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Venue Hire Information

This page provides information about the Forge Theatre Auditorium and its technical specifications, The McKean Room and the Venue Hire fees and charges.

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Forge Theatre Auditorium

The Forge Theatre is a Proscenium Arch Theatre with a thrust forestage as well as an orchestra pit and a seating capacity for 362 patrons. The venue is most suited to music and drama performances as well as seminars and conferences.  The auditorium also regularly hosts local dance school and musical theatre performances.


The auditorium is equipped with professional quality lighting system and full range PA system to ensure your event looks and sounds its best.


Backstage there are two large dressing rooms which can accommodate up to 20 people each and include toilet and shower facilities together with illuminated dressing tables and mirrors.


Our technical staff are experienced in all facets of production and are eager to ensure your event is the best it can be.


Forge Theatre Technical Specifications - July 2019

Seating layout

Standard rig

Need more technical information?

Contact our Head Technician Benn Sargood

Email Benn  or   P: 0427 225 062


McKean Room

The McKean Room is a small multi-purpose carpeted room with black curtained windows and dimmable lighting which can accommodate up to 40 people depending on your set up requirements. The room is equipped with tables and chairs to suit various arrangements such as theatre style, boardroom style and classroom style.


The room is suitable for meetings, presentations, workshops, training sessions, small conferences and intimate performances as well as drama and music classes.  Equipment including data projector, screen, microphones, small PA system and whiteboard can be supplied for an additional charge.

The room can also be used as a breakout room for conferences.



Booking a Venue

To book the theatre or McKean Room contact Operations Officer Arn Maree Jenkins

Email Arn Maree  or  P: 03 5153 9642 / 0409 549 453

Hire Fees and Charges

Commercial  2020-21

Not-for-profit and Schools 2020-21

Local Business 2020-21

McKean Room Hire 2020-21



* Fees and charges increase each July. Contact us for the rates relating to your date.




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