Accessibility

Sydney Fringe is an open access festival and we continuously strive to improve access to our many partner venues and events across the festival.

 

Details of accessible performances will be available when the 2021 Festival Program is launched.

Access and Inclusion Support for Artist Registrations

Award-winning comedian, writer, producer, advisor and lifelong disability advocate, Madeleine Stewart is our new Access Coordinator. Maddy is here to help artists register for this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival. Working on Thursdays you can call on (02) 9550 6087 or email directing via madeleine@sydneyfringe.com.

 

Maddy can assist you via the phone whilst you submit your registrations or alternatively pop by our Sydney Fringe office and you can both do it together (Thursdays only). Just ensure you reach out by 10 May.

PHYSICAL ACCESS

Sydney Fringe takes place in independently run spaces all over this city. Accessibility varies from venue to venue.

Sydney Fringe has developed a unique 10-point physical access guide to best describe Physical Access in our many partner venues. More access instructions are available in this physical access chart. Please check with individual venues about parking.

Call the Sydney Fringe at 02 9550 6087 or email hq@sydneyfringe.com to enquire further about venue accessibility.

Accessibility Chart will be available when 2021 festival program is launched.

HEARING NO OBSTACLE & SIGHT NO OBSTACLE EVENTS

Sydney Fringe now allows artists to self-nominate their event as ‘hearing no obstacle’ or ‘sight no obstacle’. Please remember that these classifications are subjective and self-nominated when considering these events.

A full list of relevant events will be available when the 2021 program is launched.

ACCESSIBLE BROCHURE FORMAT

The Sydney Fringe Festival program will be available in the following alternative formats:

– MP3
– PDF

Need large-print versions of event descriptions? Give us a call on 02 9550 6087 and we can email or post them to you.

BOOKING TICKETS

You can book you tickets through this website and discuss any specific access needs by emailing boxoffice@sydneyfringe.com or calling.

If you need to, you can reach team Ticketing through the National Relay Service (www.relayservice.gov.au) at no additional charge.

TTY users: phone 133 677 then ask for 02 9550 6087

Speak and Listen users: phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 02 9550 6087

Internet relay users: connect to the NRS (https://internet-relay.nrscall.gov.au/) then type in 02 9550 6087

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Details of any accessible performances will be listed on this page when the 2021 Festival program is launched.

This includes any: Audio Description, Tactile Tours, Auslan Interpreted Events, Relaxed Performances.

COMPANION & CARER CARDS

Sydney Fringe 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. Please contact Sydney Fringe Festival directly on 02 9550 6087 or email hq@sydneyfringe.com

 

AUSLAN INTERPRETING

A full list of events with Auslan interpreted performances will be available when the 2021 program is launched.

ACCESSIBILITY PARTNERS

Accessible Arts is Sydney Fringe’s accessibility partner. We are working closely with Accessible Arts to review and develop our new three-year Access Plan (2021 – 2023).

OPEN CAPTIONING

A full list of events with open captioned performances will be available when the 2021 program is launched.

AUDIO DESCRIPTION

A full list of events with audio described performances will be available when the 2021 program is launched.

RELAXED PERFORMANCES

A full list of events with relaxed performances will be available when the 2021 program is launched.

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GUIDE DOGS AND SERVICE ANIMALS

Guide dogs and assistance animals are welcome at all our venues.

COMPANION CARDS

If you have a Companion Card, you qualify for a second ticket (free!) to bring along a companion. To book, please call us on (02) 9550 6087 or email hq@sydneyfringe.com

SEND US YOUR FEEDBACK

We would love your feedback in order to continue improving our access program and services. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 02 9550 6087 or hq@sydneyfringe.com if you have any queries or suggestions regarding accessibility at Sydney Fringe Festival.

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