City of Subiaco

Octagon Theatre, University of Western Australia, Crawley

  • A University theatre venue which has hosted opera, classical and popular music, dance, theatre, stand-up comedy and seminars
  • The theatre has 658 tiered seats with up to two wheelchair seating spaces, with the capacity for loose seating adjacent the seating spaces, on the upper level
  • There is a unisex accessible toilet on the entry level with lift access between the entry level and the upper level
  • The closest accessible parking is in the Number 1 car park, at the University
Location (View Map)
35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009 Australia
Opening Hours
  • Open for events.
  • 08 6488 7407

Closest accessible parking
University of Western Australia Car Park 1, Crawley
External access and entrance
  • Wide level access from both sides of the theatre into the foyer.
Entrance into the foyer
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Internal area
  • The carpeted foyer has a box office, a bar, a range of seating with access to the unisex accessible toilet.
  • There is sufficient space for people using wheelchairs to access all areas of the foyer.
  • Stairs and lift to the upper level and the theatre.
  • Box office counter is is 1 metre high and the bar and food counter is 1.14 metres high.
  • Bench and lounge seating has been provided. 
Foyer Box office Seating
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Signage, customer displays and customer information
  • A variety of signage provided. Identification signs are large and easy to read.

Toilet: Octagon Theatre unisex accessible toilet

  • Gender: Unisex
  • Availability: Available when the theatre is open
  • Signage: Directional signage provided and the toilet is signed with the access symbol.
  • External access: Wide gap from the foyer into a 1.15 metre wide corridor with change in direction through the toilet door.
  • Toilet door: A 88cm wide door that is light to open and slow to close. The door has a knob on the outside and a large lock on the inside.
  • Pan height: 40cm high
  • Handrails: Yes
  • Basin height: 78cm
  • Paper towel dispenser: Yes
  • Lighting: Lighting is on at all times.
Toilet door Toilet pan Basin Toilet layout
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Octagon Theatre lift

    • The lift is well signed and is easy to locate.
  • Levels serviced by lift: Ground and Level 1 foyers.
  • Assistance or independently operable: Independently operated.
  • External controls: Set 1 metre high, in colour contrast and illuminate when pressed.
  • Door type: Single entry lift.
  • Door width: 90cm
  • Platform size: Platform size is 1.4 metres wide and 1.5 metres long.
  • Internal controls: Set at 1.23 metres high, in colour contrast and illuminate when pressed.
  • Indicators of floor level: Visual information only provided.
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Upper level foyer
  • Lift and stairs from the ground level to the spacious upper level foyer. Stairs have handrails on both sides.
  • Lounge seats are available.
  • The upper foyer has wide double doors that are held open into into the theatre.
Stairs to the upper level Lounge seats in upper level foyer
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  • Wheelchair seating spaces are on the entry level that is at the rear of the theatre. There is sufficient space to accommodate two wheelchairs and additional moveable seating.
  • Stairs down to the fixed seating have illuminated edges. There are no handrails.
  • Fixed seats have armrests.
Space for wheelchair seating Fixed seating Steps down to fixed seating
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Information collected by: City of Subiaco

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.