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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.

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 133 (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 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

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 for performances, concerts, workshops, film events, corporate events and rehearsals.

Applications for the remaining dates in the Peacock Theatre 2020 calendar are currently being assessed. 

The Peacock Theatre is FULL for 2019
SAC is not currently seeking applications for this period

Limited Dates remaining in 2020


Next Call for Applications

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Peacock Theatre, including for Special Rounds and dates from 2021 onwards, 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 venues@sac.org.au


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).


Venue Hire Rates

Performances & Events*
Independent Artists: $300 per day / $1350 per week
Not for Profit / Educational Institutions / Schools: $320 per day / $1440 per week
Commercial / Government Departments: $420 per day / $1890 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 / $1440 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.


Calendar

Applications for the remaining dates in the Peacock Theatre 2020 calendar are currently being assessed. 

The Peacock Theatre is FULL for 2019
SAC is not currently seeking applications for this period

Limited Dates remaining in 2020

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

November 2019

Gold Coin Donation

FUSION 2019 Performances : MacKillop Catholic College Annual Arts Festival

13 November - 14 November

Presented by MacKillop Catholic College  For MacKillop Catholic College’s Annual Arts Festival for 2019, the Peacock Theatre showcases performances by MacKillop’s Dance, Drama and Music Students. DANCE & DRAMA PERFORMANCE:…

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$10

stART :
Catching Images with Sunlight :
with Steve Lovegrove & Bec Stevens

26 November

Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and ArTELIER Make images on paper from found or treasured objects with blue dye and exposure in sunlight. WORKSHOP: Tuesday 26 November 2019 10:00am – 12:00noon For children…

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$19 – $25

Clare Bowditch :
Speaking Frankly Tour

28 November

Presented by Fullers Bookshop Clare Bowditch in conversation with Jane Longhurst at the Peacock Theatre. ARIA Award-winning singer and actress Clare Bowditch confronts her inner critic in this no-holds-barred memoir. “This…

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