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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

SummerWorks is dedicated to ensuring access for ASL users at all events throughout the year, and work with our programmed artist and partner companies to provide ASL options wherever possible.

Look for this symbol to see which shows offer ASL Interpretation.


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.

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.

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 yourself, top up your purchase by buying a ticket for someone else to attend the Festival for free. There’s no limit to how much we, as a community, can give.