We are inclusive

Naturally, it is our commitment also for this special edition of the Theater Spektakel to enable people with disabilities to attend the performances without barriers and obstacles. To reconcile this irrevocable aspiration with the pandemic guidelines, the creative, Corona-proofed solutions of the artists and the local circumstances of the decentralised venues has been much like squaring a circle. Nevertheless, we have again managed to realise a series of inclusive measures. This has been made possible due to valuable input of our inclusion advisory board as well as generous support of the foundation «Denk an mich».

For visually-impaired

Performances with audiodescription

On several days, the great opera performance «Sun & Sea» at the Werft will be audio-described. Headsets are available at the entrance.

For the hearing-impaired

Translation into sign language

For the first time, two concerts that are both part of the DeZentral-programme (Michael Fehr & Jurczok 1001 on 23 August and HORA’BAND on 30 August) are translated into sign language.

The venues of the DeZentral-programme is announced daily at 14 hrs via news-on-demand. This newsletter is published only during the festival an can be subscribed to on festivalnews@theaterspektakel.dont-want-spam.ch.

For people with restricted mobility


With a few exceptions (Saffa Island and Collective Listenings on the Landiwiese) all venues are accessible for people with mobility impairments.

There are disabled restrooms at Landiwiese (Euro-Key) and Werft providing appropriate sanitary facilities for people with special needs.

Rehearsal room Rote Fabrik: The workshop room can be accessed by an elevator, the dimensions of which (80x124cm) do not comply with the norm for wheelchairs. 

Wheelchair space

Please reserve a wheelchair space early on contact@theaterspektakel.ch or 044 415 15 50.

Assisting people

The tickets for assistants to people with disabilities are free of charge. They need to be reserved in advance by phone 044 415 15 50 or contact@theaterspektakel.dont-want-spam.ch.

Programme information

The website of the Theater Spektakel is accessible to visually impared people.

Further information

Information on participation and inclusion of people with special needs can be found on the website of our project partner, the Denk an mich foundation (in German only).


For their valuable input and critical support in implementing the inclusive measures we would like to thank Inga Laas, Severin Liechti, Alex Oberholzer, Jana Trachsel and Michael Vogt.