We are committed to ensuring that our venue is accessible to everyone, including those with a disability. If you require specific seating, or audio assistance, please speak to one of our friendly staff.
Wheelchairs and limited mobility
There is wheelchair seating located in the stalls section of the theatre.
Please phone our box office with your enquiry during business hours on 02 6043 5610. We will endeavour to accommodate your request based on ticket availability.
Albury Entertainment Centre is a Companion Card Affiliated venue. We accept Companion Cards for our ticketed events - please see the Terms & Conditions of use.
A hearing assistance system operates within our venue. Please advise our Box Office staff when booking your ticket if you wish to use this system.
Wheelchair accessible toilets are located in the main foyer on the left hand side next to Door A.
Vision Australia Performance Description
Description of performances is provided through Vision Australia at specific performances (contact the box office to see if it is available for the performance you are attending). Users are provided with a discreet receiver and given contextual information regarding the performance by trained describers. Please advise when booking if you wish to use this service.
Becoming an Audio Describer
Audio Description (AD) is the art of adding a verbal description to an arts or entertainment event so that a person who is blind or has low vision can better understand and enjoy the visual or on-stage elements. Vision Australia provides Audio Description for live theatre across Australia and the service is provided by volunteers who are trained and accredited by Vision Australia as Audio Describers.
We are currently looking to recruit and train new audio describers to join our existing Albury team describing live stage plays at the Albury Entertainment Centre, the Cube and Hot House Theatre and other arts based installations around the Albury region.
The training is designed to assist people to develop their skills of:
- Observation: Recognition of the important visual elements that need to be described;
- Verbalisation: Structuring of a succinct verbal description that can be delivered in an appropriate break in the on stage dialogue or singing;
- Presentation: Voice production and microphone skills to deliver the Audio Description as a non-intrusive radio style presentation.
What does the role entail?
- Describers are assigned and work in pairs on each assignment.
- An assignment is carried out at the theatre of the nominated performance.
- Your first viewing of the show is in the audience approx. 2 weeks before the AD date. Tickets are arranged for you.
- Then you and your co-describer attend twice more together, viewing from the sound booth. This allows you to work together to align your approach and language, as well as compile description notes of the sets.
- On the day of the AD performance, you and your co describer arrive at least 1 hour before the show commences.
- The describer who is delivering the first half remains in the booth while the other person hands out the receivers to clients in the foyer.
- This person delvers the second half of the show and the other describer collects the receivers as client leave the theatre.
Would you like to know more ?
Contact Michael Ward Michael.Ward@visionaustralia.org 02 9334 3533
Applications close 13th September 4pm