Accessible Events

Relaxed Screenings

Firstsite is pleased to be screening family films in a sensory friendly and inclusive environment during school holidays. For each screening, adjustments are made which aim to reduce over-stimulation and create a welcoming atmosphere.

The following adjustments are made during the screenings to reduce over-stimulation and create a welcoming atmosphere:

• Cinema lights kept at a low level.
• Sound played at a lower level.
• No trailers or additions are played before the film.
• Freedom to move around and sit where you like once you’re in the Cinema.
• Sensory objects are available to collect as you enter the cinema (sanitised before and after use).
• Free entry for carers with valid CEA card.
• Ear defenders at the welcome desk (subject to availability)

Social stories are also available to download from the film listing pages.

Captioned Screenings

We show a variety of screenings in our cinema for the hard of hearing, where selected titles are shown with the addition of captions throughout the films. A hearing loop is also available.

Welcome area at Firstsite. 'Big Hello' (2018) Peter Liversidge. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

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