Accessibility

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Nepal International Theatre Festival (NITFest) is committed to providing an accessible and inclusive environment for all our patrons, including those with disabilities. We strongly believe that theatre is for everyone, and we invite people with disabilities to come and enjoy the festival.

We recommend and request you to fill out this form prior to your visit, so that we will be able to serve you better.

You can stay up to date with all accessible performance announcements by visiting our website or make an inquiry by contacting access@nitfest.org

विविधताको उत्सव” को मुख्य नारा सहित यही मङ्सिर ०९ देखि १७ गते सम्म (Nov 25- Dec 03) सम्म नेपाल अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय नाटक महोत्सवको दोस्रो संस्करण मण्डला नाटक घर, थापा गाउँ, नयाँ बानेश्वर संचालान हुन गइरहेको छ। यस महोत्सवको आयोजक मण्डला थिएटर रहेको छ भने हाम्रो संस्था डाईभर्स प्याट्रन्स पनि एउटा साझेदारको रूपमा रहेको छ ।

यस महोत्सवमा १४ वटा देशका २१ वटा नाटकहरू प्रदर्शन हुनेछ। हामीले यस नाटक महोत्सबलाई अपाङ्गता भएका दर्शकहरूका लागी पनि पहुँचयुक्त हुने किसिमले सञ्चालन गर्न लागेको जानकारी गराउन पाउँदा हामी गौरवान्वित छौं।

अपाङ्गता भएका दर्शकहरूका लाई नाटक महोत्सवमा सहभागी हुन सहज होस् भन्नका लागी हामीले यो जानकारी तयार गरेका छौं। नाटक महोत्सवको समयमा अपाङ्गता भएका व्यक्तिहरूको लागी निम्न व्यवस्था गरिएको छ।

टिकट मूल्यमा छुट

नाटक महोत्सव भर प्रदर्शन गरिने सबै नाटकहरूका टिकटमा अपाङ्गता भएका व्यक्तिहरूलाई निःशुल्क टिकटको व्यवस्था गरिएको छ । महोत्सवभरका लागि १०० वटा टिकटहरूलाई अपाङ्गता भएका व्यक्तिहरूका निशुल्क लागि भनेर छुट्याईएको छ । यस्ता टिकटहरू प्राप्त गर्न अपाङ्गता परिचय पत्र देखाउनु पर्ने छ भने यी टिकट अन्य व्यक्तिले प्रयोग गर्न मिल्ने छैन।

टिकट अग्रिम सुरक्षित गर्न वा अग्रिम पहुँचको सहयोगको लागि तपाईँले यो फारम भर्नुहुन अनुरोध गरिन्छ ।

नाटक घरको पहुँचयुक्तयताको जानकारी:

महोत्सवका सबै नाटकहरू मण्डला थिएटरको प्राङ्गणमा रहेका दुई वटा हलहरू मुख्य हल र मण्डला स्टुडियोमा प्रदर्शन हुनेछन् । यी दुवै हलहरू ह्विलचियरको लागि पहुँचयुक्त रहेका छन् । यसका साथै मण्डला नाटक घरमा अपाङ्गता मैत्री शौचालय पनि रहेको जानकारी गराउन चाहन्छौँ ।

साङ्केतिक भाषाको प्रयोग

महोत्सवका केही नाटकहरू तथा केही अन्य कार्यक्रमहरूमा साङ्केतिक भाषाको प्रयोग गरिनेछ। साङ्केतिक भाषाका प्रयोगले बहिरा व्यक्तिहरूलाई नाटक हेर्न सहज हुनेछ भन्ने विश्वास लिएका छौं। साङ्केतिक भाषाको प्रयोग हुने कार्यक्रमको विवरण यस प्रकार छ:

कार्यक्रममिति र समयस्थान
नाटक महोत्सवको उद्घाटन समारोहमङ्सिर ९ गते, दिउँसो २ बजेमण्डला नाटक घरको आँगन
नाटक “खुवालुङ्ग”

