Hafren confirms reopening plans align with 10-point checklist to ensure Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent audiences/fans/consumers are not left behind.
Hafren can confirm that our reopening plans align with a 10-point checklist published by the cross-sector Audience Access Alliance. The Audience Access Alliance, founded by music and event industry accessibility charity Attitude is Everything, is made up of a cross-sector coalition of 13 disability and accessibility organisations and networks all united in working to remove barriers for audiences across the UK or in devolved nations.
Designed to apply to any venue or event, from football clubs and outdoor festivals to heritage sites, music venues, tourist attractions and theatres, the cross-sector 10-point list enshrines the key understandings and policies that need to be in place for reopening to be accessible for Deaf, disabled and neurodiverse people, regardless of the setting.
Our customers can be assured that our reopening plans align with the following:
Note: Regarding point 3, we commit to having access booking available when tickets go on sale. Accessible seating available to book is still governed by venue capacity.
Hafren Theatre Manager, Sara Clutton, says, "Whilst we are not looking to reopen until Autumn 2021 at the earliest, all our plans to reopen align with the Audience Access Alliance's Accessible Reopening Checklist. We are making building and facilities adjustments as we are committed to playing our part in #BuildingBackForAll, this includes Deaf, people with disabilities and neurodivergent customers, participants and all other users of Hafren. Hafren also wants to maintain and develop all engagement with new audiences established during lockdown via our online sessions."