All children are welcome at Festival de Betovering because we want everyone to be able to join. Visually or hearing-impaired or do you have another disability? Or do you struggle to process stimuli? See below what we’re already doing in terms of accessibility.
Many locations have adjustments for children with a disability. Each programme item states which adjustments the location offers, such as:
- disabled toilets
- facilities for assistance dogs
If you want to make use of facilities such as an induction loop or special seat, please indicate this upon booking.
Hearing-impaired or non-Dutch-speaking
The NDR (=No Dutch Required) programme offers performances that are visually entertaining and that are not so dependent on spoken word, like shows with a lot of dance or circus. Many of the workshops are also fun to do and easy to follow, if you bring along your own interpreter. If a group of hearing-impaired people want to visit a specific performance, you can discuss the possibility of us providing a sign interpreter for that performance with us.
Would you like to go to visit a show but is your child easily overstimulated? You are very welcome to come to our adapted ‘relax performances’.
Lighting effects, strobe light and loud sounds are dimmed or removed. The stagelights are also left on in a dimmed setting, so that it is not completely dark. If a child wants to leave the stage during the performance, that’s not a problem at all. These performances are also suitable for children with certain types of autism or AD(H)D.
Quiet spots where your child can withdraw from all the hustle and bustle, if they are sensitive to stimuli? Yes! For each edition we reassess the locations of these zones. So keep an eye on our website for the latest updates and news.
Photo-booklet of the venue
Is it helpful to your child to prepare the visit of a show? Down here you can find special photo booklets with pictures of for example the entrance, the box office and the stage of a venue to help you to prepare your family visit. The following venues have a photo-booklet ready:
Have a look at the 'Welkom in het theater' video by Kunstgebouw together, or for the little ones, see 'Theater kijken, zo doe je dat' by youth theatre organisation Het Laagland. This is a playful way of getting to know the behavioural codes of the theatre.