Tiny Fest is working towards a range of accessibility options for each of our shows. Please find below details of accessibility for each of our venues.
Thank you to Stace Robertson from Arts Access Aotearoa for his consultation, support, and compassion. Thank you to Josiah Morgan and the team at SkillWise for their consultation, support, and mahi creating Easy to Read documents for shows.
“A Disability Justice framework understands that all bodies are unique and essential, that all bodies have strengths and needs that must be met.”
– Disability Justice – a working draft by Patty Berne, 2015
Any and every show at Tiny Fest is available to be entered and exited at will: no lockouts and you are permitted to leave at any time. Please let our FOH staff know if you think you would like to come and go.
If you have accessibility needs, there is an option when buying tickets to let us know, or please email us with any questions or requirements.
Service animals are more than welcome at Tiny Fest. If you have any questions about bringing them along, please get in touch.
Support person or companion
If you require a support person for any reason, please email us to request a discounted companion ticket.
We have Easy-to-Read documents available for a number of shows available on request. We are happy to chat about which shows are suitable for you and your communities.
Many shows have trigger warnings, including loud noises and content themes. Information for each work can be found on the artist’s pages on our website.
Tiny Fest does not have a hearing loop available for any of our shows. However, we can reserve seats closest to the front on request, seat you to the best place to sit to hear the performance, or recommend shows that do not rely on sound.
Tiny Fest will not have any audio descriptions available for the live performances but is working to make available video recordings of shows in the future with audio descriptions as well as closed captions. We are able to recommend shows that do not rely on visuals.
Please be in touch if you are interested in being part of creating audio descriptions of Tiny Fest performances.
All Tiny Fest shows are livestreamed and tickets are available here. The livestream is available for watching for up to three weeks after the festival.
Thank you for your patience as we work towards full accessibility for all our performances.
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
Please find their full accessibility information here
Tiny Fest shows are taking place in the Williams Corp exhibition space, in the Philip Carter Auditorium, and the Gallery forecourt, all on the ground floor. The Gallery has wheelchair access and accessible toilets. There are two wheelchairs available for visitors to borrow. A lift takes you to the upstairs galleries and down to the underground car park.
The auditorium has wheelchair seating and we are setting up our own seating in the Williams Corp space. Please let us know when buying tickets if you will be needing a space for your wheelchair and if you will have a companion. Discounted tickets available for companions on request.
Transport options can be found on our venues page.
Canterbury Workers Educational Association [CWEA]
Please find more accessibility information here.
Attachment: 672 Days is taking place in the WEA Hall. The entrance to the hall is wheelchair accessible along the driveway on the left hand side of the building. There is a mobility carpark and a wheelchair accessible bathroom. Please contact us if you would like to book a mobility carpark.
UC Arts Recital Room at the Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora
UC Arts Recital Room is fully accessible, please enter through the 3 Hereford Street entrance. All Arts Centre bathrooms are accessible. There are two mobility access parks in Market Square, with no time limit.
Please find more accessibility information here.
No photographs or videos are to be taken at any time during the performances. Tiny Fest has an official photographer taking photos during each show. The livestream is recording video of every performance.
Tiny Fest is committed to providing a safe space for artists, crew, and audiences. You can find our policy here.
A Disability Justice framework understands that all bodies are unique and essential, that all bodies have strengths and needs that must be met. We know that we are powerful not despite the complexities of our bodies, but because of them. We understand that all bodies are caught in these bindings of ability, race, gender, sexuality, class, nation state and imperialism, and that we cannot separate them. These are the positions from where we struggle. We are in a global system that is incompatible with life. There is no way stop a single gear in motion — we must dismantle this machine.”
Disability Justice – a working draft by Patty Berne, 2015
Tiny Fest is committed to providing a platform for experimental performance in Ōtautahi Christchurch and for supporting sustainable careers for professional artists. Accessibility is an essential, vital, and incredible aspect of being RAW REAL, and RADICAL.
We are working towards improving the overall accessibility of the festival and we would like to hear from you regarding your needs and how we can do better. Please send accessibility feedback to email@example.com