Art starts here with Metro Arts.

Metro Arts presents around 10 performance seasons per year, as part of Metro Arts’ curated performance program alone. Metro Arts building is a creative hub for the community, offering a range of suitable performance spaces, from an intimate theatre and cinema, to open warehouse spaces, in Brisbane CBD.

As part of your hire, we take care of your ticketing, box office and bar at an additional cost.

Metro Arts presents our own annually curated program of performance, meaning there are limited opportunities to hire some of these spaces, so book today!

We house experimental and contemporary work of Brisbane artists in a range of performance spaces, including;

Sue Benner Theatre (84 – 97 seats)

The Lumen Room (97 – 115 seats)

Warehouse (154sq/m)

Whitlam (112sq/m)

Basement (84sq/m)



Metro Arts has their own ticketing system, which is compulsory for the Sue Benner Theatre and Basement, and optional for other spaces:

Minimum of $210.00 per performance or $3.20 per ticket sold. This cost includes;

  • 2 Box Office staff to run FOH/Box Office (Monday – Saturday. Sunday’s will be additional cost).
  • Listing on our website.
  • Social Media.
  • Weekly ticketing reports.
  • Thorough ticket reconciliation at the end of your performance/season.



Hirers are required to obtain, and provide evidence of public liability insurance to minimum amount of $10 million.



If you intend on being in the space out of office hours (9am-4pm Monday – Friday) you will need a key. This requires a refundable $50 key bond.



All venues at Metro Arts are fully licensed.

Metro Arts Bar: $175.00 /per performance.

To supply your own alcohol, you will be required to have a Metro Arts Duty Manager: $34/hr minimum 3hrs.



Download the hire application for theatre in the Sue Benner Theatre here.

Download the hire application for theatre in the Lumen Room here.

Download the hire application for theatre in the Basement here.

Download the hire application for theatre in the Warehouse or Whitlam here.

For availability and pricing, please contact our Bookings Coordinator Bri on or 07 3002 7100.