The Theatre — Performances

The Theatre at Belco Arts sits proudly on the shores of Lake Ginninderra. Rising to a height of 6.5 metres to the underside of the catwalk, this awe-inspiring space allows for incredibly flexible seating, staging and rigging, able to accommodate many kinds of performances and 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, depending on stage size. Staging can be built at any number of different levels, or it can be used to create thrust or in-the-round stage configurations. It’s a perfect venue for cabaret, for audiences up to 144.

The house lighting can be set to any colour, to perfectly set the tone before and after your performances. Our technical equipment is state of the art, with punchy Meyer sound, versatile LED moving lights, and impactful projection on screen or cyclorama. Our flexible space can be perfectly tuned to suit amplified and unamplified music, spoken word, dance or film.

The floor is sprung throughout, providing a safe space for dance and movement, and rated rigging beams and floor anchor points allow for bespoke setups for circus, aerial, burlesque and more.

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 and make Lake Ginninderra the backdrop to your performance.

The dressing rooms and green room provide a welcoming and comfortable backstage experience, and you can access the Rehearsal Room through our back-of-house corridor, providing additional space for large groups of performers.

We work with each presenter to fully understand your needs, and support every event with experienced in-house technical staff that know how to get the best out of our equipment.

Learn more about using The Theatre for events and functions.

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 performance in The Theatre one audiences will never forget.

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.

Submit your enquiry here and we will contact you to provide a quote.

Or phone us on (02) 6173 3300.