PRIDE FIGHT Accessibility info
Updated: Feb 16
Roller derby is for everyone, and we want our events to be inclusive and safe spaces for all to attend. We'll try to answer some FAQs about the accessibility of our upcoming event here.
Is the venue wheelchair accessible?
Yes! The Hordern Pavilion is step free from street to venue floor, and a wheelchair viewing platform will be available in the trackside area.
How do I purchase accessible seating tickets?
If you would like to purchase accessible seating tickets for a show please contact Ticketek via phone 1300 665 915 to book.
We have allocated seating for:
· Wheelchair seating
· Companion card holders
· Seating with limited steps
We are making arrangements to improve access to the event for people with:
· Vision and hearing impairments & other accessibility requirements
Are there assigned seats?
No. Tickets are general admission, unless they are an accessible seating ticket. The seating options inside are: trackside seating on the floor, open to over 18s only. Limited mobility seating is also available on floor level. There are raised seating bays with unassigned seating around the outer track - they require stair access.
What should I do if I have a hidden disability?
We will be supporting the Sunflower Hidden Disabilities Program and making lanyards available if you need them. If you require assistance, please let a volunteer know and we will help you.
Will there be Auslan interpreters?
Unfortunately, this event will not be Auslan interpreted. We will have live captioning on screens at the event.
Will there be a quiet/sensory chill space?
Unfortunately, there will be no dedicated quiet room. If you need to take a break or get some fresh air, the quietest spaces are the foyer or the outside courtyard where there is seating.
Please note however, there is a smoking section in the courtyard.
Roller derby games involve lots of loud referee whistles, screeching wheels on concrete and yelling. We recommend bringing your own earbuds. Disposable earplugs will be available if you need them!
Will there be strobe lighting?
There will not be any strobe lighting, but there will be bright and dramatic lighting.
Will there be gender inclusive bathrooms?
All bathrooms will be gender inclusive with signs indicating whether there are urinals or stalls. Accessible bathrooms are also available.
Everyone has the right to use whichever bathrooms they wish, discrimination will not be tolerated.
Are children able to attend?
Yes! Children are welcome and youth ticket rates are available. Children under 5 years old do not require a ticket.
Is there a parenting room?
One parenting room is available
Are carer tickets available?
Yes, in line with the NSW Companion card program.
Are concession tickets available?
Yes. Tickets are available at general admission, concession, and youth (5-17 year old) rates.
Are service animals allowed?
Yes, as per NSW legislation. Water can be made available for service animal refreshment.
Is parking available?
The Entertainment Quarter parking complex is 50 metres away from the venue. Parking can be booked online in advance here: https://www.wilsonparking.com.au/parking-locations/new-south-wales/eastern-suburbs/entertainment-quarter-car-park/
Accessible parking for patrons is available in the EQ multi-deck car park. Level access is available from the carpark to the Hordern Pavilion and the Plaza.
Can I take public transport?
LIGHT RAIL & BUSES
The nearest Light Rail stop is located on Anzac Parade, a 3-minute walk from the venue. Services run from 5am until 1am on weekdays and weekends.
The nearest bus stops are located on Anzac Parade and Driver Avenue, both a short walk from the venue. These Light Rail and bus stops offer direct travel to Sydney CBD, Eastern Suburbs, the Inner West, and connecting services across Greater Sydney.
The nearest train station is Central in Haymarket, a 7-minute drive or 15-minute Light Rail trip from the Hordern Pavilion.
TAXI & RIDE SHARES
The Entertainment Quarter operates a managed taxi rank within the site from Errol Flynn Boulevard. Rideshare operators such as Uber can pick-up and drop off patrons on Errol Flynn Boulevard and Driver Avenue.
What is the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy at this event?
In line with current NSW Health guidelines: attendees are encouraged to stay home if unwell, stay up to date with vaccinations and consider wearing a mask in crowded, indoor places.
Is there a designated smoking area?
Smoking or vaping is not permitted inside the venue, however, there is a smoking area in the courtyard (in the uncovered area away from the venue doors and merch window).
Is there a cloakroom?
Yes, the Hordern Pavilion has a cloakroom available in the courtyard to check large bags and other items. Fees may apply.
Where is lost property?
Lost property will go to the Information desk located in the Hordern Pavilion foyer. Patrons can complete a lost property form and hand this in. All lost property remaining at the end of the night will be moved to the Hordern offices. Please note that anything not collected two weeks after the event will be disposed of. Get in touch with the Hordern Pavilion if you have left something behind at this event.
Will there be food and drinks available?
Drinks will be available and there will be one of three concession stands that does not sell any alcohol. Under 18s may not purchase or drink alcohol. No alcohol is allowed in the skating area.
What time does the event start?
Doors are open from 5pm and the show starts shortly before 6pm.
Is there an afterparty?
Head to Watson's EQ just across the road for food and beverages after the event to mingle with your derby idols!