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How accessible is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival?

Dan Slipper Dan Slipper | 11:42 UK time, Tuesday, 21 December 2010

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival takes place across three weeks in August in Scotland's capital city.

Featuring everything from unknown artists to top names in the world of entertainment this major event in the arts festival calendar includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, musicals, opera, music and exhibitions.

Many comedians and other acts with disabilities have performed at the event, but how accessible is it if you are a disabled festival goer?

In an attempt to improve disability access the Edinburgh Fringe Festival are trying to find out.

You can have your say on the current level of accessibility at the Edinburgh Fringe by completing this survey.


  • Comment number 1.

    I've been Edinburgh's wheely reviewer at the Fringe for the past few years, in fact, trying to navigate the shows and cobbles with no-one to ask for advice is how my blog velocity-m.blogspot began!

  • Comment number 2.

    I've not been since 2005. I'd previously been in 2003 and 2004.

    On Oct 1st 2004 the DDA changed meaning that venues had to make 'reasonable adjustments' to physical features.

    This resulted in many venues (particularly the Pleasance Courtyard) being infinitely more accessible in 2005 than they were only a year earlier in 2004.

    I may criticise the DDA for being toothless but I think that the Courtyard can be considered one of the places where the DDA made a *real* difference. In 2004 there were only 2 or 3 spaces in the Courtyard that were accessible. By 2005 there were only 1 or 2 that weren't.

  • Comment number 3.

    I live in Wales so it's totally inaccessible to me lol.....


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