City of Bunbury

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre


Summary
  • Some theatre seats can be removed to provide spaces for people using wheelchairs
  • Better Hearing card on display at the ticket booth. 
  • Companion Card is accepted.  Theatre has an audio loop for all seating.  
  • Four accessible parking bays provided on site
  • There is a designated accessible toilet that includes a baby change table.  It has limited approach space and may not suit all wheelchair users.  
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
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Location (View Map)
2 Blair Street, Bunbury, WA 6230 Australia
Opening Hours
  • Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Closed on weekends unless there is a show
  • When evening or weekend shows are playing the centre opens 45 minutes before the show
Telephone
  • 1300 661 272

Closest accessible parking

  • There are two accessible parking bays located to the left and two located to the right of The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre.
  • Bays are identified by blue line markings with the access symbol marked on the ground .
  • Bay closest to the accessible entrance is 3.7 metres wide and 5.2 metres long.  Bay next to this is 3.4 metres wide and 5.2 metres long.
  • Bay on the other side of the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (closest to the cinema) is 3.8 metres wide and 5.5 metres long.  Bay next to this is 3.6 metres wide and 5.5 metres long.
  • Vehicle access from: Symmons Street is closest to the accessible entrance. Vehicle access also from Clifton Street
  • Pedestrian access:
    • Access to the footpath from the bay is via the vehicle driveway
  • Cost: There are costs associated with this car park but the first two hours are free. ACROD permit holders who clearly display their permit are not required to pruchase a parking ticket in the City of Bunbury.
  • Pay machines:
    • This is a ‘pay and display’ car park for all car park users except ACROD permit holders.
    • Access to the path leading to the ticket machines is via the vehicle driveway.
    • There is a level surface walkway between the vehicle driveway and the ticket machine with sufficient space in front of the machine for a mobility aid user to approach.
    • The ticket machine has standing height controls up to a height of 1.3 metres.
Ticket machine Parking to the left of the Bunbury Entertainment Centre Parking to the right of the Bunbury Entertainment Centre
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Service/s
  • People using wheelchairs may sitting next to someone who uses a seat. Contact theatre for more detail. 
  • An audio loop can be used during stage productions using microphones.  The Centre provides two types of receivers; an induction loop direct into hearing aids or headsets.  These are available free to patrons.
  • It is important to discuss particular needs with staff when booking tickets to allow staff to best accomodate your needs, such as wheelchair spaces, and hand rails that are preferred to the left or the right side.
External access and entrance
External Entry
  • There is a driveway between the accessible bays and path.
  • The path varies from 1.2 metres to 900 cm wide due to a 2cm deep dip from grate on ground.  Path links to a ramp leading to entrance.
  • Centre has 2 metre wide and 6 metre long concrete ramps both sides.  These have an average gradient of 1:12 and no handrails. 
  • There are also 3 steps, with a handrail, leading to the entry doors on each side of the building.  
Entrance
  • There is a 1 metre wide door next to the main doors from the Symmons Street side. 
  • A press button to the left of the automatic door opens the swing door inward. It can also be operated by staff at the ticket booth.
     
Automatic entrance door External access ramp Pathway entrance
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Internal area
  • Foyer is spacious with a carpeted floor.     
  • Three standing height counters for ticket, drinks and coffee sales.  
  • Cushioned chairs with no arm rests may be provided if requested at time of booking.  The tables are at standing height and have a central pedestal.
  • Tables and foyer waiting room chairs are sometimes shifted around for different events.
  • Counter staff are able to come out from behind counter to talk to people using wheelchairs.
  • The ticket booth counter has a glass security grill with a Better Hearing Card on display.
Seating
  • Direct level access into back of theatre from spacious foyer. 
  • Some seats from Row Q back can be removed for wheelchair access. There can be space for two to three adult wheelchair each side of the theatre.   Please discuss when booking. 
  • There is also access from upper level to theatre seats via a flight of stairs with handrail. Steps have colour contrast on step edge.
  • Seats are arranged in tiers. Theatre seats are standard size with fixed armrests. 
Internal steps

  • The auditorium has raked seating.  In the stalls area, there is a handrail on the left side of the steps when using Door 1 and the handrail is on the right when using Door 2.
  • Steps have colour contrasting edges in addition to blue lights on the edge, and have a depth of 1.8 metres and are 10cm high. 

     
Signage, customer displays and customer information
  • Signs identifying the seating rows are displayed above doorway entrances
  • Promotional material with good colour contrast is displayed on flat screens throughout the foyer.
  • There are some promotional pamphlets with small print at the ticket booth. 
  • Information, including ticket proces, is displayed at sitting to standing height against a glass wall near the ticket booth. 
  • Ticket pricing information is also provided at standing height at the ticket booth on a reflective surface that may be difficult to see from some angles.

Toilet: Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre Unisex Accessible Toilet

  • Gender: Unisex
  • Availability: Business hours and show times
  • Signage: There is directional signage to the toilet and the unisex accessible toilet is clearly identified
  • External access: Located directly off the foyer and patrons must turn left to enter the toilet
  • Main entrance: Swing door opens inwards and is 75cm wide. Door is heavy and must be pushed to open. Door opens to a small corridor that is 1.2 metres deep and has a baby change table
  • Toilet door: The sliding cubicle door is 75cm wide but due to a bin placed in front is 65 cm wide. It is light to open and slow to close. It has a lever handle and no lock as the main entrance door has a small sliding lock. Wheelchair users must turn around in the cubicle to return to lock
  • Pan height: 40 cm
  • Handrails: Provided
  • Basin height: 75 cm
  • Lighting: Light on at all times
  • Baby change table: Yes
  • Baby change table description: A folding baby change table that can be set aside if required
Toilet cubicle Basin Baby change table Toilet layout
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Information collected by: City of Bunbury

Care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information however no guarantee is given that the facility is fully accessible. Please advise the You're Welcome WA coordinator at the Disability Services Commission of any access changes since publication.