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Make the Most of Adelaide’s Festivals – Accessibility Options
Mad March is right at our doorstep and the festivals in Adelaide have begun. With so much to do, and so many people from all over the country (and the world) visiting Adelaide, let’s be participants not spectators! Most of the festivals in Adelaide provide accessible options for people with a disability.
The Adelaide Fringe
The Adelaide Fringe has been running for 58 years and is now the largest open access arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a not-for-profit organisation and is open to any artist from around the globe.
The organisers at the Adelaide Fringe do their best to make their events as accessible as possible. You can call them on 08 8100 2089 which is their Accessibility Booking Line to ask questions before you go to an event.
Many of the events are held in smaller venues across Adelaide which are wheelchair friendly. However the larger venues such as the Garden of Unearthly Delights, Gluttony and the River Torrens are on grassed areas and not wheelchair friendly. The Adelaide Fringe website gives you a map of all Fringe event locations around Adelaide with wheelchair accessible information on each venue.
There is also a list of specific events on the Access2Arts website for people with a learning disability or who may need a more sensory-reduced environment.
This event is held at the Botanic Gardens in Adelaide every March and is largely on grassed areas which are not wheelchair friendly. Their website suggests that you use large wheels on your wheelchair if you have them. We’ve only included it here for serious world music lovers. If you love world music, perhaps find out what stages your favourite artists will be on and get there early to find a spot nearby. The event gets very crowded so pre-planning is necessary to ensure you enjoy your day.
The Adelaide Festival
The Adelaide Festival started back in 1960 and is now considered one of the premier arts festivals in the world. It has been running annually since 2012.
The Adelaide Festival produces a detailed Access Guide that gives you information about what events are ideal for people with a disability – Wheelchair access, Assistive Listening, Auslan interpreted, Audio-described, Touch Tour and Visual content.
The Superloop Adelaide 500
The Superloop Adelaide 500 is Australia’s largest domestic motorsport event and some say it is one of the best touring car races in the world.
We would also recommend you visit the Access2Arts website who are dedicated to removing barriers between people with a disability and the arts. They have a range of workshops, events and projects as well as grant information for art lovers.
There are many more festivals coming up throughout the year in Adelaide that you can find here. Stay tuned for more information about accessible festivals and things to do around Adelaide over the coming months on our website.
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