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Fringing with Children
Not all shows that are rated ‘All Ages’ are suitable for young audiences. Below is a guide to give you pointers on on what shows are a good fit for families with young children (or are not suitable but advertised as All Ages). This information is provided by the artists to give a guide, but we encourage you to use your judgement on what you deem suitable for your child.
Fringe Show Accessibility info
Below is an at-a-glance infosheet on shows that are accessible to audience members with visual and auditory barriers.
Note, AWKARD HUG has an ASL interpreted performance on Aug 29.
Script Lending Library
Scripts are available to read for the following shows. Please come to the Fringe HQ during advance box office hours (Blanshard at Fisgard next to Serious Coffee, 12-7pm daily) to borrow:
- How to Become a Human In 5 Years
- Ernie & Bethy
- Fitting Room
- Kitt & Jane
- Angels & Aliens
- Last Garden
- Fool’s Paradise
- ADHD Project
- Love For Sale
- Sherlock Holmes
- Rocko & Nakota
- BLOOD RELATIVE
- AWKWARD HUG
These performances welcome audience members who may benefit from a less restrictive audience environment, including (but not limited to) those with sensory processing conditions, Autism, intellectual disability, or 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 you to come and go. The following shows have the following relaxed performance measures.
Rocko & Nakota – relaxed performance elements (no loud sounds, sudden or bright lighting changes). Suitable for young children.
The ADHD Project – House lights will always be slightly lit. Very few lighting/sound cues – nothing extreme. Suitable for ages 12 years and up.
The Great Little Show – This show has relaxed performance measures and welcomes patrons who may benefit from a less restrictive audience environment, including a relaxed attitude to noise and movement, reduced extreme sound and lighting effects (no blackouts, strobes, projections or unsettling lighting changes), leaving house lights on at a low level, and allowing patrons to come and go as needed. Suitable for young children, babes in arms and all ages.
Love For Sale – no extreme sound or lighting effects. Patrons are in close proximity to speakers (small performance space) but sound level is low. Adults only.
Death – A Romantic Comedy – relaxed attitude to noise and movement including reducing extreme sound and lighting effects. Adults only.
The ADHD Project – This show has relaxed performance measures including a relaxed attitude to noise and movement, reduced extreme sound and lighting effects (no blackouts, strobes, projections or unsettling lighting changes), leaving house lights on at a low level, and allowing patrons to come and go as needed.
BLOOD RELATIVE – For the Sept 2, 3:15 show only this show will include relaxed performance measures – house lights up, reduced sound and lights, and audience members can come and go where needed.
Personal Support Workers
Intrepid Theatre is a member of the Access 2 Program and welcomes people with disabilities who are accompanied by a personal support worker. Where a support worker is required, admission to all Victoria Fringe performances and events is free for the support worker and they do not need a Fringe Button. 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.
Wheelchair Accessible Venues
Venue 2 – Downtown Community Centre (755 Pandora)
Venue 3 – Metro Studio Theatre (1411 Quadra)
Venue 4 – VCM Wood Hall (907 Pandora)
Venue 6 – Roxy Theatre (2657 Quadra)
Venue 7 – St. Andrew’s Kirk Hall (680 Caourtney)
Site A – St. Michael’s University School (Richmond Campus, 3400 Richmond)
Site B – Congregation Emanu-El (1461 Blanshard)
Site C – Quality Inn Downtown (850 Blanshard)
Site D – White Eagle Polish Hall (90 Dock)
Site E – CRD Square (Government at Fisgard). Note, this show is accessible, but may not be suitable for patrons with reduced mobility. Audiences are walking/ on their feet the entire show.
FringeKids – Market Square (lower Johnson)
Fringe Eve Preview – Centennial Square (City Hall)
Fringe Club – Ticket Rocket (Broughton at Blanshard)
Fringe HQ & Volunteer Centre – 1609 Blanshard at Fisgard