Bondi Festival is working to make our Festival inclusive for everyone.
Details of inclusive and accessible performances will be available on each of the event pages when the program is announced. This includes: Auslan Interpreted Events, Visual Ratings, Relaxed Performances, Audio Description, Hearing and Sight No Obstacle events.
For any questions regarding accessibility at Bondi Festival please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will get back to you within 72 hours. Please tell us your number if you prefer to be contacted by phone.
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We would love your feedback to help us make our program and services even more inclusive. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any queries or suggestions regarding accessibility at Bondi Festival.
Bondi Festival is held within a number of venues within our Bondi Beach precinct. Accessibility varies from venue to venue. If you have any questions about physical access or would like more information, please call us on (02) 9083 8988 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will endeavour to get back to you within 72 hours. Please provide your number if you prefer to be contacted by phone.
There are two entrances to Bondi Pavilion including entry via Bondi Beach front and Campbell Parade, both providing accessible entrances. You can find ramp access with mobility parking spaces at the front and rear of the building. There are two floors, the ground floor has full access with a lift to level 1 where you can find the bar, Theatre and Seagull Rooms. Accessible amenities are located on both the ground floor and level 1.
Bondi Festival Ice Rink
The path to the Bondi Festival Ice Rink is wheelchair accessible. There is a single step inside the marquee and a small ramp with a single step/lip onto the ice. Wheelchairs are permitted on the Ice Rink.
Bondi Vista Ferris Wheel
The path to the Bondi Vista Ferris Wheel is wheelchair accessible, however, due to steps up to the deck, the Bondi Vista Ferris Wheel is not accessible for wheelchair users.
Badlambs Barbershop has one step up from the footpath. Please note, there is no accessible toilet and no accessible parking available at the venue.
The best parking for Badlambs Barbershop is on Roscoe St, Curlewis St or at the Pacific Bondi Car Park (152 Curlewis St) – approx. 300m from the venue. The closest mobility parking spot is at 71 Curlewis St, approx. 80m from the venue.
The Blue Hotel Bondi
The path into The Blue Hotel is wheelchair accessible, however, due to steps up to the lift, unfortunately the Blue Hotel Bondi is not accessible for wheelchair users.
Where this symbol is displayed, one or more sessions will be Auslan interpreted. Auslan interpreted performances are for audiences who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and use Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Experienced Auslan theatre interpreters stand to the side of the stage and interpret dialogue and any text into Auslan, signing live. Audiences requiring this service are seated in the section closest to the interpreter to ensure good sightlines. Check the Accessibility section on each event page for dates of Auslan interpreted sessions. Tickets for Auslan interpreted events can be purchased through the Bondi Festival website.
Auslan Interpreted Performances:
Saturday 1 July: Never Said Motel
Sunday 2 July: PAH! Stories
Sunday 2 July: Actually, Good
Thursday 6 July: Bondi Fest x Gladdy Drawing Club
Friday 7 July: Waterloo
Saturday 8 July: Cake
Sunday 9 July: Josh Glanc: Collections 2023
Friday 14 July: Betwixt
Sunday 16 July: Tash York’s Happy Hour
If you would like more information, please email email@example.com or call us on (02) 9083 8988
These performances are open to everyone but have been specifically adjusted to create a safe and welcoming environment for people who benefit from a more relaxed environment – this could include people with autism, sensory sensitivities and/or learning disabilities, as well as those living with anxiety or who have experienced trauma. Tickets for Relaxed Performances can be purchased through the Bondi Festival website.
To be confirmed. If you would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on (02) 9083 8988.
LANGUAGE, HEARING AND SIGHT NO OBSTACLE EVENTS
These events indicate that audiences can understand and engage with the event/performance without a comprehensive understanding of the English Language, if Deaf & Hard of Hearing, or Visually Impaired. Please note, these classifications are subjective.
Sight No Obstacle Events/Performances:
And Also With You
Annie Louey: Gold
Josh Glanc: Collections 2023
Never Said Motel
Songs of the Siren
If you would like more information, please email email@example.com or call us on (02) 9083 8988.
COMPANION AND CARER CARDS
Bondi Festival supports the Companion Card program. For patrons who require the assistance of a companion or carer, a second ticket is issued at no cost to the Companion Card holder. These tickets are available directly through the online booking system, and the Companion Card holder must present their card at the Box Office.
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and assistance animals are welcome at all Bondi Festival events and venues.
Venue capacities are operating under current NSW Public Health orders. Seating is unreserved and audience members will be seated alongside each other. Bondi Festival has a number of outdoor events, including Songs of the Sirens, Marang, Pavilion Paw Parade, Bondi Skate Date, Waverley Art Prize exhibition, AI Tarot Reader, and the Bondi Festival Ice Rink.
We encourage you to consider your comfort levels before attending.
TRANSPORT & PARKING
- Mobility parking bays are located on Queen Elizabeth Drive, near Bondi Pavilion and Ramsgate Ave
- Bus stops on Campbell Parade are located near all Festival venues
- 333 buses are accessible and frequently run between the city and Bondi Beach.
Accessible toilets, ambulant toilets and an adult changing facility are located near to Bondi Pavilion, accessible from Queen Elizabeth Drive.