Fierce Festival 2019 / Birmingham, UK / 15 – 20 October

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At Fierce we want to make sure our Festival is as accessible as we can, and we understand barriers to access can look very different to different people. So if you have specific needs we are not currently addressing, please get in touch and let us know how we can help you (

The majority of our festival venues are fully wheelchair accessible, with the exception of the Medicine Gallery and Vivid – both of which have stepped access. On our website we have included a link to all the specific access information pages for partner venues.

Assistance animals are welcome throughout the festival. So we can provide the best experience for you and your assistance animal, please let us know at the point of booking.

D / deaf and hearing-impaired audience

For D / deaf and hearing-impaired audience there is a wide selection of non-verbal shows & experiences including:

– Kate McIntosh | In Many Hands
– Justin Shoulder | Carrion
– Ellen Furey + Malik Nashad Sharpe | SOFTLAMP.autonomies
– Doris Uhlich | Every Body Electric
– Andrew Tay & Stephen Thompson | Make Banana Cry
– Alexandra Bachzetsis | Private: Wear a Mask When You Talk to Me
– Marco Berrettini | iFeel2

The following shows will be BSL interpreted:
– Mariana Valencia | Album | Saturday 20th October, 12pm (Midlands Arts Centre)
– Gillie Kleiman & Greg Wohead | Familiar | Saturday 20th October, 5pm (Birmingham Repertory Theatre)

In addition, we’ll be using the Talking Birds’ The Difference Engine throughout the festival (check our website for details of which events and when). The Difference Engine is a discrete tool for making performances accessible to D/deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind or partially-sighted audience members by delivering captioning or audio description direct to their own mobile devices.

Getting About

Black cabs are managed by TOA who can be contacted by calling 0121 4278888. Uber assist and Uber access are both available in the city through the Uber app.