Fortune Theatre staff and ushers welcome all patrons to the theatre. We aim for everyone’s visit to be easy, enjoyable and as accessible as possible. If you have any questions about access to the theatre please contact our box office on 03 477 8323 or email prior to your visit.


Mobility Access

Originally constructed as a church in 1870, the Fortune Theatre building has (along with its own unique character) some accessibility restrictions.

The upper level of the building contains the mainstage, the foyer, box office and bar. The lower level has the studio stage and the toilets.

The main entry to the theatre is up four steps into the upper level and there is no ramp access. Patrons who have difficultly negotiating stairs or use a wheelchair are welcome to access the building via the Stuart Street emergency exit doors. These are approximately 15 metres up Stuart Street from the main entry. Outside access to the lower level is located on the Moray Place side of the building.

Please note: Once inside the theatre, access between the upper level and the lower level of the building is only available via a narrow staircase.

Patrons with mobility difficulties may use the emergency exits to move between Levels. Patrons are advised this will require them to travel outside the building.

Please contact our box office if you would like to use the emergency exits prior to arriving at the theatre by calling hone 03 477 8323 or emailing


Fortune Theatre welcomes wheelchair users and provides dedicated wheelchair spaces in the mainstage auditorium. This space is provided free of charge for wheelchair users. Please note the theatre does not provide wheelchairs.

Guide dogs

Guide dogs are always welcome at Fortune Theatre. For your comfort (and theirs) we can offer aisle and front row seating.

Parking and transport

The Moray Place Parking Building (beside the Carnegie Centre) has mobility spaces and is open 7:00am – 12:00am daily. The DCC and CCS Disability Action operate a Mobility Parking Scheme. For information about the many concessions available and how to obtain a mobility-parking permit, please contact CCS Disability Action on 03 477 4117 or by email at

The following taxi companies offer accessible vehicles:
Dunedin Taxis – phone 03 4777 777 website
United Taxis – phone 03 4555 555 website