Ralph Wilson Theatre

Black box theatre in Gorman Arts Centre.
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The Ralph Wilson Theatre is a black box theatre suitable for performances, lectures, conferences and screenings. It has a dressing room, store room, and separate bar and foyer for welcoming people to your event. There is also a projector and screen for film or visual art screenings.

Venue Specifications

  • Dimensions:
    • Main Theatre 12.05m x 8.4m
    • Dressing Room and Store Room 2.5m x 8.4m
    • Foyer Area 3.2m x 4.8m
  • Occupancy Loading: 101
  • Standard Inclusions: 66-seat retractable seating banks. Additional chairs may be added upon request.
  • Features: Foyer with optional bar, dressing room/store room, data projector and screen.
  • Floor:
    • Usable performance space with seats in place: 80 square metres.
    • Main theatre with seating bank retracted: 101 square metres.
    • Sprung floor covered with Tarkett.
  • Lighting: ETC Smartfade ML lighting desk with a range of incandescent and LED fixtures. Specific technical information is available on request.
  • Sound: 8-channel mixer, 2x powered speakers (flown) with a 16-channel floor box, CD and Blu-ray player are included in standard hire. For extra items, please discuss with staff.
  • Heating / Cooling: ducted reverse cycle air conditioning
  • Access: There is a small loading bay at the back of theatre.


Discounted rates available for art centre residents, not-for-profit and arts organisations

2023 Rates


Full Hourly Rate: $112.00 (inc. GST)
Full Daily Rate: $784.00 (inc. GST)

These rates are for venue hire only. For events that may need staffing and other additional resources, please send an inquiry to venues@ainslieandgorman.com.au