One of the main goals that every year the Almagro International Festival of Classical Theatre strives to pursue is to contribute to the creation of new audiences. Each one of the shows of our programme is an invitation to live -from a joyful perspective- a unique experience. Our challenge: to generate this feeling in an inclusive way.
From the Foundation, we place special emphasis on making Culture accessible to everyone. Our strong commitment with the accessibility is not only visible in terms of removing the environmental barriers, but also in the determination of working through the aesthetic of the no-violence in order to attenuate the circumstances that may restrain any kind of audience from the enjoyment of Culture.
Our main ambition is that no collective has to be left out and that that they can all exercise their legitimate right to access, under equal conditions, to the theatre performances, the exhibitions and the other cultural experiences that the Festival has to offer.
The Festival initiatives related to accessibility are:
Making visually and hearing-accessible the performances of the best shows.
Visually accessible guided tour to the exhibitions
Inclusive Children workshops
Touch tours across the Festival venues. .
How can we make the theatre accessible?
Access for people with reduced mobility All the venues of the Festival are adapted for people with reduced mobility. To enable us to meet your accessibility requests and assist you fully we are unable to offer this service online so please book your tickets directly through the Festival Box Office.
Audio description system for visually impaired people The Almagro International Festival of Classical Theatre provides a system of theatrical audio description for specific performances. This allows visually impaired spectators to have a deeper understanding of what is happening on stage. Through individual audio receivers, visually impaired spectators can hear a voice-over that describes the relevant visual content of the performance. The users of this system will be able to sit in any seat of the venue and enjoy comfortably the best surround sound. The devices allow you to control the volume individually.
Surtitles captions for deaf and hard of hearing people The Almagro International Festival of Classical Theatre offers a service of captions and surtitles for specific performances. This service allows deaf and hard of hearing spectators to have a deeper understanding of what is happening on stage. Moreover, the caption-presentation system provides character identification through colours as well as information about sound and the dialogue intonation. In this case, the best viewing option will depend on the venue seat plan.
Magnetic hearing loop for deaf and hard of hearing people On the other hand, users of hearing aids (hearing aid or cochlear implant) can clearly hear the sounds of the performance through the use of an individual loop system.
Sound Transmission system Deaf or hard of hearing users and any other spectator who wants to have a greater clarity of sound during the performance can use individual headphones, through a digital radiofrequency system.