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


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.



Below is the accessibility information of the venues of SPRING in Autumn 2022 (locations vary per editon)

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.
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.


Hoog Catharijne
Godebaldkwartier 54 For the performance Golden Age we gather at the beach flag on the stairs on the Vredenburgkade in front of TivoliVredenburg, Vredenburgkade 11, 3511 WC Utrecht.
All seven parking garages located under and near the Hoog Catharijne shopping center are equipped with parking spaces for the disabled. There are lifts in every parking garage for this reason.
Hoog Catharijne is located right next to Utrecht Central Station. From the station hall you walk directly into Hoog Catharijne.
Hoog Catharijne is very well served by various public transport options.
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.


De LiK (Wolvenplein)
Wolvenplein 29
No parking option.
Disabled parking space available on request.
Route from the Wittevrouwenbrug stop: Cross the Wittevrouwenbrug in the direction of the center and immediately turn right into the Wittevrouwenkade. Walk all the way down the street, through the bend and when you come out of the bend, De LiK is immediately on your right.
Route from the Janskerkhof stop: Follow the Drift along the Kromme Nieuwegracht. At the traffic lights, cross Wittevrouwenstraat and continue on Plompetorengracht. After about 100 meters turn right into Molenstraat and walk to the end. De Vrije Wolf is located at the end of the street.
There is a disabled toilet in the building and wheelchairs can be placed.
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.


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