The Theatre

The Theatre

Canberra’s newest and most innovative black box theatre sits proudly on the shores of Lake Ginninderra, at Belco Arts. 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 a further 200 seats that can be arranged flexibly to suit requirements. Staging is a cinch with a number of different heights and sizes possible, or it can be used to create raked seating. The house lighting is able to be set to any colour, to match the theme or mood of your event, and the sprung floor and rigging beams allow for bespoke setups for circus, dance and more.

Black woollen drapes line the perimeter of The Theatre, allowing total blackout conditions for events such as film screenings on the cinematically-proportioned 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 corporate event or wedding.

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 Package


inclusive of GST

  • Centrally located venue, surrounded by cafes, restaurants and shops
  • Easily accessible by car, bicycle and public transport, with plentiful parking nearby (free after 5:30pm)
  • 4.5 hours venue access with a dedicated Duty Manager to support your event
  • Professional lighting and audio-visual operators included

Premium Package


inclusive of GST

  • Everything in the Standard Package, plus;
  • 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

Lake View Package


inclusive of GST

  • 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
  • 4.5 hours venue access with a dedicated Duty Manager to support your event

Some great add-ons include:

  • Bar service
  • Extra flat floor seating (total capacity up to 404 seats)
  • Variable height stage with accessible ramp
  • Conference tables
  • Production office with stage and sound feeds

Custom quotes are also available upon request.

Submit your hire enquiry here

Or phone us on (02) 6173 3300.