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About Erindale Theatre

The Erindale Theatre opened as a part of the Erindale Complex on June 24, 1979 with a gala performance of the Australian Ballet. Since then, the theatre has become a centre for both local community groups and theatrical productions from the Tuggeranong and Canberra region as well as interstate touring companies.

At 443 seats the Erindale Theatre is the largest theatrical space south of the Canberra central business district. The multi purpose space is suitable for an array of functions from large corporate seminars, community group presentations to full mounted musical & theatrical productions. The Erindale Theatre is one of only three theatres in the region that boasts a fully operational fly tower system for professional set changes. The space is also equipped with comprehensive lighting and audio systems as well as a large screen audio-visual system. Other facilities include a well appointed foyer and bar and also, an orchestra pit with a state of the art acoustic design and safety equipment.

From dance eisteddfod to film nights, corporate event to musicals the Erindale Theatre is a space that can cater for almost any presentation.


Theatre Hire & Facilities

The Erindale Theatre is a multi purpose space suitable for an array of functions from large corporate seminars, community group presentations to full mounted musical & theatrical productions.

The Theatre can be hired for any number of days for whatever your needs.

The following are a list of the facilities available at the Erindale Theatre.
Note: Prices are subject to change.


Lighting and Audio Systems

The Erindale Theatre is equipped with comprehensive in-house lighting and audio systems. We have a wide range of equipment to assist with every variety of show.

Orchestra Pit

Erindale Theatre's orchestra pit has been recently upgraded. It now provides an excellent acoustic design and top quality safety equipment. The pit can now also hold up to 30 musicians for even the largest of musical productions.

LCD Projector

The LCD Projector is suitable for both video/DVD & PowerPoint. The large screen sits approximately 2 meters back from the front of the permanent stage with the projector behind. This provides the best visual display possible for both PowerPoint and Video/DVD.

Dressing Rooms

Erindale Theatre has very large unisex dressing rooms, ideal for big productions or dance groups.

Tarquet

Often used in ballet, the Tarquet provides a soft but firm and well gripped ground for dances.

Fly Tower (must be staffed by an Erindale Theatre employee)

The Erindale Theatre is one of only three theatres in the Canberra region that boasts a fully operational fly tower system, making for the most professional set changes. The fly tower has 22 bars. Permanent flys in the tower include:

   
  • A house curtain which drops down as apposed to the motorized house curtain, which comes in from the sides.
       
  • Two French action curtains. One midway on stage and one at the back of the stage. These allow for the break up of the stage and alternate entry points.
       
  • A Cyclorama. Used as an alternative white backdrop. Lighting is extremely effective on this to create different coloured backgrounds.
       
  • A Projection screen.
       
  • Four wired lighting bars.

    Box Office and Bar

    The Box Office is available for tickets to be sold just prior to a show. The Erindale Theatre Bar is equipped with display fridges, urns and a dishwasher and is run by the organizers of the event or, if desired, by the theatre.

    Workshop

    The workshop is located at the back of the theatre at the loading dock. It is often used as a storage area for props or as a warm-up area for performers.


    Contact

    Phone: (02) 6142 2944
    Fax: (02) 6142 2947
    Address: McBryde Crescent
    Wanniassa, ACT 2903
    Postal Address: PO Box 97
    Erindale Centre, ACT 2903
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