bOing! is free to enter and we have free parking available on campus so that everybody can come and join in the fun with us – from the very young to the very elderly, or adults, children and teenagers with disabilities and complex needs.
Along with many free outdoor shows and performances, we have some events that have been curated especially for those with access requirements:
Space to be
We’ve teamed up with OilyCart to offer an experience to unpack at home for those who may not be able to attend the festival this year. Oily Cart’s Space to be is a sensory show that is sent to your home. It’s been created for and with disabled young people (aged 0-18 years) who experience the world in a sensory way, and their families. There is only space for 4 spaces so if interest exceeds that number families will be picked out via a lottery system.
Night Out In Nature
A new outdoor show about a flower that blooms every 12 years, by sensory experts Frozen Light. Designed for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families, this show is also recommended for autistic and complex needs.
bOing! Films & Accessible Film Club
All of our screenings at bOing! have level access and wheelchair spaces available.
At our Accessible Film Club screening, audiences can watch Disney’s Cruella in a relaxed environment, with no adverts, dimmed lights and captioned subtitles / audio description available. Please contact the Ticket office by email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a free carer/support provider ticket. (Gulbenkian Access Scheme members will be able to access supporter tickets when booking online.)
From live music to puppets and dancing, there is so much to see for free at bOing!
Each outside performance area will have a wheelchair viewpoint marked out for each event.
Accessible Bay Parking
Drivers who have a Government Blue Badge are directed to park within the Central Visitor Car Park. Please check with Tickets & Information who will able to advise with regard to parking for specific shows on by email email@example.com.
If you are attending Night Out In Nature, please refer to specific parking information that will be sent by email to you nearer the time of the festival in August.
Accessible toilets are available across the University of Kent campus and the festival site.
Young adult and adult changing facilities are available in the Library Building close to Gulbenkian and Rutherford College.
Baby changing facilities are available at each venue.
bOing! is an indoor and outdoor event utilising the University of Kent grounds and venues. The majority of the area is flat and are serviced by a network of paths, however, mobility problems may arise on grassy areas, particularly in bad weather conditions. If it rains it may get muddy and access around the site (other than on paths) may be very difficult. Electric wheelchairs can tackle most areas without too much trouble but the ground can be uneven in places.
There are several different venues and performance areas, which are located around the site.
Download the 2021 site map – available soon.
We take health and well-being very seriously at bOing! There will be to be first aiders on hand during the whole event.
If the team can help you with any access questions then please email on firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know.