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Venues & Accessibility

Public Energy Performing Arts is committed to removing barriers to those who want to engage with the performing arts: as audiences, artists and administrators. If you have questions about the accessibility of our performances, workshops or digital events, please direct them to admin@publicenergy.ca. Beyond our advertised accessibility initiatives we are happy to make additional accommodations on request.

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

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.

Relaxed Performance ChecklistOpens New Window

The Foundation: Principles of a Relaxed PerformanceOpens New Window

The Art of Accessibility: Panel Discussion presented at Erring at King George

Thank You!

Public Energy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our 2020-21 Season Funders and Sponsors.

Major Season Sponsor

BMO Wealth Management BMO Nesbitt BurnsOpens New Window

Accessibility Sponsor

Lloyd Carr Harris Foundation logoOpens New Window

Season Sponsors & Funders