Access

Access

Accessibility information

We try to make our events as accessible as possible for as many people to attend as possible. If you have worries or concerns about attending, or about someone you know attending, any of our events please get in touch.

Accessibility and Getting here

ActNow Theatre is located at Level 2, Station Arcade, 52 Hindley Street Adelaide. Access is through Station Arcade, which can be reached directly from Hindley St, Bank St, North Tce and Adelaide Railway Station.

The lift to our offices and rehearsal space is located next to My Goodness near the Hindley St entrance. There are no steps between Hindley St and the office, but there are steps and/or escalators between the other entrances to Station Arcade.   

Getting here

The footpaths around Station Arcade are flat and well surfaced.

For cyclists, there are ample bike racks on nearby Leigh St. 

There is free motorcycle parking opposite Station Arcade on Hindley St outside of Hungry Jacks; or more extensive parking is available under the Morphett Street Bridge on North Tce.

For bus users, there are multiple options. The closest bus stops are:

The closest tram stop is outside Adelaide Railway Station.

ActNow is a five-minute walk from the turnstiles at Adelaide Railway Station. ActNow can be accessed through Station Arcade via stairs and/or escalators. For access without using stairs or escalators, take the lift at the end of the Railway Station underpass to North Tce (Lower Ground to Ground), and then go along Bank St to Hindley St; or enter Roma Mitchell House, taking the elevator near the stationary shop from Level 1 to Level 2 (Hindley St equivalent Ground Floor), and take the elevator near My Goodness from Ground Floor to Level 2 – this is the top floor on the elevator buttons. 

There is limited on-street parking. The nearest commercial car park is Care Park on Blyth St; this car park also has disabled bays. To access ActNow from the car park, take the lift to Level 2 (equivalent to Hindley St Ground Floor), and then the lift near the Hindley St entrance to Level Two. For accessible drop-off use Bank St where there is no lip between the road and the footpath.

General information

  • We endeavour to make all of our work accessible to as many people as possible. If you, or someone you know, will be attending one of our events and has access requirements please let our staff know how best to accommodate you and your needs. Our work is participatory, interactive, and driven by the audience – we want everyone to take part, but you can contribute as much or as little as you wish.
  • Gender-neutral toilets are provided in two rooms. One contains two single-stalls with sanitary bins; one contains a single stall and a urinal.
  • Assistance animals are welcome, and drinking water is available.
  • Our space is heated and cooled with air conditioning. Please let us know if you require the temperature to be adjusted.
  • Carers and Companion Card holders are welcome at all of our events.
  • We are able to modify our existing work, or create new work, with and for people with a wide-range of disabilities, their families, and their careers. If you would like to talk to us about these possibilities, please get in touch. 

Information for physically disabled people

  • We are located on the second-floor of Station Arcade, access is via a lift. The lift door is 88cm wide. There are no steps between the Hindley Street entrance and our door.
  • Our doorway widths range between 80 and 85cm.
  • The bathroom is 20 meters from our main space. It is not a designated accessible toilet, and the stall door widths are 60cm. The nearest toilet designated for use by wheelchair users is at Adelaide Railway Station.
  • Our floor is flat and suitable for most wheelchairs and other mobility aids. Our venue is step-free throughout, and all areas are accessible to wheelchair users.
  • You are welcome to charge your equipment.
  • Seats are available in our main space.

Information for D/deaf, hard-of-hearing, and sound-sensitive people

  • Assistance animals are welcome and drinking water is available
  • If you have an FM system or other assistive listening device our staff are happy to use this at your request.
  • We endeavour to supply AUSLAN interpreters at our events when required. Please contact us two weeks before the event to discuss.
  • Where possible, Closed Captioning will be used on all video presentations used.
  • The venue and events can sometimes be loud; anyone is welcome to use our kitchen as a breakout room.

Information for blind, partially-sighted people, and photosensitive people

  • Assistance animals are welcome and drinking water is available
  • Alternative versions of resources such as large print, emailed in PDF or Word formats, audio or Braille are available on request. For audio and Braille, please contact us two weeks before the event to discuss.
  • Our office and rehearsal spaces use fluorescent lighting.

Information for Autistic, anxious and Neurodiverse people

  • We welcome anxious or nervous people to come along to all of our events early if they want to talk to an individual contact person before coming along into a group. Please get in touch if you would like to meet someone one-to-one in advance.
  • Assistance animals are welcome, and drinking water is available.
  • Augmented or alternative communication devices, like iPads and letter boards, are welcome.

Information for people with severe allergies or who are immunocompromised

  • We welcome the use of safety/particulate masks for those that wish/need to use them.
  • We will require our staff, volunteers and visitors to not open or eat food containing allergens (nuts, etc) if they will affect your health. Please let a staff member know and we’ll ensure this is put in place for you.
  • Our heating/cooling system is roof-mounted air-conditioning.  If this affects your health (allergens, dust content, risk of infection etc), we will use natural or alternative heating/cooling if at all possible.

First Aid

  • A first aid kit is available in the kitchen, in a red marked bag on top of the shelves.
  • The closest pharmacy is Superpharmacy, across the road at 41 Hindley St. It’s opening hours are 8:00am – 6:00pm Monday – Friday and 11am – 4:00pm Saturday. Their number is 8211 7044. On Sundays, the closest pharmacy is Chemist Warehouse in the Myer Centre, open from 10:30am – 5pm. Their number is 8211 9977
  • The nearest hospital is the Royal Adelaide Hospital on North Tce. In an emergency, an ambulance should be called on 000. The address is Level 2, 52 Hindley St, Adelaide.

Food & dietary information

  • At events where food is supplied, please let us know about dietary intolerances or restrictions (including religious restrictions) one week in advance of the event.
  • At events where alcohol is supplied, there will always be non-alcoholic alternatives.
  • We will require our staff, volunteers and visitors to not open or eat food containing allergens (nuts, etc) if they will affect your health. Please let a staff member know and we’ll ensure this is put in place for you.
  • You are welcome to bring your own hot or cold food and drink.
  • Tobacco and unlawful drugs are not permitted to be used at the venue. You cannot bring your own alcohol to the venue. You are welcome to bring your own prescription medication.

 Any information incorrect or missing? Please email us and we will adjust.  This information was prepared with the assistance of Ellen Murray’s Making Your Activism Accessible project.

 

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