Event: Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition 2023 VIP Vernissage
ACE is located in Adelaide’s Lion Arts Centre, in the west end of the city. You can find us by entering the Lion Arts Centre precinct from either North Terrace or Morphett Street. PUBLIC TRANSPORT If you are visiting ACE by public transport, the closest tram and bus stops are approximately 70m away from our entrance. Travelling via tram The closest tram stop is the City West tram stop, which is on North Terrace. After getting off the tram you will need to travel south at the pedestrian crossing, then across the Lion Arts Centre courtyard where you will find us next to the JamFactory, behind the Mercury CX Cinema. Travelling via bus The closest bus stops to ACE are stop X1 North Terrace, South side, or stop C1 North Terrace, North side. These stops are also near the City West tram stop, where you will need to travel south at the pedestrian crossing then across the Lion Arts Centre courtyard where you will find us next to the JamFactory, behind the Mercury CX Cinema. You can also get to ACE via the free city loop buses. On the 98A bus, get off at stop C1, Morphett Street, East side. From there, you cross at the Hindley Street and Morphett Street lights and head North towards North Terrace where you will find us on the left, next to the JamFactory and behind the Mercury CX cinema. On the 98C bus, exit at stop X1, Morphett St, West side. From there, you cross Hindley Street and head North towards North Terrace where you will find us on the left, next to the JamFactory and behind the Mercury CX cinema. Parking and drop off point: 13 Morphett Street The closest parking spaces are located on Morphett Street. To access the car parks, you must be travelling north. At the Hindley Street/Montefiore Road/Morphett Street intersection, veer left to take the slip road that is the continuation of Morphett Street, then veer left into a designated parking bay on the Eastern side of JamFactory. There are three half-hour car parks, one disabled permit park, and one loading zone car park. We suggest using this location as your drop off point.
Pedestrian access via ramp To reach ACE’s main entrance from the Morphett Street parking bay, follow the pedestrian access ramp that runs in front of JamFactory and turns towards North Terrace. This ramp can be accessed if you are entering the Lion Arts Centre precinct from either North Terrace or Morphett Street. The first ramp is an angle of 4% incline or 2.3 degrees. The second ramp, once veering to the north and directly parallel to ACE’s entrance, is at an angle of 8% or 4.5 degrees. Approaching ACE from the north side of the building, there is the option of taking a flight of five steps. Each step is 18cm high and 28cm deep. There is a handrail on the left.
There is an accessible toilet at the rear of the gallery.
Wheelchair access information
ACE is wheelchair accessible. ACE’s main entrance is comprised of two doors, with main access through a glass door on your right that opens in the pull direction toward you. During open hours this door is propped open (if the weather is suitable to do so). Dimensions: When both doors are open, the entrance width is 146cm. When one door is open, the entrance width is 73cm. There is a 1cm lip in the doorway. The doors are not power assisted, so may be heavy or difficult for wheelchair users or those with limited upper body strength. There is a portable ramp that fits over the lip in the doorway that is used during public events. At other times, there is a doorbell at the main entrance to request assistance with ramp access, or to assist in opening the double doors for wider access. The gallery floor is flat, sealed cement. The gallery is step-free throughout and all areas are accessible to wheelchair users.