We believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience the performances and events that are part of FBTS. We aim to create opportunities for people from a wide range of backgrounds to connect with the creative arts.
We are working hard to ensure our events are accessible to as wide an audience as possible by considering accessibility at every stage from planning through to festival delivery.
Detailed information about accessibility for visitors can be found in our FAQ section. We welcome requests and queries about accessibility ahead of the festival at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about our approach to Accessibility at FBTS here.
Equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) are central to Fringe By The Sea.
We see our role in promoting EDI being about removing barriers to accessing creative arts, supporting and reflecting different backgrounds through the creative arts and creating opportunities for people to work in, engage with, participate in and experience creative arts.
Our approach to EDI is to embed it through all aspects of our delivery including our programming, creative development, staffing and volunteering programmes, management.
Read more about our approach to EDI and our EDI Action Plan here.
FBTS has a responsibility to help safeguard all those who are involved in the festival. Children and young people and vulnerable adults should never experience abuse of any kind and we have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and vulnerable adults to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them.
We recognise that the welfare of children and vulnerable adults is paramount in all the work we do and in all the decisions we take all – regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation – have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse.
Working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s and vulnerable adult’s welfare.
Read more about our Safeguarding policy and commitments here.