Sydney Writers' Festival strives to make every event as accessible as possible. All Festival venues are wheelchair accessible.
Auslan Interpreted Events
The following events in the 2019 Festival will be Auslan-interpreted:
- George Saunders in conversation with Paul Holdengräber
- All the Rage
- Susan Orlean: The Library Book
- The Second Shelf
- Aaron Blabey: The Bad Guys, Pig the Pug and Thelma the Unicorn
- Simon Schama: Wordy
- Lie To Me: An Evening of Storytelling at Sydney Town Hall
Tickets for Auslan-interpreted and closed-captioned events can be purchased through the Sydney Writers' Festival box office, either by phone on 02 9256 4200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hearing Loop System
The following venues are fitted with a hearing loop system:
All events in Bay 17 at Carriageworks will be closed-captioned. Tickets for closed-captioned events can be purchased through the Sydney Writers' Festival box office, either by phone on 02 9256 4200 or email at email@example.com
Companion Card holders qualify for a complimentary ticket for their companion. Please contact the Sydney Writers' Festival box office directly on 02 9256 4200 for assistance with your booking.
To book accessible seats for events at Carriageworks and Sydney Town Hall, please contact the Sydney Writers' Festival box office on 02 9256 4200.
To book accessible seats for events at the City Recital Hall, please contact the City Recital Hall box office on 02 8256 2222 or in person at 2-12 Angel Place.
To book accessible seats for events at suburban and regional venues, please contact venues directly - you can find contact information on our Venues page.
After the Festival, selected events will be made available as podcasts on our iTunes channel. Sign up to our email newsletter at swf.org.au/subscribe to find out when podcasts are released.
Access at Carriageworks
Carriageworks has a wheelchair ramp and level access at all entrances. There is level access and accessible seating available in all venues along with multiple assessible toilets. Mobility parking is available on site, please call 02 8571 9099 for more information.