Access at the Festival

The Festival welcomes everyone, and is developing its access offer to the public.

We are currently working with Attitude is Everything towards Charter Status, to improve access for D/deaf and Disabled artists, volunteers, participants and staff.

Read more about Attitude is Everything:

An Access and Inclusion Advisory Group has been created to advise the Festival. This Group is made up of people with a range of impairments who are championing a stronger, more inclusive approach, testing new ideas and finding creative solutions. Click here to find out more about the Group. 

Festival Staff have taken part in Disability, Equality and Customer Care Training, aiming to improve access for all Disabled people including Wheelchair Users, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Blind and Visually Impaired people, those with long-term health conditions and Neurodiverse customers.

Our friendly team of volunteers wear bright pink T-shirts, and are available with information about events and will help to make your experience enjoyable. 

If you have any suggestions for improving access at the Festival please, please contact: Ursula White (Community Inclusion) by email:

If you would like to receive information by email about access at the Festival email, please contact:

Booking Tickets


Our Box Office Staff will be happy to help with any enquiries regarding your ticketing and access requirements.

Box Office Telephone: 01908 280 800

Email the Box Office:

Booking for wheelchair, companion and personal assistant seats:  Please contact the Box Office by email or on 01908 280800

Accessible Shows

Some shows have BSL interpretation or Audio Description. 

Access information for each show will be added and updated on the What’s On pages of our website. This link will take you to What’s On:

Below is a downloadable guide.

Download: Festival Guide with access information

Below is a BSL and captioned guide to the 2021 Festival, created and signed by Sam Dore. 

IF: Online

The Festival has a programme of events, talks and concerts presented online.  

There will be additional access options available, including Captioned content, BSL and Audio Description.

For some events, access content will be available online via your mobile phone. Please bring a charging pack for your phone if you are concerned about battery.

Access At The Festival

All shows and sites are relaxed, and we invite audiences to feel at home in our company.

Festival Staff, Stewards and Volunteers: Available to assist and guide you at all Festival locations.

Signage: Each event and Festival location will have signage to provide information and guide you to Viewing Areas, Parking, Toilets and other available facilities.

Download the Guide to the Festival's Access Symbols

Access Symbols

369.96 KB PDF

Assistance and Service Dogs are Welcome

Information on our webpages about each event will be available soon, and will advise what kind of event it is and inform you of any special effects that might affect your dog's comfort. You can also contact the Festival team: