Access Program

At State Theatre Company South Australia, we believe theatre is for everybody. We’re committed to giving all South Australians the opportunity to experience theatre through our access program, which includes wheelchair access, AUSLAN interpretation, captioning, audio description and audio enhancement. To increase accessibility, we also offer pay-what-you-can tickets to matinee and Wednesday evening performances. More information is available in the “Access and Performance Types” section below.

Click here to download an overview of our 2022 Access Program.

Click here to view an accessible version of our 2022 Brochure.

Scroll down and select the performance type you are interested in to see the list of available dates and how to book.

To sign up to our access email list, please send your name, contact number and area of interest (audio description, AUSLAN interpretation, captioning, etc.) to

2022 Access Performances

  • Captioned performances are offered for select performances in the Dunstan Playhouse. Dialogue is displayed in real-time on screens next to the stage during captioned performances.

    2022 Captioned Performances
    Chalkface: Wednesday 17 August 11am and 6:30pm
    Sunshine Super Girl: Wednesday 14 September 11am and 6:30pm
    The Normal Heart: Wednesday 12 October 11am and 6:30pm
    Single Asian Female: Wednesday 16 November 11am and 6:30pm

  • A Biodynamic Hearing System is available at the Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre for patrons requiring hearing assistance. Transmitter packs are available to borrow from the Box Office in the Dunstan Playhouse foyer 30 minutes before the performance. You may also bring your own headphones.

    How to Book
    Audio enhancement does not need to be indicated when booking.

  • At audio described performances, patrons receive an earpiece connected to a small radio receiver through which a specially trained describer explains the action that is happening onstage. The describer will deliver the description when there are breaks in the dialogue onstage so as not to disrupt the narrative for the audience.

    Pre-show briefings are held one hour prior to audio described performances. The briefing allows patrons to take a tactile tour of the show with an opportunity to touch costumes and, where possible, to walk on the stage to get a sense of the set. Participants also meet the actors and hear the voices they will be using for their characters. To participate in a pre-show briefing, meet in the foyer of the performance venue an hour before the show is due to begin.

    2022 Audio Described Performances and Pre-Show Briefings
    Girls & Boys – Odeon Theatre:
    Saturday 5 March, 1pm (briefing), 2pm (performance)
    Monday 7 March, 5.30pm (briefing), 6.30pm (performance with post-show Q and A)

    Girl From The North Country – Her Majesty’s Theatre:
    Saturday 2 April, 1pm (briefing), 2pm (performance)
    Tuesday 5 April, 5.30pm (briefing), 6.30pm (performance with post-show Q and A)

    Cathedral – Space Theatre:
    Monday 16 May, 5.30pm (briefing), 6.30pm (performance with post-show Q and A)
    Saturday 21 May, 1pm (briefing), 2pm (performance)

    Antigone – Space Theatre:
    Saturday 4 June, 1pm (briefing), 2pm (performance)
    Monday 6 June, 5.30pm (briefing), 6.30pm (performance with post-show Q and A)

    Chalkface – Dunstan Playhouse:
    Saturday 13 August, 1pm (briefing), 2pm (performance)
    Monday 15 August, 5.30pm (briefing), 6.30pm (performance with post-show Q and A)

    Sunshine Super Girl – Dunstan Playhouse:
    Saturday 10 September, 1pm (briefing), 2pm (performance)
    Monday 12 September, 5.30pm (briefing), 6.30pm (performance with post-show Q and A)

    The Normal Heart – Dunstan Playhouse:
    Saturday 8 October, 1pm (briefing), 2pm (performance)
    Monday 10 October, 5.30pm (briefing), 6.30pm (performance with post-show Q and A)

    Single Asian Female – Dunstan Playhouse:
    Saturday 12 November, 1pm (briefing), 2pm (performance)
    Monday 14 November, 5.30pm (briefing), 6.30pm (performance with post-show Q and A)

    Please call 8415 5353 to book tickets.

  • We offer a complimentary companion ticket for Companion/Carer Cardholders who attend performances with a patron requiring access support.

    How to Book
    Please request a complimentary companion or carer ticket when purchasing your ticket. You may be required to provide your companion or carer card number over the phone.

  • Pay-what-you-can tickets

    Pay-what-you-can tickets are available for people who hold a Healthcare Card and Pensioner Concession Card. Simply donate a minimum of $5 to attend any matinee or Wednesday evening performance. Pay-what-you-can tickets can be purchased at the venue box office from 30 minutes before the performance and must be paid for via credit/debit card as the venues are now cashless meaning all tickets, food and beverages must be paid for using a credit/debit card.

    Please note: Pay-what-you-can tickets are subject to availability. We do not offer pay-what-you-can tickets to opening night performances. Pay-what-you-can tickets cannot be purchased in advance.

    Company Rush tickets

    Last minute tickets are available to all matinee and Wednesday evening performances at the box office 30 minutes before the show starts for only $39 ($44 for Girls & Boys).

    Please note: Company Rush tickets are subject to availability and no other offers or conditions apply. Rush tickets will not be available to opening night performances. Rush tickets are not available for Girl from the North Country.

  • We offer heavily subsidised tickets to MEAA Members, Under 30’s and Full-time students (school-aged or tertiary), as part of our role in promoting the future of South Australian culture. Tickets are only $39 ($44 for Girls & Boys) for any performance date. Simply show your MEAA Membership card, Proof of Age Card or Student Card when purchasing your ticket.

    Please note: Discounted tickets are not available for Girl from the North Country.

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