Birmingham International Dance Festival welcomes people of all abilities, ages and backgrounds. We are continually working towards removing barriers to experiencing and enjoying dance in all its forms. As part of our commitment to ensuring we deliver an inclusive and accessible Festival, we offer a range of access provisions and assisted performances. Our wonderful team of staff, Front of House assistants and volunteers are available for assistance during your visit to the Festival. We are happy to chat with you ahead of your visit to make you feel comfortable and at home during your time with us.
Please scroll down to view our selection of access provisions and assisted performances available. We are happy to chat with you ahead of your visit to make you feel comfortable and at home during your time with us.
“If dance is an expression of the human spirit, then it is best expressed by people of all abilities”
The Dancing Wheels, US
We work from the Social Model of Disability, which, by focusing on the disabling barriers imposed by society, embraces all physical, sensory and invisible impairments, learning disability, mental health, neurodivergent and fatigue conditions. We are always looking at ways to improve our understanding and approach, some of our core staff members have attended Disability Awareness training but we always have more to learn, so please talk to us about your individual requirements so we can discuss how we can accommodate them.
All our Festival spaces both indoor and outdoor are wheelchair accessible, Disability & assistance dog friendly.