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 Now for NIMBLE : 2020 Dates
Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) announces NIMBLE, a program of support for local artists in response to the Covid-19 global pandemic.
We know that, as a result of the global pandemic and its social and economic consequences, artists have lost opportunities. As one way of continuing to support local artists, Salamanca Arts Centre is waiving our Venue Hire Charges for successful NIMBLE Applicants and invites Tasmanian artists to express interest in using our venues; including the Peacock Theatre, the Long Gallery and other exhibiting and performance spaces, in some way that allows your creativity to be realised in a professional space.
Find out more about NIMBLE HERE
Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is currently seeking NIMBLE Applications for inclusion in the Peacock Theatre, Founders Room and Kelly’s Garden 2020 Calendars.
To apply for the Long Gallery please use the NIMBLE Application Form HERE.
Venue Hire Charges will be waived for all successful NIMBLE Applicants.*
The Capacity of the Peacock Theatre, Founders Room and Kelly’s Garden have been reduced as a result of Covid-19 Restrictions relating to Gatherings, Physical Distancing and Density Limits. Covid-19 Restrictions are subject to change. Whilst projects that rely on large audiences are not currently an option, the venue is ideal for:
– Creative Developments
– Live-Streamed Performances
– Film or Audio / Album Recorded Performances
– Performances or Film Screenings with SMALL Audience Size
– Art Installation (Kelly’s Garden)
Limited dates are remaining in the Peacock Theatre, the Founders Room and Kelly’s Garden 2020 Calendars.
Available dates are updated regularly.
If you require specific dates or have limited date flexibility, please confirm date availability with the Venue Manager prior to the submission of your application.
Please submit your application as soon as possible
Applications will be assessed within 2 Business Days.
All Applicants will be notified of outcomes via email.
Please note: All NIMBLE Applications must be completed online. Paper submissions or submission by any other means will not be accepted. For more details please contact the Venues Manager via email at email@example.com
Applying for the Peacock Theatre for 2021
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).
Salamanca Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for inclusion in the Peacock Theatre 2021 Calendar.
Applications are sought for performance works (theatre, dance, music, hybrid arts), film events, workshops, seminars, rehearsals or creative developments.
DEADLINE for SUBMISSIONS:
midnight WEDNESDAY 30 September 2020
Please note: All Applications for the Long Gallery must be completed online. Paper submissions or submission by any other means will not be accepted. For more details please contact the Venues Manager via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALERT ME : Next Call for Applications
To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Peacock Theatre, including for Special Rounds (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 email@example.com
Conditions of Hire
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Limited Dates remaining in 2020
Call for Applications for 2021 OPEN NOW!
Image Credits: Nicole Robson.