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.

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. 

Contact Us

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.

Access Information Evening 2022

Our Access Info Evening for the 2022 Festival will be on Thursday 9 Dec at the State Library. 

Your PDF invitation to the Access Info Evening is right here!

Or in a Word Doc here.

Information on getting to the state library can be found in a Word Doc here.

Festival Information

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
  • In audio version on event pages

Please refer to the Perth Festival Access Guide for detailed information about performance venues.

Captioned, Audio Described, Tactile Tour or Auslan Interpreted Performances

Open Captioned Performances

Writers Weekend, Sat 26 & Sun 27 Feb (South Lawn only)

City of Gold, Sat 19 Mar 2pm

 

Audio Described Performances

City of Gold, Sat 19 Mar 2pm (Please book with Black Swan for City of Gold Audio Described)

Escape, by request, email our access team to register

Daddy, Sat 5 Mar 8pm

JALI, Fri 18 Feb 7.30pm

Limbo, Mon 17 – Sun 23 Jan 8pm

Mary Stuart, Tue 22 Feb 7pm

Noongar Wonderland, by request, email our access team to register

Panawathi Girl, Fri 11 Feb 7.30pm

The Smallest Stage, Sat 26 Feb 6.30pm

We Hold You Close

 

Tactile Tour prior to performance

City of Gold, Sat 19 Mar 1pm

Daddy, Sat 5 Mar 7pm

JALI, Fri 18 Feb 6.30pm

Mary Stuart, Tue 22 Feb 6pm

Panawathi Girl, Fri 11 Feb 6.30pm

The Smallest Stage, Sat 26 Feb 5.30pm

We Hold You Close, Sat 26 Feb

 

Auslan Interpreted Performances

City of Gold, Tue 22 Mar 6.30pm (Please book with Black Swan for City of Gold Auslan)

A Day of Ideas, Sat 19 Feb

Escape, by request, email our access team to register

Mary Stuart, Tue 15 Feb 7pm

Noongar Wonderland, by request, email our access team to register

Panawathi Girl, Sat 12 Feb 2pm

The Smallest Stage, Fri 25 Feb 6.30pm

Writers Weekend, Sat 26 & Sun 27 Feb (South Lawn only)

 

Relaxed Performance

Patch’s Lighthouse, Sat 19 Feb 12.20pm (please call our Access Booking Line (08 6488 8616) or email us for bookings)

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.

Booking Tickets

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 Description and Auslan Interpreting Bookings

For Auslan interpreted and Audio Described performances please use the following Promo Codes to unlock the special reserved seating: 

Auslan Interpreting AUSLAN 

Audio Description AUDIO 

Create a log in and enter the promo code to see all access performances with that associated code. Please visit the bookings page on our website for more details. 

Captioning Booking

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. 

Access Symbols

Wheelchair Symbol

Wheelchair accessible

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

Assistive Listening Symbol

Assistive listening

Venue has 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

Some background music and/or sounds

Open captioning

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 Description Symbol

Audio description

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 Tour

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.

Relaxed Performance

relaxed performance is a specially adapted show, modified for adults and children who might benefit from a more relaxed environment

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.

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