It is integral to us that Gessnerallee is not just a place for enthusiasts, but a place for everyone - or at least many. That is why we are constantly working on measures to make the program more accessible to a wide public. We understand accessibility on different levels. On one hand, we strive to operate as barrier-free as possible. On the other hand, we also try to make the house more accessible for families and across language and generations. All measures are listed below. On the individual production pages, the respective measures are also noted with icons. We will inform you about new measures here. If you notice something, please send us your input by mail to: email@example.com or by phone +41 44 225 81 10. Anyone who is dependent on a specific seat due to mobility restrictions or other visible or non-visible disabilities, but this is no longer available online, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel. +41 44 225 81 11 and we will try to find a solution.
Gessnerallee’s website is also available in low irritation mode. Simply click on the eye-symbol on the welcome page and on any subpage in the upper right corner. In the calendar you can use the filter in the upper right corner to select performances according to the respective accessibility types.
Wheelchair Accessible Rooms
The house has 3 wheelchair accessible restrooms. Our performances are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted. We are glad to assist people in wheelchairs or with walking disabilities in reserving appropriate seating. We appreciate an email in advance to: email@example.com
Performances with supertitles and descriptive supertitles are specially marked.
Translation in DGS
Performances and events in sign language are specifically identified.
Our program contains a number of non-spoken performances.
Inductive Listening System
Gessnerallee has a hearing system with an induction loop for people with hearing disabilities. Performances are marked accordingly, when the hearing system is in operation.
The program is expected to include several performances with audio description beginning with season 2021/22.
This format creates a mindful atmosphere for guests making uncontrollable sounds and movements or for those who struggle with "the rules" in performance spaces. This format is open to everyone but especially to young people, people on the autistic spectrum, people with Tourette's, learning disabilities or people with chronic pain who require freedom of movement. You can find more information on the term Relaxed Performance here.
We are happy to offer accompaniment to people with visual impairments or people who feel unsafe or suffer from anxiety in public buildings. Please reach out to us in advance: Tel. +41 44 225 81 10 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistants and assistance dogs
Persons accompanying people with a disability to a performance get a free ticket. Assistance dogs have access rights to the theater. We will gladly reserve appropriate seating and reserve a ticket after early advance notification via: Tel. +41 44 225 81 10 / email@example.com.
Upon presentation of the parking ticket, our guests will receive a voucher of CHF 5 at the cash desk, which will be credited when paying the parking fee at the City Parking ticket machine.