At the Krakow Festival Office (KBF), we make every effort to ensure that the content provided and the architectural spaces are accessible to people with special needs. Welcome to the website of the Misteria Paschalia Festival. You can find here information on this year’s edition with facilities for people with special needs.

Misteria Paschalia is one of the most important early music festivals in Europe. It is organised during Holy Week and Easter. In the coming year, we will enjoy the special 20th edition of Misteria Paschalia.

Krakow Festival Office is implementing the grant project “Accessibility of KBF events”, funded within the EU project “Culture without barriers”. The aim of the grant project is to implement a model for increasing the accessibility of KBF’s cultural offer and reach out to groups at risk of exclusion. Grant value: PLN 80,000


The festival will also include interdisciplinary music and sensory workshops for excluded groups, organised, at the Potocki Palace, to which we would like to invite you. Workshops are closed and dedicated to organised groups.

March 16 and 23 at 10:00

Potocki Palace

“Harmony in chaos, or the rondeau by a Baroque milliner”

animated by: Beata Kwiecińska, Maciej Dąbrowski

Great composers of the Baroque period loved to put all sorts of ridiculous things on their heads. We can see on the engravings several serious men, with foaming waters of waterfalls, billowing streams of clouds or clouds of thick smoke, which are the result of intense thinking. It is possible that they even used to put plates full of seafood, friendly cats or bouquets of vegetables on their heads when they were relaxing, or when no one was painting their portraits. If they had lived in Kraków, they would have probably put on beautiful flowery wreaths (or huge bagels). Join us for a workshop and design a wonderful Baroque music-inspired headwear, not necessarily only for the composers.

March 29 and 30 at 10:00

Potocki Palace

“Music of the drums”

animated by: Krystian Truchalski

Meeting with sound and rhythm entitled “Music of the drums” and animated by Krystian Truchalski, who works professionally with people with special educational needs. During the workshop, in addition to verbal communication, he uses alternative communication and musical instruments, such as djembe, therapeutic bowls, bells, as a thread of contact. The words he uses during the storytelling turn out to be a way, building an image that becomes a bridge between him and the other person. He loves the silence from which all that he does now was born. Meetings at the Potocki Palace will be filled with music created live by the participants. We will be accompanied by singing and instruments. We embark on an unforgettable journey with rhythm, in which each participant transmits his or her positive energy and is both performer and creator of the musical pieces.

March 28 and 30 at 9:00

Walks around Krakow with thematic reference to the festival. Students from the school and educational facility at Tyniecka Street.

Below you will find the list of festival locations with information on architectural barriers and/or facilities.


Kraków Philharmonic does not have a car park dedicated to the auditors, but there are two disabled parking spaces on the side of Zwierzyniecka Street.

The building is partially accessible to wheelchair users. At the main entrance to the building, from Straszewskiego Street, there is a low threshold. The doors do not open automatically but the audience service and the accessibility coordinator are there to help.

The ticket office is located on the ground floor, by the entrance from the Straszewskiego Street. The cloakroom on level -1 and the balcony are accessible by lift. The entrance to the main part of the concert hall is without thresholds. The audience service opens both halves of the doors so that everyone can enter freely. The auditorium balcony is partially adapted to wheelchair users.

Toilets adapted to people with motor disabilities are located on the ground floor.

Both the ticket office and the concert hall are equipped with induction loops. It is possible to enter the building with a guide dog.

The building’s ticket office is equipped with an induction loop.

A sign language interpretation will be available on-line.


At the entrance from the Augustiańska Street, there are six steps, a steep ramp, as well as three steps inside. On the side of Skałeczna Street, there are four fairly steep steps down. There are steps at both entrances to the church, but at each there is a ramp where a wheelchair can be manoeuvred. Doorway is quite wide. Inside the temple, it is possible to manoeuvre the wheelchair without any major obstacles.

“WIELICZKA” SALT MINE, ul. Daniłowicza 10, Wieliczka

The festival concert takes place in St Kinga’s Chapel.  The car park at Dembowskiego Street has two designated spaces for the disabled, accessible free of charge. In the car park in close proximity to the Daniłowicz shaft, two parking spaces for disabled people have been set aside and marked to be used free of charge. The main entrance to the Daniłowicz shaft superstructure is equipped with wheelchair ramps. Access to the entrance of the Tourist Trail by wheelchair is also possible from the back of the building. The entrance to the building is suitably marked and lit.

For more information on building availability, see:

HALL OF THE BLESSED JACOB, ul. Franciszkańska 4, Kraków

Building accessible with wheelchair assistance. Approximately 10 stone steps at the entrance to the Hall. Possibility of using an evacuation chair.

Polish Sign Language interpretation available on-line: access from the KBF website (for the duration of the festival)


Car park – Plac Wszystkich Świętych 5 (entrance only from ul. Poselska) next to the Franciscan monastery.

Car park open: Monday–Saturday 7:00–22:00, Sunday 9:00–22:00

Public transport: Plac Wszystkich Świętych stop or Filharmonia stop

Disabled parking space on the side of Bracka Street (vertical signs)

Entrance: low threshold, wide door

A stone staircase leads to the main hall. The door is located to the left of the top step. The hall is a square room of approximately 64 m2. To the left of the entrance, there is a glass door leading to the cloisters, from which you can access the exhibition and office area.

There is no lift in the building. Steep staircase. Toilets are not accessible to wheelchair users.

A text and audio description of the building is available for people with sight disabilities. The description and recording can be found at: under Accessibility (disability icon).

Blind people can move around inside the building with a guide dog.

The building has a station induction loop in the reception area on the first floor. There is a possibility to use an on-line sign language interpreter from the KBF website thanks to the MIGAM.PL application. For selected events, we use the services of a Polish Sign Language interpreter. Selected employees have undergone a course in the basics of Polish Sign Language at the Polish Association of the Deaf – Małopolska Branch.

NATIONAL MUSEUM IN KRAKÓW, branch at the Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace, ul. Kanonicza 17

Building accessible to wheelchair users

Building accessible with wheelchair assistance

Toilets accessible to wheelchair users

Polish Sign Language interpretation available on-line: access from the KBF website (for the duration of the festival)

MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków, ul. Lipowa 4

Building accessible to wheelchair users

Building accessible with wheelchair assistance

Toilets accessible to wheelchair users

Polish Sign Language interpretation available on-line: access from the KBF website (for the duration of the festival)


SMS/mail/MS Teams (in the latter case please contact us in advance)

Barbara Zając
Accessibility Coordinator
M/SMS: +48 604 483 402