Access

Access at GDIF

GDIF welcomes all and endeavours to be accessible for everyone! 

We have worked with our artists and team to consider access at every stage of the process. Our friendly team of staff and volunteers are available for assistance and have been trained in Disability Equality. All shows and sites are relaxed and we invite audiences to feel at home in our company. 

Access on site: 

All shows are wheelchair accessible and we welcome Access Dogs. 

Viewing areas with chairs will be available if needed. 

Accessible toilets are available at some sites and marked on maps. 

Accessible shows:

Most events will be BSL interpreted or captioned

We use the Difference Engine app for our captions, which you can download via your App Store: Apple or Android

Many shows will have Audio Description and we are trialling an Audio Tour for On Your Doorstep: Greenwich. Reserve your space by contacting our Engagement and Access producer Alex (alex@festival.org).

There will be additional access content onlineincluding: BSL interpretations, audio description and Easy Read. Access information for each show can be found at on event pages on our website.

Icons and Symbols

Icons and symbols offer quick guidance for each event:

Access key
  • BSL interpreted
  • Captioned performance
  • Audio described performance
  • Assisted route
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Digital access available 

 

 

What to expect
  • Make some noise
  • Join In
  • Family friendly
  • Sensory spectacle
  • Speech free

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Feedback from our audience members:

“With mobility problems, I was apprehensive about how accessible everything would be. I needn’t have worried, because it couldn’t have been better. It was so easy and everyone working on it couldn’t have done more to make my experience more pleasurable.”

“Fantastically creative and entertaining. We also loved Moby Dick last night. So pleased to see you really pushed disability access and arts.”

“Great to see diverse performers and enhanced access.”

“Cristal Palace was AMAZING! I love coming to GDIF events – it’s the third one I’ve been to + they’ve all been fantastic – fun, accessible, well thought-out, even down to the rain macs”

“Fab as always. Great access!”

“Loved that it was free, accessible and from all over the world!”

“Wonderful accessibility support”

Getting to the Festival

We work with TFL to make sure that you get the best information about how to get to the events at GDIF.

We will be updating travel information in line with guidance on using public transport – why not walk or cycle to your nearest events?

Get in touch

If you have a question or query about access at GDIF please get in touch.
Email, telephone or write to:

Alex Covell
Engagement & Access Producer

alex@festival.org
020 8305 5021

FESTIVAL.ORG, Old Royal Naval College
Pepys Building, 2 Cutty Sark Gardens
Greenwich
SE10 9LW

We are proud to have been awarded the Gold level of Attitude is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice, demonstrating our commitment to improving the live performance experience for our D/deaf and disabled audiences.

Did you know you can apply to be a mystery shopper with Attitude is Everything? Find out more here.

 

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