Access

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.

Contact Us

Please contact us via any of the following and we will be happy to assist:

Phone 08 6488 8616 
Email access@perthfestival.com.au 

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 https://internet-relay.nrscall.gov.au/

Festival Information

Did you know you can get Festival information in alternative formats? 

The Festival brochure is also available:

  • Online here
  • 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.

Access Calendar

As an easy reference, here is your Access Calendar (PDFWord) listing all access services provided across the program.

Access Guides

Perth Festival Access Guide is available here (PDFWord) or by calling 08 6488 5555

Visual Arts Access Guide (PDFWord)

Booking Tickets

All access performance tickets will be available from the lowest full price in the house for that performance.

For all access bookings including Auslan interpreted, captioning, audio description performances and wheelchair or Companion Card bookings you now have the option to book online, over the phone, in person or via email. Please see below for more details. 

Wheelchair Bookings

Perth Festival are trialling a new booking process for all wheelchair bookings or Companion Card bookings. Tickets can be booked in person, by phone or email as per previous methods. We have now included the option to purchase tickets online, simply log in

Please note in order for you to be able to purchase tickets online you must first send us specific details so we can ensure your requirements will be met.

For wheelchair bookings please email access@perthfestival.com.au with specifications and dimensions of the wheelchair and any additional user requirements (such as the preference to transfer to a seat). Once we have assigned this into the system we will send you through a confirmation and give you access to the online mode of sale.

Perth Festival supports the Companion Card program. For patrons who require 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 access@perthfestival.com.au with a photo of your card or full details such as CC number, full name and expiry and any user requirements. Once we have assigned this into the system we will send you through a confirmation and give you access to the online mode of sale.

Companion Card

Please contact Perth Festival directly on 08 6488 8616 to assist with your booking or follow the process below to be able to book online.

To register for online bookings please email access@perthfestival.com.au with a photo of your card or full details such as CC number, full name and expiry and any user requirements. Once we have assigned this into the system we will send you through a confirmation and give you access to the online mode of sale.

Phone

Festival tickets are sold through various authorised ticketing agents, each with varying transaction, credit card and processing charges, depending on where and how you purchase your ticket. Read our booking conditions for full conditions. 

Perth Festival Info Centre: 08 6488 5555.

Access requirements and Companion Card booking are available on 08 6488 8616.

To book tickets for the following venues please call the Access and Companion Card booking numbers listed below:

State Theatre Centre of WA, His Majesty’s Theatre, Subiaco Arts Centre, Quarry Amphitheatre: Perth Theatre Trust 08 6212 9292

Regal Theatre: Ticketek 1300 665 915

Perth Concert Hall: 08 9231 9999

Email

Email your accessible seating request to access@perthfestival.com.au

Please ensure you include the Event Name, Venue, Date and Time and access requirements along with your contact details and our Ticketing staff will contact you to process the payment.

Counter

Events held at the State Theatre Centre, His Majesty’s Theatre, Subiaco Arts Centre and Quarry Amphitheatre can be purchased at any Perth Theatre Trust venue. 

Events held at Regal Theatre can be purchased at any Ticketek outlet.

Film tickets for UWA Somerville can be purchased at the door prior to the start of the film, subject to availability.

Tickets to events at Perth Concert Hall can be purchased from the foyer box office.

Online

Perth Festival is trialing a new bookings system for all access bookings. You can now book for all access bookings online including Auslan interpreted, captioning, audio description and wheelchair and Companion Cards.

WHEELCHAIR & COMPANION BOOKINGS

Patrons making wheelchair or Companion Card bookings online need to send specific details so we can ensure your requirements will be met.

For wheelchair bookings please email access@perthfestival.com.au with specifications and dimensions of the wheelchair and any additional user requirements (such as the preference to transfer to a seat). We will send confirmation of your request and give you access to book online.

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 access@perthfestival.com.au with a photo of your card or full details such as Companion Card number, full name and expiry and any user requirements. We will send confirmation of your request and give you access to book online.

Access Symbols

Wheelchair Symbol

Wheelchair accessible

The wheelchair symbol indicates that the venue/location is wheelchair accessible.

Assistive Listening Symbol

Assistive listening

Assistive listening systems provide hearing augmentation and amplification

No Music or Dialogue Symbol

No music or dialogue

Fully surtitled or has minimal dialogue symbol

Fully surtitled or have minimal dialogue

Some background music and/or sounds

Partially surtitled or includes dialogue symbol

Partially surtitled or includes dialogue

Background music and/or sounds

Closed Captioning Symbol

Closed captioning

For people who are hard of hearing or Deaf, captioning is an accurate text display of a performance in its entirety. Captioning is displayed on personal devices such as mobiles or tablets via the GoTheatrical! Mobile app. Please advise if you require a device to be supplied.

Audio Description Symbol

Audio description/Tactile Tour

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.

Auslan Symbol

Auslan interpreting

An interpreter stands to one side of the stage and live translates the text and dialogue into Auslan.

Captioned, Audio Described, Tactile Tour or Auslan Interpreted Performances

Captioned Performances

Anthem Friday 14 February, 7pm

BLACK TIES Saturday 15 February, 7.30pm

Tao of Glass Friday 21 February, 7pm

I’m a Phoenix, Bitch Saturday 29 February, 7pm

Cloudstreet Sunday 8 March, 12pm

 

Audio Described Performances

Buŋgul Saturday 8 February, 7pm

Anthem Friday 14 February, 7pm

Bran Nue Dae Saturday 15 February, 2pm

Black Ties Sunday 16 February, 6pm

Tao of Glass Friday 21 February, 7pm

I’m a Phoenix, Bitch Friday 28 February, 7pm

Leviathan Saturday 29 February, 7pm

Highway to Hell Sunday 1 March, 5pm

Cloudstreet Sunday 8 March, 12pm

 

Films

The Dead Don’t Die 2 – 8 December, 8pm

 

Auslan Interpreted Performances

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galleries Sunday 9 February, 10am

Anthem Thursday 13 February, 7pm

Black Ties Friday 14 February, 7.30pm

Tao of Glass Thursday 20 February, 7pm

Amanda Palmer there will be no intermission, Saturday 22 February, 7pm

I’m a Phoenix, Bitch Friday 28 February, 7pm

Highway to Hell Sunday 1 March, 5pm

Cloudstreet Wednesday 11 March, 6pm

Literature and Ideas

Dervla McTiernan, Wednesday 19 February, 6.30pm

Bruce Pascoe, Friday 21 February, 7pm

Prize & Prejudice, Saturday 22 February, 9.30am

Rick Morton on Money, Saturday 22 February, 11am

Maria Tumarkin on Power, Saturday 22 February, 12.30pm

Sanam Maher on Sex, Saturday 22 February, 2pm

Story Club at Heartbreak Hotel, Saturday 22 February, 7pm

The Sound of Picture Books, Sunday 23 February, 10.45am & 12pm

Neil Gaiman, Sunday 23 February, 4pm

Auslan Interpreting

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.

Subtitled or Surtitled Events

Perth Festival presents foreign language films with subtitles and performances in foreign languages with surtitles. 

Subtitles are a translation of the dialogue displayed at the bottom of the screen. Surtitles are a translation of the dialogue displayed on a screen above or at the side of the stage.

Braille

Perth Festival can provide Braille programs for specific events on request.

Please order by Fri 17 Jan 2020.

Listen to the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan