ACCESSIBILITY
AT SYDNEY FRINGE

We believe Sydney Fringe Festival belongs to everyone and therefore, should be inclusive of everyone.

We are committed to creating safe, accessible and inclusive experiences for all members of our community.  Sydney Fringe believes the Social Model of Disability, acknowledging that our society and environment creates physical, communication and social ‘barriers’ that are disabling factors. It is all of our responsibility to make events, programs and platforms as barrier-free as possible.

We are committed to providing education and support to our artists and producers. To assist artists and producers in improving the accessibility of their event, we host access and inclusion masterclasses each festival season, and our Access Co-Ordinator is available to producers year-round for advice and guidance.

We understand that Disability and accessibility is a diverse experience and is different for each individual. We do our utmost to make all we do accessible, however we understand we may not always get it right. We welcome feedback, please let us know where we can improve.

Feel free to contact us at hq@sydneyfringe.com

Links to and details of accessible performances will be available when events are on sale.

NEED EXTRA INFORMATION OR SUPPORT?

Our fabulous Access Co-Ordinator, Madeleine is here to help you out with any Access related enquiries you might have. Whether you are an artist or producer seeking festival registration assistance or you are looking for further access information or support- Maddy is your girl!
Working on Tuesdays, you can call Madeleine on 02 9550 6087 or email direct via madeleine@sydneyfringe.com

ACCESS FOR PRODUCERS

If you are a Producer with disability and require assistance registering your event on our online platforms or if you would like to discuss how we can accommodate your access requirements during festival season.

Accessibility logos will be made available to Sydney Fringe presenting Producers for marketing and promotion.

Please email artists@sydneyfringe.com or call our office 02 9550 6087. Our team will be in touch to help out.

Coming Soon!

Our ‘Producers Guide to Access’ handbook.
This guide is a starting point of information to help you make your show more accessible and as inclusive as possible as well as providing some answers to common access related questions. Because when access requirements are met, everyone can feel welcome and enjoy your show.

ACCESSIBLE BROCHURE FORMAT

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

– MP3
– PDF

Need large-print versions of event listings?
Give us a call on 02 9550 6087 or e-mail hq@sydneyfringe.com and we can email or post them to you.

BOOKING INFORMATION

Links to and details of accessible performances will be available when events are on sale.

BOOKING TICKETS

You can book your tickets through our website and discuss any specific access needs by emailing boxoffice@sydneyfringe.com or by calling 02 9550 6087.

You can reach team Ticketing through the National Relay Service (www.relayservice.gov.au) at no additional charge.

TTY users: phone the National Relay Service on 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 (www.relayservice.gov.au) then type in 02 9550 6087.

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 artists@sydneyfringe.com

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Check the listings online or our printed guide to see if your chosen event meets your access requirements.

Details of accessible performances and a venue Accessibility Chart will be listed on this page when events are on sale.

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

PHYSICAL ACCESS

If the above symbol is displayed in the event listing, the venue is wheelchair accessible.

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

A full list of relevant events will be available when events are on sale.

LANGUAGE NO OBSTACLE EVENTS

If the above symbol is displayed in the event listing spoken language is no obstacle to accessing this event, and is largely or entirely accessible to D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences and audiences who don’t speak English.

Sydney Fringe now allows artists to self-nominate their event as ‘language 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 events are on sale.

AURAL RATING

Sydney Fringe now allows artists to self-nominate their event’s Aural ratings.

Aural Rating 100% – The event is entirely sound-based with no visual component (e.g. a sound art installation or a show performed in complete darkness).

Aural Rating 75% – The event is primarily sound-based, with visuals only incidental to the work.

Aural rating 50% – The event has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to engage properly with the work.

Not Applicable – these events are not intrinsically accessible for blind or low vision audiences.

 

Please remember that these classifications are subjective and self-nominated when considering these events.

VISUAL RATING

Sydney Fringe now allows artists to self-nominate their event’s Visual and Aural ratings.

Visual Rating 100% – these events are entirely visual and contain no music or dialogue.

Visual Rating 75% – these events may be fully subtitled or have minimal dialogue and have some background music or sounds.

Visual Rating 50% – these events are partly subtitled or include dialogue and have background music or sounds.

Not Applicable – these events are not intrinsically accessible for D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences.

Please remember that these classifications are subjective and self-nominated when considering these events.

AUSLAN INTERPRETING

If the above symbol is displayed in the event listing, the event is Auslan Interpreted. Not all performances will be Auslan interpreted, please check which performance is Auslan interpreted or call the box office to confirm before booking.

A full list of events with Auslan Interpreted performances will be available when events are on sale.

OPEN CAPTIONING

If the above symbol is displayed in the event listing, the performance is Open Captioned. Not all performances will be Open Captioned, please check which performance is Open Captioned or call the box office to confirm before booking.

A full list of events with open captioned performances will be available when events are on sale.

CLOSED CAPTIONING

If the above symbol is displayed in the event listing, the performance is Closed Captioned. Not all performances will be Closed Captioned, please check which performance is Closed Captioned or call the box office to confirm before booking.

A full list of events with open captioned performances will be available when events are on sale.

AUDIO DESCRIPTION

If the above symbol is displayed in the event listing, the event is Audio Described. Not all performances will be Audio Described, please check which performance is Audio Described or call the box office to confirm before booking.

A full list of events with audio described performances will be available when events are on sale.

RELAXED PERFORMANCES

If the above symbol is displayed in the event listing, the season includes a Relaxed Performance. Not all performances will be Relaxed Performances, please check which performance is a Relaxed Performance or call the box office to confirm before booking.

A full list of events with relaxed performances will be available when events are on sale.

GUIDE DOGS AND SERVICE ANIMALS

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

EXTERNALLY TICKETED EVENTS

For access information relating to events at the following venues please contact the venue directly:

Factory Theatre: https://www.fringe.comedy.com.au/ or call (02) 9550 3666