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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 131 (General Admission / 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 Woobys Lane can be arranged.

Applying for the Peacock Theatre

SAC Assesses applications for the Peacock Theatre twice annually, with the due dates for submissions as 30 April and 30 September each year and with Special Assessment rounds throughout the year as required (such as in the case of a cancellation or projects with a short lead time).

ALERT ME : Next Call for Applications

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Peacock Theatre, including for Special Rounds (including NIMBLE and as a result of cancellation etc.), please complete the ALERT ME Online Form and you will be contacted once the next Call for Applications opens.

Please note: All Applications for the Peacock Theatre must be completed online. Submissions by any other means will not be accepted. For more details please contact the Venues Manager via email at venues@sac.org.au

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).

Please note: The Capacity of this Venue has been reduced as a result of Covid-19 Restrictions relating to Gatherings, Physical Distancing and Density Limits.  As these Restrictions are subject to change, please contact the Venues Manager via email avenues@sac.org.au for more information.

Venue Hire Rates

Performances & Events*

Independent Artists: $300 per Day / $1,350 per Week
Not for Profit / Educational Institutions / Schools: $320 per Day / $1,440 per Week
Commercial / Government Departments: $420 per Day / $1,890 per Week

Bump In / Bump Out / Rehearsals / Creative Developments*

Independent Artists: $150 per Day / $675 per Week
Not for Profit / Educational Institutions / Schools: $170 per Day / $765 per Week
Commercial / Government Departments: $320 per day / $1,440 week

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


The Peacock Theatre is full for the remainder of 2020.
SAC is not seeking applications for 2020. 

Applications for 2021 have closed
and 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 Peacock Theatre Seating Plan HERE.

Image Credits: Nicole Robson.

Upcoming Events

October 2020


Live Play Reading Night

31 October

Presented by The Theatre Closet An evening of showcasing local playwrights and their brand-spankin’-new fabulous works. With extracts of plays by Hera, Emma Skalicky, Arin Dean and Benedicta McGeown! All…

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