Our social story gives you a feeling of what to expect at Dampfzentrale Bern:
Wheelchair users need to register by e-mail email@example.com in advance to ensure we have a suitable spot ready and waiting for them. The assistant or companion of a disabled person is eligible for a free ticket.
An audio description of selected performances will be available for people with visual impairments.
The audio description can be used from all seats and in all price categories. Dampfzentrale Bern provides headphones or induction loops. If you want to hire equipment, we recommend that you arrive half an hour before the performance starts. You can also enjoy the audio description on your own smartphone and headphones. Simply download the Mobile Connect app to your smartphone. Then connect your smartphone to the mobile connect WLAN (password: audiodescription).
An audio description provides a live description of the dance performance during the actual show. Further, the events on stage are depicted in German. For more information regarding audio description production, please listen to the podcast:
We offer surtitles for selected performances.
For selected performances, a translation into Swiss-German sign language is offered.
Some shows are offered as «relaxed performances». They are intended for anyone who would benefit from a more informal theatre and event setting. This means:
Trigger warnings are often used to alert the audience to triggers that may provoke a reliving of a traumatic event. The term, which originates from psychology, encompasses very different experiences that can provoke just as different reactions.
Dampfzentrale Bern refrains from providing the stage program with trigger warnings. On the one hand, the variety of possible triggers can never be fully grasped and consequently not listed. On the other hand, it is scientifically disputed whether trigger warnings protect or even reinforce trigger effects.
Dampfzentrale, on the other hand, strives to write the texts for the program shown in such a way that visitors can assess what to expect.