Visual Vernacular - photo credit - Jacinta Oaten

Information about Darebin Arts Centre's accessibility and access tickets for those who identify as living with a disability, are Deaf or have low hearing or vision.

Social Script of Darebin Arts Centre

For information on planning your visit and what to expect on your arrival at Darebin Arts Centre, please click here(PDF, 1MB).

Wheelchairs, walkers and prams

Darebin Arts Centre provides accessible paths of travel to those who use wheelchairs, walkers and prams. There is a ramped entry from both the front and rear of the building, and four accessible car parking spaces in our car park.

Accessible seating areas are located in the theatre, with wheelchair access to the theatre stage provided. Theatre rows C through R are accessible by stairs with a handrail, while rows A and B are on the ground level. See our theatre seating chart(PDF, 296KB) for details. To request booking accessible seating in our Theatre please call our Box Office on 03 8470 8280.

Prams and walkers brought to the venue can be safely stored away during the performance by front-of-house staff.

Accessible tickets 

Darebin City Council honour Companion Cards for any performance, subject to availability.

Accessible toilets

Accessible toilets are available on the Ground Floor of Darebin Arts Centre.

Baby change room

Darebin Arts Centre provides a baby change room.

Quiet Room

Darebin Arts Centre has a quiet room available for use for scheduled performances and events. Please ask our friendly staff to direct you to its location.

Hearing Access services

The Centre has a Phonic Ear Hearing Augmentation System that provides assistance to both people with hearing aids and for people with hearing loss who do not wear hearing aids. The system complies with the Australian Standard 1428. Our staff have participated in introductory Auslan classes, and there are communication boards at both our Box Office and bar to assist those who identify as Deaf or hard of hearing.

National Relay Service

  • For TTY users, please phone 133 677 and ask for the relevant box office number.
  • For Speak and Listen users, please phone 1300 555 727 and ask for the relevant box office number.
  • For Internet Relay users, please connect to and ask for the relevant box office number.