Victorian Opera is committed to making opera accessible to everyone.

Audio Description and Tactile Tours

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 45 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.

Hansel and Gretel 9 June, 1pm (sign in at 12:45pm)

William Tell 19 July, 6:30pm (sign in at 6:15pm)

Pelleas and Melisande 13 October, 6:30pm (sign in at 6:15pm)

William Tell 19 July, 6:30pm (sign in at 6:15pm)

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.

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.