The Adelaide Festival Centre aims to make your visit as pleasurable as possible and offers a myriad of ways to help if assistance is required.
When booking please make the BASS operator aware of your access requirements so that the operator can provide you with best possible seats available.
To obtain a Disability Car Park you must display a Disability Parking Permit in the window of your vehicle. The Adelaide Festival Centre car park has 9 disability spaces that can be pre-booked through BASS on 131 246 or at one of the BASS Outlets. Bookings must be made no later than 12pm the day before the park is required.
The Festival Centre’s Overture Program commenced in August 1989 as an audience development initiative. The program promotes access to those members of the community who, for social and economic reasons, are otherwise unable or unwilling to attend. To qualify for the program, participants must be members of a registered not-for-profit organisations with an objective for the achievement of social justice for a disadvantaged group within society.
Download Overture Program application
The Festival Theatre and Dunstan Playhouse have a hearing loop facility, limited to particular seats in the venues. If this is required, please mention it to your BASS operator at the time of booking.
Audience members who require hearing assistance are now able to enjoy the show via the Beyerdynamic Hearing System. In the Festival Theatre, Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre, patrons are able to borrow a small transmitter pack with the choice of either an inductive neck loop (for use with a hearing aid with a t-setting) or a set of headphones (for patrons without a hearing aid or a hearing aid without a T-Setting) to amplify the performance. Patrons can also bring their own headphones if they desire.
Transmitter packs are available on a first come first served basis. Patrons should arrive at least half an hour before the performance to collect their pack from the Information Desk in the Drama Centre or Concierge Desk in the Festival Theatre Foyer. Patrons will be required to leave a driver's licence or some form of photo ID as a deposit until the pack is returned.
This is made possible due to generous donations given to the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation.
Festival Theatre: Stalls, Row W has removable seats to accommodate patrons who wish to remain seated in their wheelchair or to allow ease of access to transfer to a theatre seat.
Dunstan Playhouse Theatre: Boxes 1 and 4 plus selected seats in Stalls, Row L have removable seats to accommodate patrons who wish to remain seated in their wheelchair or to allow ease of access to transfer to a theatre seat.
Space Theatre: Patrons with a wheelchair and those unable to manage stairs can be seated in the Balcony or on the floor level depending on the venue configuration.
Please contact BASS on 131 246 to request access seating and inform the operator of your requirements. Online Access bookings are not available at this time.
Assistance Dog Friendly
Every theatre and event/function area of the Adelaide Festival Centre is guide dog friendly.
Are available in the foyers of the Festival Theatre and Dunstan Playhouse. Her Majesty's Theatre disability toilet access is via Stage Door from Pitt St.
Discounts and Concessions: Companion Card
Many presenters at Adelaide Festival Centre are Companion Card Afffiliates. Please check when making your booking.
- Access ramps and bridge locations: Please refer to the Festival Centre venue map
- Car park: A lift is available with access to both levels.
- Festival Theatre: A lift is located either side of the Festival Theatre auditorium with access to all levels.
- Dunstan Playhouse: A lift is available with access to Row L, Seats 8–11 and 32–35.
- Space Theatre: A lift is available with access to both levels.
- The Bistro: Lift access is available via the Playhouse Foyer. Please request access at the Drama Centre Information Desk.
- Artspace: No lift access. Ramp and bridge access is available. Please refer to the Festival Centre venue map.
Please contact Stage Door on 08 8216 8724 if you need to borrow a wheelchair 'free of charge' when you attend your performance.
Further information about Access facilities and to book Access services, please email or write in your booking request to BASS, GPO Box 1269, Adelaide 5001 or firstname.lastname@example.org