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.

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. 

Access Guides

Perth Festival Access Guide is available here (PDFWord

Visual Arts Access Guide (PDFWord)

Access Symbols

Wheelchair Symbol

Wheelchair accessible

The wheelchair symbol indicates that the venue/location is wheelchair accessible.

Assistive Listening Symbol

Assistive listening

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

Background music and/or sounds

Closed Captioning Symbol

Closed captioning

For people who are hard of hearing or Deaf, captioning is an accurate text display of a performance in its entirety. Captioning is displayed on personal devices such as mobiles or tablets via the GoTheatrical! Mobile app. Please advise if you require a device to be supplied.

Audio Description Symbol

Audio description/Tactile Tour

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 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.

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.

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