The Sydney Opera House is committed to inclusivity by removing barriers for audiences, artists and staff. We place consultation with people who are deaf and disabled at the centre of our plans for our site, venues, stages, public spaces and the performances and experiences we offer. We are committed to ensuring that creatively we provide a platform and safe space for artists with a lived experience of disability, whether it be through development and mentoring, the selection of stories that are told on our stages and digital platforms or the choice of artists that perform.
We have live captioned and Auslan Interpreted talks at All About Women. A ‘quiet space’ will also be included this year, providing an environment for anyone who needs to take time out from the day and for those who have sensory sensitivities. The festival includes a Digital Education Stream that gives students access to talks in schools and a Satellite Program that gives people in regional areas access to the program. If you prefer to watch the talks online or on demand later, select sessions are available to purchase on our digital streaming platform, Stream.
This year's program includes Actually Autistic, featuring 2021 Australian of the Year Grace Tame (she/her), Heartbreak High star and disability activist Chloe Hayden (she/her), and research psychologist and activist Jac den Houting (they/them). Hosted by Dr Amy Thunig (she/they), they will discuss taking control, masking and mimicry when you’re actually autistic in a world only just beginning to recognise neurodivergence in women and gender-diverse people.
More information on accessibility at the Opera House, including the best ways to travel to the site, can be found here.
We actively encourage feedback to continue to improve access.
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