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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, in view of the 42nd edition of the Festival, we thought of introducing 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.


Thanks to an experiment that began in 2019, in collaboration with ENS - Ente Nazionale Sordi, all scheduled performances are accompanied by 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.

The Subpacs are available to us thanks to the collaboration with Virtual Gaming Italia the first center in Italy for 3D experiences.

Sign-language translation staff

During the performances with the above mentioned technology, a sign-language translation team of ENS volunteers is available to welcome the deaf audience and explain the correct functioning of Subpac.

Audio-introduction to concerts for visually impaired and blind people

For the 42nd edition of our Festival, we have provided audio-introductions and the materials will be produced in cooperation 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 biglietteria@orienteoccidente.it.

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


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

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