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LAUNCESTON 17—19 FEBRUARY 2023MONA
FOMAnipaluna / HOBART 24—26 FEBRUARY 2023

Accessibility

Most of our venues are accessible, but some do have limitations. We've applied some handy icons on all of the event pages, the definitions of these icons are listed below. If you have specific requirements, need further information, or have any feedback on accessibility at Mona Foma, please call +61 (3) 6277 9978 or email tickets@mona.net.au.

Hobart
Launceston
Ticketed
Free
Wheelchair Access
Accessible Parking Nearby
Assistive Listening
Audio Description
Auslan Interpretation
Closed Captions
Tactile
Strobe/Flashing Lights
Quiet Spaces/Breakout rooms for sensory relief
Accessible Toilets
All Gender Toilets
Assistance Animals
Exclusive to Mona Foma
Family Friendly
Over 18's only
Wheelchair with some limitations

Auslan Interpreted shows

Big news—we've got two shows being interpreted by Auslan Stage Left this year: Kae Tempest at the Old Tafe Sessions, and Peaches at Mona Sessions. Very exciting times.

Strobe warning

Some venues may contain strobe lighting, haze effects and intense volume. Events with these effects will be marked on the program, but please call +61 (3) 6277 9978 or email tickets@mona.net.au with any questions.

Companion Card

We offer companion card tickets to all Mona Foma events. These are available over the phone or at our box offices (opening closer to the festival). Please call +61 (3) 6277 9978 or email tickets@mona.net.au for more information.

Venues

Select the relevant venue below for more accessibility information.

‘reUNIÓN district’ (the Old Tafe building)

Physical access

The Paterson Street entrance is level. The Wellington Street entrance is accessible via a ramp, but it does have a narrow point (1m). There are lifts within the building. Accessible viewing platforms will be available, contact the Bookings & Enquiries team by emailing tickets@mona.net.au or calling +61 (3) 6277 9978.

Accessible parking nearby

Accessible parking at Paterson Street West (79–83 Paterson Street) with seven accessible spaces, lift and accessible toilet (cubicle open 24 / 7). This carpark is 150m from the venue.

Auslan interpretation

If you're coming to the Old Tafe Sessions on Saturday, Kae Tempest's set will be Auslan interpreted by Auslan Stage Left.

Accessible toilets

There are 2 accessible toilets total on site—one in B block ground floor, and one in A block ground floor. See Mona Foma staff if you're having trouble finding them.

Quiet spaces/break out rooms for sensory relief

Block A, Room A1-04 (ground floor). Follow the signs; see Mona Foma staff if you need help finding it.

Contemporary Art Tasmania

Physical access

Step-free access is through a different door via the carpark, available on request. See CAT staff for assistance.

Accessible parking nearby

There are a limited number of visitor parking spots in the carpark next the CAT building (access from Tasma Street). If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility, call CAT directly on +61 (3) 6231 0445.

Design Tasmania

Physical access

Design Tasmania is a single storey building with no ramps, stairs, elevators or escalators.

Accessible parking nearby

Temporary drop-off accessible parking is available, but the vehicle cannot remain in place. The closest accessible parking is at the Albert Hall, 150m downhill from Design Tasmania.

Earl Arts Centre

Physical Access

Venue is accessible, seating at ground level / front row only.

All gender toilets

Accessible toilet is all gender, other restrooms are M/F

Quiet spaces/break out rooms for sensory relief

Foyer can be accessed during performances

Companion Cards

Companion Card holders can book a free ticket for their companion when buying tickets. Your Companion Card will be requested at the door.

Frying Pan

Physical access

Most of Mona is accessible, with some limitations. Staff can help you navigate. Frying Pan is accessible via lifts and ramps inside the museum.

Accessible parking nearby

We recommend catching the ferry to Mona. By the time Mofo comes around, there’ll be an accessible entrance via tunnel if you need it. If this is you, make yourself known to staff on the ferry. The ferry departs Hobart from Brooke Street Pier (accessible via lift and ramp entrance). So does our wheelchair-accessible bus.

If driving to Mona, accessible parking spots are located in the main car park, approximately 300m from the museum entrance. Go to the top of the driveway, turn left and look for the signs. Alternatively, get dropped off at the bus stop at the top of the drive, approximately 200m from the museum entrance.

