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Hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time, West Side Story is the modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet; this tragic love story tells the tale of two young people whose happiness is destroyed by the hate of two enemy camps in New York City’s urban jungle. The Jets, sons of previous immigrants to America, battle the new arrivals from Puerto Rico, the Sharks, for domination of the streets.

Bernstein’s world-famous score features unforgettable songs including ‘Maria’, ‘Tonight’, ‘Somewhere’, ‘America’ and ‘I Feel Pretty’, which have been universally adored for generations.

Duration 2hrs 20mins

Interval 20 minutes (included)

Lockout Period applies.
This production contains strong language and adult themes; not recommended for children under the age of 12.

Event Access

Simply download the GoTheatrical app ( ) to access live captions on your mobile or tablet device. Captioning will be accessible via the app from any seat.

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Venue Access

Adelaide Festival Centre's car park is currently closed. An accessible drop off area with two accessible parking spaces are available from Montefiore Road via Festival Drive (west).

Festival Theatre: Stalls, Row W has removable seats to accommodate patrons who wish to remain seated in their wheelchair or to allow ease of access to transfer to a theatre seat. Please contact BASS on 131 246 to request access seating.

Hearing Loop: limited to particular seats in the venues. If this is required, please tell BASS when booking.

Hearing Assistance Packs: Patrons may borrow a transmitter pack with the choice of either an inductive neck loop (for use with a hearing aid with a t-setting) or a set of headphones (for patrons without a hearing aid or a hearing aid without a T-Setting) to amplify the performance. Patrons may also bring their own headphones if they desire.Transmitter packs are available on a first come first served basis. Patrons should arrive at least half an hour before the performance to collect their pack from the Cloakroom in the Festival Theatre Foyer. Patrons will be required to leave a driver's licence or some form of photo ID as a deposit until the pack is returned.

A lift is located either side of the Festival Theatre auditorium with access to all levels. Accessible toilets are available in theatre foyer.

Wheelchair Loan available. Contact Festival Theatre Stage Door on 08 8216 8724 to book a wheelchair loan free of charge when you attend your performance.

Event type

Other accessible and inclusive event

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