Venue Information

Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Southern Cross Lawn

Public transport is advised as parking can sometimes be difficult to find or be a long walk from the gardens.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Southern Cross Lawn – enter via the Observatory Gate on Birdwood Avenue, opposite the Shrine of Remembrance.

Driving: Free and metered 2, 3 and 4-hour parking is available on surrounding streets.

Public transport: Take the train to Flinders Street Station. Then take a tram to the Domain Road Interchange. Walk towards the Shrine of Remembrance and on the other side of it you will see Birdwood Avenue and the Observatory Gate. The performance area is immediately on your left after entering.

Visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au for more information.

Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Gate F – The Wind in the Willows

Public transport is advised as parking can sometimes be difficult to find or be a long walk from the gardens.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Southern Cross Lawn – enter via the Observatory Gate on Birdwood Avenue, opposite the Shrine of Remembrance.

Driving: Free and metered 2, 3 and 4-hour parking is available on surrounding streets.

Public transport: Take the train to Flinders Street Station. Then take a tram to the Domain Road Interchange. Walk towards the Shrine of Remembrance and on the other side of it you will see Birdwood Avenue and the Observatory Gate. The performance area is immediately on your left after entering.

Visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au for more information.

Ripponlea House and Gardens

By Train
The property is a five minute walk from Rippon Lea Station, on the Sandringham Line.

By Tram
Catch Tram Route 67 (to Carnegie) to stop number 42 – Tram Tracker ID 2042
Tracker Stop ID 1042 (to Melbourne University)

By Bus
The 216 or 219 Bus departs from Queen Street in the City on the south east corner of Queen and Collins Streets. Depending on traffic the journey takes 30 – 45 minutes. There is a stop directly outside Rippon Lea Estate. Ask the driver to set you down at the first stop after Glen Eira Road.

By Car
Parking is available locally should you wish to drive (Mel ref 67 F2) – please note that there is no onsite parking.

Accessibility
Should you have mobility issues where offsite parking is problematic please email ripponlea@nattrust.com.au  to arrange suitable access. To accommodate requests we prefer 24 hours’ notice.

The Rippon Lea Gatehouse has disabled bathroom facilities and there is disabled access to the ground floor only of the Mansion.

Please note that the garden paths are gravel and can make wheelchair access difficult. Please speak to the staff in the Gatehouse for a map which highlights the more wheelchair friendly paths.

Note: Only trained Service Animals will be permitted on site.

Access

The Australian Shakespeare Company is currently revising our accessibility guide. For information on access, feel free to contact us office on 03 8676 7511 / admin@shakespeareaustralia.com.au and one of our friendly box office staff can help you.

Wheelchair and Mobility access

ASC productions are staged at various venues around Australia. Facilities for wheelchair access is different at every venue. Details about some of our regular venues are listed below.

Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens

Performances take place on lawn.

Performances at Southern Cross Lawn are right near the observatory entrance, with only a short distance to travel from Birdwood Ave.

Performances at the Princes Lawn are about 5 mins walk from the entrance (Gate F).

Disabled parking is available on Birdwood Ave. You can check the Gardens map here.

Further info can be found at the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens website.

Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens

Performances take place on lawn.

Performances are at the main pond, close to the middle of the gardens. It’s about 5-10 minutes walk from any entrance.

Accessible parking bays are provided near the Woolloomooloo Gate and outside the Art Gallery of NSW. Check the map here.

Further info can be found at the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens website. 

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

Main theatre: The theatre is at ground level with direct access for wheelchairs. When booking, please advise if you require a wheelchair spot.

Theatre 2: Upstairs, wheelchair access via lift. Be advised that it is a heritage building with a heritage lift, so access is a bit restrictive. Most wheelchairs are fine, but please contact the box office before booking.

Rippon Lea House & Garden

Performances take place on lawn in a “picnic theatre” style.

There is no on-site parking.

Further info can be found at the Rippon Lea website