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
Sydney Opera House, Opera Australia and Giant Steps school teamed up in late 2014 to pilot the first autism-friendly musical at Sydney Opera House. View a short video on this successful initiative here.
Captioning of our Talks and Ideas Series
Sydney Opera House recently begun the process of close captioning all our Talks and Ideas series featured online. This includes talks and interviews from Ideas at the House, Festival of Dangerous Ideas and All About Women festival. You can find these talks on the Ideas at the House YouTube channel and watch the videos with captions by clicking the 'CC' icon on the bottom right-hand side of each video.
The Sydney Opera House offers sign language interpretation and captioning for our live talks upon request. Requests for sign language interpreters and captioning must be received at least two weeks prior to the event by the Accessibility Program at email@example.com. These requests are subject to the availability of an interpreter and of a captioner.
New surtitle screens
New surtitle screens have been installed in the Joan Sutherland Theatre for viewing from the wheelchair accessible seating area.
ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS
A comprehensive 2015 Access Program will be announced and available online at the end of February 2015. Look back on our 2014 launch here.
To find out about our Sydney Opera House Presents series of accessible performances across all genres and age groups as they are announced throughout the year, sign up to receive access email bulletins. Email your contact details to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more detailed information and links to Opera, Theatre and Families and Schools accessible performances.
View our latest Access Services Brochure here or listen to the Access Services. It includes venue step count information to assist in choosing those seats with the least amount of stairs to negotiate.
Watch Sydney Opera House’s Accessibility Ambassador Louise Sauvage take a tour of the House's 2009 large scale access improvements.
To learn more about Sydney Opera House's ongoing efforts to address accessibility issues watch here.
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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.