Access & Inclusion

Adelaide Film Festival welcomes Deaf and disabled audiences to enjoy the Festival. We endeavour to meet specific access requirements, within available resources.


We offer a selection of accessible screenings during the Festival. For all the access information, including wheelchair access, assisted hearing augmentation, audio description and other relevant information, we will update this Access page.

Due to COVID 19, and implications of the global pandemic which were beyond our control, our 2020 program is unable to offer as many accessible screenings as we have had in previous years. Please know, that AFF has a commitment to our Deaf and disabled audiences and continue our work for an inclusive festival.

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to offer a Relaxed Screening this year

Companion Card

AFF recognises the Companion Card at all events. Please contact us to book.

Captioning Screenings

Captioning is a text version of speech and other sounds on screen. We offer a selection of captioned screenings during the festival.

Open caption screenings include:

Phil Liggett: The Voice of Cycling 18 October, 12.45pm at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas – Open caption.

King Of The Cruise 23 October 11:00am at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas – Open caption.

The Leadership 23 October, 12:40pm at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas – Open caption.

Auslan Interpreting

On request, we can provide an Auslan interpreter at some of our
Festival events such as talks and forums. Free Talks and Forums

Request an Auslan Interpreter please fill out this form

Subtitled Screenings

Subtitles translate or transcribe the dialogue. We offer a selection of Subtitled screenings during the festival. View a full list of these sessions.

Audio Described Screenings

Audio Description is the auditory narration of visual representations on screen.

Please let us know in advance if you require Audio Description. 

Audio Described Screenings include:

My First Summer 24 Oct, 7:00 pm at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas. 

My First Summer 25 Oct, 5:30 pm at Palace Nova Prospect. 


Venue Information and public transport information

Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas

3 Cinema Place, Adelaide

The cinema is situated in the east end of the city centre off Vaughan Place which runs between Rundle Street and North terrace. The venue is in a pedestrian area with no direct vehicle access to the cinema.

Drop Off Points: There are drop off points available on Rundle Street (Street Number: 246-252) and North Terrace (Street Number: 280) to Vaughan Place.

Public Transport

Bus: Closest bus stops 300m walk. Stop B1 East Terrace for 98C City & North Adelaide Loop and 99C City Loop.Stop Y1 East Tce – West side for 98A City & North Adelaide Loop and 99A City Loop.

Tram: Tram Stop Botanic Gardens North Terrace. 110 metres to the cinema. On arrival, walk west on North Terrace towards Paxtons Walk (8 metres), Turn left onto Paxtons Walk (76 m) Continue straight onto Vaughan Place and the cinema is on the left (27 metres)

Parking The closest car park is U-Park, a multi storey park, on Frome Road. There are several accessible parking bays on each level of this car park. There is one continuous path of travel from the car park to the cinema. 100 metres to the cinema.

Venue: There is level access into the venue. The main doors open towards you (pull). The doors are double width. The doors are heavy. Lighting levels are low. Interior is decorated in dark purple.

Candy Bar There are seating options available for the candy bar. Tables and chairs in candy bar are not permanently fixed. Food and drinks can be brought to the table areas on request

Cinema Access There are steps to seating in Palace Cinema 1. There is lift access to the rear of the Cinema 1. This is a staff lift and requires staff assistance.

There is a level change to Cinemas 2 – 7. There is ramp access to the level change This ramp has handrails on both sides. Cinema 2 – 7 are reached via three standard steps. These steps have colour contrast. These steps have handrails on left and right side.

Inside Cinema There are designated seating areas for wheelchair users. Designated seats are situated at the rear of the cinema.

Toilets There are accessible toilets in the venue designated for general public use. There are(standard) toilets near Cinema 1 accessible via 5 steps. These steps have handrails on both sides. There are two sets of public toilets. Accessible toilets are situated near cinema 3 – 7.

Lift There is a lift access for wheelchair seating in Cinema 1. This lift is for staff and disabled people. Staff are not required to operate the lift. There are braille labels on elevator button panel. There are no auditory cues in this lift.

Palace Nova Prospect Cinemas

98 Prospect Rd, Prospect

Physical access to all cinemas through ramps and elevators. Accessible toilets available.

Public Transport

Bus G10 runs daily from the City.

From City – Arrive Prospect. 

Stop 11 Prospect Rd – West side

110 metres to cinema

To City

Stop 11 Prospect Rd East side

160 metres from cinema

Mitcham Wallis Cinemas

Level 1, Mitcham Shopping Centre, 119 Belair Rd, Torrens Park

Located in the Mitcham Square Shopping Centre. Wheelchair access available to all auditoriums. Free undercover and off-street parking available.

More details to follow

Public Transport

Bus 171 or 171A run daily from the City.

From City – Arrive Mitcham

Stop 23 Princes Rd – South side

130 metres to cinema

To City

Stop 23 Princes Rd – North side

72 metres from cinema

Train: Belair train service. Arrive at Mitcham Station walk 600 metres to cinema.
2 Price Ave, Lower Mitcham

More public transport information

For other public transport options or further public transport information contact Adelaide metro https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au or call the InfoLine on 1300 311 108.

Or via the National Relay Service and ask for Adelaide Metro InfoLine. TTY users can contact directly on TTY line 133677

Changing Places Toilets

Palace Nova Eastend: Nearest Changing Places Toilet is located at James Place Public Toilets 23A – 25 James Place, Adelaide

A MLAK Key is required

900 Metres from Cinema Via Rundle Mall.

Opening hours are:

Sunday to Thursday, 7:00 am to 8:30 pm

Friday, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am to 10:00 pm

More information on finding a Changing Places Toilet in SA

Contact Us

If you have any access questions or suggestions, we want to hear from you.

By email:
[email protected]

By telephone:
(08) 8394 2505
or via the National Relay Service
1300 555 727 then (08) 8394 2505