University Theatres

Functions

Contact

To book a function, request an estimate, or if you have any further questions contact:

Lauren Foreman
Patron Services Co-ordinator
Telephone: (+61 8) 6488 7092

If you want to have drinks with friends or colleagues at interval or after the show, we can offer a range of options to make your night special.

  1. Function areas
  2. Drinks service
  3. Catering

Function areas in our venues

There are several areas within each venue which may be suitable for functions of varying sizes.

These listings identify the capacity in each of our venues: 

Octagon Theatre

Upstairs foyer (partial)
30
Upstairs foyer (entire)
50
Balcony
30
Upstairs foyer (entire) with balcony
80
Downstairs foyer (entire)
200
Jackson Court
300

Winthrop Hall

Chancellor’s Room
20
Upstairs foyer landing
20
Whitfeld Court
500
Reflection Pond area
200
Great Court Lawn
300

Dolphin Theatre

Foyer (partial)
20
Foyer (entire)
70
Forecourt
50
Jackson Court
300

Somerville Auditorium

Grotto
60
Northern grassed area
70
Southern grassed area
50

Sunken Gardens

Grassed area at entrance
70
Whole venue
300

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Drinks service

University Theatres offers excellent bar services in all of our function areas, using both permanent and temporary bar facilities.

Beverages are charged on a consumption basis, but please note prices do not include bar staff wages or equipment hire.

Another option is to use drink vouchers - these are issued to your guests to use at the main bar in each venue. As drink vouchers are used at the main bar, there are no additional staffing costs.

If you require a particular beverage for your function, just let us know.

Liquor permits

You need to apply for a liquor permit for functions not operating under University Theatres' Special Facility Licence. Such functions must be approved by the Patron Services Coordinator.

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Catering

University Theatres does not provide food service. However, it is possible to have food provided separately by an external caterer, while we provide the drinks service.

Should you wish to have an external caterer provide full food and beverage service for your function, please view the below list for our recommended caterers.

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