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No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability in association with Adelaide Festival Centre presents


Space Theatre
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Transport subsidies are available for regional and equity schools.

If travel costs prohibit attendance at an Adelaide Festival Centre presented performance or workshop, subsidies are available to eligible schools. Learn more or apply.

Inclusive performances are part of this production.

Auslan Interpreted performances: 11am and 8pm Fri 30 August 2024

Audio Described performances: 2:30pm and 8pm Sat 31 August 2024

Touch Tour: 1 hour prior to Audio Described performances, 1:30pm and 7pm, Sat 31 Aug

HIGH explores the extraordinary journey of Rachel High – the first person with Down Syndrome in Australia to graduate from university.

HIGH invites you behind the scenes, to travel Rachel’s long road to university, starting in country SA, moving to the city, and fighting for opportunities that others take for granted. HIGH is also an homage to those who have fought alongside, supporting her to pursue her dreams of becoming an actor, an academic, and of bringing those two worlds together.

This is a timely show that highlights the barriers associated with disability, and the synergy of supports and the myriad micro-triumphs in this quest for the right to pursue education. This is no overnight sensation. This is a story of the long hard slog, the persistence required to overcome almost insurmountable obstacles. Each milestone achievement building on the one before. Rachel calls these her ‘stepping stones’ along the way, and she hopes that her story will inspire others like her.

For schools

HIGH explores a number of themes including: 

  • Social isolation and exclusion – from spaces and places, from opportunities, from community 
  • Disability, and the barriers associated with disability 
  • Appropriate disability supports 
  • Challenging other people’s low expectations 
  • Challenges of tertiary education 
  • Life-long learning 
  • And more! 

The school matinee of HIGH is Auslan interpreted and will be followed by a 15 minute post-show Q&A with the company.   

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Recommended for ages 12 and up
Year Levels
SACE Subjects
Australian Curriculum — Learning Areas

Presented by

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The theatre amplifying disabled voices.

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Starring Rachel High

Written by Sharon Mascall-Dare with Rachel High

Directed by Lisa K Lanzi with Rachel High

Set & Lighting Design by Nic Mollison

Performance Location: Space Theatre

Space Theatre

You can enter the Space Theatre by foot from North Ter­race, Ade­laide Rail­way Sta­tion, Ade­laide Oval, or King William Road. 

From North Ter­race, walk down the laneway along­side SkyC­i­ty Casi­no. From King William Road, you can walk over Fes­ti­val Plaza (there’s a lift and esca­la­tor down to the Dunstan Play­house lev­el) or along the Walk of Fame from Elder Park.


There is an acces­si­ble drop off area locat­ed off Fes­ti­val Dri­ve under the River­bank Footbridge.

A des­ig­nat­ed dis­abil­i­ty drop off is also avail­able 45 min­utes before per­for­mances. To access this drop off area, turn onto Fes­ti­val Dri­ve from King William Road, pass the Fes­ti­val Plaza car park entrance and stay left, dri­ving through the EOS Hotel vis­i­tor drop off loop to arrive at the Dun­stan Play­house & Space Theatre access drop off. 

Taxi services

The best place to be dropped off by taxi is on King William Road at the Fes­ti­val The­atre or on North Terrace. There is also a drop off area locat­ed off low­er Fes­ti­val Dri­ve under­neath the River­bank Footbridge. 

Car parking

The nearest car park is located behind Adelaide Convention Centre on Festival Drive - next to the Riverbank Footbridge. The eastern lift will take you to the promenade level where it's a short walk to the theatre entrance. Visit the Adelaide Convention Centre website for more information. 

Public transport

Accessible by many forms of public transport. Including trains, buses, the tram (stop at Railway Station) and a free bus service that operates on a loop throughout the city and North Adelaide with stops on the corner of King William Road and North Terrace.

We want to make your vis­it as enjoy­able as pos­si­ble and offer many ways to assist if sup­port is required.

Accessible seating

Patrons using a wheel­chair and those unable to man­age stairs can be seat­ed in the bal­cony or on floor lev­el depend­ing on the venue configuration. 


Stair-free seat­ing is avail­able at the upper bal­cony lev­el only. 


Accessible toilets are available at all Adelaide Festival Centre venues.

Assistance animals

Every theatre and event/function area of Adelaide Festival Centre is assistance animal friendly. 

Audio assistance

Space Theatre has hearing loop facilities, limited to particular seats in the venues.

Audience members who require hearing assistance are now able to enjoy the show via the Beyerdynamic Hearing System. Please advise the oper­a­tor at the time of booking. 

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