Venues

Isabel Bader Centre
for the Performing Arts

390 Kingston Street W,
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 2X4

The Toucan

76 Princess St,
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 5R2

City Park

5 Court St,
Kingston, Ontario

Thousand Island Playhouse

185 South St,
Gananoque, Ontario
K7G 1A1

Grand Theatre

218 Princess Street,
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 1B2

Confederation Park

216 Ontario St,
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 2Z3

Isabel

390 Kingston St. W.
Kingston, Ontario

Hotel

237 Ontario St,
Kingston, Ontario,
K7L 2Z4

Queen’s University Dorms

222 Stuart St,
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 2W1

Accessibility Overview

The Festival of Live Digital Arts is committed to improving accessible opportunities for all people to participate in a variety of events and performances at the festival. American Sign Language interpretation, transcription, audio description and guide services will be offered for several components of the festival. Some performances are designated Relaxed Environments to welcome anyone who may not feel comfortable or able to participate because of conventional audience etiquette, expectations and participation restrictions. Personal support workers and service animals are welcome at all events and performances. For detailed access information or to discuss an individual access plan or need, please contact Clayton at clayton@spiderwebshow.ca or 778-636-2529 (voice/text).

foldA Access Guide Word Doc / foldA Access Guide txt / foldA Access Guide PDF

Access Protocols for The StartUp Series:

  • In group discussions, participants will self-describe and self-identify.
  • Breaks will be taken when breaks are needed, regularly.
  • Speakers will signal the completion of their speech with a designated word or phrase.
  • Participants may come and go when they need to.
  • Requests for specific accommodations are welcome.

Volunteer Sighted Guides:

Volunteer festival guides can be available to you for specific activities. They will assist with traversing around the venues and performances if you require some sighted support. Please contact Clayton if you would like some volunteer support.

Familiarization Visits:

We invite you to come see the venues prior to attending events if you like. Specific times can be made available on June 18 and 19. Please contact us to schedule a specific visit.

 

Venue Accessibility

Isabel Bader Centre: 390 Kingston Street W, Kingston

This venue has a wheelchair accessible entrance, washrooms that are accessible by wheelchairs with door assists, and elevators to get folks up and down levels. There are also stairs. A designated relaxed Chill Out space is available off of the lobby area. The Box office and Bar both have roll up counters.

 

Accessible parking is available in front of the theatre, as well as in the parking lot next to the venue. There is a ramp to access stage door, and the main entrance is barrier free with door assists.

 

Studio Theatre, Isabel Bader Centre:

This venue is wheelchair accessible. There are up to 6 positions designated for wheelchair users. We recommend reserving wheelchair positions in advance by emailing foldA directly as we can make more space if all positions are taken prior to the show.

 

Screening Room, Isabel Bader Centre:

This venue is wheelchair accessible. There are 2 positions designated for wheelchair users. We recommend reserving wheelchair positions in advance by emailing foldA directly as we can make more space if all positions are taken prior to the show.

 

Concert Hall, Isabel Bader Centre:

This venue is wheelchair accessible. There are 14 positions designated for wheelchair users. There are also bariatric chairs (wider chairs) available. For more information visit The Isabel website.

The Toucan: 76 Princess St, Kingston

This venue is not accessible to wheelchairs, and has steps to get into the venue, as well as inside the venue. There are no washrooms accessible to wheelchair users.

City Park: 5 Court St, Kingston

This is an outdoor park that is accessible by wheelchair. There are no washrooms available during performances or activities.

Thousand Island Playhouse: 185 South St, Gananoque

This venue is accessible by wheelchair. There are washrooms accessible by wheelchair. Accessible parking is available next to the venue. For more information, visit the 1000 Islands Playhouse website.

Grand Theatre: 218 Princess Street, Kingston

This venue is accessible by wheelchair through a series of narrow elevators. Performances in this venue are not accessible by wheelchair due to the path of the show through the back corridors and upstairs. There are small wheelchair accessible washrooms available that may not be suitable for all sizes of wheelchairs. Street parking is available outside of the theatre, and a parking garage in the rear has accessible parking spots. Both entrances to the venue have door assists. For more information, visit the Grand website. 

Confederation Park: 216 Ontario St, Kingston

This is an outdoor park and is accessible by wheelchair. The pavilion has a 1.5” step to get onto the flat surface, however the sides around the pavilion are level. There are no washrooms accessible to wheelchair users at this park.

