It’s important to us that everyone coming to ARA Darling Quarter Theatre has the same experience, regardless of their physical abilities, so we’re pleased to offer the following range of services and facilities to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.
There are several wheelchair and companion seating positions available in our theatre. To book a space, please contact our Box Office on 02 8624 9340. The ARA Darling Quarter Theatre foyer is accessed by ramps from the Darling Quarter district. Inside the foyer, there is an accessible toilet (and ambulant toilets in the male and female bathrooms) and ramp access to the auditorium.
Accessible parking spaces are available in Wilson Parking Darling Quarter car park (Level B2), with lift access to Darling Quarter.
Relaxed Performances are open to everyone but conditions are modified to accommodate sensory and learning challenges. The atmosphere is non-judgemental and we embrace noisy enthusiasm. We leave the house lights on (dimmed), the auditorium doors stay open, and a chill out area is available in the foyer throughout the show.
Relaxed Performance are currently only for Monkey Baa shows. For dates and times, please visit our website for Monkey Baa shows.
Social stories are a visual step-by-step reference with photos and explanations to help individuals know what to expect in unfamiliar situations. They can be helpful for people on the autism spectrum, with Sensory or other special needs and very young children anticipating their first theatrical experience.
ARA Darling Quarter Theatre is a Companion Card affiliate. The Companion Card enables people with disability who require attendant care support to attend a production without incurring the cost of a second ticket. Cardholders must present their card when booking or collecting the complimentary ticket at the Box Office.
Guide dogs or any animals trained to assist people with disabilities are welcome inside our theatre. Please contact our Box Office in advance to discuss arrangements.
Assisted listening devices are available in the theatre. Please contact our Box Office in advance or see a member of our Front of House team on arrival.
Contact us through the National Relay Service and provide them with our phone number: 02 8624 9340. Our Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 5pm.
If you want to prepare for attending a performance, we’d love to arrange a tactile tour of the set and costumes before the production starts. Please contact our Box Office in advance to discuss arrangements.