Access and Inclusion Program

Access and Inclusion Program

Theatre is about community and that means that everyone should be able to access our work. At Windmill, accessibility is an ongoing conversation between us and our audiences to ensure that all young people are supported when attending the theatre.



  • All performances of Creation Creation are AUSLAN interpreted. Please contact front of house on the day of performance to ensure best visibility in the theatre.
  • Saturday 11 May, 11am will be audio described for blind or vision impaired audiences.
  • Saturday 4 May, 2pm we will be staging a relaxed performance


  • Saturday 19 October, 10.30am will be AUSLAN interpreted for deaf or hard of hearing audience members and audio described for blind or vision impaired audiences.

A large text version of our 2024 Accessible performances can be found here

When booking tickets please inform ticketing staff of any Access requirements to ensure that suitable seating is allocated or other necessary arrangements are made.

We also encourage you to sign up with Access2Arts for regular updates and offers to accessible arts events.


Relaxed Performances

Windmill provides relaxed performances for selected performances in its season. In a relaxed performance, the music, sound, and lighting effects are adjusted to reduce anxiety and remove the element of surprise. The lighting in the auditorium is kept low so the audience is never in the dark. Other theatre effects (eg. strobe lighting, smoke machines, sound) have been removed or kept low.

During the Relaxed Performance, a relaxed attitude is taken to movement, noise and eating/drinking in the auditorium. If you need to take a break during the show, you are welcome to leave the theatre and you can return when you are ready – trained staff are available to assist as required. We encourage audiences to bring their own items that will help make them feel comfortable in the theatre, such as headphones, sunglasses fidget toys etc.

Blind and Vision Impaired

Audio Description & Sensory Tours

All Adelaide seasons feature an audio-described performance for blind and/or vision impaired audience members. These include sensory tours of props and costumes, description of the set and staging and introductions to our actors. Audio description is accessed via headphones which
are provided at the venue. You may also bring your own headphones.

Audio Description services are available for school performances on demand – contact to request.

Sensory Tour

Touch tours are a guided or tactile tour prior to a live performance, where patrons with vision impairments may touch selected props and set pieces.

Click here to access Adelaide Festival Centre’s access policy.

Deaf and hard of hearing

Assistive Listening

A Biodynamic Hearing System is available for performances at Adelaide Festival Centre for patrons requiring hearing assistance. Transmitter packs are available to borrow from the Ticketek Box Office in the Dunstan Playhouse foyer 30 minutes before the performance. You may also bring your own headphones. For information about touring venues, please reach out to us directly at

Auslan Interpretation

AUSLAN interpreted performances are available for selected shows in every performance season at Adelaide Festival Centre.

During an Auslan interpreted performance, an interpreter stands in a clearly visible location to the audience, and interprets the spoken word and sound effects for Deaf patrons who require Auslan.

When booking please ensure you notify ticketing staff that you are seeing an interpreted performance so they can provide the best seating for you to see the interpreter.

Audio Description services are available for school performances on demand – contact to request.

Click here to access Adelaide Festival Centre’s access policy.

Auslan - About Windmill

Learn more about Windmill Theatre Co in this Auslan interpreted video from Leigh-Anne and Communication Republic.


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