We are committed to our community and ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to engage with our performances and experience our services and facilities.
Our Disability Action Plan supports our commitment to Universal Access. It provides our organisation with strategic direction in addressing issues and ensuring that Universal Access is embedded into everything that we do.
We are here to help you make the most of your experience with us, so please let us know of your individual requirements when booking. You can contact our Box Office on 03 9699 3333 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stalls - Level 1
The front three rows of the Stalls [AA - CC] are removed when the orchestra pit or stage extension is in use.
Row AA to row B are level to the ground. From row C, the seating gently rakes upwards to row K, then is stepped to row U, which is level with entry Doors 2 & 3. Rows R-U are underneath the Circle level.
The height of the stage from the floor of the stalls is approximately one metre.
The Circle has a central body of seats stepped upwards from row A. Row A is level with entry Doors 5 & 6.
The side sections of the Circle, known as the East and West Wings respectively, have a lower and an upper level on each side.
The front row of the Circle sits above row R of the Stalls.
In the Upper Wings, seats 11 - 15 are level with entry Doors 5 & 6.
For the convenience of patrons who have restricted mobility but do not require the use of a wheelchair, Melbourne Recital Centre has identified locations within the auditorium where patrons do not need to use stairs to reach their seats.
These seats are located in row U of the Stalls, row A of the Circle, and seats 11-15 of both upper wings. Accesible seating in the wings are also wider and have articulated, raising arm-rests.
Wheelchair accessible seating is available in Stalls Row U and the Upper East Wing. These spaces should be booked through the Box Office directly and at this time can not be purchased online.
Access to the Stage from the foyer and dressing rooms contain no stairs. All dressing rooms (including ensuites) and backstage areas are wheelchair accessible and within 50 metres from the stage. Please discuss artist and crew access requirements with your Concert & Event Manager.
The Salon is a flat floor space, located on Ground Level.
For most events, the auditorium contains no stairs, however for some cabaret style events, there may be one step required to access certain tables towards the back.
All events are general admission. Please advise the Box Office of any special access requirements when booking.
Seats on a aisle generally have an armrest attached and Wheelchair spaces are available in areas that do not restrict the view of other audience members.
Access to dressing rooms contains no stairs and dressing rooms are located within 20 metres of the auditorium.
Lift access is available to all foyer levels of the building and all backstage areas (except the Orchestra Pit). Escalator access is also available between Ground Level and foyer Level 1.
There are accessible toilets located on all foyer levels and backstage areas of the Centre. Please ask our venue staff for assistance in locating the one nearest to your seating or working location.
Key service signs in the venue are also presented in Braille.
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