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Accessible performances

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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 your tickets.

Seating
There are seats toward the front of each auditorium as required for visually-impaired patrons.

Audio-described performances
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.

2014 Season audio-described performances include: The Long Way Home, Noises Off, Pinocchio, Macbeth, Children of the Sun, Switzerland and Cyrano de Bergerac.

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
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 staff.

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.

Captioned performances
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.

2014 Season captioned performances include: The Long Way Home, Noises Off, Pinocchio, Macbeth, Children of the Sun, Switzerland and Cyrano de Bergerac.

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.

2014 Season Auslan interpreted performances include: Macbeth, Children of the Sun and Switzerland.

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.

Wheelchair facilities 

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 House Shop.

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 boxoffice@sydneytheatre.com.au