Access

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Welcome to the access page for Unity Festival 2024. Here you will find useful information about accessible performances, the venues and the support available

Accessible Performances.

Blind and Partially Sighted Audiences

 

Audio description will be available for some free and ticketed performances. The audio describers for Unity Festival 2024 are Alastair Sill, Jana Bennett-Holesworth, Ellen Groves and Beth House. 

The flag indicating Audio Description for the street theatre performances will be blue with the Unity Festival logo and an Audio Description icon on it. It will be attached to the backpack the audio describer is wearing.

Click here for the Plain Text Audio Described Performances Programme

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Audiences

BSL interpretation will be available for some free and ticketed performances.

Some of our shows are not being interpreted but the companies have indicated that they are non-verbal or have some spoken text in a different language that wouldn’t be immediately accessible to English/Welsh speakers. We have marked these shows as “Deaf friendly”.

Look out for this symbol in the programmes below.

 

Click here for the Free Festival Programme – Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July

The flag indicating BSL for the street theatre performances will be yellow with the Unity Festival logo and an Audio Description icon on it. It will be attached to the backpack the audio describer is wearing.

BSL Trailer.

The BSL Interpreting team for Unity Festival 2024 are...

BSL Ticketed Shows: 

3 July 8pmSkin, Muscle and Bone, Weston Studio WMC. Interpreted by Tony Evans.

4 July 8pmUNDRESSED, Weston Studio WMC. Deaf friendly, non-verbal.

4 July 9:30pmComedy Night, Cabaret WMC. Interpreted by Sami Dunn.

5 July 8pmCHOO CHOO!, Weston Sudio. Integrated BSL interpretation by Laura Goulden.

5 July 9:30pmHouse of Deviant – Untied. Cabaret WMC. Interpreted by Claire Anderson.

6 July 8pmC’est BEAU! Weston Studio WMC. Deaf friendly, non-verbal.

6 July 9:30pmVaguely Artistic, as part of the festival party. Cabaret, WMC. Interpreted by Sami Dunn.

Venue Access.

Unity Festival will be held at the following venues this year: Wales Millennium Centre and Chapter in Cardiff, Pontio in Bangor and Ffwrnes in Llanelli. Here are some useful links to the venues and travel information.

 

Wales Millennium Centre: Please follow this link for Wales Millennium Centre’s Access Info

Chapter: Please follow this link for Chapter’s Access Info.

Pontio: Please follow this link for Pontio’s Access Info.  

Ffwrnes: Please follow this link for Ffwrnes’ Access Info.

 

Planning to join us in Cardiff Bay? 

Cardiff Bay parking: 

Red Dragon – please follow this link for more information about parking: Red Dragon Parking Information. 

Q-Park – please follow this link for more information about parking: Q-Park Information.

If you’re coming by train, follow this link for more information about Cardiff Bay train station: Cardiff Bay Train Station Information.

The number 6 Baycar bus is fast and direct between City Centre and Cardiff Bay, leaving every half an hour. 

Support at the festival.

Our staff and volunteers will be present at the festival and happy to help with any queries. You can find them at the Information Point at each location. 

Our aim is to make sure that Unity Festival is fully accessible to anyone who wants to attend. We work closely with Attitude is Everything, a charity that improves disabled people’s access to live events.