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Sydney Opera House Accessibility Plan

Access Strategic Plan 2013-2015

 

Sydney Opera House is committed to providing equal access for all to ensure that everyone can fully participate and enjoy the arts.

Sydney Opera House’s Access Strategic Plan 2013-2015 outlines our past progress and future strategy towards improving access for people with disabilities.

Read our Access Strategic Plan 2013 - 2015 Brochure or listen to our Access Strategic Plan 2013 -2015 .

LATEST ACCESS NEWS: 

View our latest Access Services and Programs Brochure here or listen to the Access Services and Programs Brochure here, it includes venue step count information to assist in choosing those seats with the least amount of stairs to negotiate.  

Closed captions are now available for an increasing number of online Talks and Ideas series. We begun the processes of captioning all our Talks and Ideas series featured on our online video portal and these includes talks and interviews from both Ideas at the House and the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

We plan to have all talks created since 2013 captioned by July 2014 – that is approaching 100 hours worth of captioned ideas. View the talks and you can watch the videos with captions by clicking the ‘CC’ icon on the bottom right-hand side of each video. 


2014 ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS:

View our Accessible Performance 2014 Schedule (PDF)

Listen to our Accessible Performance 2014 Schedule (MP3)

View our Accessible Performance 2014 Schedule Large Print (WORD)

View our Accessible Performance brochure for Schools and Families (PDF)

Find out more detailed information and links to Opera, Theatre and Families and Schools accessible performances.

New surtitle screens have been installed in the Joan Sutherland Theatre for viewing from the wheelchair accessible seating area.

 
Access Services  

Watch Sydney Opera House’s Accessibility Ambassador Louise Sauvage as she takes a short tour of the House’s access services and facilities including recent large scale accessibility improvements.

Reference the mobility map to know where you are going before visiting the site 

Services for people who are blind or with low visionVision

Audio description
Assistance animals
  

                                                           

Services for people with limited hearingHearing

AUSLAN
Captioning
Surtitles
FM radio system
National Relay Service

Services for people with limited mobilityMobility

Access Tours
Box Office
Ticketing Policy
Accessible Seating
Theatre Access
Courtesy Wheelchairs
Accessible Toilets

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Assisted Performances
Getting to the House
Transport and Parking
Drop-off Points
Getting around the House
Unassisted Access
Companion Card
Occupational Health and Safety Policy

 

Information in Alternate Formats 
To request information in alternate formats contact:
Email:infodesk@sydneyoperahouse.com 

Feedback
Every effort has been made to ensure that information is up to date. If you have any comments or suggestions please give feedback.
Tel: +61 2 9250 7111
Email:infodesk@sydneyoperahouse.com

National Relay Service
Customers who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment can call through the National Relay Service at no cost:
- TTY users, phone 133 677 then ask for  9250 7111;
- Speak & Listen users (speech-to-speech relay), phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 9250 7111; and
- Internet relay users, connect to the NRS – see www.relayservice.com.au for details – and then ask for 9250 7111. 

Companion Card


Includes Sydney Opera House Presents, The Essential Tour (including Access Tour) and performances by The Australian Ballet, Opera Australia, Sydney Symphony, Sydney Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare and Australian Chamber Orchestra.
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Access Tours


Call, email or book in person for an Access Tour. Designed for patrons with limited mobility, it is The Essential Tour without steps
More InfoThe Essential Tour 2
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