If you have access needs, a question about accessibility, or suggestions for improving accessibility for audiences, please email Access Manager Susan Wolf: email@example.com.
Access at Fringe and Next Stage
The Fringe Festival (2020) and Next Stage Theatre Festival (2021) have been cancelled due to COVID-19. The following details are for reference only.
The Toronto Fringe and Next Stage Theatre Festival are committed to extending a high level of customer service to all of its patrons. We are dedicated to demonstrating leadership by working constructively with our venues, patrons, staff, volunteers and community to meet and exceed the requirements which will identify, prevent and remove barriers so a fulfilling theatrical experience can be enjoyed by patrons with disabilities.
AUDIO WAYFINDING GUIDES - Factory Theatre
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. This project will be refreshed when an in-person venue is once again required.
VISUAL GUIDE TO FRINGE VENUES
These online guides can help you get acquainted with a venue before you visit. They include directions to the venue and information on what you can expect when you get there.
PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKERS
We welcome people with disabilities who are accompanied by a personal support worker. Where a support worker is required, admission to all Fringe performances and events is free for the accompanying person. Every attending patron and accompanying support person must have a valid ticket to that performance or event. Please advise the box office when you purchase your tickets.
Service animals are welcome in all areas of our venues that are open to the public. Please advise the box office when you purchase your tickets.
Priority seating allows those patrons who have access requirements to enter the theatre in advance of the general audience. This includes but is not limited to those who need a little extra time to get to their seats, patrons who are using the ASL interpretation services, and those who require aisle seating. Patrons are asked to arrive at least 25 minutes before to ensure early access. Priority seating cannot be guaranteed after general admission begins.
Fringe: Assistive Listening Devices
During the summer Fringe Festival, Listening Devices are available at these Fringe venues:
#1 Tarragon Mainspace
#2 Tarragon Extraspace
#4 Al Green Theatre
#10 Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace
#11 Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace