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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.

Upcoming Events

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June 2017
$30 - $49

What Rhymes
with Cars and Girls |
FoV 2017

30 June - 15 July

  Produced by the Tasmanian Theatre Company as part of Festival of Voices 2017 Unabashedly romantic, What Rhymes with Cars and Girls is a tender musical adapted from Tim Rogers’ iconic solo album. Playwright, Aidan Fennessy, has threaded Rogers’ beautiful songs together to create a stunning new tale of contemporary love in Australia. Performed with a live band, What Rhymes with Cars and Girls is an intimate musical treasure of two lovers brought together by fate – and a pizza delivery gone…

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July 2017
$25 - $40

A Snowman in the Desert

20 July - 30 July

Created by Justus Neumann and John Bolton Supported by Salamanca Arts Centre With a fast car slowing him down and a wealth of things to be buried under, an old man discards everything but his spirit. Award winning* writer & performer of Alzheimer Symphony, Justus Neumann is back with his new solo show A Snowman in the Desert. A black comedy about a rich man who disillusioned with society decides to part from his wealth and live on the street.…

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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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$15 - $20

Jed Appleton LIVE
at the Peacock Theatre

5 August

With special guest Joe Mungovan Jed Appleton is a force to be reckoned with writing infectious and pensive lyrics, with soft, delicate whispers carried by intricate guitar plucking to the cries that would melt your heart. The troubadour has been lapping the world playing beautifully intimate and large capacity shows with artists such as Passenger, The Cat Empire, Stu Larsen, Matt Corby & Husky. “There’s no other way to describe it other than hauntingly stunning” – Newcastle Gig Guide (UK)…

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