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Venue hire

Theatre Hire

The Araluen Theatre is available for hire to commercial and community hirers. The facility caters for theatre productions, film screenings, conferences, special functions, festivals and events. The Araluen Arts Centre presents an annual theatre season that has included companies such as the Bell Shakespeare Company, Oz Opera, the Australian Ballet, the State Theatre Company of South Australia, Sydney Dance Company and Circus Oz.

The Theatre seats 487 people, and has excellent sight lines from all angles in the auditorium.

The theatre is extensively equipped, with a full counterweighted flying system, a fully equipped stage with masking, cyclorama, scrims and cinema screen, a comprehensive computerised lighting system (with an extensive lamp stock), and a state of the art audio system suitable for all events, from live music to cinema. The theatre is also fully equipped for the projection of both film and digital images.

Once your event has been booked, our Technical Manager will assist you in coordinating all your technical production requirements.

Assistance and coordination can be provided with the following:

  • Cost estimates
  • Production scheduling including bump in and bump out
  • Production and stage management
  • Technical direction
  • Set design and construction
  • Stage plans
  • Rigging
  • Production/Stage design
  • Lighting design and implementation
  • Audio design and implementation
  • Audio Visual design and implementation
  • Internet and networking solutions
  • Staffing requirements and rosters
  • Risk management

The theatre hire charges include the costs of use for the vast majority of equipment listed in the Technical Specifications with the exception of a small number of items including the video/data projector.

If you would like to hire the Theatre or would like any further information, please contact our Customer Service Manager who will be able to assist with your queries and availability.

Araluen Theatre Technical Specifications 
Araluen Theatre Seating Plan 

Gallery Hire

Each year, the Araluen Galleries presents a season of exhibitions. If you are interested in having a showing at the Araluen Arts Centre, please consider the application form below.

If you have any questions or would like to submit for consideration, please contact our Exhibitions Officer.


The Araluen Arts Centre has a number of rooms available that can be used for private events, small scale productions, conferences, meetings, weddings and workshops.

These spaces include:

  • Witchetty’s Function Room
  • The Araluen Arts Centre Foyer
  • The Circus Lawns

For further information on rates and inclusions, please speak to our Customer Services Manager.

View of the Araluen Stage from Auditorium
Auditorium of the Araluen Theatre
Desert Mob Symposium 2015
The Araluen Theatre in use during the Desert Mob 2015 Symposium
Araluen Galleries
One of the four Araluen galleries
Circus Lawns
A private function on the Circus Lawns
A private function in Witchetty's