Access

We cater for a range of accessibility needs.

It’s important to us that everyone coming to Belvoir St Theatre has the same experience, regardless of their physical abilities, so we’re pleased to offer the following range of services and facilities to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

Wheelchairs

Belvoir St Theatre can accommodate patrons in wheelchairs and also their guests. Please book ahead and let Box Office know of any special needs so we can ensure that you are looked after. There is lift access to all levels. We also have a disabled toilet in our foyer area. There is one disabled parking spot directly outside the theatre. (Unfortunately we are unable to book this disabled parking spot with council.) There is also some unlimited parking available directly opposite the theatre after 6pm and in some surrounding streets.

Special note: There is a lift at the Chalmers St/Devonshire St exit of Central Station, from the concourse to the street.

Audio description for vision impairment

Belvoir offers Vision Australia’s live audio description service. The performers’ actions, expressions and gestures are narrated by professional describers via a small earpiece which is provided to guests pre-show. The service is designed to provide real-time imagery during gaps in the dialogue on stage.

Our upcoming audio-described performances:

The Drover’s Wife – 2pm,  Saturday 15 October 2016
Mark Colvin’s Kidney – 2pm, Saturday 1 April 2017
Hir – 2pm, Saturday 9 September 2017
Ghosts – 2pm, Saturday 21 October 2017

Hearing assistance

There is a hearing loop in the Upstairs theatre, which can be accessed via the t-switch on hearing aides. Please note we are only able to provide a limited number of people with this service so please book early and let our Box Office know of your requirements as it is currently limited to a specific area of the theatre. In the Upstairs Theatre the hearing loop works only in the middle bank of seating, rows E–J.

Mobile device captioning

For hearing impaired patrons we provide mobile device captioned performances. These captions will detail actors’ dialogue, adlibs, asides, song lyrics, musical descriptions and other sound effects. To receive captions, simply download the Go Theatrical! app on your iPhone or Android. Some mobile devices will also be available for hire from our Box Office but are limited in number and must be booked in advance.

Our upcoming captioned performances:

The Drover’s Wife – 2pm, Saturday 8 October 2016
Faith Healer – 2pm, Saturday 5 November 2016
Mark Colvin’s Kidney – 2pm, Saturday 25 March 2017
Mr Burns – 2pm, Saturday 24 June 2017
Hir – 2pm, Saturday 2 September 2017
Ghosts – 2pm, Saturday 14 October 2017

Companion Card

Belvoir is a Companion Card affiliate. The Companion Card enables people with a disability who require attendant care support from a companion to attend Belvoir productions without incurring the cost of a second ticket for their companion. Cardholders must present their card when booking or purchasing a ticket.