Venue accessibility - Maidment Theatre
Alfred Street is a one-way, restricted access road. It is not open to through traffic except for buses and approved service vehicles. Vehicles enter Alfred Street from Princes Street. Audience members who have limited mobility and need to be dropped off near the theatre entrance can enter Alfred St and turn right onto the red tiled area near the entrance.
Drivers must not stop or park on Alfred Street as they may be ticketed. The drop off zone is on the red tiled area to the left of the theatre entrance. This drop off area is only for those who require better access to the theatre – NO PARKING.
If you are walking to the theatre entrance please be aware that Alfred Street has a gradient and the route can be uneven.
Mobility car parking is available as follows:
- four public mobility car parks are on Princes Street near the Alfred Street corner. A time limit of 120 minutes applies.
- 10 mobility spaces are located in The University of Auckland visitor car park at 5 Symonds Street. These are available to the public from 6pm Monday to Friday and during weekends and public holidays.
- Additional car parks are available in the public car park under the Owen G Glenn Building on Grafton Road. The mobility car parks are located near the lifts. Please note: parking charges apply in this building and the footpath along Grafton Road to the theatre is uphill and can be uneven.
A mobility card will need to be displayed in all cases.
For information about accessible public transport visit the MAXX website.
Maidment staff are also available to call taxis.
The Maidment Theatre foyer is accessed through swing doors which are normally kept open prior to performances (entrance width 180cm). If the doors are closed there is a large, red button to the right of the doors which, when pressed, will automatically open the door (door width 90cm). The foyer includes the box office, bar and toilets which all have flat access. The box office and bar counters are 106.5cm high.
There are wheelchair accessible toilets in the ladies (inward opening external door width 80cm, internal slide door width 76cm) and mens toilets (outward opening external door width 76cm, internal slide door width 76cm).
The bar opens 90 minutes before the start of the performance and during intervals. The bar menu and drinks list are displayed at the bar.
There is seating around tables in the foyer are and bench seating outside.
Row H in the Stalls, as indicated in orange on the seating plan, has flat access from the foyer, space for wheelchairs and an adjacent companion seat (subject to availability). We can also remove fixed seats to accommodate additional wheelchairs and/or mobility scooters in row H, seats 3-6. These seats are kept on hold for this purpose and cannot be booked online. Please contact our box office and we will book these seats for you. The Circle is not wheelchair accessible.
When you arrive at the theatre please let one of our staff know so they can direct you to the correct entrance.
Please note: there are stairs (with handrails) leading into all other entrances of the auditorium. There are also steps in the aisles (without handrails).
If you want a seat with additional leg-room these have been highlighted in green on our seating plan. You can also book aisle seats to give yourself extra room.