Pride is for everyone. In this spirit, this year’s Auckland Pride Festival has boosted its accessibility for disabled people through an Access Pride Fund initiative, with the help of core funding partner, Funding North.

With guidance from Arts Access Aotearoa, Auckland Pride has created accessibility guidelines that outline what event organisers can do to make their events more accessible.  The Access Pride Fund then gave monetary support to event organisers who needed it to help remove financial barriers for accessibility.

The aim is to increase the accessibility of the events at the festival and, in turn, increase the participation of disabled people in Pride.

Accessible events at Auckland Pride Festival 2024

Night of the Queer

When: Thursday 1 to Saturday 10 February, 7pm
Where: TAPA

  • NZSL interpretation incorporated into the performance
  • wheelchair accessible

Same Same but Different Literary Festival

Where: Ellen Melville Centre

NZSL interpretation at the following events:

Queer Yarns

When: Saturday 3 February, 11am–4pm
Where: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

  • low sensory event
  • wheelchair accessible
  • instructions and materials provided
  • crochet instructors there to guide you and welcome all abilities.

Traverse – Narrating Identity Within Queer Spaces

Open night: Wednesday 7 February, 5.00pm
When: Wednesday 7 February to Thursday 29 February
Where: Auckland Central Library

  • Interactive video artwork – subtitles provided on video.
  • This work is accessible for our Deaf and hard of hearing communities.

The Perfect Image

When: Wednesday 21 February, 7.00pm
Where: LOT23

  • NZSL interpretation

First Trimester 

When: Thursday 15 February, 6.00pm to 9pm
Where: Basement Theatre

  • NZSL interpretation

Cowboy Dreaming

When: Tuesday 27 February – Saturday 2 March, 6.30pm
Where: Basement Theatre

Dimensions in Black

When: Sunday 25 February, 1.00pm
Where: Q Theatre Loft

  • NZSL interpretation

Strange Not Strangers

When: Sunday 11 February, 4pm
Where: Electric Ceremony

  • Earplugs
  • Facemasks
  • Wheelchair accessible space and toilet
  • Low sensory/relaxed space

Venues accommodating a range of accessibility needs

Events at the following venues can be searched online at Auckland Pride Festival 2024.

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

  • Fully accessible with wheelchair accessible and gender-neutral bathrooms.
  • Service dogs are welcome.
  • Find out more about transport options and more details about accessibility at Auckland Art Gallery.

Basement Theatre

  • The Theatre space is accessible via wheelchair lift.
  • The Studio space unfortunately is not wheelchair accessible with a large amount of stairs taking you up another level.
  • Bathroom facilities are accessible for wheelchairs and are gender neutral.
  • Service animals welcome.
  • Concession tickets available for support people.
  • Video tours available for the bar area as well as both theatres. 

Find out more about accessibility at Basement Theatre

Q Theatre 

  • Gender neutral toilets, wheelchair accessible toilets, and baby change areas available.
  • Service dogs welcome.
  • Rangatira and Loft are both fitted with an audio loop, which amplifies the sound of the performance for hearing aids.

Find out more about accessibility at Q Theatre

Studio One Toi Tū

  • Disabled access is to the rear of the main building through the gates and down the driveway.
  • All galleries and rooms are wheelchair accessible.
  • Toilets are wheelchair accessible.

To find maps of each space at Studio One Toi Tū.

Auckland Council venues

All Auckland Council venues are wheelchair accessible including: