The Netherlands has 2.3 million people with a (moderate) impairement or disability. SPRING strives to be accessible, for everyone. That is why SPRING also focuses on the accessibility of the festival for that group of people.
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 have a cognitive impairment? Then we are happy to give you tailor-made advice. Send your question/wish to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Below is the accessibility information of the venues SPRING festival takes place (venues vary each edition).
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht / Lucasbolwerk
3 parking spots
Address parking: Lucasbolwerk 9 and 10
Route: 120 meters from Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Bus stop: Utrecht, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Bus line: 8, 18, 27, 28, 50, 51, 52, 53, 74, 77, 251, 412
Route: < 100 meters from Stadschouwburg
In the Douwe Egbertszaal is space for a couple of wheelchairs
In the Blauwe Zaal is space for four wheelchairs
3 parking spots
Address parking: Oudkerkhof 5, 11
Route: about 190 meters from Theater Kikker
Bus stop: Utrecht, Neude
Bus line: 2, 7, 8, 18, 27, 28, 51, 52, 53, 55, 74, 77, 251, 412, 447
Route: 290 meters from Neude
In both theatre halls is room for two wheelchais
Het Huis Utrecht
4 parking spots
Address parking: Herenweg 8 (not suitable for wheelchairs!) or Oudenoord 325 (3 spots)
Route: about 350 meters from Herenweg, about 450 meters from Oudenoord
Bus stop: Utrecht, Herenweg or Utrecht, Viaduct
Bus line: 3, 120, 703
Route: 130 meters from Herenweg or 260 meters from Viaduct
There is an elevator at Het Huis Utrecht
Park on the parking of the Sligro
Address parking: Perronlaan 1
Route: 10 minutens walking to entrance
Bus stop: Utrecht Zuilen
Route: 10 minutens walking to Loods
1 parking spot
Address parking: Lange Nieuwstraat 119
Route: about 350m walk (4 min). via Lange Nieuwstraat/LF4 Midden - Nederlandroute and Dorstige Hartsteeg
Bus stop: Lange Nieuwstraat/Catharijneconvent
Bus line: 2
Route: Walk the Dorstige Hartsteeg through and you're on the Oudegracht; on your right you find the church.
MENU (Voormalig fietsendepot)
By car: 2-3 parkingspots for disabled parking
Parking is possible nearby, for example at Koningin Wilhelminalaan or Europalaan
Bus stop: Lanslaan
Bus line: 74, 85, 160
Route: 6-minute walk, via de Europalaan and Kon. Wilhelminalaan
There are no toilets available at MENU
Wisselspoor terrein / vlak bij Ping Pong Club
Address parking: 2e Daalsedijk 4b, bicycles can park here too
Bus stop: Viaduct
Bus Line: 3
Route: 6 min. walk, 500 meters
(Voormalig) Pieter Baan Centrum
2 parking spots
Address parkings: Baden-Powellweg 103 (6-minute walk) and Koningsweg 87 - parking of the Intratuin (9-minute walk)
OV: From Utrecht Vaartsche Rijn Station it is a 6-minute walk (319 meters)