house: access and inclusion

These are the steps house takes to ensure the culture of touring is sustainable and ever-growing in relation to access and inclusion:

  1. Train artists and producers to integrate access methods into the creation process, not just as an add-on
  2. Aim for at least 20% of touring work to respond to at least one of the protected characteristics
  3. Advocate good practice to the venue network by sharing knowledge and developing resources
  4. Try and test access methods, such as Browsealoud, to encourage venues to share, work together and group together where beneficial
  5. Offer free and low cost training and network events
  6. Hold events in spaces that are as accessible as possible*
  7. Offer free carer/Personal Assistant tickets for anyone attending house events where required
  8. Do our best to offer access services for our events where possible (such as BSL interpretation, live streaming, captioning)

*As many of the venues in the house network are listed or old buildings, we can’t always guarantee full accessibility. We will state when this is the case, and we continue to encourage venues in the South East to become as accessible as possible.

We are keen to continue to be an approachable team. If you have any suggestions, please get in touch

Published: 14 May 2018