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Accessibility

The Sinfonieorchester Basel is committed to inclusive cultural participation for all people and has been a holder of the 'Kultur inklusiv' label since 2018. In cooperation with the 'Kultur inklusiv' office of Pro Infirmis, the orchestra wants to create more sensitivity for the concerns of people with disabilities.

Mobility
The accessibility of the various venues is indicated by icons in the printed programme and on the concert details page. The Stadtcasino Basel is wheelchair-accessible and has wheelchair-accessible WCs and wheelchair seats. Seats for accompanying persons are available in the immediate area of the wheelchair seats. Scala Basel, where family and mini.musik concerts are held, is not wheelchair-accessible. 

Accompanied listening
Accompanying persons of people who cannot attend concerts alone receive a free ticket. For people who have no companion, we arrange cultural companions in cooperation with Wildwuchs.
Contact: Elena D'Orta, +41 (0) 61 205 16 86 or e.notexisting@nodomain.comdorta@sinfonieorchesterbasel.notexisting@nodomain.comch

Hearing aids
As far as possible, all speeches and other spoken elements are electronically amplified. The Stadtcasino Basel is equipped with an induction loop. Hearing aid users can thus receive spoken contributions wirelessly, provided that their own hearing aid is equipped with an appropriate receiver.

Assistance dogs
Assistance dogs may be brought into our venues. At the Stadtcasino Basel, your assistance dog can also wait for you at the cloakroom if necessary.

Accessible website
We are constantly working to make our website as barrier-free as possible and to provide it with useful information. We also have concert texts translated into easy or simple language by the Büro Leichte Sprache Basel.

Tickets
Persons with an IV certificate receive a CHF 5 reduction. Accompanying persons of people with disabilities are admitted free of charge (reservation via the orchestra office).
Contact: +41 (0)61 272 25 25 (Mon-Thu, 08:30-11:30) or abo@sinfonieorchesterbasel.notexisting@nodomain.comch.

Concert introductions
We offer our audience free concert introductions before all symphony concerts. The introductions always begin at 6.30 pm and are conducted by Hans-Georg Hofmann, Artistic Director of the Sinfonieorchester Basel. The introductions for the concerts in the Münster will take place in the General Reading Room, the introductions for the concerts in the Theater Basel and Musical Theater Basel will be held in the foyer.

Contact 'Accessibility
Elena D'Orta
+41 (0) 61 205 16 86
e.notexisting@nodomain.comdorta@sinfonieorchesterbasel.notexisting@nodomain.comch