Accessibility

Accessibility

It’s important to us that Shakespeare’s work is accessible to all Australians, 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;

Venues

We perform in 28 venues every year, and we do our utmost to ensure that patrons of all access requirements are cared for. Here are the links to our four major venues for you to review their facilities.

Arts Centre Melbourne
Canberra Theatre Centre
State Theatre Centre of WA

Sydney Opera House

If you would know more about one of the other venues we perform in, please call our box office on 1300 305 730 or email us at boxoffice@bellshakespeare.com.au and we will endeavour to source the answers for you.

Performances

We cater for a wide range of access and seating requirements during our production seasons. This includes audio described performances, hearing enhancement and headsets, captioned performances, Auslan interpreted performances and wheelchair access. Guide dogs are welcome.

Hamlet: Sydney Opera House
Every performance
– Audio Loop 
Saturday 21 March 2020, 2pm –
 Captioning, Audio Description and Tactile Tour.
Please contact us on 1300 305 730 or email us at boxoffice@bellshakespeare.com.au to book into the Tactile Tour.

Hamlet: Canberra Theatre Centre
Every performance
– Audio Loop
Saturday 18 April 2020, 2pm –
 Captioning, Audio Description, and Tactile Tour.
Please contact us on 1300 305 730 or email us at boxoffice@bellshakespeare.com.au to book into the Tactile Tour.

Hamlet: Arts Centre Melbourne
Every performance
– Audio Loop
Saturday 2 May 2020, 2pm –
Captioning, Audio Description and Tactile Tour.
Please contact us on 1300 305 730 or email us at boxoffice@bellshakespeare.com.au to book into the Tactile Tour.

The Comedy of Errors: Arts Centre Melbourne
Every performance – Audio Loop
Wednesday 24 July 2019, 6.30pm – Audio Description
Saturday 27 July 2019, 2pm – Captioning.
Please contact us on 1300 305 730 or email us at boxoffice@bellshakespeare.com.au to book into the Tactile Tour.

The Comedy of Errors: State Theatre Centre of WA
Thursday 6 August 2020, 7.30pm – Auslan and Captioning
Saturday 8 August 2019, 2.15pm – Audio Described
Please contact State Theatre Centre of WA to book.

The Comedy of Errors: Canberra Theatre Centre
Every performance
– Audio Loop
Saturday 10 October 2020, 2pm –
Captioning, Audio Description and Tactile Tour.
Please contact us on 1300 305 730 or email us at boxoffice@bellshakespeare.com.au to book into the Tactile Tour.

The Comedy of Errors: Sydney Opera House
Every performance –
Audio Loop
Saturday 31 October 2020, 2pm
– Captioning and Audio Description.
Please contact us on 1300 305 730 or email us at boxoffice@bellshakespeare.com.au to book into the Tactile Tour.

Companion Cards

We are a Companion Card affiliate.

The Companion Card enables people with disability who require attendant care support from a companion to attend our productions without incurring the cost of a second ticket for their companion. Cardholders must let us know at the time of booking that they have a Companion Card and present their card when collecting tickets.

National Relay Service

Call us via the National Relay Service  –  ask for Bell Shakespeare or 1300 305 730.

Additional Assistance

We are ready to help you with any questions you have. Call us and specify your requirements, and we will work to assist you. 1300 305 730 or or email boxoffice@bellshakespeare.com.au

Accessibility