Australian Poetry Hall of Fame

Overview

Located on Kamilaroi land, the Arcadia Theatre in Guyra is a venue once more as the Australian Poetry Hall of Fame. Established in 2020 to celebrate and preserve Australian poets and their poetry…

Located on Kamilaroi land, the Arcadia Theatre in Guyra is a venue once more as the Australian Poetry Hall of Fame.

Established in 2020 to celebrate and preserve Australian poets and their poetry. There is a large collection of Australian poetry, the Australian Poetry Hall of Fame featuring poetry and portraits of famous Australian poets.

There is a large auditorium with a stage for events, a bookshop, art supplies, gift shop and market every Saturday morning and open mic poetry night every Wednesday evening.
You can enjoy some of the vegetarian/vegan delights from Seahorse Medicine Cafe and also browse the Red Door Gallery featuring local and national artists.

Groups are catered for with special packages available which include poetry performances and talks on Australian poets and poetry.

Guyra is on the New England Highway half way between Newcastle and Brisbane, 30 minutes north of Armidale.

A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility
Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Adhere to The Food Authority requirements for allergy management in food preparation

Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss

Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.

Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

Have a low noise reception areas with hearing loss friendly acoustics and adequate lighting for viewing facial expressions (includes common areas which are free of background noise, background music)
Have accessible seating areas in theatrette
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have equipment to respond to anaphylactic shock such as epi–pens and defibrillator
Have handrails on all your stairways
Modify your cooking and cleaning practices to cater for people with food allergies or chemical intolerances (could include menus with meals free from: nuts, dairy, seafood, eggs, gluten etc)
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
Provide portable commode chairs
Provide seating in common areas including reception area
Train your staff in communicating with people with learning or behavioural challenges
Train your staff in disability awareness
Train your staff to respond to allergic reactions
Use floors/coverings which are slip resistant, firm and smooth
Use non-slip tiles in the bathroom or slip resistant matting
Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)
Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)

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