This performance is only for children with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
Gentle Giant is an immersive, multi-sensory experience developed specifically for children and young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. UK theatre company Bamboozle specialise in making and performing theatre for this audience.
This production has not been designed for the needs of audience members with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). If you would like to find out more about our performances for children and young people with ASD please check out our Relaxed Performances on our Accessible Programming page here.
Audience numbers are deliberately small. Each performance caters for up to six children. Every moment of the performance will be tailored to each child’s needs.
The children coming to Gentle Giant must be accompanied by one adult parent or carer. During the performance this accompanying adult will be part of a ‘circle of care,’ which surrounds the six children and young people. The accompanying adult ticket is complimentary.
Additional adults and siblings are welcome to attend with a child or young person. These observer tickets are complimentary. The maximum number of observer tickets per child is 4, if more are required please request this in your application and depending on capacity we may be able to accommodate.
The team of Bamboozle performers require information about every child’s ability as every moment of the performance will be tailored to each child. Everyone is required to complete an information form when booking.
The event is recommended for 6 to 14 year olds.
The Pavilion is located in Arts Centre Melbourne’s Theatres building (the one with the spire) on Level 7. Located here.
There is bus parking available in St Kilda Road opposite Arts Centre Melbourne. If you would like to reserve bus parking please visit Melbourne Council Parking Permit.
There are also limited accessible parking spaces out the front of Arts Centre Melbourne.
All levels of the Arts Centre Melbourne Car Park are fully wheelchair accessible.
Accessible parking bays are clearly marked and available on both levels with easy access to our theatres. Please display your valid Disabled Persons Parking Permit.
15 spaces are on the Upper level, turn left after entry gates.
7 spaces are on the Lower level, just after the entry gates.
Discounts for the Valet parking service is also available for permit holders.
The entry for Arts Centre Melbourne’s carpark is here (corner of Sturt and Kavanagh Streets)
There are only 4 accessible parking spaces directly outside the front of Arts Centre Melbourne, however paid street parking may also be available along St Kilda Road.
Discount parking vouchers are available for this performance. This voucher will reduce your parking fee to a flat rate of $14. Please take a ticket as you enter the carpark and you can request vouchers from ushers at the performance to reduce the fee charged.
Arts Centre Melbourne is located at 100 St Kilda Road, in between the National Gallery of Victoria and the Yarra River, it's a few minutes walk from Federation Square and Flinders Street Station.
Train – A short walk from Flinders Street Station.
Tram – Take any tram along St Kilda Road and get off at Arts Centre Melbourne, Arts Precinct Stop 14.
For more information about public transport options please visit the website here.
Please ask venue staff for the closest accessible toilet to your location.
The most convenient accessible toilets are located:
Changing Places – Accessible public toilets with full-sized change tables and hoists
The closest Changing Place is located at Flinders Street Station here (enter postcode 3000)
Food may be eaten in the foyer of the Pavilion, on the lawn area between the Theatres Building and Hamer Hall or in the Queen Victoria Gardens opposite Arts Centre Melbourne.
For safety hot food and drink is not permitted. Cold food and drinks is permitted in the Pavilion.
Please email ACEteam@artscentremelbourne.com.au or call 9281 8784.