(दुइटा सो)

मङ्सिर १२ गते, दिउँसो १२ बजे र ४ बजेमण्डला नाटक घर
नाटक “Together and Alone”मङ्सिर १६ गते, दिउँसो २ बजेमण्डला स्टुडियो
नाटक “कुभिन्डोको कथा” – निर्देशक दङ्ग्याहा राईमङ्सिर १७ गते, बेलुका ४ बजेमण्डला नाटक घर

अडियो डिस्क्रिपसन (Audio Description) सहितका नाटक

महोत्सवका केही नाटकहरू Audio Description को समेत प्रयोग गरिनेछ। यसले गर्दा दृष्टिबिहिन व्यक्तिहरूलाई नाटक हेर्न सहज हुनेछ भन्ने विश्वास लिएका छौं। Audio Description को प्रयोग हुने कार्यक्रमको विवरण यस प्रकार छ:

नाटक “खुवालुङ्ग”

(दुइटा सो)

मङ्सिर १२ गते, दिउँसो १२ बजे र ४ बजेमण्डला नाटक घर
नाटक “कुभिन्डोको कथा” – निर्देशक दङ्ग्याहा राईमङ्सिर १७ गते, बेलुका ४ बजेमण्डला नाटक घर

पहुँचयुक्त वेबसाइट

नाटक महोत्सवको वेबसाइट www.nitfest.org लाई अपाङ्गता भएका व्यक्तिहरूको लागि पहुँचयुक्त बनाउने प्रयास गरिएको छ ।

Large Print (ठुला अक्षरका डकुमेन्ट)

महोत्सवका क्रममा बाँडिने सबै प्रचार तथा जानकारी मूलक सामाग्रीहरू Large Print मा समेत उपलब्ध हुनेछन् ।

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यी नाटकहरूमा विशेषरूपमा प्राविधिक पहुँचयुक्तता व्यवस्था गरिएको भए तापनि, विशेष पहुँच नचाहिने अपाङ्गता भएका व्यक्तिहरूले यी सहित अन्य सबै नाटक र कार्यक्रमहरू हेर्न सक्नुहुनेछ ।

नाटक महोत्सवको सम्पूर्ण कार्यक्रम तालिका यहाँ उपलब्ध छ: https://nitfest.org/nitfest-2022-programme/

नेपाल अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय नाटक महोत्सवका आयोजकहरू अपाङ्गता भएका व्यक्तिहरूलाई आफूलाई सहज सबै नाटक हेर्न तथा कार्यक्रमहरूमा सहभागी हुन अनुरोध गर्दछ। यसले गर्दा आयोजकको  आत्मविश्वास बढ्ने छ र आगामी कार्यक्रमहरू अझ बढी अपाङ्गता मैत्री बनाउन हामीलाई ऊर्जा मिल्ने छ।

यस सूचनालाई धेरै भन्दा धेरै अपाङ्गता भएका व्यक्तिहरू समक्ष पुर्याईदिनको  लागी सेयर गरिदिनुहुन अनुरोध समेत गर्दछौं।

अपाङ्गता पहुँचका सम्बन्धमा कुनै प्रश्न भए वा सहायता चाहिए ९८४९७०६०५६ मा फोन वा acces@nitfest.org मा सम्पर्क गर्नुहोला।

महोत्सवमा सहभागी हुन चाहने अपाङ्गता भएका साथीहरूले अग्रिम रूपमा यो फारम भर्नु भयो भने, महोत्सवका आयोजक तथा स्वयंसेवकहरूले तपाईँहरूलाई अझ राम्रोसँग सहयोग गर्न सक्नुहुन्छ ।

NITFest 2022 will be organized at two venues: Mandala Theatre Hall and Mandala Studio Hall. Both of these halls are accessible to wheelchair users. We will also provide reserved seating for audiences with disabilities in the festival. If you or any of your team members require special assistance, please let us know at the time of booking and we will assist you.

