We are working with Sweeney Interpreting to improve the accessibility of productions held at Laycock Street Community Theatre for the deaf community.
This new initiative brings three Auslan interpreted stage productions, plus a number of Auslan interpreted backstage tours to the Theatre, making the productions more inclusive for visitors and the community.
Inclusion and active participation are key to building a strong community and the Central Coast is home to a diverse and growing community. Our Disability Inclusion Action Plan sets out strategies to achieve positive outcomes for people with a disability in our community to enjoy the range of experiences and quality of life on offer on the Central Coast, and this new initiative will provide accessibility for all who visit and enjoy the performing arts.
Upcoming Auslan interpreted productions include:
- Sydney Comedy Festival, Saturday 8 June 8pm
- The Sapphires, Sunday 23 June 2pm
- Possum Magic, Saturday 31 August, 12pm
Free back stage tours for all ages will also commence on Sunday 19 May at 10am, 11am and 12pm.
Bookings are essential. For more information visit centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/theatres, or call or text 0439 370 117.
A number of seats are reserved for deaf and hard of hearing impaired patrons to ensure a good view of the interpreter and the stage. If you wish to be seated in this area for these productions, please contact Council’s Box Office and specify your requirements at the time of booking.
In Person: 10am-4pm Monday to Friday
Phone: (02) 43233 233
Patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing can also call through the National Relay Service at no cost: TTY users can phone 133 677 then ask for 9250 1777. Internet relay users can connect to the NRS at www.relayservice.com.au for details, and then ask for 9250 1777.