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Accessibility

Everyone has the right to enjoy the arts

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Over recent years Oriente Occidente and the festival are committed to inclusive projects, where artists with disability create together unique shows, with a new aesthetic, promoting research into the rich aesthetic and artistic variety that diversity can offer audiences.

Not only that: both artists want to give an audience with different abilities the possibility to participate to the events.

To do this we introduced the figure of a Accessibility Manager in our staff to guide us in the organisation of the shows and make them available to as wide an audience as possible.

We are sure and certain that accessibility is an aimless journey, an attempt to meet the needs of different people and communities. We are aware that our vision, however shared with people and professionals with disabilities, will be partial. For this we thank you in advance and we will be happy to read and welcome feedback and suggestions that will come in order to improve and enhance us.

Write us to accessibilita@orienteoccidente.it

HOW DO WE MAKE EVENTS ACCESSIBLE?
Subpac

Thanks to an experiment that began in 2019, in collaboration with ENS - Ente Nazionale Sordi, all scheduled performances are accessible to an audience of deaf people.

For all performances in theaters, in fact, there will be the possibility of using Subpacs, innovative audio-tactile instruments created for virtual reality experiences that are worn like backpacks and that vibrate to the rhythm of the music, allowing sound perception through touch.

Sign-language translation staff

Within the staff there are people who can communicate in LIS who will be able to welcome deaf people, explain to them the proper operation of Subpacs, and translate announcements in theaters.

Audio-introduction to concerts for visually impaired and blind people

For the 43rd edition of our Festival, we have provided audio-introductions for the entire proposal: communication texts will also be available in audio mode thanks to the collaboration with Abilnova Cooperativa Sociale.

Purchasing tickets for persons with disabilities and accompanying persons

The purchase of tickets for people with disabilities who require an assistant and/or wheelchair space must be made by calling 0464 016576 or sending an email to booking@orienteoccidente.it.

For further information, please consult the BOX OFFICE section of our website.

HOW DO WE MANAGE THE ACCESSIBILITY OF VENUES?

The accessibility of spaces and the removal of architectural barriers is a long and complex process, who often require structural work.

Our goal is to ensure in the theatres reserved seating for people with reduced mobility and wheelchair users, independent access to the entrance foyer, to the stalls and toilets, and reserved parking nearby.

We also believes that communication is the best tool for breaking down walls and, in order to provide the opportunity to analyse the physical characteristics of venues, we have mapped out the theatres and our studio.

Click here for more information on the Zandonai Theatre

Click here for more information on the Auditorium Melotti

Click here for more information on Oriente Occidente Studio

Click here for more information on Mart

Click here for more information on War Museum

Click here for more information on Civic Museum

Click here for more information on City's Museum

Wheelchair accessible facilities and activities are reported on our promotional materials.

SENSORY ROOMS

Sensory rooms are relaxing areas, helpful for the energy release that sometimes can be caused by the experience in theatres.

They are quiet, cozy, comfortable areas where noise-cancelling caps will be distributed and where those who feel the need can find a safe space for emotional and sensory decompression.

They are designed for people with autism and/or neurodivergence, but can be useful for anyone who feels the need for a time in a safe and quiet space.

You will find sensory decompression spaces in our theatres and performance venues.