Accessibility at Fringe

Accessibility at Fringe

At Adelaide Fringe, we value being inclusive and welcoming. We want everyone to experience the magic of Fringe, and we are committed to ensuring that artists and audiences of all abilities can make the most of our program.  We are always keen to explore new access initiatives and welcome your feedback!

Please feel free to contact us via email or via the Access Booking Line on 08 8100 2089.

ATIC Accessibility Report

The ATIC Accessibility report provides information about Adelaide Fringe's facilities and amenities, and aims to support you to make an informed decision on whether Adelaide Fringe is suitable for your individual needs.

Disability, Access and Inclusion External Advisory Committee

Joni Cottrell

Joni has extensive experience developing, coordinating and managing programs related to community development, capacity building and volunteering. Passionate in supporting communities to be a place where everyone is valued and has the opportunity to contribute their skills and passions, she thrives on creating connections with a diversity of individuals and organisations. Currently working with Volunteering SA&NT, Joni’s work focuses on creating initiatives to build greater inclusion and diversity in the volunteer sector.  At a national level she is the current chair of the Volunteer Management Activity national coordination group.

Rebecca Young

Rebecca (Bec) Young is an experienced and passionate leader, ally and advocate in the arts and for-purpose sectors. Prior to finding her passion and taking up work in disability and social services over 12 years ago, Rebecca gained a wealth of experience across a variety of roles in marketing, advertising, media and communications in a range of industries. Rebecca completed her MBA in 2014 and the Governors Leadership Foundation program in 2016, she also has a Certificate II in Auslan, a forklift licence and suite of less useful certificates. She contributes a strong focus on increasing diversity and inclusion, accessible communications, strategy and developing young leaders. In addition to her role as Chief Executive at Access2Arts Rebecca volunteers as a mentor for several leadership development programs and has recently stepped down as the chair of inclusive social circus school Lolly Jar Circus.

Libby Trainor Parker

Libby Trainor Parker is an artist, author, venue owner, teacher, journalist and comedian. She has many strings to her bow and still no idea how to play the violin. As a neuro-divergent, chronically ill, physically disabled person diagnosed later in life with lifelong conditions, Libby is passionate about learning, improving, implementing and promoting all things accessibility, visibility and inclusivity in arts, work and everyday life. Through her award-winning cabaret show, and debut book Endo Days (published via Wakefield Press), Libby seeks to empower, educate and entertain (it's pure endo-tainment!). She has sat on the boards of Pelvic Pain Foundation Australia, Three D Radio, Renew Adelaide, Australian Coalition for Endometriosis, and was co-writer of national schools program PPEP Talk (Periods, Pain and Endometriosis Program). Libby was winner of Women in Innovation Arts award 2023, SA Woman Allrounder award 2021, and shortlisted for Australian of the Year award (Local Hero Category 2020).

Belle Owen

Belle is a proud disabled woman and local advocate for her disability community in both her personal and professional life. In her role as Manager of Policy and Projects at Purple Orange she supports access and inclusion initiatives in state and local government as well as the private sector.

Deaf Gain Collective

L to R: Drisana Levitske-Grey, Chelle Destefano, Kiara Murphy, Jas Shirrefs, William Maggs, Grace Marlow, Ravi Vasavan

Deaf Gain is a collective based on Kaurna Country Adelaide, comprised of William Maggs, Grace Marlow and Kiara Murphy. In 2023 the collective launched inaugural exhibition Deaf Gain which showcased 9 local and national deaf artists at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery (SA). The collective advocates for the celebration and inclusion of local and national Deaf artists and greater access to arts and culture for the Deaf community.

Elizabeth Farrant

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

Adelaide Fringe's Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) is an active plan to improve access and participation for people with disability. You can download the Plain Text document of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan here
Thank you to our Access Partners