Access and Inclusion Statement: Junior Theatre Festival Australia Event
The Junior Theatre Festival Australia is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive experience for all attendees, regardless of their background or abilities. We believe that everyone should have equal access to the joy of musical theatre, and we strive to create an environment that is accessible and accommodating to everyone.
The event is hosted by the Civic Theatre Newcastle, a majestic 1500 seat heritage theatre in Newcastle NSW. The Civic Theatre is dedicated to being welcoming, accessible and inclusive for the widest possible audience. We provide a range of services and facilities to enable all visitors to attend performances in our heritage-listed venues. With advance notice, we can accommodate a range of individual needs and we strongly encourage visitors to notify team members of any individual needs at the time of booking.
Wheelchair Access: Our venue is wheelchair accessible, with designated spaces for wheelchair users in the auditorium.
Accessible Seating: We offer a range of accessible seating options, including spaces for visitors with mobility impairments or who require additional legroom or seating support.
Accessible Toilets: Our venue has accessible toilets located on the ground and mezzanine levels.
Lifts: There are lifts available for visitors who require assistance accessing different levels of the venue.
Hearing Loop: Our venue is equipped with a hearing loop system, which amplifies sound for visitors with hearing impairments.
Bindi Maps: We have partnered with Bindi Maps to provide a digital wayfinding service for visitors who are blind or have low vision.
Assistant Animals Welcome: We welcome assistance animals into our venue, and can provide water bowls if needed.
Accessible Parking: There are designated accessible parking spaces located close to the venue entrance.
Inclusion Policies: We are committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of our event. We welcome performers and attendees of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We provide a safe and respectful environment for everyone and do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.
We are continually striving to improve our accessibility and inclusion practices, and welcome feedback from attendees to help us make our event even better.
If you have any specific accessibility needs or requirements, please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss how we can best accommodate your needs.
We hope to see you at the Junior Theatre Festival Australia, and thank you for supporting our commitment to accessibility and inclusion.