OBEY X ::: Some Notes On Accessing The Festival

08Dear Friends,

As you prepare to delve into our 10th annual festival, take a moment to consider how you might arrive. It is our hopes that any and all people may attend our weekend of wilding and so each year we work at improving the accessibility and safety of our festival. From the pages of our festival guide, here are some notes regarding these matters :::


The OBEY Convention will not tolerate discrimination/violence/hate of any kind, which includes but is not limited to: racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, queerphobia, fatphobia, ableism, sexual harassment and bullying.

It is our intention to make events at our festival welcoming to all, including audience, staff, performers and volunteers. If at anytime you are made to feel unsafe, please let an employee or volunteer know. OBEY staff can be reached at 902-789-6239 (Andrew) or 514-554-6258 (Kat), or via e-mail at info@obeyconvention.com.

**Thank you to The Khyber for all their hard work in drafting and developing the above policies and for helping OBEY to follow their example.**


Persons under 19 will be admitted free to all unlicensed events.


No one will turned away at the door of a ticketed event for lack of funds. We’re offering a sliding scale option for admission at the door of each event as capacity permits.


For people travelling from Quebec: some venues do not accept QC health cards as a primary form of ID in Nova Scotia. Please bring additional ID with you!

What follows is a list of each of the festival venues and their pertinent accessibility information:

Anna Leonowens
all-ages, wheelchair accessible by appointment, non-gendered washrooms, accessible washroom located in Art Bar.

Common Roots Farm
all-ages, outdoors, public, accessible washrooms located in QEII Health Sciences Centre

Eyelevel Parking Lot
all-ages, outdoors

Fort Massey United Church
all ages, accessible entrance at 5303 Tobin St., non-gendered washrooms, accessible washroom via ramp by exiting building

Granville Square
all- ages, wheelchair accessible, outdoors, accessible non-gendered washrooms located in Art Bar

Halifax Central Library
all-ages, wheelchair accessible, accessible washrooms non-gendered washroom

Halifax Music Co-op
all-ages, accessible entrance, non-gendered washrooms

Khyber Centre for the Arts
all-ages, wheelchair accessible (through Granville Mall entrance on Hollis), accessible washroom, non-gendered washrooms

Maritime Museum
all-ages, wheelchair accessible, accessible washroom, non-gendered washroom

Marquee Ballroom
19+, wheelchair accessible, accessible washroom, non-gendered washrooms

North Memorial Public Library
all- ages, wheelchair accessible entrance, accessible washrooms, non-gendered washroom

North Memorial Library Garage
all-ages, wheelchair accessible — accessible, non-gendered washrooms located through front of building

Portia White Atrium
19+, wheelchair accessible entrance, accessible washrooms, non-gendered washrooms

Seahorse Tavern
wheelchair accessible entrance at Portland Pl., accessible washroom, non-gendered washrooms

Seven Bays Bouldering
all-ages, wheelchair accessible, accessible washroom, non-gendered washroom

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Any questions or concerns can be e-mailed to info@obeyconvention.com