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Peacock Theatre

Salamanca Art Centre’s unique theatre is an end-stage performance space that has been created at the foot of an historic quarry. Named after the company that produced jams and juices on the site for half a century.  The Peacock Theatre is the venue of choice for intimate live productions accommodating dance, hybrid music and film and has load-in facilities from the street.

The Peacock Theatre is a unique performance and event venue on the ground floor of the Salamanca Arts Centre. With a magnificent natural rock face as its backdrop, maximum Fixed Seating Capacity of 133 (unnumbered) seats, and an affordable price tag, the Peacock Theatre is one of Hobart’s most popular arts, and entertainment venues.

The Peacock Theatre has dressing room space for up to 12 people, a workshop, a bathroom (including shower), and a laundry. Access to the theatre workshop is possible via Kelly’s Lane. Disabled access to the Theatre is via the double doors opening from the Courtyard directly onto the stage area. Limited vehicle access to the Courtyard via Wooby’s Lane can be arranged.

In 2006 a motorised projection screen, and DLP projector were added to the theatre. In 2007 there were over 60 new theatre lights added, the audio system was upgraded, floor traps put into the stage, the stage resurfaced, and a sound lock installed to isolate the theatre from the courtyard. In 2009 a black dance surface was purchased for the theatre’s stage. In 2014 a new lighting grid was installed.


Alert for Next Call for Applications

Limited dates remaining in the Peacock Theatre for 2019

SAC Assesses applications for the Peacock Theatre twice annually, with the due dates for submissions as 30 April and 30 September each year (excluding special rounds).

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Peacock Theatre, including for dates from 2020 onwards, please complete the ALERT ME Online Form and you will be contacted once the next Call for Applications opens.

Conditions of Hire

For more information on the hire of the Peacock Theatre, including Venue Hire Rates and the Conditions of Hire, please DOWNLOAD the Peacock Theatre Conditions of Hire (PDF)

Venue Hire Rates

Performances & Events*
Independent Artists: $300 per day / $1350 per week
Not-for-profit / Educational / Schools: $320 per day / $1440 per week
Commercial: $420 per day / $1890 per week

Bump In / Out Rates / Rehearsals*
Independent Artists: $150 per day / $675 per week
Not-for-profit / Educational / Schools: $170 per day / $765 per week
Commercial: $320 per day / $1440 week


* Venue Hire Rates do not include all charges (such as electricity, additional equipment or a Technician).
Please refer to the Peacock Theatre Conditions of Hire for more information and for details on all additional charges.


Please note: The Peacock Theatre Calendar for 2018 is full and applications for dates in 2019 are currently being assessed.

Please contact the Venues Manager via email to check the availability of dates for your event or to arrange a tour.

Seating Plan

Please DOWNLOAD the basic Peacock Theatre Seating Plan HERE.

Image Credits: Nicole Robson.

Upcoming Events

February 2019

$25 – $35

Spring Awakening

21 February - 2 March

The Old Nick Company presents the 2007 Tony Award winning musical, Spring Awakening. With its indie rock sound track, the musical, by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, talks as much…

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March 2019


Kabaret Dietrich

10 March

A uniquely inspiring interpretation of Marlene Dietrich, one of the greatest style icons of our time, beautifully rendered through song, dance and story by Nikki Nouveau At one time Hollywood’s…

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$31 – $52

The Mares

22 March - 30 March

A Tasmanian Theatre Company and Ten Days on the Island co-production The moon is bright. The tide is low. Go. Bring back daughters. Restore our army. Stellar playwright Kate Mulvany…

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