The Arts Centre Cootamundra
The Arts Centre Cootamundra, is the cultural hub for the Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council. The Arts Centre was built by a community of volunteers and is managed as a joint community asset with Council .
The Centre provides a venue and facilities for Arts activities in the Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council area, supporting local artists and performers in their artistic careers while contributing to the cultural development of the Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council community. The Arts Centre attracts visitors, new residents and investment to the area with top class Arts facilities and programming.
The arts activities include exhibitions, live music performances, plays, cabaret, movies and workshops.
The Tin Shed Theatre, opened in 2011, is the flagship venue of The Arts Centre and hosts world class performances.
Check the website for 'What's On' and plan a visit to The Arts Centre when you are visiting Cootamundra.
Access and Inclusion Statement
A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility
Allows a person's carer free entry into participating venues and events
Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Adhere to The Food Authority requirements for allergy management in food preparation
Ask all visitors if there are any specific needs to be met
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 high support needs who travel with a support person
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)
Employ people with disability
Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
Have accessibility information and photos, including of a bathroom, room and/or floor plan on your website (can be emailed on request)
Have accessible seating areas in theatrette
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)
Have doorways which are easy to open and have lever handles (doorways 850mm or wider when open and not heavy)
Have grab rails in the bathroom
Have handrails on all your stairways
Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar
Have step free access to the conference or function room
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
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 digital communication materials (hard copy information is also available on line)
Provide linen that is chemical and fragrance free (if requested)
Provide seating in common areas including reception area
Provide toiletries which are chemical and fragrance free (if requested)
Train your staff in customer service for people with vision loss (training would incorporate way finding and communicating with people with vision loss)
Train your staff in communicating with people who are deaf or have hearing loss
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 organic (chemical and fragrance free) deodorisers in public areas and rooms
Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)
Website meets WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards
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)