ACCESS IN THEATRE.
THE UPSETTERS believe in making theatre as accessible as possible to as many people as possible. This includes both artists and audiences from socio-economic needs to physical needs. To us, accessibility has to be built into the plan from the very beginning. It cannot be an afterthought. With that in mind, here’s what we’re doing towards accessibility:
Paying all creatives involved.
Captioning events using The Difference Engine.
100% subsidised rehearsal space in partnership with Theatre Deli London.
Content warning announcements.
Wheelchair and mobility accessible venues.
Gender inclusive venues.
Baby friendly matinee performances.
We are currently exploring options to provide audio description for blind and visually impaired audiences as well as open captioning solutions. We recognise that we do not have this cracked but we are working with brilliant and generous companies and individuals to try to make our events as accessible as possible. We hope to continue to grow in our access plans.
The Difference Engine is an innovative tool created by Talking Birds Theatre Company to help make their own performances accessible for as many people as possible. It became so successful that they have now begun working with other companies.
The Difference Engine was created by artists for artists to give more people the chance to access experimental, outdoor, small scale or immersive performance.
THE UPSETTERS are excited to provide captioning using The Difference Engine to smart phones and tablets via a free app. We hope this will make our event more accessible to D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences. Captioning may also be useful for those who speak English as a second language or people who are neurodivergent.
Instructions on how to connect to The Difference Engine are in the video below.
If you have any questions or if you have additional access requirements which you do not feel we have covered here. Please get in touch with us and we will do whatever we can to ensure you feel at home in our audience.