We are inclusive

We want people with disabilities to be able to visit the Theater Spektakel and to attend performances, eat, drink and meet with friends without encountering any barriers and obstacles. We are not quite there yet, but things are moving forward. We are especially pleased with the implementation of several measures this year which will facilitate overall accessibility for disabled visitors. 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».

Productions with inclusive offers are specifically denoted in the programme. The following is a short overview of our measures for inclusivity. From the beginning of July 2020 inclusive productions of the current programme will also be listed here.

For visually-impaired

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Performances with audiodescription

The audio descriptions can be received via MobileConnect App. For download and reception instructions, see MobileConnect App.

Performances with spoken surtitles

The spoken surtitles can be received via MobileConnect App. For download and reception instructions, see MobileConnect App.

For the hearing-impaired

The sound at the venues Werft, Süd and Nord is amplified by induction loops for the hearing-impaired and a great number of theater performances in foreign languages have German and/or English surtitles.

Descriptive surtitles and sign language

Suitable productions are offered with descriptive surtitles or with translation into sign language. Performances with sign language are marked with the official icon in the programme.

For people with restricted mobility

The entire festival site as well as all venues, restaurants and bars are accessible for people with restricted mobility. All venues are equipped with wheelchair places which can be booked in advance on phone 044 415 15 50 or contact@theaterspektakel.dont-want-spam.ch.

Additionally, there are three disabled restrooms – two of them with Euro-Key (near open-air stage Zentral) providing appropriate sanitary facilities for people with special needs.

If you'd like to travel with the Theater Spektakel Boat, please make a reservation for assistance at least 24 hours before departure on phone 044 487 13 34. 

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 and can be picked up at the Landiwiese box office, desk for special tickets.

Programme information

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

MobileConnect App

The visually-impaireds benefit from performances with audio description and spoken surtitles via MobileConnect App.  The App can be downloaded free of charge here.
Short description:

  1. Download the app
  2. Log in to WLAN «MobileConnect WLAN ZTS»
  3. Start app
  4. Choose channel (1audio description, 2 translation), you will see a blue bullet at the chosen channel
  5. Put on headphones and listen to the test music

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, Gabi Rechsteiner and Jana Trachsel.