Get in touch
We would like to improve the accessibility of Vancouver Poetry House. If you would like to make a suggestion, if you have a request or if you would like to give us feedback please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Safety precautions during COVID as of April 21, 2022.
We ask you to please wear a mask at all times except when eating or drinking at Vancouver Poetry House events. Our mask request will be in place until further notice.
Accompanied Walk To and From Venue
If you would like someone to meet you at a bus stop or your car to accompany you on the walk to a venue please contact us at email@example.com Please contact us at least 3 days before the event.
Complementary Tickets for Support Persons
Vancouver Poetry House provides complimentary tickets for people accompanying an audience member as a support person. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can set aside a ticket at least 3 days before the event.
Request an ASL Interpreter
ASL interpretation can be requested for workshops and meetings at Vancouver Poetry House. Please contact us at email@example.com at least 2 weeks before the event. ASL interpretation is subject to availability but we will do our best.
ASL Interpreters are currently booked for the following Verses 2022 events:
We’re pretty relaxed. Audience members are welcome to come and go at all of our events. We encourage people to respond during performances, to voice their feelings, to clap and snap.
Spoken word performances are intense. At Verses Festival of Words events we provide active listeners and a chill out space for anyone who would like to step away from the performance.
The venue is never completely dark at Vancouver Poetry House events.
2022 Verses Venue Accessibility
The 2022 Verses Festival of Words in-person events are taking place at:
WISE Hall Access
Vancity Culture Lab Access
As a black box studio, all the lighting and audio technology is accessible from anywhere in the room. The C-Lab, as we like to refer to it, is a cinder block construction with the latest in acoustical properties. The room is draped with black velour that is all on tracks allowing for any easy change to the backdrop of your production.
Please read the full audit below from the Radical Accessibility Mapping Project for more details.
Vancouver Poetry House Accessibility Statement
Accessible and inclusive programming, including disabled persons and older adults, requires regular attention to all aspects of VPH programming. We want to incorporate best practices in the arts sector as well as lead by example. To ensure that existing and future programming is available to disabled individuals, youth and older adults, whether they are artists, board members, staff, curators, volunteers, teachers, students or audience members we state the following beliefs: