A Festival for Everyone

Accessible ISF 

At the heart of Indian Summer Festival is a desire for dialogue and the possibility for an inclusive community that is diverse, creative and just. We aim to create accessible, barrier-free experiences for the widest possible communities to engage fully in these conversations. We strive to meet access requests, and continue to reflect and develop our accessibility and outreach programming.

If you would like to participate in any of our accessibility programs, order tickets, ask questions, or offer feedback about this accessibility assessment, please contact Laura Albert at engage@indiansummerfestival.ca, or by phone at +1 604 283 9172.

For our 2018 Festival, we have committed 10% to community accessibility ticketing (over 500 tickets overall). All of the below ticketing options are subject to availability for each event.

MOBILITY ACCESS: 100% of Indian Summer Festival’s indoor venues are accessible to people using mobility aids, including wide and flat entrances, access to ramps/elevators where necessary, wheelchair and scooter accessible washrooms, assigned seating, and complimentary companion tickets. Certain venues have specific entrance and washroom information for people with mobility aids; please see venue-specific descriptions below for more information.

PRIORITY & ASSIGNED SEATING: We offer early entry and assigned priority seating at many of our seated events for people with reduced mobility or who use mobility aids. Please contact us to take advantage of this service.

COMPANION TICKETING: A complimentary ticket will be provided (subject to availability) to anyone requiring a companion for mobility assistance. To book a companion ticket please purchase a ticket under general admission for a given event, and you will be prompted to add a complimentary companion ticket at checkout.

HEARING ASSISTANCE: Infrared and loop hearing assist services are available during certain performances for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing. Please see venue-specific descriptions below for more information.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: ASL interpretation is available upon request at all of our events. Please request ASL by June 22d!

VISION:  Indian Summer Festival is proud to partner with VocalEye to increase the accessibility of our programming to audience members who are blind and partially sighted. Many of our events are low-vision friendly, and we offer complimentary companion ticketing for blind or partially sighted people who require assistance in order to attend.

SCENT: Please join us in making the Festival more accessible to people with scent sensitivities and allergies by avoiding the use of scented products at all Indian Summer Festival events. While Indian Summer Festival emails all ticket holders requesting that attendees refrain from wearing scented products at all of our events, we do not enforce this policy, nor do our venues have permanent scent-free policies in place.

For more information about MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) and to grow your scent-free solidarity, please see this brilliant summary by Peggie Munson.

LGBTQIA2+ INCLUSIVITY: In order to foster a welcoming and safe space for queer and genderqueer people, Indian Summer Festival provides training for our staff, board, and volunteers about language and assumptions. We offer complimentary tickets for QTPOC communities and individuals, and we have gender subverting signage on washrooms at indoor venues. To find out more or to request tickets for your group, please contact Community Engagement Manager Laura Albert at engage@indiansummerfest.ca.

COMMUNITY TICKETING: Free tickets are available for populations served by social services organizations and to community organizations whose members face economic barriers. To find out more or to request tickets for your group, please contact Community Engagement Manager Laura Albert at engage@indiansummerfest.ca.

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY TICKETING: Free or reduced-price tickets are available for Indigenous individuals and community groups to attend Indian Summer Festival events. To find out more or to request tickets for your group, please contact Community Engagement Manager Laura Albert at engage@indiansummerfest.ca.

With respect and admiration for Indigenous land stewardship and governance, and in the spirit of collaboration, Indian Summer Festival strives to program global Indigenous voices and foster meaningful interactions between Indigenous and South Asian artistic visions and practices.

FREE PROGRAMMING: Over the past six years Indian Summer has worked to bring free, world class art to Vancouver’s public spaces. 2018 offers a full roster of free programming, with free events (including performances, art talks, panels, workshops, and exhibits) every single day of our festival. Check out PAUSE for more information and the full schedule.

Accessibility by

Venue & Event

Accessibility Quick Summary
  • Wheelchair assigned seating
  • Low-vision friendly event
  • Priority seating & early entry
  • Complimentary ticketing (subject to availability)

For more comprehensive accessibility information see here.

Events at this Venue
Accessibility Quick Summary

For more event-specific Accessibility information see here.

Events at this Venue
Accessibility Quick Summary
  • ASL available upon request before June 22d (email engage@indiansummerfest.ca to request)
  • Wheelchair assigned seating
  • Low-vision friendly event
  • Priority seating & early entry
  • Complimentary ticketing (subject to availability)

For more event-specific Accessibility information see here.

Events at this Venue

Mythical Vancouver

Accessibility Quick Summary
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Priority seating & early entry
  • Free event
  • ASL available upon request before June 22d (email engage@indiansummerfest.ca to request)

For more comprehensive accessibility information see here.

Events at this Venue

Accessibility Quick Summary
  • Radical Access Mapping Project SFU Woodwards audit here
  • Wheelchair assigned seating
  • Low-vision friendly event
  • Priority seating & early entry
  • Complimentary companion ticketing (subject to availability)
  • ASL available upon request before June 22d (email engage@indiansummerfest.ca to request)
  • Infrared hearing assist available upon request in the Cinema only – not in the World Art Centre

For more comprehensive accessibility information see here.

Events at this Venue
Accessibility Quick Summary
  • Wheelchair assigned seating
  • Priority seating & early entry
  • Complimentary companion ticketing (subject to availability)
  • ASL available upon request before June 22d (email engage@indiansummerfest.ca to request)

For more comprehensive accessibility information see here.

Accessibility Quick Summary
  • Wheelchair assigned seating
  • Low-vision friendly event
  • Priority seating & early entry
  • Complimentary companion ticketing (subject to availability)
  • ASL available upon request before June 22d (email engage@indiansummerfest.ca to request)

For more comprehensive accessibility information see here.

The Orpheum

 

 

Events at this Venue
Accessibility Quick Summary
  • ASL available upon request before June 22d (email engage@indiansummerfest.ca to request)
  • Wheelchair assigned seating
  • Low-vision friendly event
  • Priority seating & early entry
  • Complimentary companion ticketing (subject to availability)
  • Infrared and loop hearing assist available upon request

For more event-specific Accessibility information see here.