In January 2020, the YABC will produce a brand new production of one of the world’s most popular musicals, CATS. Based on TS Elliot’s collection of poems ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’, and featuring an eclectic score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, CATS has enjoyed record-breaking runs in the West End, on Broadway, and all around the world, and later this year will be released as a major motion picture.
The National Theatre Melbourne provides lift access to the Mezzanine and a stair climber for access to row J of the Auditorium. All other seating rows are accessible via stairs only.
Patrons can either transfer from their wheelchair to a seat, or the patron may stay in their chair. We can also reserve a space next to this position for companions or friends attending. Companion Cards are also accepted. Please provide the Card # when making your booking.
Mechanical Wheelchairs cannot use chair lift - please contact the venue for alternate access options by calling (03) 9525 4611.
The National Theatre Melbourne offers a Hearing Assistance System which allows patrons who use hearing aids to tune into the frequency of the venue.
Please contact Box Office to let our team know that you intend to use the system.
Please contact Box Office with any questions or to make a booking via (03) 9525 4611 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Balaclava Station is a 15 minute walk (1200 metres) from the theatre.
Catch the No. 96 to Stop 138 Luna Park and walk 350 metres, 16 or 3a to tram stop 33 Barkly St & Carlisle Street arrives outside the theatre doors.
On street parking is available on Carlisle and Barkly (please check signage).
The closest paid parking is located at the Acland Court (183 Barkly St), near Coles Supermarket and just a short walk from The National Theatre Melbourne – Entry and exit is via Barkly Street. Paid parking is also available on Irwell Street, Belford Street and beside The Palais Theatre.
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