Accessibility | Shows for all Theatre-lovers | Queensland Theatre

Queensland Theatre is committed to making our performances accessible to all theatre-lovers.All our performance venues are accessible to wheelchair users and people with individual needs. Please discuss your need with our staff so we can ensure you have an enjoyable visit. We offer Audio Description and Auslan services to selected performances.

Audio Description Service


Courtesy of Vision Australia and QPAC, Queensland Theatre is proud to offer Audio Description services for five of our productions in the 2017 Season.

Bookings for the Audio Described performances are through qtix Group Sales – ph: (07) 3840 7466 or 

When booking your tickets, tell the operator you would like to use the audio description service that day. Audio Description is a free service. Headsets and instructions are available from the Cloakroom.

Below are our Audio Described performances for 2018: 

Venue: Playhouse, QPAC
Thu 15 Feb 2018 - 7.30pm
Sat 17 Feb 2018 - 2pm

Venue: Playhouse, QPAC
Thu 17 May 2017 - 7.30pm
Sat 19 May 2017- 2pm

Venue: Cremorne, QPAC
Thu 21 Jun 2017 - 7.30pm
Sat 23 Jun 2017- 2pm

Venue: Cremorne, QPAC
Thu 26 Jul 2017 - 7.30pm
Sat 28 Jul 2017- 2pm

Venue: Playhouse, QPAC
Thu 16 Aug 2017 - 7.30pm
Sat 18 Aug 2017- 2pm


What is Audio Description?

This service allows blind and vision impaired people to enjoy our shows by having trained describers capture in live narration – without interrupting the dialogue on stage - the action, costumes, sets, transitions, gestures, facial expressions and lighting or special effects in a performance. This is transmitted via a discreet headset/earpiece worn by the client in the auditorium. Imagine your own personal "director’s commentary” but only when there is a pause in the dialogue.

For more information about Audio Description contact Vision Australia. 


Auslan (Australian Sign Language) Interpretation

Thanks to our partnership with Creative Access, Queensland Theatre is delighted to offer Auslan Interpreted performances for selected productions. Following each of these performances is a “Meet the Artists” session whereby the audience can meet the cast and creative team and ask questions about the production. These 30-minute ‘Meet The Artist’ conversations (30 minutes in duration) will also be Auslan Interpreted, and are a free event for ticket holders.

Bookings for Auslan Interpreted performances become are available three weeks before the nominated performance.   Go to then enter the Promo Code ‘AUSLAN’.

If you wish to secure your seats sooner, please contact our ticketing team on

Below are the four Auslan Interpreted performances offered in 2017:

Venue: Playhouse, QPAC
Thursday 9 February, 2017. 7.30pm

Venue: Bille Brown Studio, Queensland Theatre
Thursday 23 March, 2017. 7.30pm 

Venue: Bille Brown Studio, Queensland Theatre
Thursday 3 August, 2017. 7.30pm

Venue: Playhouse, QPAC
Thursday 23 November 2017. 7.30pm

What is Auslan Interpretation?

Auslan is the Australian Sign Language used by people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. During an Auslan Interpreted performance, one or two interpreters are positioned side-stage, relaying the dialogue spoken by the actors, into sign language, in real time. Seating in the Bille Brown Studio is allocated, so patrons who have advised us that they will be using the Auslan service, will be allocated to the best seats in which to view the interpreter.  This position may change depending on each production.

For more information about Auslan Interpretation contact Creative Access