Accessibility

Accessibility

At the Thomas Dixon Centre, we believe that everyone should have access to the arts. That’s why we’re committed to providing an inclusive and accessible experience for all visitors.

We want every visitor to feel welcome and comfortable, and to have the opportunity to fully engage with our exhibits, events and programs.

Come and enjoy the magic of the arts in an environment that is designed to be inclusive, welcoming and accessible to all.

Accessibility

Accessibility at Thomas Dixon Centre


Wheelchair accessible theatre seating

If you would like to book an accessible seat in the Talbot Theatre for a performance or event, please call reception.


Toilets

Toilet facilities, including baby-changing amenities and MLAK wheelchair-accessible facilities, are available on ground level.

If you need help finding these facilities please ask our Visitor Services team at the Welcome Desk.


Building access

Thomas Dixon Centre is completely accessible by wheelchair, including an adult change room and shower rooms located on ground level, across from the Community studio.

Please contact our Welcome Desk to advise about wheelchair access needed at the Talbot theatre.

If you need any assistance please approach any of our friendly staff.


Accessible parking

The Thomas Dixon Centre has two accessible parking bays located in the carpark at Basement 1 level. Entry to the car park is via Raven Street, after which access to the foyer is via a lift located very close to the bays.

Parking must be booked via the Parkable App, either prior to or on arrival. For information on how to book parking click here.

There is also a designated drop off zone at the front of the main entrance on Drake Street for visitors requiring ground level access.


Assistance dogs

Guide dogs and registered assistance dogs are welcome at Thomas Dixon Centre.


Auslan interpretations

Selected performances are signed by an Auslan interpreter and audio-described. Check individual performance pages for details.


Our facilities can be accessed during business hours


Monday to Friday

8am – 8pm


Saturday

8am – 2pm


Sunday

8am – 1pm


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The building may be open later during performance times. Please check our What’s On page for details.

An inclusive environment


Low Sensory Mornings

During the relaxed mode lights are dimmed, volumes are lowered, PA announcements are limited to emergency situations only, activity in the Promenade is reduced and high sensory areas are signposted to provide a quieter and lower sensory environment.

We strive to make the Thomas Dixon Centre a space for everyone in the community and we look forward to your thoughts and feedback.

Wednesdays 9:30 am – 11:30am*

*If a Low Sensory Morning overlaps with an event we may experience more activity in the Promenade


Relaxed Performances

Relaxed Performances have relaxed theatre rules to accommodate all audience members of various abilities, including autism spectrum disorder and other sensory needs as well as young families.

During the performance, house lights will remain on, but dimmed to ensure a comfortable environment. Patrons are welcome to exit and re-enter the theatre at any time as required and ushers will be available to assist. Audience members are welcome to bring into the theatre earphones/ear plugs, fidget toys, appropriate muted electronic devices, etc. as required to enjoy the performance.


Dance Health

Dance has a plethora of benefits for our mental and physical health. We’re passionate about sharing these benefits with more people, and making dance more accessible to the community. Our Dance Health programs are underpinned by medical research, and provide a ballet program designed for your specific needs.


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