Friday 2 May - Sunday 4 May 2025


Little Wander is committed to continually improving accessibility at all our events.

Building on suggestion identified in our accessibility audit and from customer feedback as last years event, the following measures are in place to assist customers with access needs at the festival:

Dedicated Accessibility Email

For any access queries in advance of the festival, we have created a dedicated contact email address:

This email address can also be used during the festival weekend along with in person enquiries at the Access Information Point (see below).

Access requests can also be added as notes on the festival ticketing site when booking online. These  will be passed on to venue staff ahead of shows.

Access Information Point

Throughout the festival weekend, we have created an Access Information Point next to the Box Office (located within the Leisure Centre) with a dedicated staff member for all access queries. 

Customers with access requirements are encouraged to visit the Access Information Point ahead of going into shows. That way, our team can assist as much as possible in advance – including issuing priority wristbands where appropriate.

The Access Information Point also has a small stock of useful items (including a wheelchair, ear defenders and more) which are available to borrow free of charge (subject to availability).

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Live Open Captioning

The following shows will feature real time on-screen live open captioning for the deaf, deafened and hard of hearing:

Friday 3rd May

7pm – 9pm – Miles Jupp: On I Bang (The Mach Arena)

10.30pm – 12.30am – Friday Night Showcase (The Mach Arena)

Saturday 4th May

1.30pm – 3.30pm – James Acaster: Hecklers Welcome (The Mach Arena)

5.15pm – 7pm  – Bridget Christie: Who Am I? (The Mach Arena)

8pm – 9.15pm – Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Peacock (The Mach Arena)

10pm – 12am – Saturday Night Showcase (The Mach Arena)

Sunday 5th May

4pm – 5pm – Ahir Shah: Ends (The Mach Arena)

6.15pm – 7.15pm – Ivo Graham: Organised Fun(The Mach Arena)

8.30pm – 9.45pm – Mark Watson: Search (The Mach Arena)

Captions will be visible from anywhere in the auditorium and seats for this service can be booked online as normal.


We are grateful to Creative Wales for providing additional support to the Machynlleth Comedy Festival to provide open captioning at the event.


Listen Everywhere Hearing Loops

This year, the Mach Arena, Y Plas and Ysgol Bro Hyddgen (Main Hall) will be equipped with enhanced listening support for the Hard of Hearing through the Listen Everywhere system.

Listen Everywhere provides the audience with enhanced hearing via the app on the customers own mobile device (to hearing aids or headphones connected directly to their own device) in these three venues.

Please note: mobile users will need to bring their own headphones (or hearing aids) to connect to their devices.

To access this service, you will need to:

1 Download the Listen Everywhere app by scanning QR code in the festival programme. We recommend you do this in advance of your visit so it is set up and ready for when you arrive at the festival. This QR code will also be available at the 3 venues and at the Access Information point.

2 Before the show starts, get onto the free wifi network by scanning the QR codes displayed at the relevant venue entrance.

3 Once connected, open the app and select Hearing Loop then connect your headphones to your device (or hearing aid users to your Loop/T setting) to start listening

For further help or advice, please visit the Access Information Point during the festival or email

Accessible Toilets & Parking

For more details on the locations of accessible toilets and parking spaces around the town, please see the Map on pages 154 & 155 of the programme.

Note: there is high demand for all parking spaces in Machynlleth during the festival weekend so please plan accordingly.