FRINGE WORLD Festival aims to be a friendly environment with entertainment for all tastes, ages and abilities.
The Festival is committed to ensuring that people with disability, their families and access assistants have the same opportunities to access the Fringe.

With over 130 venues in the FRINGE WORLD Festival, the accessibility varies from venue to venue.

For details about a specific venue’s accessibility, we recommend visiting the individual venue page and reading the ‘Venue Accessibility’ section. If the information provided doesn’t address your requirements, please contact the venue directly.

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If you’ve checked the venue is accessible and booked for a show, please notify us so that we can ensure that staff make seating arrangements on the night.


Booking a Companion Card Ticket

FRINGE WORLD honours the Companion Card fair ticketing scheme. Ticket purchases made by a Companion Card holder are eligible to receive a second, complimentary ticket to the same session for a carer or companion (subject to availability).

Here’s what you need to do in order to redeem a complimentary ticket for your companion:

Booking at a Box Office
You may purchase a paid ticket then receive a complimentary companion ticket by showing your companion card (subject to availability).

Booking on the FRINGE WORLD Website
We will need to process your complimentary companion ticket after you have made a paid ticket purchase. Please follow these steps:

  1. Choose your show in the online program and book a paid ticket for each show you wish to attend.
  2. To receive your complimentary ticket for your companion or carer, please email at least 72 hours before the session with your order confirmation email and companion card number so that we can process an accompanying companion ticket for you, pending availability.
  3. Please make sure to include in your email if you have any accessibility requirements that may need to be considered for your comfort on the day of the show.
  4. After assessing, we will respond to your email issuing details of your complimentary companion card ticket.
  5. Note that the bearer must be able to present the companion card on the night to Front of House staff when requested.

Please note: For performances in the following venues, special access requirements will need to be discussed directly with the venue:

State Theatre Centre, State Theatre Centre as part of Summer Nights, Subiaco Arts Centre and His Majesty’s Theatre (Perth Theatre Trust Box Office)
Ph: (08) 6212 9200

Regal Theatre (Ticketek)
Ph: 1300 665 915

If you have any questions, please email or call us on (08) 9227 6288.


Notifying FRINGE WORLD of your access requirements

If you have bought FRINGE WORLD tickets and have specific access requirements in order to participate fully, please email us at at least 72 hours before the session with your order number, phone number, companion card number (if relevant) and details of your specific access request.

It is recommended that you arrive early to your event and make yourself known to Front of House staff so that they can direct you to your seating.

Additionally, if the venue is not one of the following, we recommend contacting the venue directly.

  • All venues located within the FRINGE Central aka Perth Cultural Centre (excluding PICA, The Blue Room Theatre, and State Theatre Centre)
  • All venues located within The Pleasure Garden
  • All venues located within The Ice Cream Factory

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FRINGE WORLD Accessible Performances

If you have any suggestions or would like any information in another format, please don’t hesitate to contact us:


Phone: (08) 9227 6288

We will do our best to make FRINGE WORLD accessible for everyone.


Website and Program Visibility

If you are viewing this website on Safari or another browser and need to zoom in, select View – Zoom In. You can view the 2018 Festival program online here (link) and zoom in on text and images. The Department of Human Services has a useful guide on navigating web browsers.


Audio Described Performances

In an audio-described show audience members can listen to a description of the visual aspects of the performance described live via a small radio receiver. Trained audio describers give live, verbal descriptions of actions, costumes, scenery, and other visual elements of a performance. This is done during gaps in the dialogue via a small earpiece, provided to patron’s pre-show. The audio description begins 10 minutes prior to the performance and provides program details together with descriptions of costumes and stage settings.

A Simple Space
The West Australian Spiegeltent @ The Pleasure Garden
Saturday 10th February @ 7:00pm

A Night at the Musicals
The Edith Spiegeltent @ The Ice Cream Factory
Saturday 3rd February @ 8:15pm

Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale: Mindfoolness
Sunset Veranda
Sunday 11th February @ 4:00pm 

To purchase a ticket to participate in the Audio Description program, please purchase a standard ticket to one of the sessions specified and then email to specify how many Audio Description headsets you will require with your booking. Please allow at least 72 hours before the session time to book your headset requirements. Limited headsets available.

Please be aware that your details will be sent to DADAA who will send you information regarding meeting times and places for the shows you have booked.

If you require more information or any assistance please contact Jacqueline Homer from DADAA at mobile: 0400111018 or email:


AUSLAN Interpreted Performances

Auslan is the sign language of the Australian Deaf community. Experienced Auslan theatre interpreters stand to the side of the stage and translate the text and dialogue into Auslan, signing live. Audiences requiring this service are seated in the section closest to the interpreter to ensure good sightlines.

The Beast and The Bride
The Blue Room
Thursday 15 February @ 9:30pm

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam
Brass Monkey Hotel
All Sessions

Hot Brown Honey
Teatro at The Pleasure Garden
Saturday 24th February 8:45pm

Briefs: Close Encounters
The West Australian Spiegeltent at The Pleasure Garden
Sunday 18 February 9:00pm


Hearing Assistance at the State Theatre Centre, Heath Ledger Theatre

A sound amplification system is available for all performances in the Studio Underground and Heath Ledger Theatre at State Theatre Centre. Please go to the Front of House desk for the hearing assistance equipment.


Relaxed Performances

Relaxed performances are designed to create a safe and welcoming environment for people on the autism spectrum or who experience other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities. Performances are provided in a supportive and non-judgemental environment, with slight modifications to sound and lighting, an open-door policy and a quiet area available.

Not All A Dream
Lake Nenia
Saturday 17th February @ 7:30pm


Other Accessible Performances

Suitable for all audiences

Justin Heyes 'Squiggly Thoughts'
Rigby's Bar
All Sessions
Please contact FRINGE WORLD if you have access requests and the artist will assist in tailoring the experience.

Intra Harena
Perth Arena
Session can be tailored
Please contact FRINGE WORLD if you have access requests and the artist will assist in tailoring the experience.

Less Light
The Blue Room Theatre
Less Light is performed almost entirely in the dark, and is accessible to patrons who are visually impaired.

The Blue Room Theatre
Limited dialogue performance, and is accessible to patrons who are hard of hearing.

The Blue Room Theatre
JOAN will be captioned using hand-held captioning equipment for deaf or hard of hearing audiences called The Difference Engine.


Support workers on hand to help with potentially triggering content

Recovery Stories
Sunset Veranda
All Sessions