Accessibility at Intrepid Theatre

Ongoing Accessibility Initiatives

Intrepid Theatre strives to be a creative home for all artists and theatre-loving audiences. Bringing important, innovative stories to audiences and supporting a diversity of artists are fundamental to our values. We know that equity-seeking communities face barriers in the arts, including d/Deaf and disabled people, especially those who are IBPoC, queer and trans, and we are committed to reducing barriers so that everyone can experience and participate in our festivals and presentations. We are engaged in this ongoing process, and we remain open to comments, concerns, and suggestions.

ASL Interpreted and Captioned Programming

We are thrilled to be working with Connor Yuzwenko-Martin, a Deaf artist, consultant, and advocate with a background in public relations, in 2021 and 2022 on a variety of projects, including:

  • A communications audit of marketing materials, online presence, signage, and terminology
  • ASL vlogs
  • A Deaf engagement survey
  • An environmental assessment
  • Ongoing consultation and resource development
  • Consultation on ASL-interpreted and captioned programming

This season and into the future, we are providing:

  • Select events with ASL interpretation
  • Real-time captioning (CART) and auto-generated captioning for online workshops and artist talks
  • Closed captioning for on-demand digital shows

We are continuing to learn, evolve, and improve how we deliver these services, and we welcome Deaf artists and Deaf interpreters to participate in our festivals and programming.

Many thanks to the Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre, who coordinate our interpreting and CART services!

Free Tickets Program

To reduce barriers for historically marginalized communities that theatre and the arts are often not accessible to, we offer free tickets to any self-identifying Deaf or disabled audience members. Email sammie@intrepidtheatre.com to receive promo codes for free accessible tickets.

In progress: Relaxed Performance Development

In 2022, we are engaging in building a framework to host relaxed performances, including receiving training for staff and holding paid feedback sessions with disabled artists. This included creating a Visual Story template for local artists and productions.

DABC Accessibility Project Grant

Our ongoing consultation work, ASL interpretation and captioning costs for the 2021-22 season, free accessible tickets program, and upcoming projects are funded by an Accessibility Project Grant from Disability Alliance BC.


Festival Accessibility Guides

An accessibility guide, including information on ASL interpreted shows and events and captioned shows and events, is available for each of our festivals. These are attached to each festival page.


Venue Accessibility

Intrepid Theatre runs two venues, the Intrepid Theatre and the Metro Studio. Visit our Rentals pages for physical accessibility information about the venues, including detailed visual stories for each venue.


Contact

Please feel free to contact Sammie Gough, producer, with any questions or feedback about accessibility or accommodations.

email: sammie@intrepidtheatre.com | phone/VRS: 250-383-2663

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Intrepid Theatre respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the traditional and unceded territories,
of the Lekwungen People, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.