Accessing Melbourne
Chapter 8
two huge lifts have grab rails, braille buttons at an accessible height, a floor
directory (showing accessible toilets) and an electronic floor display. The lift
takes you to just above Level 5 where there is a grade down (7.4%   7.9%) to
Level 5 proper, and entry to the Playhouse Theatre Circle (which is up with the
gods, you can get to the stalls if preferred). You may be lucky and see the
 marble room , sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank!
Printed in 1990 is Facilities for the Disabled, a brochure detailing all facilities
available including a hearing induction loop for those with appropriate hearing
aids and Infra red sound, using the centres headsets.
The Performing Arts Museum is at the southern end of the centre (free entry),
along with the George Adams Gallery and The Vic Cafe. Aromas Cafe (flat entry)
from The River Terrace which is a short grade (4.8%) down past the Concert
Hall and links with Southgate (via two grades 5 7.2% & 8.5%).
The Crown Entertainment Complex
The Crown Casino Entertainment Complex (which includes Melbourne's casino)
is not far from the Victorian Arts Centre on the south side of the river. It includes
Village Cinemas (9278 6666), a complex of 14 boutique cinemas and two Gold
Class cinemas. The Village booking office is located on Level 2 with lift access
up a level to the theatre. All theatres provide accessible seating with induction
hearing loops covering the back four rows. The Gold Class cinemas are
accessed via a stair lift and a hearing induction covers the whole cinema. Gold
Class is a luxury cinema with huge comfortable seating, you are served drinks,
nibbles and even a meal.
1 Macarthur Street, Cinemedia at the Treasury Theatre (9651 1515).
Located behind the Old Treasury Building in the corner under the above
walkway and Treasury Place building. There is flat access into the foyer from
Treasury Place and an accessible unisex toilet is located at the far side. Access
to the theatre is via a stair lift located just inside the main entry.

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