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.

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, and assigned seating. Certain venues have specific entrance and washroom information for people with mobility aids; please see event descriptions for venue-specific information. Please note that a small number of our free events are outdoors in public parks.

Reserve an accessible seat for any festival event online, by phone at 604-283-9172 (ext 1), or by email at info@indiansummerfest.ca. Please contact us if you have questions related to accessibility at outdoor events.

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 Outreach Manager Laura Albert at outreach@indiansummerfest.ca.

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY TICKETING: Free or reduced-price tickets are available for indigenous community groups to attend Indian Summer Festival events. To request tickets for your group, please contact Outreach Manager Laura Albert at outreach@indiansummerfest.ca.

FREE PROGRAMMING: Over the past six years Indian Summer has worked to bring free, world class art to Vancouver’s public spaces. Highlights include: ‘The Education of the Autodidact’, a street facing display by Raqs Media Collective in the window of the Audain Gallery at SFU Woodwards; ‘From Punjab with Love’, graphic novelist Orijit Sen’s gigantic peoplescape of Punjab in the atrium of the Woodwards building; ‘The Merchant of Images’, a city-wide mobile photo studio by Aradhana Seth and ‘Echo2 Bus’ by celebrated contemporary artist Bharti Kher, who transformed a Translink bus into a mobile piece of art for ISF and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

LGBTQIA2+ INCLUSIVITY: Indian Summer Festival strives to foster a respectful and comfortable space for all people attending ISF events, by discussing themes of gender identity and sexuality in our program content, inviting diverse communities to attend, and by providing trans-inclusive washrooms at all indoor venues. Please note that a small number of our free events are outdoors in public parks, without venue-specific bathrooms available to us.

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

Box Office

Purchasing Tickets 

All prices for tickets are in Canadian funds and for your convenience our listed ticket prices include GST and all processing fees. If you experience any difficulties in purchasing tickets online, please call us at 604-283-9172 (ext 1) and we will be happy to assist you.

While there may be some tickets available at the door, we recommend buying tickets in advance as many events do sell out. Box office hours are event-specific, please see individual event pages for more information. Tickets at the door are available for purchase by cash or credit card.

Refunds will be made in full in case of a cancelled performance. No other refunds will be made. There is no refund for tickets or ISF Memberships after the purchase has been processed, including for missed performances.

The Indian Summer Festival and Indian Summer Arts Society (ISAS) are committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of our patrons, contributors, employees, volunteers and other stakeholders. We value the trust of those we deal with, and of the public, and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that you choose to share with us. Anyone from whom we collect personal information can expect that it will be carefully protected and that any use of or other dealing with this information is subject to your consent, whether explicit or implied, in accordance with applicable law.

Programming is subject to change without notice. Visit our events page for the latest program updates. If you require assistance, please call us at604-283-9172 (ext 1) or email info@indiansummerfest.ca