ACCESSIBILITY AT OUR THEATRES
STC caters for a wide range of access and special seating requirements through our Box Office and during your visit, including audio described performances, hearing enhancement and headsets, captioned performances, Auslan interpreted performances, wheelchair access and guide dogs are welcome.
If you have access or special seating requirements, please post or email your booking form to us. We will specially select tickets to suit your needs, as these seats are unable to be booked online.
Please specify your requirements at the time of booking to make use of our services.
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.
Audio described performances schedule
Suddenly Last Summer | Fri 6 Mar 8pm; Sat 7 Mar 2pm | Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Jumpy | Sat 18 Apr 2pm | Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
The Present | Fri 11 Sep 7.30pm; Sat 12 Sep 1.30pm | Sydney Theatre
Arms and the Man | Sat 17 Oct 2pm | Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Orlando | Sat 5 Dec 2pm | Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
King Lear | Fri 18 Dec 7.30pm; Sat 19 Dec 1.30pm | Sydney Theatre
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, Sydney Opera House. If you wish to be seated in this area for these productions, please indicate this when booking.
Captioned performances schedule
Suddenly Last Summer | Wed 4 Mar 1pm; Fri 13 Mar 8pm | Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Jumpy | Wed 15 Apr 1pm; Fri 24 Apr 8pm | Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Endgame | 22 Apr 1pm; 8 May 7.30pm | Sydney Theatre
The Present | Wed 26 Aug 1pm; Fri 4 Sep 7.30pm | Sydney Theatre
Arms and the Man | Fri 16 Oct 8pm | Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Orlando | Fri 27 Nov 8pm; Wed 2 Dec 1pm | Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
King Lear | Wed 16 Dec 1pm; Fri 8 Jan 2016 7.30pm | Sydney Theatre
AUSLAN INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES
In 2015 we will offer Auslan interpreted performances of Suddenly Last Summer, Jumpy, The Present, Orlando and King Lear. Please note, if you require Auslan interpreted performances and are attending all five on offer, you are entitled to Season Ticket discounts. Complete your booking form with the five plays and dates as marked on the calendar.
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.
Auslan interpreted performances schedule
Suddenly Last Summer | Thur 19 Mar 8pm | Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Jumpy | Thur 7 May 8pm | Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
The Present | Thur 17 Sep 7.30pm | Sydney Theatre
Orlando | Thur 10 Dec 8pm | Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
King Lear | Thur 7 Jan 2016 7.30pm | Sydney Theatre
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 ENHANCEMENTS & HEAD SETS
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 and Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House) caters for those with newer hearing aids or hearing aids with T switches. The narrow cast FM system (available at the Sydney Theatre) caters for those with or without hearing aids through the use of an FM receiving headset (available from the theatre’s Front of House staff). As some seats may be 'out of range' we ask that you let us know your needs at the time of your 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 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!
If you have any questions about the services provided, please do not hesitate to contact us so we can ensure your comfort and enjoyment.
STC Box Office (02) 9250 1777