Weekend What’s On

The What’s On section of the site will have weekly updates and shows and theatres can also be sourced by category.

There will be restaurant reviews, upcoming concerts & plays, art gallery and museum exhibitions.  Where applicable, disabled access and facilities will be noted and so the disability data base will grow!

Her Majesty’s Theatre in Exhibition St, Melbourne is an Australian icon – 125 years young is often described as “the most important theatre still standing in terms of its contribution to Australian theatre”.

Architecturally, it is an amalgam of English and French influences. It opened in 1886 as the Alexandra Theatre, in honour of the Princess of Wales.

Her Majesty’s Theatre Disabled Access:

The best entry is the central one off Exhibition Street, near the bar, where the step is small. There is no accessible toilet. Wheelchair visitors are positioned at the ends of Rows C and W. The Stalls section is on the lower level of the auditorium, immediately in front of the Stage. There are no steps in the Stalls if enter via Door 3. The floor is on a gradual incline so that each row is higher than the row in front. Patrons with difficulty using stairs are advised to book seats in the Stalls.

Isn’t it amazing that grand old theatres like Sydney’s Capitol Theatre keep on keeping on, delivering great shows, year after year – and it was recently announced that the Sydney Entertainment Centre is to be demolished (and it is not even 30 years old).  The below photo of the ushers at the Capitol is from 1932 – that’s 80 years ago!

The Capitol Theatre Disabled Access:

The pick up and drop off point is in front of the theatre on Campbell Street.  There are two designated disabled street parking spots on Campbell Street in front of the theatre.

Access to Stalls:

  • Located at ground level with minimal steps.
  • Floor has gradual incline to aid patrons’ view of the stage.
  • Wheelchair access through Door 2.
  • Suitable for patrons with limited mobility or wheelchair as there are no stairs.
  • Our ushers will assist mobility impaired patrons to ensure your visit to the theatre is as comfortable as possible.

Access to Dress Circle:

  • Located on the first floor and can be accessed by stairs or lift.
  • Seating is raked with two steps between each row of seating.
  • Less suitable for patrons with limited mobility.
  • If you have limited mobility and have purchased Dress Circle tickets please call the theatre on 02 9320 5000 to plan your access.

Wheelchair Seating: Stalls Row WWW is a raised platform section reserved for wheelchair bookings. It offers good views of the stage and can accommodate carers or family and friends.