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Culture and shows for everyone? Yes, it's possible in the Costa Brava and in the Girona Pyrenees. Festivals and facilities are updated and adapted so that everyone can enjoy them. Accessible performances, adapted spaces and specific itineraries. We tell you all about it.
November is the cultural experiences’ month in the Costa Brava and the Girona Pyrenees. It is the month of Som Cultura. The 8th edition of the festival offers genuine proposals from organisations and companies associated with the Culture and Identity marketing club of the Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board. Museums, town councils, tourist offices and companies from the Girona cultural sector work together to promote the activities.
In front of the Holy Mystery of the Monastery of Sant Joan de les Abadesses, a group of five people listen attentively to a guide. Image by Diego Espada.
There are around thirty proposals that allow visitors to rediscover the heritage, cultural and artistic offerings of the Girona area. Around fifteen of those activities are accessible to different audiences. For example, a guided tour with audio description of Girona’s old quarter, an experience that combines volcanism and the gastronomy of La Garrotxa organised by the Espai Cráter in Olot, or the Dones de Sal (Women of Salt) proposal offered by the Fishing Museum on the occasion of its 20th anniversary.
Theatre, music, dance, comedy, cinema, circus and family activities flood the counties of Girona in autumn. Temporada Alta, the performing arts festival of Girona and Salt, is offering around 160 performances until 10 December. In this extensive programme, you will find choreographic and visual shows, works with surtitles, accessible spaces for people with reduced mobility and specific itineraries for audiences with functional diversity.
In a previous edition of the festival, in the Girona Auditorium, a group of artists greet the audience from the stage. The audience in the stalls applauds enthusiastically. Image by Jordi Ribot Puntí.
Another festival that this year opted to offer accessible proposals is FITAG, the International Amateur Theatre Festival of Girona. Last August it programmed two accessible performances, one with audio description and the other with sign language interpreting. Don’t miss the 2024’s edition.
The cultural facilities in the Girona area have several accessible services. This is the case of the Banyoles Municipal Theatre and the Lloret de Mar Theatre, which have places for wheelchair users; the La Gorga Theatre in Palamós, which also offers easy-to-read information, and the Girona Auditorium and the Jardí Theatre in Figueres, both of which have a magnetic loop.
A general view of the interior of the Jardí Theatre in Figueres. The red velvet seats and the mural paintings that decorate the ceiling stand out. Image of Figueres Town Hall.
In addition, accessible performances are regularly scheduled with subtitling, audio description, amplified sound reinforcement and magnetic loop. To keep up to date with these performances, we recommend you have the Apropa Cultura programme on hand, an inclusive network that offers cultural activities at accessible prices for people at risk of social exclusion or with disabilities.