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Accessibility


ACCESSIBILITY

Below you will find information regarding special accessibility amenities at the theatre.

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Accessibility


ACCESSIBILITY

Below you will find information regarding special accessibility amenities at the theatre.

Wheelchair Access

The Dolphin Theatre has excellent facilities for wheelchair users including:

  • Ramp access to front entry
  • Disability toilet
  • Designated front row removable seats will accommodate a wheelchair
    (please request when booking)
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Hearing-Loop

The auditorium is hearing-aid friendly and is looped for your convenience. Simply use the "T" switch, button, or toggle on your aid. 

How it Works

There is a powerful microphone hung on a lighting bar over the front seats in the audience. It points towards the stage and picks up these sounds - the actors, the music, the sound effects. The microphone feeds these into a strong amplifier, which converts them into an electromagnetic signal. This is "broadcast" around coils of wire looped around the auditorium. When your aid is switched onto "T", the telecoil pick-up only those signals on the loop.

Advantages

All background noise from the audience is removed. Your aid only picks up those stage sounds "broadcast" on the loop. Hearing aids are personally tuned to best compensate for your individual hearing loss. You get the same matched performance in either position: "T" telecoil or "M" microphone. Some aids have a combination "M/T". So this is a double bonus;  the looped signals are not only better and louder, but are also amplified to best suit your hearing loss. You can also turn UP the volume of your hearing aid, with no risk of acoustical feedback (that loud, annoying and sometimes embarrassing high-pitched whistle.)

At interval, switch back to "M"  for Live Voice chatting to your friends and other patrons. Many of the larger sized in-the-ear hearing aids and most behind-the-ear and remote-controlled models have this feature.  If your hearing aid does not already have a "T" switch, it can often be easily installed or reprogrammed.