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Adelaide Festival strives to make its events available for all to enjoy.



Each event in the festival program contains detailed access information for that event in the booking guide and on the website. Event and authors audio versions will be available in November. 

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding Access, please contact us.

We also encourage you to sign up with Access2Arts for regular updates and offers to accessible arts events.

We make every effort to ensure Adelaide Festival events are accessible to everyone. The Adelaide Festival Access Guide, including detailed accessibility information, access prices and more, will be available from mid-November.

This program will also be available in the following formats from mid-November:
• Online at adelaidefestival.com.au
• The website also has font enlargement capabilities and large print PDF and RTF files available for download.
• Via audio versions of every event page on every event page
• Braille (on request)

To request the Access Guide, any of these additional program types, for further information on our Auslan and Audio Described performances or for any queries, please email access@adelaidefestival.com.au or call +61 8 8216 4444

Look for following symbols to indicate the accessibility of each event.

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair access symbol

Assistive Listening

Make sure you tell the BASS or ticketing representative you are seeing an interpreted performance so they can provide the best seating for you to see the interpreter.

Assistive listening logo


Auslan

Make sure you tell the BASS or ticketing representative you are seeing an interpreted performance so they can provide the best seating for you to see the interpreter. Should you wish to request an Auslan interpreter at our Writers' Week events, you can download the request form here.

Auslan logo

Audio Description

Audio description makes the visual verbal for people who are Blind or vision impaired. Through a small radio receiver the patron receives a spoken description of visual elements by a trained audio describer.

When booking please ensure you notify BASS staff that you require headsets and provide your contact details so pre-show recorded introductory notes can be sent to you in advance. Headsets can be collected in the foyers of each venue near the box office. Headsets are available for collection from one hour prior to show time.

Audio description logo

Touch Tour

Indicates a guided or tactile tour prior to a live performance, visual art or museum exhibitions that may be touched.

Touch tour logo

 

Visual Content
Partly surtitled or includes dialogue, background music and/or sounds

Visual Content rated 50 symbol


Fully surtitled or minimal dialogue. Some background music and/or sounds

Visual Content rated 75 symbol


No music or dialogue

Visual Content rated 100 symbol

For further information on our venues, please go to our Venue page.

For the audio version of this page, click here.