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Outdoor theatre event wins accessibility award

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The outdoor theatre event, Kynren, is used to receiving recognition for the amazing costumes, choreography and stunts, however, they’ve recently been applauded for their accessibility.

Kynren is a live-action show, presented by Eleven Arches, which takes place every summer in Bishop Auckland. The show takes place on a magnificent outdoor stage, where a cast of 1,000 members perform stories surrounding England’s history, myths and legends.  

This year marks the show’s 50th anniversary and, as always, the show is a vibrant mix of colour, light, song and fireworks. The founders and team at Kynren strive to make the unique experience inclusive for all, including those who may rely on home stairlifts.

Attitude is Everything, a charity that aims to improve deaf and disabled people’s access to live music, presented Kynren with a Bronze Award. Venues sign up to the charity’s Charter of Best Practice, so they learn more about the standards of accessibility whilst their venues are reviewed by ‘mystery shoppers’, which are volunteers with disabilities.

Gideon Felden, from The Charter, tells Chronicle Live: “Eleven Arches has done a great job of ensuring their spectacular show Kynren is accessible to everyone, including training their large volunteer team in disability equality and providing comprehensive access information for disabled customers."

The co-founder of the show, Anne-Isabelle Daulon, strives to continue their work on accessibility and hopes that they’ll receive the charity’s silver and gold status in the years to come. Anne-Isabelle also comments to Chronicle Live: “We are continually developing our accessibility to ensure this world-class production can be enjoyed by all members of the community.”

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