Assistive listening (such as hearing loops)

The Museum Box Office and Information Desk have hearing loops available.

Perceivable written materials (such as large print, basic font)

If visiting Mona, we recommend downloading the O before your visit. It includes information about the art on display, plus a visitor guide and maps, pinpointing useful stuff like the three lifts, parent and carer room, and accessible toilets. The O supports VoiceOver and screen reader functionality.

Accessible toilets

Refer to the O or ask staff to point you in the direction of accessible toilets.

Quiet spaces/break out rooms for sensory relief

If you need somewhere quiet for a break, try the parent and carer room on B3. Speak to gallery staff if you need assistance.

Good Grief

Physical access

Courtyard and project space are wheelchair accessible, but the main gallery space is not. No accessible toilets on site.

Harvest Market

Physical access

Harvest Market is in a carpark and is completely level.

Haus of Vovo

Physical access

The venue is accessible with mobility aids, but doesn't have an accessible toilet.

Accessible parking nearby

There are accessible parking spaces in the Pioneer Avenue car park, 200m from the venue, and near the library on Charles Street, 300m from the venue.

Mona Lawns

Physical access

Mona Lawns events are mostly accessible, with some limitations to sightlines. Accessible viewing platforms will be available—contact the Bookings & Enquiries team on tickets@mona.net.au or +61 (3) 6277 9978.

Accessible parking nearby
We recommend catching the ferry to Mona. By the time Mofo comes around, there’ll be an accessible entrance via tunnel if you need it. If this is you, make yourself known to staff on the ferry. The ferry departs Hobart from Brooke Street Pier (accessible via lift and ramp entrance). So does our wheelchair-accessible bus.

If driving to Mona, accessible parking spots are located in the main car park, approximately 300m from the museum entrance and 150m from the Mona Sessions main gate. Go to the top of the driveway, turn left and look for the signs. Alternatively, get dropped off at the bus stop at the top of the drive, approximately 150m from the museum entrance, or 50m from the Mona Sessions main gate. If you're parking and need a shorter route into the Sessions, see Mona Foma staff at the boom gate.

Auslan interpretation

If you're coming on Friday, Peaches' set will be Auslan interpreted by Auslan Stage Left.

Perceivable written materials

Mobile Tickets or PDF tickets are available for this event.

Accessible toilets

Available at the Wine Bar and Ether Buildings at the rear of the event.

All gender toilets

Accessible toilets and portaloos on site are all gender.

Quiet spaces/break out rooms for sensory relief

Follow the signs or see staff at the entrance gates if you require access to a quieter space during the event.

MyState Bank Arena

Physical access

The main entrance to MyState Bank Arena is Entry 2. The multiple entry points at the front of the venue are fully accessible. There is lift and ramp access from the Main Foyer to the lower level near doors 1 + 3.
MyState Bank Arena has wheelchair accessible areas with adjacent seats for companions and guests.
Wheelchair storage is available for guests who wish to transfer to a seat from their wheelchair. Please notify one of our ushers, who will make these arrangements for you.
Accessible seating at MyState Bank Arena is available on the Arena Floor (Lower Level), including general admission standing floor.

Accessible parking nearby

There is often high demand for accessible parking for events at MyState Bank Arena, so it’s best to check your parking options early, and allow yourself plenty of time to get to the show on the day.
Accessible parking is available in the main carpark near Entry 1. We have a limited number of car parks designated specifically for accessibility pass holder parking. These spaces are free, and they fill up quickly.

Accessible toilets

Accessible restroom facilities are easily accessible on the main concourse. The venue is also fitted with an Adult Change Facility which includes an adult sized change table, ceiling hoist, a peninsula toilet, privacy screen and additional circulation space.

Quiet spaces/break out rooms for sensory relief

Foyer space is quieter during the event but no dedicated rooms are available.

Companion cards

Entry is free for companions. Please contact Bookings and Enquiries directly on +61 (3) 6277 9978 to book or add a Companion Card ticket to a booking.

Guide Dogs

Animals or pets of any kind are prohibited, except for trained service animals and service animals in training.
Please see security or staff if you need to take your service animal outside or need water.

Odeon

Physical access

Accessible entry via Watchorn St available with Odeon staff assistance. Access to stalls area only.

Quiet spaces/break out rooms for sensory relief

Mezzanine bar area or foyer space. Please see staff if you need to be pointed to a space.

