Access Information


WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

Melbourne Fringe Festival events are presented at over 170 independent venues around Victoria. Accessibility varies between venues. To confirm a venue’s wheelchair accessibility:

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  1. Check the listings in this Guide. Venues who have informed us that they have disability access will have the wheelchair symbol next to their event details. This information is can be searched for using the search widget here under the accessibility tab.
  2. If the wheelchair symbol is not shown, call the venue directly to enquire whether they can provide you with the access you require.

ACCESSIBLE BROCHURE FORMAT

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If you’d like large-print versions of event descriptions, please call the Melbourne Fringe office on 03 9660 9600. We can email or post them to you.


AUSLAN INTERPRETING

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Where this symbol is displayed, one or more sessions will be Auslan interpreted. For an up-to-date list of Auslan interpreted events, search using the search widget here under the accessibility tab.

 


ASSISTIVE LISTENING

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Where this symbol is displayed, sound amplification systems are available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. For assistance, please see the venue staff.Where this symbol is displayed, sound amplification systems are available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. For assistance, please see the venue staff.


AUDIO DESCRIPTION

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Audio Description enhances the live theatre or film experience for people who are blind or have low vision.


RELAXED PERFORMANCE

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Relaxed Performances are designed to create a safe and welcoming environment for patrons with learning disabilities and / or sensory and communication difficulties.


OPEN CAPTION, CLOSED CAPTION

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For captioned performances, the captions are displayed on a screen, enabling the audience to read what is being said. Open Captioning is always in view, and cannot be turned off; Closed Captioning can be activated or deactivated by the viewer.

 


TACTILE TOURS AVAILABLE

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Audio described tactile tours are available for our Fringe Furniture event.


BOOKING TICKETS

If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment or speech impairment, call Melbourne Fringe Festival ticketing through the National Relay Service (www.relayservice.gov.au). There is no additional charge for this service.

  • TTY users: phone 133 677 then ask for 03 9660 9666

  • Speak and Listen users: phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 03 9660 9666

  • Internet relay users: connect to the NRS (www.iprelay.com.au/call) then ask for 03 9660 9666

 


COMPANION AND CARER CARDS

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Companion Card holders qualify for a second ticket at no cost for their companion. Carer Card holders qualify for a concession rate ticket. To book, please call our ticketing team on 03 9660 9666.


ACCESSIBILITY PARTNER

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, Inclusive Arts and Communicators, a range of Consultancy Services; Resources, Mentorships, Advice and Information services. For more information visit www.artsaccess.com.au.

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Melbourne Fringe makes every effort to ensure that our accessibility information is correct. Please contact us if there is an error.