Queensland Theatre is committed to making our performances accessible to all theatre-lovers. All our performance venues are accessible to wheelchair users and people with individual needs. Please discuss your need with our staff so we can ensure you have an enjoyable visit. We offer Audio Description and Auslan services to selected performances. 8, 6, 5 and 3 play season subscriptions are available for our 2020 Season.
Guide Dogs and Assistance Animals
Queensland Theatre welcomes patrons accompanied by guide, hearing or assistance dogs and our staff are trained to meet the needs of support dogs and their handlers.
Please notify the Box Office staff at the time of your booking if you are visiting Queensland Theatre accompanied by your support dog.
A Companion Card is issued to people with a disability who have a lifelong need for attendant care support in order to participate in community activities and attend venues.
Queensland Theatre provides Companion Card holders with a second ticket for their chosen companion at no cost.
Access to the Companion Card program is only available to Companion Card holders when booking tickets in person at the Box Office, or calling (07) 3010 7600. The cardholder must provide their Companion Card details when making bookings and present the valid ID card to receive their (free) ticket/s from the Box Office at the venue one hour prior to the event.
For more information on the Companion Card program, visit the Department of Communities website.
Auslan (Australian Sign Language) Interpretation
Auslan is the Australian Sign Language used by people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. During an Auslan Interpreted performance, one or two interpreters are positioned side-stage, relaying the dialogue spoken by the actors, into sign language, in real time. Seating is allocated, so patrons who have advised us that they will be using the Auslan service, will be allocated to the best seats in which to view the interpreter. This position may change depending on each production.
For more information about Auslan Interpretation contact Auslan Stage Left
Audio Description Service
Courtesy of Vision Australia and QPAC, Queensland Theatre is proud to offer Audio Description services for six of our productions in the 2019 Season.
Bookings for the Audio Described performances are through qtix Group Sales – ph: (07) 3840 7466 or firstname.lastname@example.org
When booking your tickets, tell the operator you would like to use the audio description service that day. Audio Description is a free service. Headsets and instructions are available from the Cloakroom.
What is Audio Description?
This service allows blind and vision impaired people to enjoy our shows by having trained describers capture in live narration – without interrupting the dialogue on stage - the action, costumes, sets, transitions, gestures, facial expressions and lighting or special effects in a performance. This is transmitted via a discreet headset/earpiece worn by the client in the auditorium. Imagine your own personal "director’s commentary” but only when there is a pause in the dialogue.
For more information about Audio Description contact Vision Australia.