Expanding the possibilities
of performance


SummerWorks is committed to increasing accessibility for our audiences.

If you have access needs or a question about accessibility at the SummerWorks, contact our team at outreach@summerworks.ca.

ASL Interpretation

Opening Night Community Meal & Party, Ask an Elder & Community Meal, Closing Night Community Meal & Celebration, as well as two performance projects: Switching Queen(s) by Switch Collective, and Ghosts Don’t Need Passports by Teardrop Collective


To view ASL show dates and times, please visit the individual project pages.



Where ASL is not available, SummerWorks will seek to provide Live Open Captioning for all of the events and shows we present, and our programmed artists and partner companies are encouraged to do the same.

Live Open Captioning Icon
Look for this symbol to see which events and shows offer captioning.

Relaxed Performances

Relaxed Performances are designed to welcome audience members who will benefit from a more relaxed sensory experience and casual environment, including (but not limited to) patrons with an Autism Spectrum Condition, a sensory processing disorder, or a learning disability. There is a more relaxed approach to noise and movement within the theatre space; house lights will remain on at a low level and some minor production changes may be made to reduce the intensity of light, sound and other startling effects.

These shows are for anyone. Many other people may choose to attend a relaxed performance, either as an access requirement or because they like the inclusive environment.

All of our programmed artist and partner companies are encouraged to provide Relaxed Performance options.

Relaxed Performance Icon
Look for this Relaxed Performance symbol to see which shows offer a Relaxed Performance option.

Physical Access

All of our venues – including off-site locations – have accessible entrances and washrooms. Where possible, we have indicated ideal WheelTrans pick up and drop off locations in each venue’s listing and map.

Personal Support Workers

A person with a disability who is accompanied by a personal support person will be allowed to have that person accompany them to our venues. Admission fees will not be charged for personal support persons at SummerWorks venues.

Service Animals

We welcome people with disabilities and their service animals. Service animals are allowed in the parts of our venues that are open to the public.


All performance venues have All-Gender washrooms available to the public.

Moving Shows

Some performances may require audiences to move short distances to follow a moving performance. All performances will be accompanied by a Front of House assistant or volunteer who will be able to assist you if required. Chairs will be available, so please make yourself known to team if you think this would benefit you during these performances.

Financial Access

SummerWorks believes that anyone who wants to attend a SummerWorks event can and should be able to. We’ve kept our ticket prices low for this very reason.

Join us in our commitment to financial accessibility and help us pay it forward: when you buy a ticket for “Ghosts Don’t Need Passports,” you can top up your purchase by buying a ticket for someone else to attend this SummerWorks Lab for free. There’s no limit to how much we, as a community, can give.


To help you plan for your experience, SummerWorks is providing location-specific visual stories for indoor and outdoor venues. These visual stories will take the form of PDFs that you can download to your device. To access each visual story, click on the venue names listed below.

Please note that visual stories will continue to be updated, so be sure to check back regularly.








Health & Safety Notes


no place

Switching Queen(s)

This is the Story of the Child Ruled by Fear


Ward’s Island

Future Perfect



AR(umination): Land-based Teaching through/with Technology