Accessibility

FRINGE WORLD is dedicated to creating the best possible experience for all visitors to the Festival. The information on this page is provided for customers with access needs.

If there is information on this site in a format you cannot access or if you experience any other accessibility difficulties, please contact us at (08) 9227 6288 or access@fringeworld.com.au

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment and need assistance, FRINGE WORLD encourages customers to contact us through the National Relay Service. Please request an accessible call to 'FRINGE WORLD Festival on (08) 9227 6288' when prompted.

Notifying FRINGE WORLD of your access requirements

If you have specific access requirements, we encourage you to email us in advance of your show. This is so we can notify the venue Front of House staff so they can assist on-site and to help make your experience the best it can be. 

Simply email access@fringeworld.com.au as soon as possible after you have made your booking. Include the following information in your email:

  • Transaction ID (if you have already purchased your tickets)
  • What you need to be able to access the performance
  • The number of people in your group

Alternatively, if you have questions you’d like us to answer before you make your booking or would like assistance with booking your tickets you can email access@fringeworld.com.au and one of our customer service team members can assist. 

There are more than 100 venues in the Festival including temporary and pop-up venues such as circus tents and Spiegeltents alongside permanent venues. They have varying seating arrangements and seating is unreserved. Browse all venues to read their specific accessibility information.

We recommend early arrival and notifying Front of House staff once you arrive at the venue so they can direct you to your seating. Although all efforts will be made to ensure people in a party are seated together, it cannot be guaranteed.

For all performances at the following venues, please contact the venue to book your tickets.

  • For all Perth Theatre Trust Venues including State Theatre Centre, Subiaco Arts Centre and His Majesty’s Theatre please phone (08) 6212 9292.

Booking a Companion Card Ticket

FRINGE WORLD honours the Companion Card fair ticketing scheme. Ticket purchases made by a Companion Cardholder are eligible to receive a second, complimentary ticket to the same session for a carer or companion (subject to availability).

How to book a Companion Card ticket:

  • Simply, email a photo of your companion card OR your companion card number and expiry date to access@fringeworld.com.au or call 9227 6288.
  • Once verified we will email you and you’ll then be able to purchase (1) companion card ticket with every paid ticket. On this website, you will be limited to only booking (1) companion card ticket per performance. If you are booking for a group which includes multiple companion cardholders, please email access@fringeworld.com.au
  • Alternatively, head to one of our box offices with your companion card. Click here for box office opening times and locations. 

Please note: Complimentary companion card tickets cannot be collected from a Self-Collect ticket printer. The bearer must be able to present the companion card on the night to Front of House staff if requested.

Finding Information

Wheelchair Accessibility

You can filter shows that are occurring at a wheelchair accessible venue using the “accessibility” filter. Click here to browse events and use this filter to find events on at wheelchair accessible venues.  

For details about a specific venue’s wheelchair accessibility, we recommend visiting the individual venue page and venue space page and reading the ‘Venue Accessibility’ section. Click here to see all venues. 

If you require further information, please contact access@fringeworld.com.au

If you’ve checked the venue is wheelchair accessible and booked for a show, please notify us at access@fringeworld.com.au so that we can ensure that staff make seating arrangements.

Icon guide:

    Wheelchair Accessible - Accessible to a patron in a wheelchair 
 

    Some Wheelchair Accessibility - Some performance spaces within this venue are accessible OR the event is on at multiple venues, some of which are accessible. Check the specific venue space page for more information. 

Event Content Warnings

Event content warnings are displayed on each event page under the Suitability and warnings heading. These warnings may include loud noises, mental health, smoke effects, strobe lighting.  

Accessible Performances

FRINGE WORLD is an open-access Festival and it is the artist that choose to present in the Festival and the artist that chooses the Accessible Performance options for their show.

Some performances may offer Accessible Performance services. These services may only relate to specific sessions. If applicable, the session dates that these services relate to will be listed under the 'Performance Accessibility' heading on each event page.

You can also find the list of sessions providing access services at the pages below.

Auslan Interpreted Sessions

Auslan is the sign language of the Australian Deaf community. Experienced Auslan theatre interpreters stand to the side of the stage and translate the text and dialogue into Auslan, signing live. Audiences requiring this service are seated in the section closest to the interpreter to ensure good sightlines.

Relaxed Performances

Relaxed performances are designed to create a safe and welcoming environment for children on the autism spectrum or other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities, along with their friends, carers and families. Performances are provided in a supportive and non-judgemental environment, with slight modifications to sound and lighting, an open-door policy and a quiet area available.

English as a Second Language

Suitable for audiences who speak English as a Second Language (ESL).

About FRINGE WORLD Venues

FRINGE WORLD is produced by ARTRAGE INC, a not for profit registered charity. ARTRAGE INC directly manages a number of venues in the Festival including The Woodside Pleasure Garden in Northbridge and Girls School in East Perth.

As an open-access Festival, it's the artists and venues that decide to participate. The venues not directly managed by FRINGE WORLD are independent venues that include traditional theatre and performance spaces, alongside non-traditional spaces that are activated for the month of Fringe festivities.

Browse all venues here.

Feedback to FRINGE WORLD

FRINGE WORLD is at all times dedicated to improving the experience of all patrons to Fringe events and we appreciate feedback that helps us in these aims, especially when it concerns one of the shows or venues directly under our control.

If you have any suggestions or if you would like any information in another format, please don’t hesitate to contact us access@fringeworld.com.au 

Useful Links

For more information about ACROD parking within the City of Perth, please visit http://www.cityofperthparking.com.au/disability-parking 

Access and Inclusion Plan

Read the full ARTRAGE Access and Inclusion Plan here.