We are committed to making your visit extraordinary. We have programs, facilities and services to provide support and ensure you have a spectacular experience. Please see below for a description of the supports we offer.
- Select performance dates with ASL interpretation. To learn more, visit the ASL Performances
- Select performance dates with live audio description, some including Touch Tours in advance of the performance. To learn more, visit the Audio Described Performances
- Designed to welcome patrons who will benefit from a less restricted audience environment. To learn more, visit the Relaxed Performances
Open Caption Performances
- Select performance dates with open captioning. To learn more, visit the Open Captioned Performances
Accessibility programs sponsored by
- Wheelchair-accessible and special access seating is available in all theatres. We also have handrails in the theatres to assist you in getting to your seat.
- The Tom Patterson and Studio Theatres, and the Avon Theatre balcony are steeply inclined and may be difficult to navigate.
- All theatres have special access washrooms, with motorized door controls. The Festival and Avon theatres have elevator access.
- You are welcome to bring your own assistive device. Large devices, like walkers are to be stored outside of the auditorium during performances.
- If you require access to an outlet (for oxygen or other assistive device) contact our
box office for details of where you can plug-in during the show.
- For more about our theatres, please visit the
Theatre Maps & Guides page
- We have special access parking at the Festival Theatre’s Upper Parking
Lot and the Tom Patterson Theatre Lot. Spaces are limited, please
reserve in advance for $15 or $20 if any remains on the day. Valid
special access permit is required.
- Municipal parking is free of charge in all metered spaces (designated or not) for individuals with accessibility permits.
- Please visit the
Theatre Maps & Guides page to locate public parking areas.
- Service Animals are welcome; please advise the Box Office when ordering to ensure a suitable seat is reserved.
- May be borrowed from our House Managers after the official opening of the performance. Programs will also be available for download for your Braille note taker.
- May be borrowed from our House Managers.
- Our theatres offer wireless, assistive listening radio frequency receivers which are available to borrow at no charge. Guests are encouraged to bring their own ear-buds/headphones for optimal performance though we do have a limited number of headsets to loan out. Our listening
devices are also compatible with t-coil equipped hearing aids, cochlear implants and hearing aid streamers.To ensure availability, please reserve your listening assistive device at the time of booking your ticket. Voluntary donations are gladly accepted at the time of pick to help support all of our accessible programs.
- Support persons are welcome to provide services or assistance with communication, mobility, personal care, medical needs or access to our facilities.
- Support persons must have a valid ticket to performances or events that have assigned seating and admission prices will be charged for both attendees based on seating location chosen.
admission for one support person will be granted with the purchase of a ticket and with a valid
or Access2Entertainment card. The Festival will consider additional requests on a case-by-case basis.
We encourage our patrons to refrain from wearing perfume, cologne and other scented products when visiting our theatres; however, we cannot guarantee a scent-free environment. Should you have an allergy to scented products and require a change in your seating location, please see the House Manager and if
possible, we will relocate you to comparable seating. Should you have severe allergies, please reach out to
Guest Services prior to your scheduled visit and we will do our best to accommodate you.
You are welcome to review a full copy of our accessibility policies: