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Access, Season 2 2023

The arts for everyone

We are committed to making the arts accessible to everyone. Our Season 2 program features many shows with accessible performances, including Auslan Interpreted, Relaxed Elements, Tactile Tours and Audio Description.

Please check each event page for more access information including visual ratings and warnings.


Auslan Symbol 

An interpreter will stand on one side of the stage or speaker and live translate the text and dialogue into Auslan for these performances and events. 
Sublime Stim Exhibition Opening 
Sat 5 August, 4 – 6pm 

Sublime Stim Artist Talk 
Wed 9 August, 1pm – 2.30pm 

Sublime Stim Performance 
Sat 19 August, 4 – 6pm

Rest is Resistance: A Keynote 
Sat 26 August, 7.30pm

The Nervous Atmosphere & Artist Talk 
Thu 14 September, 7.30pm 

The Birth and Death of a Physical Artist & Artist Talk 
Fri 1 September, 6.30pm

I Am (Not) This Body  
Thu 12 October, 7.30pm

Enemies of Grooviness Eat Sh!t & Artist Talk  
Wed 18 October, 8.30pm

How Do I Let You Die? & Artist Talk 
Thu 23 November, 7.30pm 

Pre-recorded Auslan

Auslan Symbol

These performances will contain pre-recorded Auslan interpreting of spoken words. 

I Am (Not) This Body  
All digital shows
Mon 16 – Sun 22 October    

The Birth and Death of a Physical Artist 
All digital shows
Mon 9 – Sun 22 October   

Auslan on Request 

Auslan Symbol

To request Auslan interpreters for this event please contact us prior to Monday 4 September artshouseticketing@melbourne.vic.gov.au   

Invisible Forces  
Chamber Made Salon – The Nervous Atmosphere 
Thu 7 September, 6pm  

Open Captions

I Am (Not) This Body  
All shows
Wed 11 – Sun 15 October 

Relaxed Elements 

These are not relaxed events in the usual sense, audience members are welcome to come and go as they please, be themselves, make noise, stim and respond to the work for the duration.  
Sublime Stim 
All events
Sat 5 – Thu 24 August

The Birth and Death of a Physical Artist 
All shows
Thu 31 Aug & Fri 1 September 6.30pm & Sat 2 Sep 1pm   

The Nervous Atmosphere  
Sun 17 September, 5pm 

I Am (Not) This Body 
All shows
Wed 11 – Sun 15 October, 7.30pm & Sun 5pm

Sat 2 December, 6pm – 10pm 

Tactile Tour and Audio Description

Audio describers provide live verbal descriptions of actions, costumes, scenery and other visual elements these performances between gaps in the dialogue via personal headsets. Optional pre-show tactile tours inviting audiences to explore the set, props and costumes are also offered. 
Fri 1 September, 8pm

The Birth and Death of a Physical Artist 
Sat 2 September, 1pm

I Am (Not) This Body   
All shows
Wed 11 – Sun 15 October, 7.30pm & Sun 5pm
Digital Mon 16 – Sun 22 October

Fri 3 November, 7.30pm 

How Do I Let You Die? 
Fri 24 November, 7.30pm 

Sat 2 December, 6pm


For more information on Venue Accessibility, please click here. 

Should you have any queries, concerns or requests, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling (03) 9322 3720; text 0447 570 178, or email artshouse@melbourne.vic.gov.au.


Image: Words Nourish Neighbours, Seini Taumoepeau and guests, Refuge 2019: Displacement. Photo by Harjono Djoyobisono

Image description: A performer stands at a microphone, smiling. To their right, an Auslan interpreter signs. An audience sits at tables in front of them.