Ralph Wilson Theatre

Black box theatre in Gorman Arts Centre.
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The Ralph Wilson Theatre, a black box venue in Canberra’s vibrant arts sector, is ideal of performances, lectures, conferences and screenings. The accessible space features a dressing room, storage, a welcoming bar and foyer, a projector and a screen for film and visual art screenings.


2024 Rates

Full Hourly Rate: $125.00 (inc. GST)
Full Daily Rate: $875.00 (inc. GST)

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

Venue Specifications

  • Main Theatre Dimensions: 12.05m x 8.4m
  • Dressing Room and Store Room Dimensions: 2.5m x 8.4m
  • Foyer Area Dimensions: 3.2m x 4.8m
  • Occupancy Loading: 101
  • Standard Inclusions: 66-seat retractable seating banks. Standard set up is with the seating bank retracted.
  • Features: foyer, dressing room / store room, data projector and screen.
  • Floor: sprung floor covered with Tarkett
  • Usable Performance Floor Space (with seats in place): 80 square metres
  • Usable Theatre Floor Space (with seating bank retracted): 101 square metres
  • 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, 2 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: small loading bay at the back of theatre