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arts THEATRE ACCESSIBLE A night out at the theatre can be a great social event. From Shakespeare to Disney on Ice, there are shows suitable for all ages, tastes and abilities. Most theatres have details about disability access listed on their websites, but it’s f you’re a wheelchair user or have large mobility devices like scooters or limited mobility you’ll need to make walking frames. sure you can get to your seat easily When thinking about physical and safely. Wheelchair accessible access, it’s also important to consider seating is often limited and needs to access in the foyer and outside the be booked in advance, so try to make theatre. Check there is accessible your plans early. parking or public transport nearby Unfortunately, accessible seating and that the toilets are appropriate is not always well-situated, so check to your needs. You may also want to always worth contacting the theatre layout to make sure you’re make sure you will be able to easily theatres directly through not stuck behind a pole where you access areas like the ticket counter phone or email. Arts Writer can’t see anything. If you’re going and the bar. Anthea Skinner share tips out with friends, make sure they’ll on making sure your next trip to the theatre meets all your access needs. 44 I Physical access arts be able to sit next to you. If you have Access for people who are blind limited mobility, reserved seats can be or have low vision accessed without climbing steps and find out whether there is room to store People who are blind or who have low vision often struggle to linkonline.com.au