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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.

Applying for the Peacock Theatre:
Call for Applications for 2019 Calendar

Salamanca Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for the Peacock Theatre 2019 calendar. 

If you have a performance work (theatre, dance, music, hybrid arts), film event, workshop, seminar, rehearsal or creative development that you would list to hold in the Peacock Theatre in 2019 NOW is your chance to submit your application.

For more information on the hire of the Peacock Theatre, including Venue Hire Rates for 2019 and the Conditions of Hire, please DOWNLOAD the Peacock Theatre Conditions of Hire prior to submitting your application. 

midnight SUNDAY 30 September 2018

If you are interested in dates from 2020 onwards please register your details via the Alert Me online form and you will be contacted once a Call for Applications opens.

Please note: All Applications for the Peacock Theatre must be completed online. Paper submission will not be accepted. For more details and to check the availability of dates, please contact the Venues Manager via email at venues@salarts.org.au

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.

Image Credits: Nicole Robson.

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