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 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 2019 and welcome your feedback as always. Please look out for our Access Guide in February, compiled in collaboration with our 2019 Accessibility Partners. 

Please feel free to email for any access enquiries and get in contact with Bec Secombe, Diversity and Access Coordinator. 

Any access booking can be made via our Accessibility Booking Line on 08 8100 2089. 

For accessible travel information for Adelaide please visit the Good Scout 

Feedback Survey

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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.

For all information and bookings regarding Companion Card tickets, accommodation for wheelchair users or other access needs please phone our Accessibility Booking Line on 08 8100 2089.

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 or via


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 in the 2019 Adelaide Fringe.


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.

  Wheelchair Access Icon  If this symbol is displayed in the event listing the venue is wheelchair accessible.

If this symbol is displayed in the venue index, the venue 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. 

RCC Access Information 

All RCC Fringe venues are on the grounds of the University of Adelaide and are wheelchair accessible.

For information about access at University of Adelaide, including the location of lifts, ramps, accessible paths, accessible toilets and disability parking spaces, download printable maps from

Step free access from Nth Terrace, Kintore Ave & Victoria Drive.
Drop off points available at Gate 13 on Kintore Ave.
Bus stop at gate 20 (174, 178, 176, 281, 98c and 99c)

Venue Access:

Bonython Hall
4 x WC spaces
Closest step free access from Nth Tce.
Make yourself known to FOH who will escort to step free access.
5 shallow steps into main entrance
Toilets in venue via stairs.
Level access toilets outside the venue at Goodman Crescent
No lift to Balcony seats (23 steps)

Cloisters – Roberta’s Italian Joint (Restaurant)
Closest step free access from Victoria Drive, Gate 9
Access toilets available in Union House via lift (lvl 4) or on Barr Smith Lawns

Dusk Till Dawn
Closest step free access from Victoria Drive, Gate 9
Access toilets available on Barr Smith Lawns
A lot of the areas are covered with grass.

Elder Hall
4 x WC Spaces
Closest step free access from Nth Tce
Step free access available via lift upon request
16 shallow steps into main auditorium
8 shallow steps within the seating
Toilets in venue via stairs
Level access toilets available next to Goodman Crescent

Little Theatre
2 x WC spaces
Closest step free access from Victoria Drive, Gate 9.
Allow an extra 10 minutes travel time
Main access via Cloisters
Venue has one shallow ramp
Level Access toilets available at Barr Smith Lawns or in Union House via lift (lvl 4)

Maths Lawns
Closest step free access from Victoria Drive through Gate 9.
Toilets and Level Access toilets available in venue
A lot of grass throughout the venue

Scott Theatre
4 x WC Spaces
Closest step free access from Kintore Ave, Gate 13
Toilets and level access toilets in venue

Union Cinema
2 x WC spaces
Allow an extra 10 minutes travel time
Step free access to venue via lift in Union House East (lvl 5)

WP Rogers
Accessible with notice, as campus security will need to unlock certain rooms.
7 shallow steps from Union House West Entrance
26 shallow steps from Cloisters – Roberta’s Italian Joint

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 vounteers 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 perfomances. 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, when you book tickets on the Accessibility Booking Line. Unfortunately this cannot be completed online. 


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. 

Audio description for 2019 will be provided for Tindo Utpurndee, Sunset Ceremony on opening night, Friday the 15th of Februry. Please meet at the Info booth at 7:45.  Please book here

An audio described tour of Yabarra - Gathering of Light will occur on Monday 25th of February at 8:30pm. Please book here.

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.

Auslan interpretation will be provided for Tindo Utpurndee - Sunset Ceremony on opening night, Friday 15th of February in the accessible viewing area. Please book here


Auslan Interpreted Events in Date Order:

15 Feb, Friday - 8pm Tindo Utpurndee, Sunset Ceremony

Watch Auslan interpreted description here

16 Feb, Saturday - 3:20pm Did you Hear What I Saw?

Watch Auslan interpreted description here

16 Feb, Saturday - 6pm Neo: I'M IN LOVE WITH ART

Watch Auslan interpreted description here

17 Feb, Sunday -11am Come and Try Auslan with Deaf Can:Do 

17 Feb, Sunday - 2:30pm Fringe Talk Show - Gavin Wanganeen

Watch Auslan interpreted description here

17 Feb, Sunday - 7pm 1900-Lisa-Skye

Watch Auslan interpreted description here

23 Feb, Saturday 1:30pm Ballroom Dance Workshops

Watch Auslan interpreted description here

24 Feb, Sunday - 11am Auslan Games and Storytime with Deaf Can:Do

27 Feb, Wednesday - 7pm JUDITH LUCY VS MEN

Watch Auslan interpreted description here

28 Feb, 7:30pm Tom GK: Hearing Loss, The Muscial!

Watch Auslan interpreted description here. Please note date change from Auslan description in video

