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Accessibility at Adelaide Fringe 2021

The Adelaide Fringe highly values being inclusive and welcoming. The team behind the event wants everyone to experience the magic of Fringe, and are committed to ensuring that artists and audiences of all abilities can make the most of the program.

2021 brings many new access initiatives to support audiences with diverse accessibility needs.

Relaxed Performances

These performances 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.

You can search for relaxed performances using the accessibility filter on the Fringe website.

Children’s events listed in this category include Return to the Village, The Lost Sheep Show, Something in the Water and Big Tops and Tiny Tots Circus Show.

How to search for accessible shows

You can search for accessible shows using the accessibility filter when booking your tickets at adelaidefringe.com.au

Filter options including accessibility parking, wheelchair access, Auslan interpretation and high audio or visual content will give you a guide of whether your chosen performance and venue will meet your accessibility needs.

Access Champions

The Fringe are excited to introduce in 2021 their new Access Champion volunteers 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 performances.

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 at access@adelaidefringe.com.au

Guide Dogs and Service Animals

Guide dogs and assistance animals are welcome at all venues that are open to the public.

Venue Wheelchair Access

When booking tickets online, use the accessibility filter to browse for shows with wheelchair access, accessible parking and/or a wheelchair accessible toilet. Wheelchair accessible spaces depend on venue capacity and can vary.

Adelaide Fringe deems a venue to be wheelchair accessible if it is both accessible to a patron using a wheelchair and 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.

2021 Access Guide

To download the 2021 Fringe Access Guide:


For more information about accessibility at the Adelaide Fringe:


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