The historic State Theatre is Sydney Film Festival's largest venue and our home since 1974. The beautiful building hosts our prestigious Opening Night Gala and screenings throughout the Festival, as well as dozens of Australian Premiere screenings every year.
The main entrance of the State Theatre on Market Street is wheelchair accessible. There will be temporary ramp access to the Mezzanine Level. The State Theatre has up to 6 wheelchair accessible spaces available on the Mezzanine Level. To book a wheelchair space please call us on 1300 733 733. There are 21 stairs to the Dress Circle Foyer from street level and an additional 13 steps up into the auditorium, to the concourse between Rows J & K. There are further steps once inside the Dress Circle. There are 21 stairs from street level to the Stalls and no further steps once inside the Stalls. Mezzanine level has very few stairs and is best suited for less mobile patrons.
Hearing Aid Loops are available, please see venue staff to collect equipment. Hearing Aid Loops are available. The most ideal location for the best signal is Mezzanine, Row G, Seats 13 – 44. Currently, Closed Caption and Audio Description is not available at the State Theatre.
Accessible bathrooms are located at the QT Hotel next door on Level 1. Please ask venue staff for assistance if required. Rest points are available in foyer and bathroom areas.
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