Here's everything you need to know about accessibility at the Michael Fowler Centre if you're attending an event
The Michael Fowler Centre has eight accessible spaces and eight companion seats located in the stalls on the ground floor of the venue. Elevator access is available from the ground floor.
Wheelchairs provided by the venue
Wheelchairs are available at the venue but require you to give advanced notice so we can ensure they are on-site during the event. If you would like access to a wheelchair, contact Venues Wellington.
Reduced mobility access
Theatre seating – Entrances are located on the first and second floors of the venue. For people with reduced mobility, there is elevator access to all floors from the ground floor foyer.
When seated, walkers need to be stored under your seat for the duration of the show, to avoid creating a safety hazard. If you need additional assistance at the venue, please ask our friendly staff, who are trained to help.
Parking, drop off and pick up points
- The Michael Fowler Centre has no public parking available. However, the venue is in the heart of the city, so there is convenient street parking and parking buildings nearby. Check Wellington City Council's parking information.
- The undercover drop off and pick up area is located at the front of the building. The entrance is off Wakefield Street, close to the Townhall.
- If you're planning on driving to an event, allow extra time to find a carpark. Or if taking public transport, there are Metlink bus stops in the area.
Blind or low vision
Guide dogs, FOH help, audio described performances & touch tours
As per the Human Rights Act 1993 and the Dog Control Act 1996, guide dogs are welcome at the Michael Fowler Centre. If you're attending an event and plan on bringing your guide dog, let us know ahead of time so we can accommodate accordingly.
If you need additional assistance at the venue, please ask our friendly staff who are trained to help.
Deaf or hard of hearing
Audio loops & sign language interpreted performances
The Michael Fowler Centre has an audio loop for hearing impaired patrons. The most suitable seating locations for the audio loop are Stall seating, rows O-V and Gallery seating, rows A-D (all blocks).
For more information or advice on purchasing tickets with audio loop, contact our official ticketing agent Ticketmaster on 09 970 9711 or email [email protected]
Contact & booking tickets
For more information on accessibility at the Michael Fowler Centre, contact Venues Wellington.
To book accessible tickets, or for more information on accessible ticketing, contact Ticketmaster on 09 970 9711 or email [email protected]
The Michael Fowler Centre has a Silver accessibility rating.