The Theatre — Events

The Theatre at Belco Arts sits proudly on the shores of Lake Ginninderra. With the flexibility to accommodate anything from awards and presentations to cabaret-style banquets, this awe-inspiring space is perfect for unique, memorable events.

The Theatre has a retractable seating bank that can seat 204, as well as additional seats that can be arranged flexibly to suit audiences of 300 or more. Alternatively, we can accommodate banquet seating of up to 192 at tables of 8. The house lighting can be set to any colour, to match the theme or mood of your event, with state-of-the-art technical equipment for crisp audio, impactful video, and bespoke stage lighting to set your event apart.

Black woollen drapes line the perimeter of The Theatre, allowing total blackout conditions for events such as film screenings on the 6m wide projection screen. Or for a totally different look, why not take advantage of the wall of north-facing windows to use a sparkling Lake Ginninderra as your backdrop.

The Theatre is centrally located, surrounded by cafes, restaurants and shops, and is easily accessible by car, bicycle and public transport, with plentiful parking nearby (free after 5:30pm).

We offer a great range of packages and we will work with you to tailor each event to your needs.

Learn more about using The Theatre for performances and artistic presentations.

There is no venue quite as unique, versatile and beautiful as The Theatre at Belco Arts. Talk to us today about how we can make your event in The Theatre one you will never forget.

Standard Inclusions

  • A dedicated Duty Manager to support your event
  • Professional lighting and audio-visual operators
  • Generous flat floor performance area of 6m x 11m
  • Raked seating for up to 204 people, with excellent sight lines and accessibility options
  • Lighting package includes spotlights and colour-customisable stage washes, foyer and house lighting
  • Use of a lectern, two microphones (wireless option) and custom foyer music
  • Projector and 6m wide screen with easy laptop connection
  • Well-equipped green room with a live video feed of the event space, coffee machine and couch
  • Exclusive use of two dressing rooms, each with their own full bathroom, plus one accessible bathroom
  • Cash bar service


  • Extra flat floor seating (total capacity up to 350 seats)
  • Variable height stage with accessible ramp
  • Banquet or conference seating
  • Production office with stage and sound feeds
  • Addition of premium lighting effects, motion and haze, to make your event spectacular
  • Advanced audio with multiple inputs, foldback and a sound check, perfect for a band
  • Option to use the cyclorama for large-scale projection, with multiple audio-visual sources and expert mixing by a dedicated AV operator

Premium Lake View

  • A jaw-dropping and unique venue option for those who want a panoramic view of Lake Ginninderra as the backdrop to their special event
  • A fully glazed wall of The Theatre reveals the absolute waterfront location, allowing ample natural light or romantic starlit views
  • Raked seating for up to 200 people with flexible configuration options, flat floor seating with raised stage, or banquet or conference seating

Every event is different! We’ll work with you to understand your needs and provide a quote.

Please note that all hirers are required to hold current Public Liability Insurance policies. Unfortunately we are not available for private parties.

Submit your hire enquiry here

Or phone us on (02) 6173 3300.