Access at Belco Arts

Access at Belco Arts

Thanks to Bus Stop Films, Lindy Hou OAM and Sharlene Alice Payn. These access videos were created with the support of the ACT Community Services Directorate.

In 2012, 2013 and 2015, Belconnen Arts Centre received Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards. The Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards acknowledge the achievements of organisations that have clearly demonstrated their commitment to encourage, welcome and support people with disability in the community.

Belco Arts is committed to embracing the diversity of our community by understanding the barriers that stop full and equal inclusion in arts and culture. We endeavour to make our programs and events as accessible as possible. We welcome suggestions on how we can continue to improve experiences for Disabled, D/deaf and Hard of Hearing artists and audiences.

For more information, please call us on (02) 6173 3300 or email us at hello@belcoarts.com.au.

Parking

Due to landscaping works currently being completed at Belconnen Arts Centre, several two-hour accessible parking spaces are available on Emu Bank, at the front of the Centre. Temporary ramps have been installed to assist wheelchair and mobility aid access from the road to the footpath.

Wheelchair and Mobility Aid Access

The entire Centre is on a single level and is wheelchair and mobility aid accessible. Please contact us when booking a mobility aid, such as a scooter, for theatre shows. A wheelchair is also available for use by visitors; please talk to staff at Reception or Box Office if you wish to use this.

Accessible Toilets

There are multiple accessible toilets across the Centre; next to the Dance Studio, near the Workshops, and next to The Theatre. Please refer to the maps within this guide or ask staff for the closest accessible toilet to your location.

Assistance Animals

Assistance animals are welcome in all areas of Belconnen Arts Centre. Water bowls are available on request.

Hearing Access

Belconnen Arts Centre has hearing loops in the Generator and Pivot Galleries, The Theatre, Theatre Foyer and Rehearsal Room. In the Generator and Pivot Galleries, Theatre Foyer and Rehearsal Room, please switch your device to T to receive audio. To receive audio in The Theatre, please request a pendant device from Box Office and switch it to T.

Public Transport

Belconnen Arts Centre is 450 metres away from Belconnen Bus Interchange. Upon arrival at the Interchange, travel north on Benjamin Way until you reach the intersection with Emu Bank. Belconnen Arts Centre is located at this intersection. You can find bus timetables and routes at Transport Canberra (www.transport.act.gov.au).

The Centre is also easily accessible by taxi or Uber, with drop-off points located out the front on Emu Bank. If you are already at the Centre and require a taxi, please talk to staff at Reception or Box Office who can arrange one for you.

Companion Cards

Companion Card holders are eligible for complimentary tickets/enrolments for their elected companion. Please contact the Centre in advance of attendance to advise if you would like to add a support assistant to a ticket or enrolment.