Assisted Performances at Fringe 2019
Many shows at both of our festivals are providing additional access at select performances. Look for the icons for assisted performances in the show listings, but make sure to check back here for up-to-date details. You can also see other kinds of assistance we offer on our Customer Service page.
These 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 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.
2019 Toronto Fringe Festival Relaxed Performance List - coming in May 2019.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES
Some shows will offer interpretation at one or more of their performances. Many events and performances can also be enjoyed equally by Deaf and hearing audiences without the need for interpretation. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2019 Toronto Fringe Festival ASL Interpreted Performances List - coming May 2019.
AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES
Audio Described Performances improve 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. Some performances require an earphone and receiver that can be obtained from the venue box office. For closed described performances, please identify yourself at least 25 minutes prior to the performance start times to make use of these services.
2019 Toronto Fringe Festival Audio Described Performances List - coming May 2019.
TACTILE AUDIO DISPLAY SEATING
Tactile Audio Display seating is available at select performances for patrons who cannot hear or who have limited hearing. Music and other sounds can be felt through vibrations that are channeled through a cushion or seat.
2019 Toronto Fringe Festival Tactile Audio Display Performances List - coming May 2019.