Access

Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre

 

Northcote Town Hall is wheelchair, walkers and pram accessible.  A permanent accessibility ramp is located at the front of the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre for easy access into the building and there is also a lift that provides access to the other floors.

Accessible Toilets – Accessible toilets are available on the Ground Floor of Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre (opposite Main Reception through the glass doors and Studio 1 located in the West Wing).

Baby Change Room – Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre provides a baby change room, located on the Ground Floor through the glass doors, (past the Main Reception and next to the lift).

Getting TherePublic Transport

There are several ways to get here via public transport.

Train: Mernda Line Stop: Northcote Station (10 minute walk)

Tram Route: 86 Stop: 31 Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre/ High Street, stop number 31 this is an accessible tram stop and is right outside the front of the venue.

Bus – 552 Stop: Northcote Plaza, 508 Stop: Separation Street (Crn High St), 567 Stop: Mitchell Street (Crn High St)

The buses 250 and 251 drop people off at the bottom of the hill and you can walk up.

Parking –  There are two sets of accessible car spaces around the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre. One on James Street near the corner of High Street, and one on Westbourne Grove, near the corner of High Street.

 


Speakeasy

 

We offer the following access services for the majority of our Speakeasy programmed shows. Please see specific show information for services available.

 

Access Tickets 

Access ticket prices are available for all show for those who identify as living with a disability, are deaf or low hearing. These tickets are available at a discounted rate of $20 with the promotional code: ACCESS. There are a limited amount of tickets per season. This promotional code is applicable to any accessible performance as part of the Speakeasy season.

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

 

Auslan Services Available

 

Auslan Interpreted Performance

Auslan is an official language generally used by people who have low hearing or are deaf.  Interpreters will be available to translate performances in Speakeasy seasons.

 

Audio Description 

An audio described performance is for those who are blind or have low vision who wear headphones throughout the performance and are described the physical detail of what is happening on stage. The describer will usually be situated outside of the theatre and will view what’s happening on stage via a live camera set up or one way glass wall.

 

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is designed to welcome visitors with disability or sensory sensitivities, their friends and families to the theatre. It aims to break down barriers of a theatre show to allow for a diverse range of people to engage. Loud noises, bright lights, unclear rules and protocols, and not being confident in going to the theatre can all be detractors to those who would like to come along.

 

Hearing Loop 

Northcote Town Hall Studios 1 and 2 are equipped with a Phonic Ear Hearing Augmentation System that complies with Australian Standard 1428 and provides assistance to both people with hearing aids, and people with hearing loss who do not wear hearing aids. Please specify when you are booking tickets if you would like to use the hearing loop. Our friendly staff can assist you with how to use this system.

 


Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

 

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is situated close to public transport, and maintains excellent disability access including a lift, on-site car parking with a disability parking bay and fully accessible bathroom facilities, include a baby change area.

If you have special requirements for your visit or participation in one of our public programs, please contact us in advance and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

tel: (03) 9496 1060
email: bundoorahomestead[at]darebin.vic.gov.au

 


Darebin Art Centre

 

Darebin Arts Centre is wheelchair, walker and pram friendly with a ramped entry to the Centre. Accessible seating areas are located in the Theatre, wheelchair access to theatre stage provided.

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

 

  

 

Hearing Loop 

The Centre has a Phonic Ear Hearing Augmentation System that provides assistance to both people with hearing aids, and people with hearing loss who do not wear hearing aids. The system complies with the Australian Standard 1428.

Darebin City Council
274 Gower St, Preston Victoria 3072

Phone: (03) 8470 8888
Fax: (03) 8470 8888