Accessibility

ASL interpreted performances

The February 10 show of Me Love BINGO! has ASL interpretation, with one interpreter with their own spotlight on one side of the stage.

Free tickets are available to Deaf and Hard of Hearing audience members (see below for details).


Venue Accessibility and Info

The Metro Studio Theatre, 1411 Quadra Street (at Johnson) has wheelchair accessible seating and washrooms available. 

The Intrepid Studio at 2-1609 Blanshard Street, is also wheelchair accessible and has accessible washrooms.

Please indicate any accessibility needs, including wheelchair accessible seating or if you require seating with no stairs, in the provided field. We will do our best to assign seating that works for you and get in touch if we have any questions. 

Metro Studio

The Metro Theatre is wheelchair accessible with one row of 4 ground-level tables that seat up to 4 people. Seating is on tiered levels, with tables of 4; tables of 2; and single seats. Capacity is 50% of venue capacity or less.

There is one wheelchair accessible washroom on the main level, through the door that also leads to backstage. Please let a Front-of-house manager or volunteer know if you need to use the accessible washroom, and they will be happy to show you through. The main patron washrooms are up a set of stairs and are not wheelchair accessible.

The air conditioning will be on at all times during shows, to keep air circulating. This is part of the festival’s communicable disease prevention plan. The system makes a low humming noise.

Booking wheelchair accessible seating: Please indicate that you need wheelchair accessible seating in the provided field when you book your tickets online.

Other seating needs: When you book tickets, there is a field that asks if you have any accessibility needs. Please let us know of any needs or requests there, and we will do our best to accommodate them when we assign your seats.

Intrepid Studio

The Intrepid Studio is a small venue that is wheelchair accessible. It is set up differently for specific shows:

For Slow Dive, tickets at the Intrepid Studio are sold as single spaced seats on tiered levels (including a ground level), capacity 14.

For Queer Folktales, tickets at the Intrepid Studio are sold as singles, and patrons should bring a yoga mat, as they we will be spaced around the studio on the floor. Seats are available where needed. Capacity is extremely limited (8).

Lighting

Metro Studio Theatre

The lights in the entrance area and lobby are LED and incandescent. The lights in the theatre are incandescent.

The lights in the hallways to the washrooms, and the washrooms themselves, are fluorescent, both the upstairs washrooms and the wheelchair accessible washroom on the main floor.

Intrepid Studio

The lights in the lobby are LED and fluorescent. The lights in the theatre are incandescent.

The lights in the washrooms are fluorescent.


Free Accessible Tickets Program

Free tickets are available to in-person shows in this year’s festival to anyone who self-identifies as part of the d/Deaf or d/Disability community, as an effort to reduce barriers. All tickets must be booked in advance, up until 2 hours before the performance you want to attend. Thanks to Disability Alliance BC for their support in this program.

How to book

Select the show you would like to attend, click ‘Buy Tickets’, click ‘Select Date’ in eventbrite, then click on the tickets button for your desired date. You’ll notice that ‘Enter promo code’ appears in the top left corner, enter the promo code access2022 and if will apply the promo code for you to book. If you require assistance or to book by phone, please call Sammie: 250-383-2663.


If there’s information that’s missing, or you have any questions, please contact Associate Producer Holly Lam at (email) access@intrepidtheatre.com. Holly knows basic conversational ASL.

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