Opera Australia is committed to the rights of all people who wish to attend the opera.
Some useful information is provided below about access at Opera Australia performances and the venues in which we perform. If you have any questions about this information or the services provided, please do not hesitate to contact us.
How to book for your access requirements
Guests with disability, including those with mobility support needs, are encouraged to book their seats though our dedicated phone line. Contact our Box Office in Sydney on 02 9318 8200, Melbourne on 03 9685 3700 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For people with limited mobility
We have wheelchair, companion seats and level access seats available at all performances. We recommend booking your accessible and companion seating early using the contact details listed above.
For people with hearing impairment
Surtitles allow those with hearing limitations to follow the libretto (text) in real time. The surtitle screen is located above the stage, and can be seen from most seats in the theatre. Seats without a view of surtitles are marked on the seat map, but please check when booking via the website, and clarify to your customer service represenative if booking via phone, if you require a view of the surtitles.
The below links contain comprehensive information about the venues Opera Australia performs in regularly. For other venues, specific Access information accompanies details about the production in our 'What's On' menu.
Sydney Opera HouseLearn More
Arts Centre Melbourne
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour
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