Victorian Opera is committed to making opera accessible to everyone.

Relaxed Performances

Hansel and Gretel 12 June, 1pm

A relaxed performance provides a calm environment for audiences with elements of the production adapted to reduce anxiety or stress. This environment is ideal for audience members with autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome and those sensitive to sensory variance. Lighting and sound levels are adjusted to soften their impact; making noise and moving around the auditorium is welcome during the performance; and there are designated ‘chill-out’ areas in the foyer.

Tickets can be booked through Arts Centre Melbourne, Arts Learning Department on (03) 9281 8582.

Audio Description and Tactile Tours

The Magic Pudding – The Opera 17 March, 5pm
Hansel and Gretel 9 June, 2pm
William Tell 19 July, 7:30pm
Pelleas and Melisande 13 October, 7:30pm

Audio description narrates the action on stage for audience members who are blind or visually impaired. Audio Described performances will have an accompanying Tactile Tour 50 minutes prior to the start time of the performance. Tactile Tours allow people with vision impairment to explore the props and costumes of the production. Victorian Opera provides Audio Description and Tactile Tours for selected performances. When organising your tickets, please speak to the box office to book your Audio Description receiver and/or Tactile Tour.

Wheelchair and mobility access

Victorian Opera presents in venues that provide access and seating for wheelchairs and mobility aids. Please let the box office know of your requirements when booking.