Accessible PuSh

At the core of the PuSh Festival’s values are engagement, inclusivity and accessibility, providing transformative performing arts experiences to as many audiences as possible. We seek to break down the barriers –whether physical, financial or otherwise–to experiencing live performing arts.

To request take part in any of our existing Accessibility programs, or if you have concerns or suggestions that could help improve inclusivity at the PuSh Festival, please contact Accessible PuSh Coordinator Anika Vervecken via email at access@pushfestival.ca, or by telephone on 604.605.8284 ext 204.

We strive to meet access requests, and continue to develop the Accessible PuSh program.

Accessible PuSh is generously supported by Visionary Donor Anndraya Luui.


VocalEye Live Description

The PuSh Festival offers VocalEye described performances for those with vision loss and blindness, at reduced ticket prices. Specially trained PuSh volunteers are available to assist blind and visually impaired patrons get to venues and attend shows.

We also offer sighted guides who meet patrons at nearby public transit stops and guide them to and from the theatre, as well as offering assistance inside the theatre. If you require a guide, please make your request 48 hours in advance.

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Ticket bookings  & sighted guide requests:

Email access@pushfestival.ca
Or call 604.605.8284 ext 204

 

Performances with VocalEye live description

 

BOOM
KIDOONS and WYRD PRODUCTIONS

 


Arts Club Theatre Company,
Granville Island Stage
7:30PM January 26, 2016
7:30PM February 2, 2016 – with talk back

Miss Understood
The Frank Theatre Company


Performance Works
2PM January 31, 2016

Leftovers
Neworld Theatre


The York Theatre
8PM January 29, 2016

 

Performances that will not have VocalEye live description, but which may be appropriate for patrons with vision loss and blindness

 

Jack Charles v. the Crown
ILBIJERRI Theatre Company


Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
8PM January 21–23, 2016


An Evening with Harold Budd

Live music event


Club PuSh at The Fox Cabaret
8PM January 23, 2016



The Fox Cabaret
8PM January 25–26, 2016


Club PuSh at The Fox Cabaret
10PM January 28, 2016


Songs of Resilience
Queer Songbook Orchestra

Live music event


Club PuSh at The Fox Cabaret
8PM January 29, 2016

The Society of the Spectacle
Paul D. Miller A.K.A. DJ Spooky

Live music event


Club PuSh at The Fox Cabaret
8PM January 30, 2016

Human Library

A one-on-one conversational experience.


Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch
12–4PM, January 23–24, 30–31 & February 6–7, 2016

 


American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation

The PuSh Festival offers ASL interpretation for specific performances, at reduced ticket prices.

Book tickets to ASL performances

Email access@pushfestival.ca
Or call 604.605.8284 ext 204

 

Performances with ASL interpretation

 

Youth Assembly

A free day-long performance arts conference for arts-minded young people.


Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
2PM–6:30PM January 30, 2016

Miss Understood
The Frank Theatre Company


Performance Works
2PM January 31, 2016

Jack Charles v. the Crown
ILBIJERRI Theatre Company


Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
8PM January 22, 2016 – with talk back

 

Performances that will not have ASL interpretation, but which may be appropriate for patrons who are Deaf or have hearing loss

 

Inked & Murmur
Aakash Odedra Company


Vancouver Playhouse
8PM January 19–20, 2016

monumental
The Holy Body Tattoo


Queen Elizabeth Theatre
8PM January 28, 2016

L’immediat
Association Immédiat


Vancouver Playhouse
8PM February 4–6, 2016

Vu
Compagnie Sacékripa


Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
January 20–24, 2016
Various times

 


Companion Tickets

Complimentary companion seating is available for people assisting those with disabilities requiring assistance to attend a show. This must be arranged no less than 72 hours in advance of the show, based on availability. Book early to ensure seating.

Book Companion Tickets

Email access@pushfestival.ca
Or call 604.605.8284 ext 204

 

PuSh is part of the Access 2 Program, patrons who need the help of an attendant are not required to have an Access 2 card but it is recommended.

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Indigenous & Community Ticketing

Complimentary tickets to attend select PuSh Festival performances for populations served by social service organizations, who may not otherwise be able to attend.

There are no limitations of types of performances granted to kinds of community groups. For example, an indigenous community group may request tickets to attend contemporary indigenous works, and/or any other performances being presented at the PuSh Festival.

Please indicate your desired performance(s) when you complete our online request form. We strive to meet community requests where possible.

Request Tickets


Meet Your New Neighbour

Accompany refugees and new Canadians to the 2016 PuSh Festival through the Meet Your New Neighbour initiative. MYNN fosters understanding and dialogue between communities while offering an introduction to Vancouver’s lively performing arts offerings and a great night out with new friends!

Interested Festival patrons and volunteers are invited to apply online.

Deadline to apply is 11:59PM January 12, 2016.

Apply to Meet Your New Neighbour


Venue Accessibility

We are committed to providing as much and as accurate information as possible about each venue. As such accessibility audits of the Festival venues have been conducted, following templates provided by the Radical Access Mapping Project (RAMP); please consult the accessibility audits online to find out more about each venue. If you require further information, contact Accessible PuSh Coordinator Anika Vervecken: access@pushfestival.ca, 604.605.8284 ext 204.


Gender Inclusivity

Inclusivity is one of our core values and that also extends to creating a gender-inclusive environment. We provide training to our volunteers and have a gender inclusive washroom policy for all our venues and events.

 

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