Accessibility At Fringe

At Adelaide Fringe, we highly 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 very excited to present many new access initiatives for 2020 and welcome your feedback!

Click HERE to access a full list of accessible Adelaide Fringe events. 

Please feel free to email access@adelaidefringe.com.au for any access enquiries.

For accessible travel information for Adelaide, please visit the Good Scout.

Download the Adelaide Fringe Access Action Plan 2019

Keep up to date with the latest Accessibility news here

Venue Wheelchair Access

When booking tickets online, use the Accessibility filter to browse for shows which have wheelchair access, accessible parking and/or a wheelchair accessible toilet. Wheelchair accessible spaces depend on venue capacity and can vary. The symbols below will also appear next to the venue name on any applicable event page.

The symbols below will are also used in the 2019 printed Adelaide Fringe Guide.

  If this symbol is displayed in the event listing the venue is wheelchair accessible. Adelaide Fringe deems a venue to be wheelchair accessible if it is both accessible to a patron using a wheelchair and has a wheelchair accessible toilet facility.

It is recommended that you arrive early to your event and make yourself known to Front of House staff so that they can direct you to your seating. 

Booking Tickets

Our FringeTIX staff are trained to provide assistance with access enquiries and ticket bookings.

You can book tickets online and e-tickets will be sent to your email address after the purchase is finalised. If you are unable to display your ticket on your mobile device, then you will need to collect a ticket in advance of the event from the venue box office or a FringeTIX outlet.

Our accessible box office with a lowered counter is the BankSA Fringe Corner Box Office (corner of Rundle Rd and East Tce, Rymill Park). 

Please let us know if you are coming to a venue box office or FringeTix outlet and would like to request assistance.

2019 Access Guide

Download a PDF of the Access Guide here.

National Relay Service

The National Relay Service (NRS) is a government initiative that allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment to make and receive phone calls. These can be done via a variety of methods. 

You can contact FringeTIX through the National Relay Service as part of Accesshub on 133 677 then 08 8100 2089.

 

Companion Card

Companion Card holders are entitled to concession priced tickets and a complimentary ticket for their companion. Adelaide Fringe is delighted that Companion Card tickets are available for all events at Adelaide Fringe.

 

Finding Accessible Events

You can search for accessible shows via the Accessibility Filter when booking your tickets online. The accessibility symbols below also feature in the printed Fringe Guide.

Please note that accessible performances only relate to specific dates. These applicable dates will be listed under 'Performance Accessibility' on the online event page.

Access Champions

We are excited to introduce our Access Champion volunteers who will be placed at specific venues and events to support patrons with access requirements. They will be at all events that are Auslan interpreted, audio described and all relaxed performances. They can support you in the following ways:

  • Meeting you at an accessible entry point to a venue
  • Chaperoning to accessible seating
  • Explaining events in the Access Guide 
  • Recommending events to suit your requirements
  • Recording your feedback about accessibility at Fringe

You can request an Access Champion, subject to availability at access@adelaidefringe.com.au

Audio Description Icon Audio Description 

Audio description is commentary for people who are blind or have a vision impairment.

Audio describers deliver a verbal commentary providing information on actions and visual elements, sometimes via a small transmitter. Users of this service can wear a personal listening device to enable full participation, depending on the size of the group. 

 

Auslan Interpretation Icon Auslan Interpreted Events

Where this symbol is displayed, events will be Auslan interpreted. Auslan is the sign language of the Australian Deaf community, providing access for those who are deaf or have a hearing impairment. 

Auslan interpreted events can be found via the website Accessibility Filter and via the Access Guide.

 
Relaxed Performance Icon Relaxed Performances

These performances are open to anyone, however, they have been specifically designed to create a safe and welcoming environment for patrons with a learning disability and/or sensory and communication difficulties or anyone who would benefit from a more sensory-reduced environment. 

 
 
Language No Barrier Icon Language No Barrier

This symbol indicates that the audiences can understand and engage with the event without a comprehensive understanding of the English language. 

Please use Accessibility Filter to search for events. 

 

Open Captioning Icon Open Captioning

This symbol indicates that captions will be displayed on a screen enabling the audience to read what is being said. It is always in view and cannot be turned off. 

Please use Accessibility Filter to search for events. 

 

Hearing Loop Icon Hearing Loop

This symbol indicates that the sound source of the event is amplified via an induction loop which is situated where the listening audience is located and produces a magnetic field. This is then picked up by hearing aids. 

Please use Accessibility Filter to search for events. 

Tactile Tours Icon Tactile Tours

These are audio described tours involving touch and sound exploration of the elements of an event for people who are blind or have a vision impairment.

UPark Accessible Parking

Disability permit holders can apply for a UPark Accessibility Pass. This pass provides two hours free parking up to 52 times per year in accessible parking spaces in UParks, including the one located in Gawler Place between North Terrace and Rundle Mall. To find out more about how to use these accessible parks go to cityofadelaide.com.au or contact the Customer Centre on 08 8203 7203. 

We value your feedback in helping us improve our access program and services. Please email access@adelaidefringe.com.au if you have any suggestions, feedback or queries regarding accessibility at Adelaide Fringe. 

 

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Banner Image: photographed by Razan Fakhouri. Event: Carlotta: Queen of the Cross