THEATRE FOR ALL
Malthouse Theatre is committed to ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to enjoy the performances and programs we offer.
Wheelchair bookings can be made for all performances at The Coopers Malthouse. Patrons can either transfer from their wheelchair to a seat, or the patron may stay in their chair. We can also reserve a space next to this position for companions or friends attending.
To arrange a wheelchair booking, complete the form here.
The Companion Card has been developed by the Victorian Network on Recreation and Disability (VICNORD). It admits carers to shows as complimentary guests. Holders of this card are welcome at all Malthouse Theatre mainstage season performances.
Malthouse Theatre offers a Hearing Assistance System which allows patrons who use hearing aid to tune into the frequency of that venue. For patrons without a hearing aid, we can offer a similar system and provide the patron with headphones. These systems are available for all mainstage performances at The Coopers Malthouse.
AUSLAN INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES
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Malthouse Theatre offers Auslan interpretation and Audio Description for a select number of performances.
AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES
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Specially designed for people who are blind or have low vision, these performances feature descriptions of visual elements in the production made available in a variety of formats including pre-show notes and live description of the action. In addition, a tactile tour of the stage or a pre-show foyer briefing with key props and costumes will be available one hour prior to each described performance.
Listen to the Director of Description Victoria, Will McRostie discuss The Coopers Malthouse venue here.
Relaxed Performances are for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment—this can include but is not limited to people with autism, sensory sensitivities, learning disabilities, dementia as well as those living with anxiety or who have experienced trauma. Our Relaxed Performances focus on adapting the theatre environment and preparing the audience by developing pre-show resources. Lighting and sound may be adjusted, and the doors will remain open to allow patrons to take a break in a designated quiet area.
View Malthouse Theatre's Relaxed Guide here.
For more information about access services, or assistance with booking, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 9685 5111