Companion Cards

Companion Card holders can book a free ticket for their companion when buying tickets. Your Companion Card will be requested at the door.

Old Mercury Print Hall

Physical access

Access to the Party is level, via the Argyle Street entrance. There's a lift inside to access other floors.

Peacock Theatre

Physical access

If you can't do stairs, the theatre is accessed through a separate door. See Mona Foma staff if you need assistance.

Princess Theatre

Physical Access

Wheelchair access to stalls; designated wheelchair positions in several areas. To book these, please contact their box office directly on +61 (3) 6331 0052 (10am–5pm). There's no wheelchair access to the dress circle.

Accessible parking nearby

No dedicated parking at theatre entrance, public accessible parking is nearby.

Perceivable written materials

Large basic font on foyer screens.

Accessible toilets

On the ground floor

All gender toilets

Accessible toilet is all gender, other restrooms are M / F.

Quiet spaces/break out rooms for sensory relief

The foyer can be accessed during performances if you need a break.

Companion cards

To book a companion card seat, please contact the Princess Theatre box office directly on +61 (3) 6331 0052 (10am–5pm).

Rosny Barn

Physical access

Rosny Barn has a sloping, paved floor. If you have any general accessibility questions about the Rosny Barn, please contact Clarence Arts and Events on +61 (3) 6217 9607.

Quiet spaces/break out rooms for sensory relief

In a separate building, on request.

Companion Cards

Companion Card holders can book a free ticket for their companion when buying tickets. Your Companion Card will be requested at the door.

Sawtooth ARI

Physical access

The venue is accessible with mobility aids, but doesn't have an accessible toilet.

St John's Anglican Church

Physical access

Level access to the main hall is via the side entrance; see Mona Foma staff to use this door.

Accessible parking nearby

The Elizabeth Street carpark across the road has accessible parking spaces. There is a five-minute drop-off / pick-up space out the front of the church, via the gate on St John Street.

Accessible toilets

There is an all-gender accessible toilet in the Parish Centre next to St John's.

The Gorge - Fairy Dell

Physical access

This venue has limited accessibility, due to difficult paths.

The Gorge - First Basin

Physical Access
There is a wheelchair lift that gets you down to the main basin; some of the ground is uneven.

Accessible parking nearby

The main Gorge car park has accessible parking.

Accessible toilets

In the main toilet block, behind the play park.

The Ian Potter Recital Hall, The Hedberg

Physical access

There is lift access—via the main entrance—to all levels of the Hedberg Building, including the Ian Potter Recital Hall.

The Ian Potter Recital Hall has dedicated seating options for guests in wheelchairs and their guests.
To book these, please contact their box office directly on +61 (3) 6146 3300.

Companion Cards

Companion Card holders can book a free ticket for their companion when buying tickets. Your Companion Card will be requested at the door.

Theatre Royal Studio Theatre

Physical access

There is lift access in the main entrance that has access to all levels including the box office, Main Stage Stalls, Dress Circle and Gallery, Studio Theatre Stalls and Studio Theatre Balcony Seating.

Theatre Royal Studio Theatre has dedicated seating options for guests in wheelchairs and their guests.
To book these, please contact their box office directly on +61 (3) 6146 3300.

Accessible parking nearby

There are equal access car spaces on Collins Street, as well as spaces directly at the entrance for drop offs.
Please be aware that the set down / drop off areas have limited capacity, and we recommend allowing time for possible delays.

Assistive listening (such as hearing loops)

The Theatre Royal Studio Theatre is equipped with an Assisted Hearing Service. This system can assist patrons with all levels of hearing impairment including hearing aids.
Please contact their box office directly on +61 (3) 6146 3300 to discuss your needs.

Accessible toilets

There are equal access bathrooms on every level at Theatre Royal.

All gender toilets

The accessible toilets are all gender

Quiet spaces/break out rooms for sensory relief

Quiet foyer spaces, but no dedicated room

Companion Cards

Companion Card bookings are welcome. Please contact the Theatre Royal box office directly on +61 (3) 6146 3300.

Assistance Animals

Theatre Royal welcomes guests accompanied by assistance animals and our staff are trained to meet the needs of support dogs and their handlers.

Additional information

More venue specific access info can be found here: https://www.theatreroyal.com.au/accessibility