At the Noordelijk Film Festival, we pay attention to (communicating about) accessibility. On this page you will find more information about access to the festival with reduced mobility and about wheelchair spaces.

We are aware that the concept of accessibility involves much more than just reduced mobility. Every year we try to develop further and make the Noordelijk Film Festival accessible(er) to an ever-widening group of visitors.

We are learning and are open to questions, tips and comments. Contact our inclusion & diversity coordinator, Bernou Ozinga, at

Wheelchair spaces and access with reduced mobility

A number of wheelchair spaces are available for each festival venue or hall. Reserve a wheelchair space by emailing We would like to hear as early as possible that you want to reserve a wheelchair space. Please also let us know in your mail if you are coming with someone, and we will try to take this into account in the placement. If you’ve emailed us, we’ll make sure a Noordelijk Film Festival staff member is on hand to escort you to the lift and wheelchair space in the auditorium where necessary. On arrival at the festival site, report to the information desk or box office.

Do you have mobility problems, reduced mobility or another question? Send an email to so we can think with you.

Accessibility at festival venues

Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie

All movie theatres in Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie are wheelchair accessible. The upper rooms are accessible by lift. The Fellini Room (Great Hall) on the ground floor is accessible by wheelchair only through the side of the room, accompanied by a staff member. The cloakroom is only accessible via a downstairs staircase. Would you like to use the cloakroom? Report this to the information desk.

  • De Harmonie Fellini Room (Main Hall) – 4 wheelchair spaces
  • De Harmonie Central Hall – 4 wheelchair spaces
  • De Harmonie Upper Hall – 4 wheelchair spaces


Upon entering the Fries Museum, there is a lift immediately on the right, taking you to the first floor for the Pink and Green Halls. The Blue Hall is located on the ground floor and is accessible at ground level.

  • Slieker Blue Hall – 6 wheelchair spaces
  • Slieker Roze Zaal – 2 wheelchair spaces
  • Slieker Green Hall – 2 wheelchair spaces


The cinema hall where Noordelijk Film Festival films are screened is on the ground floor and accessible at ground level.

  • Pathé – 2 wheelchair spaces


The halls where programme of the Noordelijk Film Festival takes place are on the ground floor and at ground level.

  • Neushoorn Arena – 4 wheelchair spaces
  • Rhinoceros Great Hall – 4 wheelchair spaces


Unfortunately, this venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Secret Cinema

This (still undisclosed) venue is wheelchair accessible.


Unfortunately, there are no low-trigger rooms at the festival. However, certain locations are quieter than others. Slieker and Pathé in particular are suitable for a less triggering experience.