As Switzerland’s largest three art form theatre – and as a new holder of Pro Infirmis’s «Kultur inklusiv» label – Theater Basel is committed to increasing access for people with physical and / or cognitive disabilities and therefore enable them to take a greater part in opera, theatre and ballet.
Belinda Schweizer: +41 (0)61 295 14 36
DISABLED ACCESS TO THEATER BASEL
FOR PEOPLE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY
All Theater Basel’s venues have wheelchair access. Entry to the Grosse Bühne and the Schauspielhaus is at the same level. To gain access to the Kleine Bühne, please contact the infodesk in the foyer. From there a member of staff will accompany you to the Kleine Bühne using our internal lift.
The Estrade / Grosse Bühne has ten comfortable wheelchair places. The Schauspielhaus has two wheelchair places in the stalls (row 7). The Kleine Bühne has one wheelchair place on the balcony. Wheelchair-compatible toilets are available at all venues.
If you use an electric wheelchair, please consult the box office in advance so that you can be given the best possible place.
T +41 (0)61 295 11 33
FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE DEAF OR HEARING IMPAIRED
All Theater Basel’s stages are equipped with an FM audio system (radio). Further information is available at the infodesk in the foyer. If required audio aids (stethosets or universal receivers) may also be obtained here.
To enjoy hearing the performance as much as possible, please bring your own headphones, Walkman phones or receiver (Sennheiser 840) with you. If you use an analogue FM receiver by HUMANTECHNIK (Radio Ligth DIR II or Radio Ligth LR II) at home, you can also use this receiver to access analogue signals in all three theatres.
Please ask your audio technician about the optimal connection to your hearing system. Further information is also available from the hearing system advice centre run by the
Schwerhörigen-Vereins Nordwestschweiz in Basel:
Administrator: Ernst Neukomm
T+41(61) 702 22 78
Selected performances and the introductions that precede them are translated into Swiss German sign language (DSGS). Suitable seats with a good view of the sign language interpreters can be reserved at the box office quoting the reference «inklusiv».
In the 2019/2020 season there will be signed performances of the production of «The Assistant».
At the centre of the play is Joseph Marti, a lonely oddball who starts working as an assistant to the engineer Carl Tobler in Bärenswil. Marti is made to suffer by this irascible, boastful and moody character who lives in the smart Villa Abendstern and tries to make money out of his weird inventions. However, this world is built on credit and behind the glittering façade of this respectable family, lurk mountains of debt and deep pitfalls.
FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Selected performances of the opera «La Bohème» will be offered with audio description for people who are blind or visually impaired. Here precise descriptions of the action on stage and details of the stage and costume designs will be communicated via headphones – without disturbing anyone’s enjoyment of the music.
Performance dates of «La Bohème» with live audio description:
WED 18.12.2019, SUN 12.1.2020, SUN 16.2.2020
The regular introductory talks half an hour before the performance will be supplemented with additional tactile elements on these dates.
For information and registration please contact the box office:
+41 (0)61 295 11 33
Persons with an IV-Ausweis and one person accompanying them are entitled to 50 % reductions.
A TACTILE GLIMPSE BEHIND THE SCENES
Blind and visually impaired visitors are able to experience the theatre hapticly, exploring it in their own way on this special guided tour.
For groups of up to 12 people (including companions), duration 1 hour, also possible in conjunction with a performance. Cost: CHF 100.–
If you attend the performance the same day you will pay CHF 15.– per person per ticket.
Tina Keller: +41 (0)61 295 14 06
FOR PEOPLE WITH COGNITIVE DISABILITIES
As part of the «Move (In)» initiative, Ballett Theater Basel invites people with a cognitive disability to attend unique dance workshops and rehearsal visits linked with the ballet «Snow White».
Information and registration:
+41 (0)61 295 14 36
Under the mentorship of Richard Wherlock and project managed by the Stiftung Pro UKBB, approximately ten girls and boys each year from the UKBB (University Children’s Hospital of both Basels) devise a dance performance together with therapists and choreographers which is then presented on professional theatre stages.
Further information on «UKBB tanzt» is avaialble from www.pro-ukbb.ch
ENJOYING CULTURE WITH COMPANIONS
Do you enjoy going to the theatre or concerts but either can’t or don’t want to go by yourself? Do you want to go with someone else who will support you and with whom you can enjoy going to a theatre or concert together?
Wildwuchs will be happy to put you in touch with a cultural companion.
Please contact us and let us know what you would like to do:
Registration and information
+41 (0)79 567 59 48
Persons with IV-identification and their companions receive a 50% reduction at the box office for all performances (this does not include visiting productions, New Year’s Eve or New Year performances, special events and the 30.– CHF seats in category E). Prices for individual performances and categories can be found here.
Information and to register
Box office: +41 (0)61 295 11 33