Venues & Accessibility

Public Energy’s artistic and administrative team is working to develop an accessibility strategy for the organization to dramatically improve accessibility on all levels for persons with disabilities, different social, cultural and economic backgrounds, as well as the widest range of sexuality and expression, and in so doing remove physical, social, and cultural barriers to access. During our 2017-2018 season we developed an accessibility strategy including rebuilding our website to comply to the highest degree with the AODA Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

In early 2018 we participated in The Time in My Shoes (TIMS) Program, a hands-on experiential learning program presented by the Peterborough Council for Persons with Disabilities. TIMS is designed to teach everyone about accessibility and inclusion. It provides the opportunity to learn from people with lived experience with barriers to inclusion about the barriers present in your workspace. Public Energy highly recommends the TIMS program. If you would like more information about the program, please email tims@pcpd.ca.

Accessibility by Venue:

The Market Hall Performing Arts Centre
Showplace Performance Centre

Relaxed Performances

On April 6th, 2018 Public Energy participated in Relaxed Performance Training, a workshop offered by the British Arts Council. Relaxed performances were initially designed to make theatre spaces more comfortable and welcoming to audience members with autism spectrum disorders, sensory and communication disorders or learning disabilities. Other audience members who benefit from Relaxed Performances include parents with toddlers, people with Tourette’s syndrome, people who experience anxiety or people who are not comfortable with the conventions of a traditional theatre setting. Public Energy plans to offer two relaxed performances during their 2018-2019 season.

Relaxed Performance Resources:

Relaxed Performance Checklist

The Foundation: Principles of a Relaxed Performance

Thank You!

Public Energy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our 2018-19 Season Funders and Sponsors

  • Canada Council
  • Peterborough Inn and Suites
  • Whatley Technical Supplies
  • BMO
  • Ontario Arts Council
  • Canadian Heritage
  • City of Peterborough
  • Kawartha Now
  • We Design
  • Hi Ho Silver