EADF aims to be an inclusive festival and open to participants at all levels, ages and abilities. Gravity & Levity have a history of working with D/deaf and disabled artists and have developed an inclusive approach to teaching that enables each participant to chart their own journey through the training.


Please do let us know your access requirements in advance by contacting Lindsey on and we will do our best to work with you to find the support that you need to attend the festival.


The tutors have excellent communication skills and awareness and we would undertake an initial conversation in advance of the training in order to establish bespoke communication/participation ground rules.

Tutor Aerial Mel Stevens will be working at this years’ EADF offering support to participants and tutors alongside teaching a Aerial safe space, mixed aerial apparatus class.


Some classes will be more suitable than others so if you are unsure of what to book and at which level then please contact Lindsey on

We will endeavour to support anyone wishing to experience or continue training in the aerial arts, (where it is safe and appropriate to do so).


We welcome you bringing your own support workers, in consultation with the class tutor, to assist any access needs during the course with the expectation of payment of such support to be met by the participant.

If you are a sign language user we can provide a sign language interpreter for the initial conversation undertaken via remote interpreting service. This service would also be available for any urgent communication thereafter leading up to the festival.

Additionally this year we can provide BSL interpreters to support you in your chosen classes as necessary with a minimum of 4 weeks advance notice.


We have 4 subsidised places available (offering the full 4 class per day pass at 50% off) for people that identify as underrepresented in the sector, this includes D/deaf and Disabled practitioners. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions section of the website for information on how to apply for a subsidised place.

You may also wish to consider looking into applying for funding to support your participation if that feels appropriate e.g :

Worthing Pavilion

Worthing Pavilion is one of the premier theatres on the south coast with a unique position on the promenade at the entrance to Worthing’s pier. Built in 1926, it has a unique and regal elegance, situated in the heart of the town with the sea as a back-drop, making it a picturesque venue for any event from musical performances and theatre shows.

And it is now also the home of The European Aerial Dance Festival!

Worthing Pavilion is an accessible building with all classes happening on the ground floor (no steps). Find out more about Worthing Pavilion’s access provisions (note: much of it is in reference to their live performance programme).