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.

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. 

Access Guides

Perth Festival Access Guide is available here (PDFWord

Visual Arts Access Guide (PDFWord)

Contact Us

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

Access Booking Line 08 6488 8616 
Email access@perthfestival.com.au 

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.

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.

Festival Information

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

The Festival brochures are also available:

  • Online here
  • Perth Festival brochure as a Word file here
  • Lotterywest Films brochure as a Word file here
  • In audio version on event pages

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 (PDFWord) listing all access services provided across the program.

Booking Tickets

All access performance tickets will be available from the lowest full price in the house for that performance.

For all access bookings including Auslan interpreted, Captioned and Audio Described performances or wheelchair or Companion Card bookings you now have the option to book online, over the phone, in person or via email. Please see below for more details.

Phone

Festival tickets are sold through various authorised ticketing agents, each with varying transaction, credit card and processing charges, depending on where and how you purchase your ticket. Read our booking information page for full conditions.

Perth Festival Info Centre: 08 6488 5555

Perth Festival Access Line: 08 6488 8616

To book tickets for the following venues please call the Access and Companion Card booking numbers listed below:

State Theatre Centre of WA, His Majesty’s Theatre, Subiaco Arts Centre, Quarry Amphitheatre: Perth Theatre Trust 08 6212 9292

Perth Concert Hall: 08 9231 9999

Email

Email your accessible seating request to access@perthfestival.com.au

Please ensure you include the Event Name, Venue, Date and Time and access requirements along with your contact details and our Ticketing staff will contact you to process the payment.

Counter

Events held at the State Theatre Centre, His Majesty’s Theatre, Subiaco Arts Centre and Quarry Amphitheatre can be purchased at any Perth Theatre Trust venue. 

Film tickets for UWA Somerville can be purchased at the door prior to the start of the film, subject to availability.

Tickets to events at Perth Concert Hall can be purchased from the foyer box office.

Online

You can book for all access bookings online including Auslan interpreted, captioning, audio description and wheelchair and Companion Cards.

Audio Description and Auslan Interpreting Bookings

Please use the following Promo Codes to unlock the special reserved seating.

For all Auslan Interpreted performances please enter the code word AUSLAN.

For all Audio Described performances please enter the code word AUDIO.

Create a log in and enter the promo code to see all access performances associated with that code. Please visit the booking information page for more details.

Please note once you enter the promo code you will be able to see all performances with that associated code.

Captioning Booking

All captioned performances for Perth Festival 2021 have open captioning. Patrons can select any location in any price reserve during the booking process.

Wheelchair & Companion Card Bookings

Tickets can be booked in person, by phone or email as per previous methods. We have now included the option to purchase tickets online, simply log in.

For wheelchair bookings select the wheelchair seat or price type at the time of booking. Please email access@perthfestival.com.au with specifications and dimensions of the wheelchair and any additional user requirements (such as the preference to transfer to a seat).

For patrons who require assistance of a companion or carer, a second ticket is issued at no cost to the Companion Card holder. To register for online bookings please email access@perthfestival.com.au with a photo of your card or full details such as CC number, full name and expiry and any user requirements. We will send confirmation of your request and give you access to book online. Returning Companion Card patrons do not need to send these details unless your card has expired.

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.

Relaxed Performance

relaxed performance is a specially adapted show, modified for adults and children who might benefit from a more relaxed environment

HOUSE, Sunday 7 February, 2pm

Literature Weekend In the City, Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 February (auditorium only)

The Other Film Festival, all panels and films

Whale Fall, Thursday 25 February, 7.30pm

Archives of Humanity, Sunday 7 February, 4pm

Black Brass, Saturday 27 February, 7.30pm

Children of the Sea, Friday 12 February, 7pm

HOUSE, Wednesday 10 February, 6.30pm

The Little Mermaid, Sunday 21 February, 2pm

The Other Film Festival, all panels and films

The Sum of Us, Thursday 25 February, 7.30pm

Whale Fall, Friday 26 February, 7.30pm

Whistleblower, Friday 26 February, 7pm

 

Archives of Humanity, Sunday 7 February, 4pm

Black Brass, Saturday 27 February, 7.30pm

Children of the Sea, Friday 12 February, 7pm

HOUSE, Wednesday 10 February, 6.30pm

Mama Stitch, Saturday 20 February, 6.30pm

The Little Mermaid, Sunday 21 February, 2pm

The Sum of Us, Thursday 25 February, 7.30pm

Whale Fall, Friday 26 February, 7.30pm

Whistleblower, Friday 26 February, 7pm

 

A Day of Ideas, Saturday 13 February

BESIDE, Saturday 27 February, 8pm

Black Brass, Thursday 25 February, 7.30pm

Children of the Sea, Thursday 11 February, 7pm

HOUSE, Tuesday 9 February, 6.30pm

Koort, Saturday 13 February, 7.30pm

Literature in Fremantle

Literature in Joondalup

Literature Weekend in the City, Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 February

Mama Stitch, Friday 19 February 6:30pm

The Cherry Orchard, Tuesday 9 March, 6pm

The Little Mermaid, Saturday 20 February, 11am

The Other Film Festival, all panels

The Sum of Us, Wednesday 24 February, 7.30pm

Whale Fall, Tuesday 23 February, 7.30pm

Whistleblower, Sunday 21 February, 5.30pm

 

HOUSE, Sunday 7 February, 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.

Please order by Fri 15 Jan 2021.

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