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At Adelaide Festival, we believe everyone has the right to have access to quality arts and entertainment.

This page includes information relating to the 2024 Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Writers' Week. These events have now concluded.

You can continue to use this page to explore the 2024 Adelaide Festival guide, our Access guide (including access information related to all performances) and our text-only guide, as well as information about our online access bookings and about the Userway Plugin as well as some other access information. 

You can use the links below to find out more about different kinds of access performances within our 2024 program. We also encourage you to sign up with Access2Arts for regular updates and offers to accessible arts events.

Please send as an email or give us a call on 1300 393 404 if you have any questions or feedback, we would love to hear from you.

Auslan Interpreted Events >>

Events with Audio Description >>

Events with a Relaxed Performance >>


Booking Access Tickets

Online bookings

We are so excited to be able to offer online access bookings across select shows in 2024. This mode of sale offers wheelchair seats/platforms, Companion Card, Audio Described and Auslan Interpreted prices. 

Use the button below to automatically apply the 'ACCESS' code to your cart. 

Once you select your show, performance date and time, you will see a seat map. Use the + and - symbols in the bottom right corner to zoom.
There are small symbols above the seat icon that demonstrate the seat type. You can also see the written price types when you click the individual seat.

The pre-cart message will confirm the seat type you have chosen. 

Book Access Tickets

You may receive a phone call from our Customer Experience team following your booking to confirm specific details. This is so that we can pass on accurate information to the performance venue.

Booking over the phone 

Access bookings can also be made over the phone through Adelaide Festival. To book, please call 1300 393 404.


AF24 Access and Text Only Guides

Download the AF24 Access Guide

Download the AF24 text only Guide

Audio versions of the AF24 program are available on request. 


Userway Plugin for website accessibility

Look for this Userway Plugin icon at the bottom left of your screen. This accessibility plugin allows for the Adelaide Festival website to be customised to suit individual access needs. This includes font enlargement capabilities and options to adjust contrast, saturation, cursor size, fonts and spacing.


Access Symbols

Look for following symbols on the event pages, or use the filter to find out more about the accessibility of each event.

Wheelchair access
You may need to book specific wheelchair accessible seats depending on the venue. Please see the access notes on the event page and ensure you book accordingly.

Wheelchair access symbol

Assistive Listening
Make sure you tell the ticketing representative you are seeing an interpreted performance so they can provide the best seating for you to see the interpreter.

Assistive listening logo

Make sure you tell the ticketing representative you are seeing an interpreted performance so they can provide the best seating for you to see the interpreter. 

Auslan logo

Audio Description
Audio description makes the visual verbal for people who are Blind or vision impaired. Through a small radio receiver the patron receives a spoken description of visual elements by a trained audio describer.

When booking please ensure you notify ticketing staff that you require headsets and provide your contact details so pre-show recorded introductory notes can be sent to you in advance. Headsets can be collected in the foyers of each venue near the box office. Headsets are available for collection from one hour prior to show time.

Audio description logo

Touch Tour
Indicates a guided or tactile tour prior to a live performance, visual art or museum exhibitions that may be touched.

Touch tour logo

Relaxed Performance 
Indicates a performance is adapted to create a more relaxed environment.

Visual Content

Partly surtitled or includes dialogue, background music and/or sounds.

Fully surtitled or minimal dialogue. Some background music and/or sounds.

No music or dialogue.

For further information on our venues, please go to our Venue page.

Accessible Parking

Thanks to UPark, disability permit holders can apply for an Accessibility Pass, which provides two hours of free parking for up to 52 times per year. This is valid in accessible parking spaces at any UPark.

To find out more about the Accessibility Pass, go to or contact the Customer Care Centre on 08 8203 7203.