version on event pages
Please refer to the Perth Festival Access Guide for detailed information about performance venues.
In addition to the specific shows identified with AUSLAN interpreting we can provide additional services by request.
Please contact Perth Festival with your request. Subject to availability.
Tickets can be booked in person, by phone on 08 6488 8616 or online.
Alternatively, email our access team with your accessible seating request. Please include your Event Name, Venue, Date and Time along with your contact details and our Ticketing staff will call you to process the payment.
All access performance tickets will be available at the lowest full price in the venue for that performance.
Audio Described Performances
For bookings, please call us on our access line on (08) 6488 8616 or email us.
Auslan Interpreted Performances
For bookings, please email us or call us on our access line on (08) 6488 8616.
Writer’s Festival events on the South Lawn can be booked online with promo code AUSLAN.
All captioned performances for Perth Festival 2022 have open captioning. Patrons can select any location in any price reserve during the booking process.
Wheelchair & Companion Card Bookings
For wheelchair bookings please email our access team with specifications and dimensions of the wheelchair and any additional user requirements (such as the preference to transfer to a seat).
For patrons who require the assistance of a companion or carer, a second ticket is issued at no cost to the Companion Card holder. To register for online bookings please email our access team with a photo of your card or full details such as CC number, full name and expiry and any user requirements. We will send confirmation of your request and give you access to book online. Returning Companion Card patrons do not need to send these details unless you card has expired.
The venue/location is wheelchair accessible. If this symbol is not listed on an event, access may be limited so please contact us for more details
Venue has assistive listening systems provide hearing augmentation and amplification
No music or dialogue
Fully surtitled or have minimal dialogue
Some background music and/or sounds
Partially surtitled or includes dialogue
Some background music and/or sounds
For people who are hard of hearing or Deaf, captioning is an accurate text display of a performance in its entirety, displayed on screens to the side or above the stage
Audio describers provide live verbal descriptions of actions, costumes, scenery and other visual elements of the performance between gaps in the dialogue on stage via a personal headset.
Tactile Tours allow patrons who are blind or have low vision and their companions to explore the set, props and costumes prior to the performance. Bookings are essential.
An interpreter stands to one side of the stage and live translates the text and dialogue into Auslan.
A relaxed performance is a specially adapted show, modified for adults and children who might benefit from a more relaxed environment
Perth Festival can provide Braille programs for specific events on request.