Access

THEATRE FOR ALL

Malthouse Theatre is committed to ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to enjoy the performances and programs we offer. 

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

Wheelchair bookings can be made for all performances at The 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.

COMPANION CARD

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.

HEARING ASSISTANCE

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 Malthouse.

AUSLAN INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES

Book online with the code: AUSLAN

Malthouse Theatre offers Auslan interpretation and Audio Description for a select number of performances. 

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES

Book online with the code: AUDIO

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 Malthouse Theatre's Season 2020 here.

RELAXED PERFORMANCES

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 boxoffice@malthousetheatre.com.au or call (03) 9685 5111

SEASON 2020 ACCESS PERFORMANCES

Available for the following Season 2020 performances:

K-BOX
7pm, Tuesday 9 June (including Time To Talk)

DO NOT GO GENTLE…
7.30pm, Saturday 1 August

LOADED
8pm, Friday 13 November

Available for the following Season 2020 performances:

GREY ARIAS
7pm, Saturday 11 April

Hear about Grey Arias here

K-BOX
7pm, Tuesday 16 June

Hear about K-BOX here. 

DO NOT GO GENTLE…
7.30pm, Friday 24 July

Hear about Do not go gentle...here. 

Available for the following Season 2020 performances:

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
7.30pm, Friday 21 February

PRIMA FACIE
2.30pm, Saturday 3 October