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The New Zealand Festival is New Zealand’s leading arts festival and makers of extraordinary events. It is held over several weeks and many different locations all over Wellington


The New Zealand Festival is committed to inclusion and access and together with support from Arts Access Aotearoa they created an accessibility panel asking “what are the barriers for audience members with unique needs? What can we do to minimise them?” Opportunity Arts was thrilled to be invited to sit on this panel. Opportunity arts consulted with individuals who have intellectual and learning disabilities, physical disabilities and autism. We came up with a few ideas! The New Zealand Festival was a fantastic partner, really committed to accessibility initiatives - most excitingly including “Relaxed Performances” and “Free Companion Seats”.

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