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Vivid Sydney with many wheelchair accessible events

The world famous Festival of Light, Music and Ideas with international live acts and awe-inspiring light shows is not to be missed. Don’t let the crowds deter you – there are many wheelchair accessible events in the Vivid program that runs in Sydney from May 25 to June 16.

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Tumbalong Lights located at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour, is a collection of four interactive-play installations that form an inclusive and accessible Vivid Light experience for both children and the young at heart. The four under-the-sea-themed installations allow children and their families to interact with creative, awe-inspiring light experiences that help produce a sense of empowerment, a sense of control and a sense of community, while at the same time inspiring fun and playfulness.

For the first time at Vivid Sydney, Tumbalong Lights offers an opportunity for families who have children with disability pre-book tickets free-of-charge to ensure a seamless festival experience.

Vivid Light features more than 90 light installations and projections created by more than 100 artists from 17 countries with several accessible options.

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Among the accessible viewing areas are the Sydney Opera House that has a managed area with seating on the western boardwalk; Hickson Road Reserve, Dawes Point with viewing area of the Lighting of the Sails: Metamathemagical at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, EORA – Dark Emu, and Skylark; Darling Harbour has a viewing area located on the Western Promenade, Cockle Bay. All these areas are open from 6pm each evening.

Audio descriptions of featured Light Walk installations and projections are also available. Listen to a description of each of the Light Walk installations on the Vivid Sydney website. Use a screen reader or smartphone device with accessibility options.

For more details go to: https://www.vividsydney.com/events/accessibility/wheelchair