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 abilities 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 and we will endeavour to source the answers for you.

Performances

We cater for a wide range of access and special 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.

Julius Caesar: Sydney Opera House
Every performance – Audio Loop and Braille cast sheets
Saturday 17 November, 2pm – Captioning, Audio Description and Tactile Tour. Please contact us on 1300 305 730 to book into the Tactile Tour.

The Miser : Sydney Opera House
Every performance
– Audio Loop 
Saturday 23 March 2019, 2pm –
 Captioning, Audio Description and Tactile Tour. Please contact us on 1300 305 730 to book into the Tactile Tour.

The Miser : Canberra Theatre Centre
Every performance
– Audio Loop
Saturday 20 April 2019, 2pm –
Captioning, Audio Description and Tactile Tour.

The Miser : Arts Centre Melbourne
Every performance
– Audio Loop
Saturday 4 May 2019, 2pm –
Captioning, Audio Description and Tactile Tour.

Much Ado About Nothing : Arts Centre Melbourne
Every performance – Audio Loop and Braille cast sheets
Saturday 20 July 2019, 2pm – Auslan, Captioning, Audio Description and Tactile Tour. Please contact us on 1300 305 730 to book into the Tactile Tour.

Much Ado About Nothing : State Theatre Centre of WA
Thursday 8 August 2019, 7.30pm – Auslan and Captioning
Saturday 10 August 2019, 2.15pm – Audio Described

Much Ado About Nothing : Canberra Theatre Centre
Saturday 19 October 2019, 2pm –
Auslan, Captioning, Audio Description and Tactile Tour. 

Much Ado About Nothing : Sydney Opera House
Saturday 17 November 2019, 2pm – 
Captioning, Audio Description and Tactile Tour. Please contact us on 1300 305 730 to book into the Tactile Tour.

Companion Cards

We are a Companion Card affiliate.

The Companion Card enables people with a 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 130 0 305 730

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 email marketing@bellshakespeare.com.au

Accessibility