ASL Interpreted Events

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

12pm – 1pm | Discussion – “Canadaland in Transition” | Venue: The Isabel

2pm – 3pm – Performance – “Pathetic Fallacy” by Anita Rochon | Venue: Studio Theatre, The Isabel

3pm – 4:30pm – Discussion – “Digital Dramaturgy” | Venue: The Isabel

8:30pm-10:00pm – Performance – “The Chemical Valley Project” | Venue: Studio Theatre, The Isabel

Thursday, June 21, 2018

6:00pm – 8:00pm – Walking Performance – “Citation” by Lisa C. Ravensbergen | Venue: City Park, Kingston

8:30pm – 9:30pm – Performance Livestream – “Certified” by Jan Derbyshire | Venue: Screening Room, The Isabel

Captioned Events

Thursday, June 21, 2018

8:30pm – 9:30pm Eastern Standard Time –“Certified” by Jan Derbyshire  

Venues: Online by Facebook Live. Check the FoldA Facebook page for the link the day of the performance.

Audio Described Events

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

2pm – 3pm – Performance – “Pathetic Fallacy” by Anita Rochon | Venue: Studio Theatre, The Isabel

8:30pm – 9:30pm – Performance – “The Chemical Valley Project” by Broadleaf Theatre | Venue: Studio Theatre, The Isabel

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

8:30pm – 9:30pm – Performance Livestream – “Certified” by Jan Derbyshire | Venue: Screening Room, The Isabel

 

Friday, June 22, 2018

3:00pm – 4:00pm – Music Performance – “Symphonova” | Venue: Isabel Bader Theatre, Isabel Bader Centre

Guided Outdoor Walking Events

Thursday, June 21, 2018

6:00pm – 8:00pm – Walking Performance –“Citation” by Lisa C. Ravensbergen | Venue: City Park, Kingston

Designated Relaxed Environments

Tuesday, June 19, 2018:

8:30- 10:30pm – Music Performance – “B. Rich with Carolyn Fe Trio” – Venue: Concert Hall, The Isabel

 

Note: This is a concert with loud music and rock-show lighting effects. Ear plugs will be available for those with sound sensitivity, or you are encouraged to bring your own ear protection. You will be able to come and go from the event as you require, and a calm “Chill Out” space will be provided nearby if you need to relax away from the event. Ushers and signs will point out where things are, and you are encouraged to ask if you need additional support in any way.

 

Thursday,  June 21:

8:30pm – 9:30pm – Performance – “Certified” by Jan Derbyshire – Venue: Screening Room, Isabel Bader Theatre

 

Note: This is a 60 minute livestreamed play. The character asks you to decide if they are certifiably crazy, or not, at the end of the performance. There will be Sign Language Interpreters at this event. You will be able to come and go from the event as you require, and a calm “Chill Out” space will be provided nearby if you need to relax away from the event.

 

Friday,  June 22:

9:30pm – 11pm –  Dance Party – “Silent Disco”  – Venue: Confederation Basin Park, Kingston, Ontario

 

Note: This is an outdoor event in front of City Hall. There will be street lighting as it is in the evening. Participants can wear headphones to tune into the DJ’s music broadcast. You can come and go as you please.

Accessible Hotels: 

Resident Inn Kingston Waters Edge  – $$$

Address: 7 Earl St, Kingston, ON K7L 0A4 | Phone: (613) 544-4888

Two accessible hotel rooms with roll in showers. All rooms accessible by elevator.

 

Holiday Inn Waterfront Kingston – $$

Address: 2 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 1A2 | Phone: (613) 549-8400

Two accessible hotel rooms with roll in showers. All rooms accessible by elevator.

 

Fourpoints by Sheraton Hotel  – $$

Address: 285 King St East, Kingston, ON K7L 3B1 | Phone: (613)-544-4434

One accessible hotel room with a roll in shower. All rooms accessible by elevator.

 

Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre – $

Address: 1550 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7M 9E3 | Phone: (613) 548-3605

Three accessible hotel rooms with roll in showers. All rooms accessible by elevator.

Accessible Local Transportation:

Modern Taxi | 613-546-2222

Reservations only – call ahead. App available for online ordering.

 

City Taxi | 613-542-3333.

 

Amey’s Taxi | 613-546-1111

 

Kingston Access Services – Rural Accessible Dial-a-bus.

Phone: 613-542-2512
Email: kab@kingston.net

 

Kingston Public Transit:

All public transit routes are served by accessible buses which are low-floor with kneeling capability.