03 Mar, Sunday - 8pm Rouge

Watch Auslan interpreted description here

07 Mar, Thursday - 6:30pm Hans: Like A German

Watch Auslan interpreted description here

08 Mar, Friday - 5:30pm International Women's Day March

Watch Auslan interpreted description here

09 Mar, Saturday - 1:30pm Ballroom Dance Workshops

Watch Auslan interpreted description here

11 Mar, Monday - 7:00pm Wank Bank 

15 Mar Friday - 6pm Discharged! A Nursing Cabaret

Watch Auslan interpreted description here

16 Mar Saturday - 2pm The Scientific Bubble Show 

Watch Auslan interpreted description here


Relaxed Performance Icon Relaxed Events

These events 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. 

Relaxed Events in Date Order:

15 Feb, Friday - 11:00am Bubble Show: Milkshake and the Winter Bubble

16 Feb, Saturday - 11:00am Nestle in Onkaparinga 

16 Feb, Saturday - 3:15pm The Safety House Variety Showcase!

17 Feb, Sunday - 7pm 1900-Lisa-Skye

17 Feb, Sunday - 3:15pm The Safety House Variety Showcase!

20 Feb, Wednesday 7pm 1900-Lisa-Skye

21 Feb , Saturday - 6:30pm 360 ALLSTARS

22 Feb, Friday - 3:30pm Le Petit Circus

22 Feb, Friday - 11:00pm Circus'Cision

22 Feb, Friday - 11:00am Bubble Show: Milkshake and the Winter Bubble

23 Feb, Saturday - 11:00am Nestle in Onkaparinga 

23 Feb, Sunday - 3:30pm Le Petit Circus

23 Feb, Saturday - 3:15pm The Safety House Variety Showcase!

24 Feb, Sunday - 3:15pm Huggers - The Best of Adelaide Fringe Kids & Family Selection 

24 Feb, Sunday  - 3:15pm The Safety House Variety Showcase!

27 Feb, Wednesday - 9:30pm Railed 

01 Mar, Friday - 11:00am Bubble Show: Milkshake and the Winter Bubble

02 Mar, Saturday - 11:00am Nestle in Onkaparinga 

07 Mar,  Saturday - 6:30pm 360 ALLSTARS

08 Mar, Friday - 11:00am Bubble Show: Milkshake and the Winter Bubble

09 Mar, Saturday - 11:00am Nestle in Onkaparinga 

09 Mar, Saturday- 2:45pm Gravity Guts 

10 Mar, Sunday - 3:15pm Huggers - The Best of Adelaide Fringe Kids & Family Selection

11 Mar, Monday - 3:30pm Le Petit Circus

13 Mar, Wednesday - 9:30pm Railed 

15 Mar, Friday - 11:00am Bubble Show: Milkshake and the Winter Bubble

Naked Truth - by request

Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Tour With a Scottish Twist by request

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. A tactile tour of Tindo Utpurndee, Sunset Ceremony will occur on opening night, Friday 15th February at 7:15pm, before the ceremony commences at 8pm. Please book via the Accessibility Booking Line on 08 8100 2089. 

Opening Night Information 

The summer season starts with a bang as we throw a fabulous party including night markets, food vendors, artist performances and the switching-on of our latest light projection project, Yabarra.
Live performances on the Frusic and Caravan stages from 6pm – 10:30pm
Please note: On Opening Night Friday February 15th the University Footbridge will be closed. Access is via Frome Road or King William Road Bridges.
A designated accessible drop off point for opening night with kerb ramps is located on Frome Road at the intersection of War Memorial Drive, closest to North Adelaide.

The regular Adelaide City Council accessible parking on War memorial Drive will be closed, however those on Victoria Drive and Kintore avenue are available.  Please see map for more information. 

A viewing area for Tindo Utpurndee, Sunset Ceremony for people with accessibility requirements is located adjacent the ceremonial sand circle, near the college boat sheds. Friends, family and support people are also welcome in the designated viewing area. The precinct is relatively flat with paved surfaces. Auslan interpretation of the ceremony will be provided in this region also. Meet for the opening night audio description and tactile tours at the info booth marked with an i on the map below.  

Please book via the Accessibility Booking Line on 08 8100 2089 for Auslan interpretation, the tactile tour and audio description services or here.

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 or contact the Customer Centre on 08 8203 7203 


We value your feedback in helping us improve our access program and services. Please email if you have any suggestions, feedback or queries regarding accessibility at Adelaide Fringe and get in touch with Bec Secombe, Diversity and Access Coordinator. 



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