• We will be providing signage throughout the festival site and campsite.
• We will be providing information on the most accessible routes through the festival site and campsite.
If you need to charge your mobility scooter, please let us know in advance.
• We will be providing designated storage for medicine.
• Most venues are on the main festival site which is on grass, however some performances will be offsite, such as story walks, the woodlands and castle. Some of these journeys are not easily accessible for wheelchair users or those with poor mobility. We will signpost on our festival programme what story walks and performances are accessible for wheelchairs but please do talk to us about your needs so we can best advise.
While most of the festival field is on the flat, the natural hilly gradients in the area may present a barrier for people who use manual wheelchairs and those with serious mobility impairments. Electric wheelchairs can tackle most areas but the ground is quite uneven in places.
• We plan to have more BSL than ever before.
• We will be providing wheelchair spaces within all our venues, which are marquees and tents.
• We recommend that all storytelling events are suitable for those with visual impairments as most shows do not rely on props or set designs.
• We will be encouraging all our storytellers to introduce embedded audio descriptions into their performance or providing audio describers.
Food and Catering
– Beyond the Border expects to have no more than 3000 people on its festival site across the weekend in 2023.
– There will be a variety of stall traders and bar facilities on site, selling food for all tastes and dietary requirements.
– Based on our past experience queues are known not to be very long.
• Specific staff, stewards and volunteers will be given disability training.
• We will have dedicated Access Assistants who will support disabled audiences. If you need support please let us know in advance.
• We are working with our new box office partner Taliesin Arts Centre to make the process of booking a ticket is as accessible as possible.
Access to information:
• We will be providing information in a number of formats to ensure that information about the festival and site is as accessible as possible.
• We can provide programmes and festival maps in a large print on request
• We can provide an audio programme for the festival which will be available online.
• The Festival Map and programme information will be available at least one month before the festival opens.