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 south west corner of the building.
The majestic Winthrop Hall is the jewel in the crown of The University of Western Australia.
Built in 1932, the cathedral-like venue welcomes patrons with a marble and mosaic foyer and vaulted ceilings. The auditorium with its splendid pipe organ combines stained glass windows and Aboriginal motifs on the ceiling.
It seats 974 people in air-conditioned comfort.
Winthrop Hall's bright acoustic is ideal for choral and classical music with the added option of a more intimate recital mode of seating for 674. It is also a superb venue for formal dinners and functions seating up to 420 people.
When used in conjunction with the Undercroft exhibition centre downstairs, Winthrop Hall makes an excellent conference venue. Catering can be provided on campus or brought in.
A small theatrical lighting rig provides a wash and specials for performances. Stage extensions are available to vary the stage area and the organ console can be played off-stage if necessary. Tiered choir stalls seat 156.
Winthrop Hall has been used for many prestigious events including the Rally Australia Ball, productions by the West Australian Opera and Oz Opera, the Choir of Kings College, Cambridge, and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. The Hall has welcomed many Prime Ministers, Presidents and Heads of State, not least at the 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting with Her Majesty the Queen.