Accessibility at Dublin Theatre Festival
We make every effort to ensure that performances and events in the festival are as accessible as possible to our artists, audiences and guests.
Programme and festival information
For more information about access at specific festival venues follow the links below, or click here for all venue information.
- Project Arts Centre
- O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere
- Smock Alley Theatre
- Abbey Theatre
- Gate Theatre
- The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children
- Samuel Beckett Theatre
Special seating requirements
If you or a member of your party has particular seating requirements please let a member of our Box Office team know at the time of booking. For full details about accessibility to each of our festival venues phone +353 (0)1 677 8899 or email email@example.com.
To enable us to determine your requirements and assist you fully we regret that we are unable to offer wheelchair and special seating bookings online.
Audio Description Performances
to actors’ facial expressions and movements. Audio description is delivered
or people who are blind.
Audio described performances will include programme notes and touch tours,
for more information please contact the Festival Box Office.
The Seagull , Gaiety Theatre, Oct 15, 2.30pm
which is displayed on a screen on or next to the stage. When booking, please ask
for seats suitable for captioning. This is useful for people who are hard of hearing or
who are deaf.
The audience is welcome to move around and make noise during the show.
Autism Friendly Performances
spectrum or those who have sensory sensitivities. They are relaxed performances
for the whole family, tailored for the comfort of your child.
Aston’s Stones , The Ark, Oct 14, 12.15pm
possible please notify us of your access requirements by contacting
Maisie Duggan and Donegal are available outside festival dates. Please
Ireland with funding from the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
The festival is pleased to continue this initiative created to increase access to the shows and events in our programme. Open House offers significantly reduced ticket prices for selected festival shows, welcoming community groups and organisations including welfare groups, parent support groups, refugee associations, special needs groups and their carers, and registered charities. The festival will make a number of €10 tickets available to Open House participants on a first come first served basis. Applications are available throughout the year, and forms are available from firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on +353 (0)1 677 8439. Please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.