Need accessible versions of event descriptions? We got ‘em. Give us a buzz on 03 9660 9600, using the National Relay Service 13 36 77 if required, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melbourne Fringe happens in independently run spaces all over this fine city. Accessibility varies from venue to venue. To make sure you get what you need:
Where this symbol is displayed, one or more sessions will be Auslan interpreted. Check the ‘Accessible Performances’ section on each event page for dates of Auslan interpreted performances. If you’d like to book tickets to an Auslan interpreted event email email@example.com.See all Auslan Interpreted Events
Where this symbol is displayed, hearing loops or assistive listening systems are available at the venue for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing. These systems transmit the sound from the performance directly through a person’s hearing aid or a set of headphones provided by the venue. We recommend you contact the venue directly for further information or assistance.See all Assistive Listening Events
This service enhances the live theatre or film experience for people who are blind or have low vision. An audio describer uses a small transmitter to describe what is happening in a performance or film or how something looks at an exhibition, such as a painting or sculpture. People using this service use a personal listening device enabling them to sit in most parts of any theatre and fully participate in the performance, exhibition or event. Check the ‘Accessibility’ section of each event page for dates of audio described performances.See all Audio Described Events
These performances are open to everyone but have been specifically designed to create a safe and welcoming environment for patrons with learning disabilities and/or sensory and communication difficulties and anyone who would benefit from a relaxed environment. Check the accessibility section on each event page for dates of relaxed performances.See all Relaxed Performances
For these performances, captions are displayed on a screen enabling the audience to read what is being said. Open Captioning (OC) is always in view and cannot be turned off. Closed Captioning (CC) can be activated or deactivated by the viewer. Check the ‘Accessible Performances’ section on each event page for dates of captioned performances.See all Captioned Performances
If you are Deaf or hard of hearing, or if English isn’t your primary spoken language, this three-tiered rating system will help you decide if an event is suitable for you.
Free audio described tactile tours are on offer for Fringe Furniture and some other events in the Festival Program. Contact our ticketing team for dates and booking info – 03 9660 9666 or firstname.lastname@example.orgSee all Tactile Tours
Booking tickets is easy. You can book your tickets through this website and discuss any specific access needs by emailing email@example.com.
If you need to, you can reach team Ticketing through the National Relay Service (www.relayservice.gov.au) at no additional charge.
If you have a Companion Card, you qualify for a second ticket (free!) to bring along a companion. If you have a Carer Card, you qualify for a Concession-priced ticket. To book, please call team Ticketing on 03 9660 9666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts Access Victoria (AAV) is Melbourne Fringe’s accessibility partner. Led by people with disability, AAV provides access services including training in disability awareness, disability action planning and a range of consultancy services; resources, mentorships, advice and information services. For more information visit artsaccess.com.au
The Department of Human Services have a great guide on how to navigate websites using a keyboard, as well as how to change your font size, style and colour, depending on which browser you use.
Some performances have strobe or flash lights. We have asked artists to advise of these on their show listings online, and at the door of the venue. If you are sensitive to light, we encourage you to take precaution when seeing these shows.
Melbourne Fringe makes every effort to ensure that our accessibility information is correct. Please get in touch with us if you spot a mistake, or if you have any suggestions or feedback – call us on 03 9660 9600 or email email@example.com
Guide dogs and assistance animals are welcome at all our venues – from public venues to someone’s living room. More info can be found here.