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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 a 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. Level 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 (or as required in the case of a short lead time).

Applications are sought from Arts Organisations and solo artists for performances, concerts, workshops, film events, corporate events and rehearsals / Creative Developments.

and are currently being assessed**

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

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.), or for dates from March 2024 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).

Please note: Under current Covid-19 Restrictions the Peacock Theatre can operate at 100% Seated Audience Capacity : 131 seats maximum

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 heavily booked for the remainder of 2022.

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

May 2022

$24 – $30

The Taming of the Shrew

20 May - 28 May

STENCILLED PRODUCTIONS proudly presents one of William Shakespeare’s most problematic comedies. The Taming of the Shrew highlights the battles we all face to find one’s perfect match, so that society will finally…

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June 2022

$25 – $80

A recital for solo guitar by David Keating

2 June

A recital for solo guitar by David Keating. Thursday 2 June 2022 7.30pm – 9:00pm Peacock Theatre Salamanca Arts Centre TICKETS This concert program includes: J.S Bach (1685-1750) Four Movements…

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Sequenza Courtly Love – Amour Courtois

3 June

Friday 3rd June 2022 The Peacock Theatre 8:00pm – 9.30pm (Doors and Bar open at 7pm) BUY TICKETS This concert program comprises songs, drawing on the enduring literary idea of love…

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$25 – $80

The String Quartet #1 Project | Series 2

4 June

Four First String Quartets by Four Tasmanian Composers. Saturday 4th June 2022 7:30pm – 9pm Peacock Theatre Salamanca Arts Centre This concert, performed by Ensemble Mania, is the second in…

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