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SPRING strives to be accessible, for everyone. That is why SPRING also focuses on the accessibility of the festival.

Part of the SPRING program is suitable for people with a physical, auditory, visual and cognitive impairement. On the performance page, at the bottom of the page under the heading ‘accessibility’, icons indicate whether the performance is accessible to an audience with a physical disability, hearing impairment and/or visual impairment. Do you want more information or do you have a cognitive impairment? Then we are happy to give you tailor-made advice. Send your question/wish to

What do we actually mean?

We use a number of icons to divide our performances into categories. By this we mean the following.

Auditory impairment. This performance is suitable for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Little or no spoken language is used in the performance, there is an induction loop / infrared system or there are surtitles available. In many cases, movement plays an important role. Often performances in which music plays an important role are not suitable for people with an auditory disability, at those performances we only mention ‘language no problem’.

Visual impairment. This performance is suitable for people who are blind or partially sighted. Language and/or music predominate here.

Physical disability. This performance is wheelchair accessible. You can reserve a wheelchair place by sending an email to

In addition, we will separately state the spoken language with the performances, whether surtitles are used and whether there are further details such as the use of stroboscopes or loud sound.

Financial accessibility

It is important to SPRING that in principle, everyone has the ability to visit a performance at our festival. This is why several of our projects in the public space are free to access. Besides this, in 2024 we are utilizing a pay-what-you-want system at the lightinstallation Lichtgang in the pop up store at Utrecht Central Stat ion. For years, we have offered visitors the opportunity to ‘give an encore‘: buy a ticket for someone who wants to visit the festival but does not have the financial means to do so. We actively distribute these every festival through organizations like de Voedselbank (foodbank), de Voorkamer, Welkom in Utrecht and de Armoedecoalitie Utrecht (Poverty Coalition), and each year this is used and appreciated.


Below is the accessibility information of the venues of SPRING in May (locations vary per editon). You can reserve a wheelchair place by sending an email to

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht / Lucasbolwerk

Lucasbolwerk 24
3 parking spots
Address parking: Lucasbolwerk 9 and 10
Route: 120 meters from Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Bus stop: Stadsschouwburg
Bus line: 4, 8, 18, 27, 28, 50, 55, 73, 74, 77
Route: < 100 meters from bus stop to Stadsschouwburg
In the Douwe Egbertszaal is space for a couple of wheelchairs. Both the Grote Zaal and the Blauwe Zaal are equipped with an infrared transmission system for the hearing impaired. Hearing aids are available for loan at the counter before the start of the performance.

For performances at other locations, no hearing aids are available.

In the Blauwe Zaal is space for four wheelchairs.
Read more here.

Het Huis Utrecht

Boorstraat 107
You can park in front of the door, but this is regular parking and paid (Spijkerstraat). We have 3 parking cards (if available) with which we can offer a discount on these parking spaces.
From Utrecht Centraal take bus line 3 in the direction of Zuilen. Get off at the Herenweg stop (4 min walk) or at the Viaduct stop (2 min walk).
The Theaterzaal, Koepelzaal and studios are wheelchair-friendly.
Read more here.

Theater Kikker

Ganzenmarkt 14
There are three accessible parking spaces near Theater Kikker that you can use if you have a European disabled parking card: two parking spaces in front of the entrance to the City Hall (corner of Korte Minrebroederstraat – Oudkerkhof) and one on Oudkerkhof, opposite number 11. Bicycle: Diagonally opposite Theater Kikker, under the City Hall, is a bicycle shed of U-Stal. Please contact SPRING if you want to use it.
Bus: 3 minutes walk from bus stop Neude
Train: 10 minutes walk from Utrecht Central Station
Car: (paid) parking in the center of Utrecht
Theater Kikker is wheelchair friendly.
Auditory impairment: The main hall of Theater Kikker has an induction loop.
What can you expect from a visit? Watch the tour of the building (the video is low-stimulus):
Read more here.

Utrecht Centraal Station

Stationshal 305
Utrecht Centraal station is accessible to travelers with an impairment.
Read more here.

De Paardenkathedraal

Veeartsenijstraat 155
There are several parking spaces around De Paardenkathedraal, because it is located in a residential area. Parking fees must be paid here. There are no specific disabled parking spaces.
Bus stop: Oorsprongpark
Bus line: 8, 27, 28, 50, 73, 74, 77, 412, 428, 441, 447, 452, 474, 495, 922.
Route: <10 meters from the bus stop you can turn into the Veeartsenijstraat. De Paardenkathedraal is 230 meters from the bus stop.
The Paardenkathedraal is wheelchair-friendly for visitors.
Read more here.

BAK basis voor actuele kunst

Pauwstraat 13 A
3512 TG Utrecht
No private parking spaces.
Bus stop: Neude
Bus line: 4.2, 8, 28, 50, 73, 74, 77
Route: 300 meters from bus stop to BAK.
The Auditorium and the Studio are wheelchair friendly.
Read more here

de Neude

3511 AJ Utrecht
Parking possible at Q-Park La Vie.
Bus stop: Neude
Bus line: 4,2, 8, 28, 50, 73, 74, 77
Route: bus stop is at Neude.
De Neude is freely accessible and wheelchair accessible.
For The Syncopators, there will be no chairs. The audience watches the performance while standing.

Karma Kebab

Kanaalweg 50
3526 KM Utrecht
Betaald parkeren mogelijk in de Koningin Wilhelminalaan. Gratis parkeren mogelijk in de Europalaan.
Bus stop: Lanslaan
Bus line:  65, 74, 77
Route: ~800 meter from bus stop to Karma Kebab. Walk via the Koningin Wilhelminalaan to the Kanaalweg.
The location is wheelchair accessible, with the exception of the toilets.
During tReta, the audience can walk around freely. The performers use the entire floor, and walk through the audience.
For those who can walk but cannot stand for a long time, chairs will be available.

Savannah Bay

Telingstraat 13
3512 GV Utrecht
Paid parking possible at Q-Park La Vie, Neude.
Bus stop: Neude
Bus line: 4,2, 8, 28, 50, 73, 74, 77
Route: 180 meter walk from bus stop.

Football club SC Faja Lobi KDS

Adress: Rooseveltlaan 1116, 3526 BT Utrecht
The football club is on top of the IKEA.
Parking spaces available in the IKEA parking.
Bus stop: Aziëlaan
Bus line: 7
Route: 300 m walk from the bus stop.
The football club is accessible for wheelchair users.

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