THEATRE HIRES

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.

 

POSSIBLE SPACES:

EPSON LUMEN ROOM

The Epson Lumen Room is a converted cinema space, suitable for film screenings, live performance including theatre, music and cabaret, forums, readings and seminars and is available for hire year-round.

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WAREHOUSE

The Warehouse is ideal for rehearsals, workshops, exhibitions, seminars and classes.

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WHITLAM

The Whitlam is ideal for rehearsals, workshops, seminars and classes.

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SUE BENNER THEATRE

The Sue Benner Theatre is programmed through a six-monthly Call for Proposals. There are limited opportunities to hire this venue for activities that do not have a public outcome.

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BASEMENT

The Basement is programmed through a six-monthly Call for Proposals. There are limited opportunities to hire this venue for activities that do not have a public outcome.

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TICKETING

Metro Arts has their own ticketing system, which is compulsory for the Sue Benner Theatre and Basement, and optional for other spaces.
Minimum of $250.00 per performance or $3.50 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.

 

INSURANCE

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

 

AFTER HOURS ACCESS

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.

ALCOHOL AND LICENSING

Certain 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.

 

THEATRE HIRE APPLICATIONS

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 Alex on alexb@metroarts.com.au or 07 3002 7100.