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Access

Our Commitment to You

Perth Festival is committed to making our events and performances accessible, and presenting work by the world’s leading artists with disability. This commitment addresses a core value of the Festival’s artistic vision to celebrate difference and develop diverse audiences.

Contact Us

Please contact us via any of the following and we will be happy to assist:

Email [email protected] 

Access Booking Line 08 6488 8616 

Thur 27 Oct 2022 – Sun 5 Mar 2023
Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm
Sat 10am – 2pm
Sun 10am - 2pm (only Sun 5 Mar 2023)

Mon 6 Mar - Sun 12 Mar 2023
Mon – Sun 10am – 2pm

Mon 13 Mar - Sat 8 April 2023
Mon – Sat 10am – 1pm


National Relay Service
You can contact Perth Festival through the National Relay Service.

TTY users phone 133 677
Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727

Or via their website.

Userway Accessibility Widget

Click on the Userway Accessibility Widget at the bottom left corner of the screen to modify your viewing of the website. You can change the language, contrast, font size, text spacing or turn on the screen reader. 

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

Watch our introductory video with Julia Hales.

Read the PDF Disability Access and Inclusion Plan here.

Read the Word Doc Disability Access and Inclusion Plan here.

Listen to our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan here.

Read the Easy English version of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan here.

Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Our Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee was formed to ensure that everything we do considers people with disability, access requirements and relevant service organisations through a consultative process.

Read more about our members here

Festival Information

Did you know you can get Festival information in alternative formats? 

The Festival brochures are also available:

  • Perth Festival 2023 program as a Word file here

Please refer to the Perth Festival Access Guide for detailed information about performance venues.

Access Calendar

As an easy reference, here is your Access Calendar (PDF, Word)* listing all access services provided across the program.

*Last updated 1 Dec 2022.

Access Guides

Perth Festival Access Guide is available here (Word)^ or by calling 08 6488 8616.

Visual Arts Access Guide (Word).

^Last updated 1 Dec 2022.

Booking Tickets

Tickets can be booked in person, by phone on 08 6488 8616 or online.

Alternatively, email [email protected] with your accessible seating request. Please include the Event Name, Venue, Date and Time along with your contact details and our Ticketing staff will call you to process the payment. 

All access performance tickets will be available at the lowest full price in the venue for that performance.  

BOOKING ACCESS TICKETS ONLINE 

This service is available from Thursday 3 November. 

Go to perthfestival.com.au and log into your account. 

Navigate to the performance you would like to purchase. Click on Buy Tickets. 

Click on the BOOK ACCESSIBLE SERVICES Button .

Select your preferred seating for the access service. Information about the best available seating for access services can be found in text above the seating map. 

After selecting your seats and corresponding price types, proceed to enter your access requirements before confirming your purchase.  

If you have any questions or need assistance with booking, please contact Perth Festival. 

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES 

All captioned performances for Perth Festival 2023 have open captioning. Patrons can select any location in any price reserve during the booking process. 

COMPANION CARDS 

For patrons who require the assistance of a companion or carer, a second ticket is issued at no cost to the Companion Card holder. Companion tickets can be purchased online via the process above. Please have your Companion Card details ready to enter during the booking process. 

Access Symbols

Wheelchair Symbol

Wheelchair accessible

The venue/location is wheelchair accessible. If this symbol is not listed on an event, access may be limited so please contact us for more details

Assistive Listening Symbol

Assistive listening

Venue has assistive listening systems provide hearing augmentation and amplification

No Music or Dialogue Symbol

No music or dialogue

Fully surtitled or has minimal dialogue symbol

Fully surtitled or have minimal dialogue

Some background music and/or sounds

Partially surtitled or includes dialogue symbol

Partially surtitled or includes dialogue

Some background music and/or sounds

Open captioning

For people who are hard of hearing or Deaf, captioning is an accurate text display of a performance in its entirety, displayed on screens to the side or above the stage

Audio Description Symbol

Audio description

Audio describers provide live verbal descriptions of actions, costumes, scenery and other visual elements of the performance between gaps in the dialogue on stage via a personal headset.

Tactile Tour

Tactile Tours allow patrons who are blind or have low vision and their companions to explore the set, props and costumes prior to the performance. Bookings are essential.

Auslan Symbol

Auslan interpreting

An interpreter stands to one side of the stage and live translates the text and dialogue into Auslan.

Captioned, Audio Described, Tactile Tour or Auslan Interpreted Performances

OPEN CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES

Cyrano, Sat 25 Feb, 2pm 

Writers Weekend Sat 25 - Sun 26 Feb (South Lawn only) 

OPEN CAPTIONED ENGLISH-SPEAKING FILMS 

Blueback, Thu 24 Nov, 8pm

My Old School, Thu 19 Jan, 8pm 

7 Days, Thu 16 Feb, 8pm 

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES 

Djoondal, Sat 11 Feb, 8pm

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Fri 17 Feb, 7.30pm 

Cyrano, Sat 25 Feb, 2pm 

Tracker, Fri 3 Mar, 7pm 

Hide the Dog, Sat 4 Mar, 6.30pm

TACTILE TOUR TIME PRIOR TO PERFORMANCE 

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Fri 17 Feb, TIME CHANGED: 6.15pm 

Cyrano, Sat 25 Feb, 1pm 

Tracker, Fri 3 Mar, 6pm 

Hide the Dog, Sat 4 Mar, 5.30pm

AUDIO DESCRIBED FILMS 

Blueback, Mon 21 Nov – Sun 27 Nov, 8pm

My Old School, Mon 16 Jan – Sun 22 Jan, 8pm 

7 Days, Mon 13 Feb – Sun 19 Feb, 8pm 

AUSLAN INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES 

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Wed 15 Feb, 7.30pm 

A Day of Ideas, Sat 18 Feb 

Double Book Launch at Writers Weekend's Family Day, Sun 26 Feb

Writers Weekend, Sat 25 - Sun 26 Feb (South Lawn only) 

Cyrano, Tue 28 Feb, 6.30pm 

Hide the Dog, Sat 4 Mar, 2pm

Auslan Interpreting

In addition to the specific shows identified with AUSLAN interpreting we can provide additional services by request. 

Please contact Perth Festival with your request. Subject to availability.

Subtitled or Surtitled Events

Perth Festival presents foreign language films with subtitles and performances in foreign languages with surtitles.  

Subtitles are a translation of the dialogue displayed at the bottom of the screen. Surtitles are a translation of the dialogue displayed on a screen above or at the side of the stage. 

Braille

Perth Festival can provide Braille programs for specific events on request. 

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