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Accessibility at bOing! 2022

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:

Fire Songs

Frozen Light create an immersive sensory sound experience for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), performed in collaboration with a local choir.

In the embrace of choral harmonies, the audience join Frozen Light on their latest sensory exploration. From a soulful connection around a campfire, travelling into the celestial music of the cosmos itself, audiences will experience a whole new world of awe and wonder.

Join us for an hour of original music interwoven with epic sensory experiences in a new kind of production from Frozen Light.

Find out more about Fire Songs

Jingle Writing with Square Pegs

Join Square Pegs Arts for this fun and creative workshop writing and recording Jingles. During these workshops we will work in small groups to come up with radio jingles for miscellaneous object and products. We will record the Jingles and create a showreel out of everyones work which will be sent out to the participants after the sessions.

These sessions are open to everyone but are particularly designed for young people who identify as learning disabled/autistic/neurodivergent.

Tickets and further information about Jingle Writing

The Scuba-Dee Workshop

Making their debut appearance at bOing! local company Moonbeam Theatre will be guiding any inquisitive ‘divers’ through their wonder-filled underwater world of Scuba-Dee Scuba-Daa in this 30 minute interactive sensory experience.

A relaxed environment awaits you as you explore different textures, sounds, smells and sights of the deep…you might even meet some ocean friends!

Moonbeam Theatre creates innovative multi-sensory theatre for young individuals with special educational needs and/or profound and multiple learning disabilities.

This event is particularly suitable for audience members with profound and multiple learning disabilities and/or complex needs, however everyone is welcome. This event has a limited audience capacity so booking onto a time slot is advised.

Tickets and further information about The Scuba-Dee Workshop

bOing! Films & Accessible Film Club

All of our screenings at bOing! have level access and wheelchair spaces available.

At our Relaxed Film screening, audiences can watch Minions: The Rise of Gru in a relaxed environment, with no adverts, dimmed lights and captioned subtitles / audio description available. Please contact the Ticket office by email boxoffce@kent.ac.uk to book a free carer/support provider ticket. (Gulbenkian Access Scheme members will be able to access supporter tickets when booking online.)

Film tickets and further information about Films at bOing!

Outdoor Performances

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.

Access Information

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 boxoffice@kent.ac.uk.

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.

Site description
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 2022 brochure and site map here

Medical Assistance
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 boxoffice@kent.ac.uk and let them know.