Sydney Theatre Company is committed to providing equal access
for all to ensure that everyone can fully participate and enjoy our
productions. Please indicate any access requirements when you book
There are seats toward the front of each auditorium as required for
For those with visual impairments we have programmed seven
audio-described performances for the following productions in
2013: The Secret River, One Man, Two Guvnor's, The Maids,
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Romeo and Juliet, Vere
(Faith) and Waiting for Godot.
Audio description is a live commentary, by trained describers,
interspersed with the actors' dialogue. Touch-tours before the
production help to capture the atmosphere, costumes, characters and
action before and during the course of a performance. Description
is relayed via a discreet headset linked to the infrared audio
system. When booking for an audio-described performance, please let
us know the number of headsets you require. Headsets should be
collected before the performance from the Box Office.
Guide dogs can be taken into the auditorium. Please mention this
upon booking and you'll be offered an aisle seat, and told about
any special effects that might affect your dog's comfort.
Alternatively, guide dogs can be left in the care of Front of House
Hearing enhancement and headsets
Hearing enhancement systems are available in all theatres.
The Infrared System (available at the Drama Theatre) caters for
those without hearing aids by using a headset available from the
theatre's Front of House staff. The Induction Loop system
(available in Wharf 1 Theatre, Sydney Theatre and Drama Theatre)
caters for those with newer hearing aids or hearing aids with T
switches. As some seats may be 'out of range' we ask that you let
us know your needs on your Booking Form.
In 2013, we will be offering ten captioned performances in
total, for the following productions: The Secret River, One
Man, Two Guvnor's, The Maids, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are
Dead, Romeo and Juliet, Vere (Faith) and Waiting
for Godot.Captioning allows those with hearing limitations to
follow the on-stage dialogue in real time. Sydney Theatre Company
uses plasma screens for this purpose. The screen is visible from
selected seats in Sydney Theatre and the Drama Theatre. If you wish
to be seated in this area for these productions, please indicate
this when booking.
AUSLAN interpreted performances
In 2013, we have scheduled four AUSLAN interpreted
performances for the following productions: One Man, Two
Guv'nors, The Maids, Romeo and Juliet and Waiting for
Godot. A block of seats is reserved for deaf and hearing
impaired patrons to ensure a good view of the interpreter and the
stage. If you wish to be seated in this area for these productions,
please let us know when booking.
At the Wharf Theatres
Wheelchair seats are available in the Wharf 1 and Wharf 2
Theatres. We have a lift at The Wharf which gives patrons direct
level access from Hickson Road to both theatres at The Wharf.
At Sydney Theatre
Wheelchair seats are available in Sydney Theatre. There is
level access into the venue from Hickson Road.
At the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Wheelchair seats are available in the Drama Theatre. The
Sydney Opera House has a lift from the Lower Concourse to the Drama
Theatre level, located in the corridor opposite the Sydney Opera
There are 11 accessible parking spaces on level 1 of the Sydney
Opera House Car Park for holders of RTA disabled person parking
permits. Car spaces on level 6 also have direct lift access and
undercover access to the Sydney Opera House. For
bookings please call (02) 9247 7599. If you require
mobility assistance of any kind, please indicate when booking or
advise the Box Office at least 24 hours in advance of attending and
we will arrange appropriate assistance.
We're here to help!
Please contact the STC Box Office to discuss your
particular needs so we can ensure your comfort and enjoyment.
Telephone (02) 9250 1777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org