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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, it has tiered seating and a Licensed capacity of 165.  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, raked seating for up to 134 people (with additional seating up to 147), 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

Do you have a performance work in mind for 2017?

Salamanca Arts Centre is currently calling for Expressions of Interest for the 2017 program.
Expressions of Interest are due Monday 16 January 2017.

Download the Peacock Theatre Information and Application Kit


2017 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 electricity or charges for Venues Technician. Please refer to the Conditions of Hire in the Peacock Theatre Application Kit for more information.

Please contact the Venues Coordinator for more detailed information on the hire of the Peacock Theatre.

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May 2017

Stranger With My Face International Film Festival

4 May - 7 May

Stranger With My Face returns to Salamanca Arts Centre for the fifth time next month. Deriving its name from the young adult novel by Lois Duncan, SWMF has a particular focus on women directors and highlights bold new work by independent filmmakers. As well as film screenings the fest offers networking and industry events, the Mary Shelley Symposium of specialist talks, live music, art exhibitions and more. The 2017 program will be announced soon. Sign up here to receive notifications or follow the festival on…

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INERTIA : by Hernandez and Tamayo & special guests

13 May - 14 May

Inertia is a culturally rich multidisciplined dance work is based on the foundations of Folkloric, Danza Espanola and Flamenco dance narratives. The work draws attention to how we, as unique individuals, remain in an unchanged state, traveling on a trajectory that relies on our personal direction, choice, and existence. However, decisions, causal, and circumstance intercept our lives, thus taking us seemingly off course, yet beautifully coincidental; often unaware of the redirection, or alteration to our state of motion. Inertia, though…

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$40 - $55

FLAMENCO WORKSHOPS : with Aitor Hernandez, Jesus Olmedo and Marina Tamayo & Guests

14 May

Registrations open now for a series of Flamenco Workshops with Aitor Hernandez, Jesus Olmedo and Marina Tamayo & Guests, presented by Flamenco Australia Choose from 1 to 6 hours of classes in Flamenco, Contemporary, Spanish folk, Escuela Bolera, Castanets World class tuition in a nurturing learning environment. Classes for all levels Beginners to Professional levels. Monthly residency with teachers direct from Spain: Marina Tamayo | Aitor Hernandez | Jesus Olmedo (Dancers) Tony Tonks | Rut Santamaria | Evan Yoko (Musicians) Men and…

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June 2017

Episodes 2 & 3 by Radio Gothic | Dark Mofo 2017

7 June - 11 June

Presented by Dark Mofo and Radio Gothic in association with Salamanca Arts Centre EPISODE 2: THE HANNIFORD TAPES As a psychiatrist obsesses over the murder committed by her client, a voice consumes her mind… Written by Carrie McLean, directed by Briony Kidd, sound design by Heath Brown EPISODE 3: THE ILLUSTRATED GIRL A woman wakes up to find a sinister tattoo on her hand. Who put it there and why? Written by Alison Mann, directed by Alison Mann, sound design…

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The Second Woman | DARK MOFO 2017

17 June @ 3:00 pm - 18 June @ 3:00 pm

By Nat Randall. A mesmerising twenty-four-hour performance in which the artist invites one hundred men to star opposite her in a scene adapted from John Cassavetes’ American drama, Opening Night (1977). PERFORMANCE: Saturday 17 June 2017 from 3.00pm until Sunday 18 June 2017 @ 3.00pm (24 hour performance) TICKETS: Door sales are $10 (come and go as you please). Pre-booking not available. For more information on this performance click HERE      Image Credit: Nat Randall.  

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August 2017
$25 - $30

An evening in Andalusia

3 August

An evening of music and poetry celebrating Andalusia and the great Andalusian poet Federico Garcia Lorca. Popular Tasmanian poet Pete Hay pay’s homage to Lorca and the haunted landscape of Andalusia. Poetry enmeshed in a web of music by thrilling composer and guitarist Paul Gerard. TICKETS: $30 Full / $25 Concession Tickets available through Centertainment OR on the door (if available) PERFORMANCE: Thursday 3 August 2017 Doors Open 6:30pm Performance Starts 7:00pm

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