Accessibility at the Festival


The Festival is for people from all backgrounds and abilities, and we want to make your experience as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. The Festival brochure is available in various computer formats, and this page outlines our accessible performances and other access provisions. You can also find additional information such as set, sounds, lighting and audience experience on each show page of the website. Concession rate is £8 for disabled audiences. 

If you have any questions or feedback, please email or phone 0131 225 8050.

Access Information 

Access for wheelchair users

All our venues are family friendly and wheelchair accessible. For more details, check Euan’s Guide at You can also watch videos of how to access our venues on the Access page of our website. If you are a wheelchair user or if you need to book a complimentary personal assistant ticket, please contact our box office on or 0131 226 0019

An-Ki (8-13 yrs) – because of the nature of the show, Sun 2 June 16:00 is the wheelchair accessible performance (for wheelchair users, their families and friends only). Please contact box office by phone or email to book tickets by 20 May.

Additional Support Needs

Everyone is welcome to any performance. However, some shows may be more suitable than others for audience members with additional support needs. Check each show page for more access information.

Accessible Performances 

BSL interpreted performances

Ushers at the venue will be able to show you the best seats to see the interpreter. BSL performances for the Festival are: 

Relaxed performances

Our relaxed performances are for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment. You’ll be able to leave and re-enter the space when you like, there will be a dedicated quiet space available in the venue and our FOH team will be on hand to help you. Relaxed performances at the Festival are: 

Captioned performance

  • An Ant Called Amy – Sat 1 June 15:30
  • All delegate events recordings will be captioned

Audio Description

  • An Ant Called Amy – recording of the set description available in advance
  • Guided tour of the set on Sat 1 June 15:10 for visually impaired and blind people

Quiet spaces

Quiet spaces are provided at the Traverse Theatre and The Studio throughout the Festival. These spaces will be available on show days and will be open as follows:

  • Traverse Theatre - open at the same time as Welcome Desk
  • Dance Base

Traverse Theatre quiet space description: There will be soft furnishings including large pillows and beanbags as well as different materials. There will also be regulation tools such as ear defenders, toys and colouring materials. The space will have some hard-backed chairs. The space has natural lighting as well as ceiling spotlights. There will be medium-sized lighting cubes. These can change in colour or stay on one colour. There is room to move about the space but it is an average-sized room. Privacy is provided by a cloth screen. 

The Dance Base quiet space description: There will be a quiet place for people to spend time if they need during or after the performance.

If you have any questions or feedback please get in touch: 
Phone: 0131 225 8050