To enable the participation of deaf audiences, Nepali sign language (NSL) will be provided in some plays, workshops, or other essential programs like the opening and closing ceremonies of the festival.

Following programs and plays will have sign language interpretation:

  • Nov 25 : Opening Ceremony of NITFest 2022
  • Nov 28 : Khuwalung- Dhungako Bato
  • Dec 03 : Kuvindo ko Katha

Audio description is a verbal description of a visual element in a piece of media, typically intended for blind or low-vision audiences. The description is usually delivered during pauses in the dialogue and is intended to provide information about the action, settings, and characters that would otherwise be missed. Audio description will be provided in 1 or 2 plays depending on the festival’s budget.

The following programs and plays will have audio description feature:

  • Nov 28 : Khuwalung- Dhungako Bato
  • Dec 03 : Kuvindo ko Katha

Access signage for accessibility is signs that provide information about how to access a particular building or area. Universal symbols of access will be used in different areas of the festival so that all audiences know where they are going.

Large print documents are typically printed in 16-point type or larger. They are designed for people with vision impairments or other reading disabilities. All the printed materials of the NITFest will also have a large print version.

A total number of 100 tickets will be provided to audiences with disabilities to watch various performances. Audiences will be asked to present their disability ID card at the box office to claim these tickets.

An accessible website can be used by people with disabilities. It is designed to be easy to use and navigate and to provide information in a way that is easy to understand. The website of NITFest 2022 (https://nitfest.org) will be designed so that all, including those with disabilities, can use it.

Access support staffs are individuals who provide support to people with disabilities to help them access various services and activities. Nepal International Theatre festival will have dedicated personnel for access support to access needs of anyone. Their task will include guiding audiences through the accessible paths, finding accessible rest room and answering other questions related to festival accessibility.

NITFest 2022 Strategic Partner, Diverse Patterns will lead a workshop during the festival with an expert from the UK (Birds of Paradise, a theatre group based in Scotland) on providing hands-on and practical information to participants so that they can include persons with disabilities as their audiences or artist & crew. The workshop will be 2 hours long, and the participants will be primarily theatre directors, arts managers, and organizers of another similar festival.

SNDateTimeProgramme titleDetailsVenue
1Nov 251 pmNITFest 2022 Grand OpeningSign language interpretation would be providedMandala Theatre Premises
2Nov 273 pm- 6 pmPresentation Workshop on Disability InclusionA mixture of virtual and in-person orientation session to sensitize theatre and art practitioners to include disability in sensitive and meaningful way in their art worksMandala Theatre Hall
3Nov 2812-2 pmKhuwalung, Dhungako BatoSign language for deaf audiences and audio description with separate headsets for 10 blind audiences would be provided, ticket waiver for maximum 30 disabled audiencesMandala Theatre Hall
4Dec 022-4 pmTogether and Alone, Playback Theatre ShowSign language interpretation would be provided, ticket waiver for maximum 30 disabled audiencesMandala Studio
5Dec 034-6 pmKubhindoko KathaSign language for deaf audiences and audio description with separate headsets for 10 blind audiences would be provided, ticket waiver for maximum 30 disabled audiencesMandala Theatre Hall
6Nov 25 to Dec 0310 am- 6 pmAccess Guide DistributionAccess Guide will be displayed and distributed from the NITFest front desk throughout the festivalNITFest Front Desk at Mandala Theatre Premises, Thapagaun
Organized by
Mandala Theatre Nepal
Strategic Partners
Gowin Production
Encore Media
Diverse Patterns
Accessibilty Partner
British Council Nepal
Supported by
Kathmandu Metropolitan City
Nepal Tourism Board
German Development Coorporation
German Development Coorporation
Civil Peace Project
Venue Partner
Pathshala Foundation
Video Partner
Foto Crystal
Hospitality Partner
Hotel Le Himalaya
Hydration Partner
Jalapa Fresh Drinking Water
Energy Partner
Hunk Energy Drink
Sign Language Partner
Nepal Association of Sign Language Interpreters
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