July 7: Opening Party | Accessibility

VENUE ACCESS

For the Radical Access Mapping Project accessibility audit of Performance Works see here (thank you PuSh Festival for this resource!)

WHEELCHAIR & MOBILITY DEVICE ACCESS

Performance Works is audience wheelchair and scooter accessible, including washrooms, with no steps or stairs from the street to the theatre, or within the theatre. This event is by general admission, so wheelchair seating can be wherever you prefer: the front, the back, or on an aisle. Please contact  to specify your preference. You will also be prompted to indicate any seating requirements during the checkout process when purchasing tickets through Eventbrite.

PARKING

There is parking (designated accessible parking and general public parking) directly opposite the venue entrance. The accessible parking is within 20 feet of the entrance to the building.

TRANSIT

Plan your trip. Address: 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8

The perimeter of Granville Island is well connected to public transit, however, there is no bus service directly onto the island. There are various walkways to enter the island from the nearest transit stop (depending on where you are coming from), which are a mix of dirt or paved paths, or wooden boardwalks. In some cases the paving is uneven. Guests using wheelchairs or mobility devices are encouraged to use the HandyDart service or private transportation.

 

BATHROOMS

There are two washrooms, one with stalls and one with urinals and stalls. Each bathroom has one accessible stall, but each has a sharp turn to access the stall, and each bathroom has a fairly narrow corridor to the stalls from the entrance.

Both bathrooms will be gender-neutral with clear signage. 

SCENT 

While the Indian Summer Festival emails all ticket holders requesting that attendees refrain from wearing scented products at all of our events, we do not enforce this policy, nor does the Performance Works venue have permanent scent-free policies in place. 

This is an indoor event, with garage doors along one wall open for air circulation (weather permitting).

OPENING PARTY EVENT CONSIDERATIONS

This is an indoor/outdoor event, across a flat space. The space is half paved, and half grass, with the paved side adjacent to the building and the grass extending out into the park.

SEATING

There are limited seats at this event – much of the event involves standing, walking, or dancing. We encourage you to notify us if reserving a seat is necessary for you. There will be picnic bench seating outdoors and a mix of high and low chairs indoors

NOISE

Live Music outdoors through the evening, Dj Dance party indoors roughly 9 pm onwards.

LIGHTING

After sunset, the lighting will be dim and ambient.

ALCOHOL

There will be alcohol present, with non-alcoholic concessions available.


If you have any access requests or concerns regarding this information please email info@indiansummerfest.ca or call 604 283 9172 ext. 1

 

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