Queensland Theatre 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 Queensland Theatre accompanied by your support dog.
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. Queensland Theatre 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 (07) 3010 7600. 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 venue one hour prior to the event.
For more information on the Companion Card program, visit the Department of Communities website
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 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 Auslan Stage Left
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.
Courtesy of Vision Australia and QPAC, Queensland Theatre is proud to offer Audio Description services at many of our productions — please see the individual play pages for dates and times.
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.
For more information about Audio Description, contact Vision Australia.