This page contains information on accessibility at Queer AF. Individual show listings on the programme have further details about what to expect from the event.
All shows are general admission. If you need a particular seat (e.g. near an exit, toilet, or the front), space for a wheelchair, or any other arrangements, please let us know when booking tickets or by contacting us so we can reserve it for you.
All events during Queer AF can be exited at will - there are no lockouts and you are permitted to visit the toilets or leave and return to the venue at anytime. Please feel free to wear earplugs or headphones if you are sensitive to noise, or to take any other steps you need to enjoy the show.
If there is anything else we can do to support you having a fabulous time at Queer AF, please get in touch!
Please remain masked at all times during Queer AF events. If you have purchased food or drink, we ask that you keep your mask on throughout the show, except while consuming it to protect our performers. Thank you!
Queer AF HQ & Art Gallery, 106 Courtenay Place
The Art Gallery and box office pop is located in a shop front on Courtenay Place, near the McDonald's bus stop. It is wheelchair accessible. It does not have toilets but the nearest toilets are the public ones in Te Aro Park and they are wheelchair accessible and gender neutral.
BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Terrace
BATS is located at 1 Kent Terrace. The closest bus stops are on Courtenay Place and Kent Terrace. The main BATS entrance is up a series of steps, but there is a wheelchair accessible ramp available to the left hand side of the building. Look out for the wheelchair symbol.
There is no lift at Bats. The Heyday Dome is located on the first floor of the venue with two sets of stairs required to access the space. For Too Much Hair, you will need to arrive 45 minutes prior to the start time. BATS requests you use the form on the BATS website to make accessibility arrangements. Note that BATS Theatre staff need 24 hours notice if you require the chair lift.
BATS has one accessible toilet which is located on the ground floor to the left of the Stage.
Ivy Bar & Cabaret, 63 Cuba Street
Ivy Bar is located on lower Cuba Street. The closest bus stop is a block away on Manners Street. The main entrance is down a flight of stairs, but there is a wheelchair accessible entrance available on the side of the building. The door staff will escort you to the accessible entrance. Ivy has gender neutral, single stall, and wheelchair accessible toilets.
Eva Beva, 31-35 Dixon Street
Eva Beva is located on Dixon Street where it meets Eva Street. The closest bus stops are within two blocks on Taranaki Street, Manners Street, and Courtenay Place. Eva Beva has stair-free access to the ground floor of the bar, where the comedy and circus shows are happening. There are women and men’s toilet facilities located on this floor. Eva Beva has one accessible toilet.
During Queer AF events they are planning to use tall tables and stools to make the most space available for performers. If you would like a lower seat please get in touch beforehand.
two/fiftyseven, Level 2, 57 Willis Street
two/fifty seven is located on Willis Street, in front of the bus stop near Unity Books. It is accessible via lift to the second floor. The venue is an open space with concrete floors, and wheelchair accessible toilets. They have gender neutral toilets, which includes the accessible toilets.
The Gay Salon, 5 Eva Street
The Gay Salon is a flat inside the Hannah’s Centre at 5 Eva Street. The closest bus stop is at Manners Street or Taranaki Street. The building has stair-free access and a lift to the fifth floor, but the flat itself has a flight of stairs. We are happy to arrange for early access if you need more time to navigate these (contact The Gay Salon). The toilets are not wheelchair accessible.
Rogue & Vagabond, 18 Garrett Street
Rogue & Vagabond is at 18 Garrett St. The closest bus stop is on Ghuznee St at Leeds St. It is also relatively close to bus stops on Taranaki St and Victoria St. It can be accessed from both Ghuznee st (through Glover Park) and from Garrett St. The bar has a single step up and a ramp is available if you ask at the bar). There is a gender neutral / accessible toilet on the ground floor.
Bedlam & Squalor, Level 1, 18 Garrett Street
Bedlam & Squalor is located above Rogue & Vagabond at 18 Garrett St. The closest bus stop is on Ghuznee St at Leeds St. It is also relatively close to bus stops on Taranaki St and Victoria St. It can be accessed from both Ghuznee st (through Glover Park) and from Garrett St. It is accessed via one flight of stairs located between the bar and stage inside Rogue (to the left after you enter the bar). There is a gender neutral / accessible toilet on the ground floor. There is also a large toilet in Bedlam & Squalor but it does not have handrails.
QT Hotel: Lobby Lounge, 90 Cable Street
The Lobby Lounge can be accessed from the QT Hotel entrances on Cable St or Wakefield St. The nearest bus stops are at Wakefield St and Cable St (opposite the New World). Both entrances are wheelchair accessible - the Lobby Lounge is on the ground floor. Toilets are wheelchair accessible and gendered, although the accessible is gender neutral.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer NZSL interpreted events this year. Some events have limited spoken word or are otherwise less reliant on audio, including The Pride Circus, The Tease Agenda, and Drag High Tea.
Access for the visually impaired
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer audio-described events this year. Some events are predominantly story-telling or otherwise less reliant on visuals, including Too Much Hair (music and theatre), Queer Fan Mail (literature), LOVE: Poetry & Pie (literature), LOLgbtq+ Comedy Showcase (comedy), and Queer Beats: NahBo with Bored Housewives Club (music).