Accessibility

Auckland Theatre Company is committed to ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to enjoy the performances we offer.

Wheelchair Access

ASB Waterfront Theatre is on multiple levels with lift and step-free level access to all areas. Wheelchair user seating is centrally located in the auditorium stalls. A drop-off point is sited outside the front of the theatre with accessible parking located on Madden Street and other spaces within 150 metres.

Lower counters are situated at the box office and bar areas. There are three wheelchair- accessible toilets on the ground floor.

Hearing Assistance

T-Loop radio frequency systems are installed inside the auditorium at ASB Waterfront Theatre. These amplify the sound of the performance for hearing aids. ASB Waterfront Theatre has a listener unit available on request.

Accessibility Performances

Please contact the box office to book audio described or NZSL interpreted performances, touch tours, or if you have any special requirements.

Audio Described & Touch Tours

Audio described performances provide a live audio commentary by professionals from Audio Described Aotearoa Ltd recounting the actions onstage. This commentary is relayed to blind and low-vision patrons via an earpiece which can be booked in advance at no extra charge and picked up from the theatre box office.

Touch Tours are held 90 minutes before the show. Patrons can walk through the set, touch props, feel costumes and familiarise themselves with visual and sensory materials in the performance.

The Haka Party Incident

Tues 06 Apr 7pm
Sat 10 Apr 2pm

Single Asian Female

Wed 12 May 7pm

The Life of Galileo
Sun 4 Jul 4pm

Things That Matter
Sun 29 Aug 4pm

The Haka Party Incident
Sun 3 Oct 4pm

Blithe Spirit
Sun 21 Nov 4pm

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Interpreted

Auckland Theatre Company partners with Platform Interpreting NZ to provide New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL)  interpreted performances for Deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons. 

Trained interpreters translate the script prior to the performance. They work closely with the cast and crew to incorporate the director’s vision and the actors’ tone, attitude and body language into their final translation.

During the performance the interpreters usually stand on one side of the stage interpreting into NZSL for Deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons in the audience.

The Haka Party Incident

Thu 08 Apr 8pm
Fri 09 Apr 8pm

Single Asian Female
Sat 15 May 8pm

The Life of Galileo
Sat 10 Jul 2pm

Things That Matter
Sat 28 Aug 2pm

The Haka Party Incident
Sat 9 Oct 2pm

Blithe Spirit
Thu 25 Nov 8pm

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome at ASB Waterfront Theatre and we have provisions available for them. 

Accessible Tickets

$20 accessible tickets for visually and hearing- impaired patrons. One companion ticket per access patron is available for $20 each.