Every part of Australia is, always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the palawa – original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.


Ten Days on the Island is committed to making every effort to ensure our events and performances are accessible to our entire audience.

Booking Tickets

Contact Ten Days on the Island via any of the following and we will be happy to assist:

Email access@tendays.org.au, phone 03 6406 0260 or visit tendays.org.au

When booking your tickets, please advise our staff if you have any access requirements.  

We encourage people who use the National Relay Service to contact us on 03 6406 0260, or via their website here.

Accessible Festival Guide

View our 2021 brochure in a .pdf here.

Companion Card

Companion Card holders are entitled to concession-priced tickets and a complimentary ticket for their companion.

Assistance Dogs

Ten Days on the Island recognises the essential role that Assistance Dogs play in supporting patrons with disability, and acknowledges that accredited Assistance Dogs have full public access rights in line with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, including all our festival venues.

Access Symbols

If you have any questions regarding our access symbols, or want to be sure if an event is accessible for you, please get in contact Ten Days on the Island via email access@tendays.org.au, phone 03 6406 0260 or visit tendays.org.au

Wheelchair Accessible

The venue/location is fully wheelchair accessible. If this symbol is not displayed on the event page, access to the venue may be limited. Please contact Ten Days on the Island for further information.

Ten Days on the Island is striving to be as accessible as possible, although there are a few events that are unfortunately not wheelchair accessible;

Fathom, Leonard’s Beautiful Pictures (at Gaiety Theatre, Zeehan), Poor Souls, A Weekend Poetical and One Crowded Hour.

Auslan Interpretation

The performance or event will be Auslan interpreted. An interpreter stands to one side of the stage and translates the dialogue or lyrics into Auslan.

Ten Days on the Island events that will be Auslan Interpreted;

The Marvellous Corricks and Hide the Dog.

Hearing Loop

The venue has assistive listening systems that provide hearing augmentation and amplification through dedicated headphones or a neck loop that interacts with hearing aid devices. Bookings are essential as places are limited.

Ten Days on the Island venues equipped with a hearing loop system are:

Theatre Royal Main Stage, Theatre Royal Studio Theatre, Earl Arts Centre, and the Princess Theatre.


Visual Content Ratings

The event does not contain any music, sound or dialogue.

Ten Days on the Island events that have a Visual Content Rating of 100% are:

Gallery of Hopes and Dreams, Vic McEwan Haunting, Poor Souls, Terra Incognita A Duck Billed What?, ORBIT, Composing Archipelagos and Shifting World.

The event is fully subtitled or has minimal dialogue. There may become background music and/or sounds.

Ten Days on the Island events that have a Visual Content Rating of 75% are:

Making mapali, Julie Gough: Fugitive History, Experimenta Life Forms and Hobart Current: Liberty.

The event is partially subtitled or includes dialogue. There will be background music and/or sounds.

Ten Days on the Island events that have a Visual Content Rating of 50% are:

Leonard’s Beautiful Pictures, mapali, Belvedere Ballroom and Back.

Relaxed Performances

Designed for anyone and everyone who may benefit from a more relaxed environment in a theatre or performance space. Relaxed performances create a safe and welcoming environment for autistic and neurodivergent individuals, those with sensory sensitivities, learning disability, dementia, people living with anxiety or who have experienced trauma, and anyone who may feel unwelcome in a theatre due to social protocols or not having attended previously.

Some small changes are made to sensory elements of the performance and there is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement. Theatre doors are left open for patrons to move in and out of the space at any time, and houselights are kept on and dimmed throughout the performance.

Ten Days on the Island events that will include a relaxed performance:

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Audio Description

This performance or event will be audio described. Describers provide live, objective, verbal descriptions of all visual elements of the performance (such as actions, costumes and scenery) between gaps in dialogue on stage via a personal headset. Bookings are essential.

Ten Days on the Island events that will be audio described:

The Marvellous Corricks and Leonard’s Beautiful Pictures.

Tactile Tours

Tactile Tours are available for patrons who are blind or have low vision and their companions can have a tactile exploration of some of the visual elements of a production, prior to an audio-described performance. Depending on the production, such elements could include the set, props and costumes. Tours are free, but bookings are essential.

Baby Change Facilities

The venue is equipped with baby changing facilities.

Open Captioning

The film will be captioned with a text display on screen of the performance in its entirety, including speech and other sounds.

Ten Days on the Island events that will have Open Captioning;

There Is No I In Island, Past the Shallows, There Is No I In Island, The Marvellous Corricks, Back, Hide the Dog and Leonard’s Beautiful Pictures.