Our accessibility programme is proudly presented by Dentons Kensington Swan
“At Dentons Kensington Swan we are passionate about creating an inclusive environment for our community. We are excited to have an opportunity to support Auckland Theatre Company in making the arts more accessible for all through its Accessibility Programme. After close to 30 years of partnership, the Accessibility Programme is a great evolution of our support for the arts and Auckland Theatre Company by now engaging members of our community living with disability.”
— Charles Spillane, CEO of Dentons Kensington Swan
Our accessibility programme provides Audio-Described and New Zealand Sign Language-interpreted performances to make our productions accessible to blind/low-vision and Deaf/hard-of-hearing patrons. Our staff can accommodate your access needs.
ASB Waterfront Theatre has eight seats and three wheelchair spaces centrally located in the auditorium, reserved for customers with special access requirements. There is step-free, level access to all tiers of the building and to seating in the stalls. Wheelchair-accessible toilets are located on the ground floor; accessible parking is available on Madden Street and other accessible parking spaces are within 150 metres of the theatre.
The theatre has a T-Loop radio frequency system to amplify the sound of the performance. If you don’t use a hearing aid or your hearing aid does not have a T setting, there is a listener unit available on request from the box office.
Assistance dogs are welcome at the ASB Waterfront Theatre. We can find a seat that’s comfortable for you and your dog or arrange for the theatre staff to look after your dog during the show.
Tickets to NZSL-interpreted and audio-described performances are $20 for Deaf/hard-of-hearing and blind/low-vision patrons. One companion ticket per theatre-goer is also available for $20.
Please contact the box office to book audio described or NZSL interpreted performances, touch tours, or if you have any special requirements.
Taking place 90 minutes before the audio-described performance, the touch tour is a free experience where patrons can walk through the set, touch props, feel costumes and familiarise themselves with visual and sensory materials in the performance. Touch tours are for visually impaired patrons and their companions only.
- Grand Horizons
Sat 5 March, 2pm
- Lysander’s Aunty
Sun 27 March, 4pm
- Witi’s Wāhine
Sat 28 May, 8pm
- Scenes from a Yellow Peril
Sat 25 June, 8pm and Sat 2 July, 2pm
- Long Day’s Journey into Night
Sun 24 July, 4pm
- Dawn Raids
Sat 3 September, 2pm
- The Made
Sat 8 October, 8pm
- North by Northwest
Sat 19 November, 8pm