Our School - Hiring The Hunter Theatre

Welcome to the Hunter Theatre, located on the campus of Hunter School of the Performing Arts, Cameron Street Broadmeadow. See map.

The highly acclaimed Hunter Theatre is one of the Hunter Region's prime performance spaces and hosts a wide range of concerts, musicals, plays, dance and other events. The Hunter Theatre has been impressing audiences since its opening in 2007.

Newcastle is Australia's seventh largest city and the 364 seat Hunter Theatre, with the capacity to extend to 380 seats, has created its own niche by being an intimate yet fully serviced proscenium arch theatre equipped with a fly tower and orchestra pit. The fully tiered seating, has dedicated spaces available to persons with limited mobility and lifts to enable access to upper and lower levels within the theatre, for both front and back of house.

Seating Plan - Please note that Row AA (removable seating) is available on special request.

Technical Specifications

These costs are a guide. To determine the approximate costs of your production, we need to know what you require technically. Once we have received the completed Production Questionnaire, you can request a technical quote from our Theatre Manager, Gavin Pickles.
As the Hunter Theatre is utilised by the students during school hours, school days are limited to a 4pm bump-in time. However, earlier bump-in times can be arranged if possible. Please contact us to discuss.
Secure a Pencil Booking.
  1. This is done by emailing the Booking Request Form to Alison Lobb (Tip: Complete the online form and save a copy to your computer. Attach the completed form to your email). This pencil booking should be made as far in advance of your event as possible and will not be released to another Client without first consulting you. If another Client wishes to contract your pencilled dates, we will need your Signed Quote returned and your deposit paid within five working days to secure your booking.
  2. Confirmation of the Pencilled Dates. This will be made when we receive the Signed Quote. At this time you will be sent a kit which contains your Venue Hiring Licence, Deposit Invoice and relevant Questionnaires. All of these documents make up the Contract.
  3. A Confirmed Booking occurs when we receive your signed copy of the Venue Hiring Licence and Security Deposit. You must also return the relevant documentation in relation to your production and ticket sales requirements by the specified dates Please note that every effort will be made to schedule school events around existing bookings, but there may be times when we will need to move pencilled dates due to school requirements.
Hot Box Video Production
Do you want a high quality archive copy of your production? We have a student team that can produce a High Definition and edited DVD of your show. We have three SONY 1080i HD cameras that send a live feed back to the editing suite for mixing. For more information about this service, contact the school.
Our state of the art digital recording studio is available by negotiation to bands, choirs and other ensembles who may want to record their work. For more information follow the link to our studio page.


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