Access and Inclusion v2

Access & Inclusion

We are working hard to make the NZ International Comedy Festival inclusive and accessible. We will continue to update this page with additional information leading up to Festival.
 
If you have any questions that haven't been answered below, don't hesitate to get in touch! Email us at access@comedyfestival.co.nz or call us on +64 9 309 9241 ext 2. We also value your feedback, so if you have any suggestions on how we could make the Festival more accessible and inclusive in future, please do get in touch.
 

Accessible Bookings

Accessible Booking lines can help you book wheelchair seats, suggest the best seats for hearing loops, give you information about venue access and answer any other questions you might have. For a full list of Accessible Booking lines and email addresses, click here or visit the Venue Accessibility page.

 

 

NZSL Signed Performances

The following performances in Auckland will be NZSL interpreted by a Platform NZ Interpreter thanks to a generous funding grant from Auckland Council:

Nick Rado - 6.30pm Sat 15 May, Q Theatre, Loft (1 hour)
Sameena Zehra - 8.15pm Sat 15 May, Basement Theatre (55 mins)

In Wellington, the following performance will be NZSL Interpreted by Shoshanna Cleary, generously funded by the artist:

Sameena Zehra - 7pm Thu 6 May, The Fringe Bar (55 mins)

If you'd like to be kept up-to-date, please email access@comedyfestival.co.nz and we will keep you in the loop!

Hearing Loops

Many of our venues are equipped with hearing loops. In Auckland, these include the Bruce Mason Centre, Kiri Te Kanawa TheatreRangatira at Q, and Loft at Q. Unfortunately none of our Wellington venues in 2021 are hearing loop equipped. In some venues, specific seats are better than others for the hearing loops, so get in touch with the venue or ticketing agent to get seating recommendations. Click here or visit the Buy Tickets page

 

Wheelchair Companion Seats

We are pleased to announce that patrons booking wheelchair seats will have access to free Wheelchair Companion Tickets (1 per wheelchair seat) for almost every show in the Festival! For individual shows, talk to the ticketing agent about whether there are any tickets available. Click here or visit the Buy Tickets page.

Some venues offer additional services. Q Theatre offers fee-free Wheelchair bookings over the phone.

Assistance for Blind or Vision Impaired Patrons

Comedy, especially stand-up, can be a great option for blind or vision impaired patrons. For show recommendations, call on +64 9 309 9241 ext 2 or email us at access@comedyfestival.co.nz. For venue accessibility, please get in touch with the appropriate venue - contact info can be found here or on the Venues page.

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