monkey Baa is a theatre company for young people and that means every child. At home in the fully accessible ARA Darling Quarter Theatre, we embrace a multi-disability perspective and our programming caters for patrons with physical, sensory, intellectual, psychiatric, cognitive and learning difficulties.
For further information on our programming and venue accessibility, please see below or contact us in person at our Box Office (ARA Darling Quarter Theatre, Terrace 3, 1-25 Harbour St, Sydney), email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 02 8624 9340 or contact us via the National Relay Service
There are several wheelchair and companion seating positions available in our theatre. To book a space, please contact our Box Office on 02 8624 9340. The ARA Darling Quarter Theatre foyer is accessed by ramps from the Darling Quarter district. Inside the foyer, there is an accessible toilet (and ambulant toilets in the male and female bathrooms) and ramp access to the auditorium.
Accessible parking spaces are available in Wilson Parking Darling Quarter car park (Level B2), with lift access to Darling Quarter.
Relaxed Performances are open to everyone but conditions are modified to accommodate children with sensory and learning challenges. The atmosphere is non-judgemental and we embrace noisy enthusiasm. We leave the house lights on (dimmed), the auditorium doors stay open, and a chill out area is available in the foyer throughout the show.
We offer a Relaxed Performance during every school holiday show.
For Relaxed Performance dates and times, please visit the WHAT’S ON section of our website.
Social stories are a visual step-by-step reference with photos and explanations to help individuals know what to expect in unfamiliar situations. They can be helpful for people on the autism spectrum, with Sensory or other special needs and very young children anticipating their first theatrical experience. Monkey baa creates a social story for all of our productions. You can download them below:
Josephine Wants to Dance Social Story
Possum Magic Social Story
Please let us know via email if you would like to be informed when the Edward the Emu Social story is ready!
Monkey Baa is a Companion Card affiliate. The Companion Card enables people with disability who require attendant care support to attend a production without incurring the cost of a second ticket. Cardholders must present their card when booking or collecting the complimentary ticket at the Box Office.
Guide Dogs, Seeing Eye and other assistance animals
Guide dogs or any animals trained to assist people with disabilities are welcome inside our theatre. Please contact our Box Office in advance to discuss arrangements.
Assisted listening devices are available in the theatre. Please contact our Box Office in advance or see a member of our Front of House team on arrival.
Monkey Baa endeavors to program Auslan interpreted performances of our productions. Please refer to the individual show page for details.
National Relay Service
If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service and provide them with our phone number: 02 8624 9340. Our Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 5pm.
If a child is sight impaired, we’d love to arrange a tactile tour of the set and costumes before the production starts. Please contact our Box Office in advance to discuss arrangements.