University Theatres (M416)
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009
Telephone (+61 8) 6488 7407
Fax (+61 8) 6488 1022
Wheelchair access is through a lift inside the foyer.
The Octagon Theatre is a newly refurbished, intimate, thrust stage venue hosting opera, classical and popular music, dance, theatre, stand-up comedy and seminars.
With 683 tiered seats, versatility is the Octagon's strength. The thrust stage can be increased to 12 metres wide, or entirely removed, allowing an additional 53 seats. Removing half the stage reveals an orchestra pit.
Facilities include a green room, 2 large dressing rooms for 70 cast members and a 120sqm rehearsal studio. A comprehensive lighting and sound rig, and large lamp stock, ensure most technical requirements can be provided in-house.
The theatre's intimacy and excellent sightlines are unique in Perth. In 2013 all Front of House areas were refurbished including new seating and lighting, making the Octagon one of the most comfortable theatres in Western Australia.
All technical and front of house staff are provided by University Theatres.