Thank you to Deaf Spectrum for making the ASL video above. The 2020 Next Stage Theatre Festival is now closed. Read the full script here.
For your reference, the following access resources were created for the 2020 Next Stage Theatre Festival. This page will be updated with resources for Fringe 2020 shortly.
Next Stage accessibility supplement
Find and download our screen reader friendly Accessibility Supplement here.
Visual Story for Literally Titanium
PRE-SHOW AUDIO NOTES FOR U-R-U STAGED READING
Audio Wayfinding Guides for Next Stage
This new pilot project offers patrons the ability to listen to audio files that describe various parts of the experience of moving through Factory Theatre during the Next Stage Theatre Festival. Listen to Audio Wayfinding Guides on our Customer Service page.
Relaxed performances welcome patrons who may benefit from a less restrictive audience environment, including (but not limited to) patrons with sensory processing conditions, Autism, intellectual disability, or those with young children. Relaxed performances offer an introduction at the start of the show and have a relaxed attitude to noise and movement, including reducing extreme sound and lighting effects, leaving house lights on at a low level, and allowing patrons to come and go. All relaxed performances at Next Stage offer a quiet area adjacent to the theatre space with a live feed. Patrons may use the quiet area at any time during a relaxed performance. Some shows at Next Stage offer a modified version of a relaxed performance. As each Next Stage show is unique, please see individual show pages for details.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) & DEAF INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES
Some shows will offer ASL and/or Deaf interpretation at select performances. Audiences using interpretation services are encouraged to make use of priority seating to ensure best sight lines. Information about best sight lines can be obtained at the box office prior to the performance. Where possible, ASL fluent volunteers are available prior to show start. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES
Closed audio description improves access for blind and partially sighted patrons by providing a live verbal description of the visual elements of a performance (sets, costumes, and nonverbal onstage action) as well as pre-show notes. These performances require an earphone and receiver that can be obtained from the Next Stage box office. Please identify yourself at the box office least 25 minutes prior to the performance start times to make use of this service. Support persons attend free however they must also be issued a ticket.