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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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March 2017
$23 - $29

You and Me and the Space Between : Ten Days on the Island 2017

24 March - 26 March

Presented by Terrapin Puppet Theatre and Ten Days on the Island 2017 The Island of the Proud Circle has sprung a leak and its citizens must find a way to stop their home from disappearing altogether. It takes the wandering, wondering mind of a child to save the island, its people and their ways. Adventures happen, horizons widen, important things are said: “Unknowns, which worry us, can actually hold unthoughtofs, which teach us.” Artist Tom O’Hern will draw the story as actor…

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Lost Rocks launch

29 March @ 6:00 pm - 24 April @ 7:00 pm

Join us for the launch of Lost Rocks (2017–21) – a collaborative, slow-publishing artwork by A Published Event. Artists, Justy Phillips and Margaret Woodward will present a short introduction to this ambitious new project, followed by a live reading of Silver/Lead, by artist Sarah Jones. Lost Rocks (2017–21) is a speculative library of forty books, four books being published twice yearly for the next five years. The conceptual heart of this artwork is a discarded rock board, found by the artists at the Glenorchy tip shop in Hobart’s northern suburbs. Forty of…

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$16 - $18

FLICKERFEST : Best Of International 1 – 2017 Tour

30 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The first of two International programmes on tour as part of Flickerfest 2017. Featuring the best short films from around the world from Flickerfest’s 5 International competition programmes in Bondi. Running Time: 104 minutes | Classification: Under 15 years to be accompanied by an adult TICKETS: Adult $18 / Concession $16 (includes post screening drinks & nibbles) Tickets available ONLINE and at the door  Want to attend both nights? Then why not purchase a FESTIVAL PASS SCREENING: Thursday 30 March 2017 @…

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$13 - $15

FLICKERFEST : Best Of Australian Shorts – 2017 Tour

31 March @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

On tour as part of Flickerfest 2017. This programme is a specially curated selection of highlights from Flickerfest’s 7 Australian Academy Award® accredited competition programmes in Bondi 2017. Flickerfest, celebrating 26 years of ‘The Home Of Great Short Film’, bringing you the Best of Australian shorts! Running Time: 104 minutes | Classification: Under 15 years to be accompanied by an adult TICKETS: Adult $15 / Concession $13 Tickets available ONLINE and at the door  Want to attend both nights? Then why not…

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