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 an accessible toilet in our foyer area. Please refer to the map of our foyer for further detail.

There is one accessible parking spot directly outside the theatre. (Unfortunately we are unable to book this accessible 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:

Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam – 2pm, Saturday 15 February 2020
Escaped Alone – 2pm, Saturday 30 May 2020
Miss Peony – 2pm, Saturday 8 August 2020
My Brilliant Career – 2pm, Saturday 19 September 2020

Hearing assistance

We have recently installed a new Hearing Assistance Service (HAS) which will replace our previous Hearing Loop System. The new service operates as a wide area FM system, which allows you to sit anywhere you like in the theatre.  HAS caters for those with or without hearing aids through the use of an FM receiving headset. You will need to reserve your headset when booking tickets and this can be done either online or via contacting our Box Office team.  Headsets will be available for collection from the Box Office on the night.

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.

iPods are available for hire from our Box Office but are limited in number and must be booked in advance. Click here to book.

Our upcoming captioned performances:

Escaped Alone – 2pm, Saturday 6 June 2020
Cursed! – 2pm, Saturday 7 November 2020

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.