Accessibility

Guidance for visitors with mobility difficulties or other access issues

QPAC is dedicated to being welcoming, accessible and inclusive for the widest possible audience

QPAC provides a range of services, facilities and programs to enable all visitors to attend performances and participate in programs. With advance notice QPAC can accommodate a range of individual needs and we strongly encourage visitors to notify staff of any individual needs at the time of booking.

Mobility Difficulties

Your visit to QPAC may involve some stairs. If you require assistance due to mobility difficulties, please call 136 246 or notify us at the time of booking.

Each theatre has lifts which assist patrons with mobility difficulties to access all foyers.

QPAC has a number of wheelchairs available for patron use. These are available from staff at each designated visitor drop off area listed below.

Parking and Drop Off




There are drop off zones for visitors at Grey Street (for Lyric Theatre and Concert Hall) and Russell Street (for Playhouse and Cremorne Theatre). For the convenience of patrons who have difficulty walking, a specific set down area is open in the QPAC basement 60 minutes before and after performances in the QPAC Concert Hall and Lyric Theatre.

Entry to the set down area is from the tunnel entrance at Grey Street (height restriction two metres). Drivers will be assisted through the boom gate to the basement level. After dropping off their passengers, drivers will then proceed up the ramp to Little Stanley Street. Turn right to car parks within the Cultural Precinct, including pre-paid parking at the Performing Arts car park; turn left to Melbourne Street to exit or proceed to car parks at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre or South Bank.

The basement set down area will also be open for one hour after performances, with entry again from Grey Street.

Kindly respect the needs of people with mobility difficulties and only use the set down areas if dropping off patrons in wheelchairs or who have difficulty walking. For other visitors, an alternative set down point is located in Grey Street just 50 metres from our main foyer. Please refer to the map for more information.

Please be aware that the set down areas have limited capacity and we recommend you allow sufficient time for possible delays.

Parking for people with mobility difficulties is available in all car parks.


Wheelchair Seating

All QPAC venues have dedicated seating options for patrons in wheelchairs and their guests.

In order to ensure the best possible experience, it is essential we obtain all necessary information at the time of booking. For this reason, bookings for wheelchair seating can only be made in person at the Box Office or by calling 136 246 from 9am to 8:30pm Monday to Saturday.

Accessible Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets are located on ground level, Mezzanine, Lower Minstrel and Levels 2 and 4 of the Lyric Theatre and Concert Hall foyers and Level 1 for the Playhouse and Cremorne Theatre foyers.

Companion Card

QPAC is an affiliate of the Queensland Government's Companion Card program. A Companion Card is issued to people with a disability who have a lifelong need for attendant care support in order to participate in community activities and attend venues.

As an affiliate of the Companion Card program, QPAC provides Companion Card holders with a second ticket for their chosen companion at no cost.

Access to the Companion Card program is only available to Companion Card holders when booking tickets in person at the Box Office, or calling 136 246. The cardholder must provide their Companion Card details when making bookings and present the valid ID card to receive their (free) ticket/s from the Box Office at the QPAC venue one hour prior to the event.

Collections for events at the Lyric Theatre or Concert Hall will be from the Box Office on the Mezzanine Level, QPAC.

Playhouse and Cremorne Theatre collections will be from the Box Office located at each of these venues. For more information on the Companion Card program, visit the Department of Communities website.

Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs

QPAC welcomes patrons accompanied by guide, hearing or assistance dogs and our staff are trained to meet the needs of support dogs and their handlers.

Please notify the Box Office staff at the time of your booking if you are visiting QPAC accompanied by your support dog.

Hearing in the Theatre

All theatres are equipped with Sennheiser Infra-Red Sound Reinforcement. This system can assist patrons with all levels of hearing impairment including hearing aids.

The Sennheiser equipment can be obtained, free of charge, from any cloakroom.

Please notify us when making a booking on 136 246 or by calling Reception before you arrive on (07) 3840 7400 and our Front of House staff will ensure the system is ready for you to collect when you arrive.

Auslan Interpreted Performances

Selected performances are professionally signed by an Auslan interpreter. Bookings for Auslan interpreted performances are made through QPAC Group Sales: (07) 3840 7466 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) or online.


BF Hamnet
Cremorne Theatre
Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 7:30pm

BF The Owl and the Pussycat
Cremorne Theatre
Thursday, 27 September 2018, 12:30pm

Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Lyric Theatre
Saturday, 20 October 2018, 2pm
Book online

Call QPAC Group Sales (07) 3840 7466 or email groups@qpac.com.au


Captioned Performance

There are currently no captioned performances scheduled.

Simply download the GoTheatrical app to access live captions on your mobile or tablet device.

Call QPAC Group Sales (07) 3840 7466 or email groups@qpac.com.au

Audio-Described Performances

Audio-described performances for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Find out more about audio described events at QPAC.

 

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