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David Williamson Theatre

The David Williamson Theatre, located at our Prahran Campus, is a popular choice for events and productions in Melbourne’s South-East.

The theatre will be unavailable for hire until further notice.
In light of recent advice from Worksafe to minimise the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Melbourne Polytechnic has decided to restrict the use of the David Williamson Theatre to students and staff. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The space can be booked by students and the general public. The theatre can be used as an ideal venue for:

  • Dance and movement schools and companies
  • Theatre groups for productions and rehearsals
  • Secondary school drama students
  • Live music and comedy shows
  • Presentations, public speaking events and conferences
  • School music examinations

Fully-equipped spaces for your performance

The David Williamson Theatre includes a foyer area and two theatres. Our foyer is a lovely spot for pre-show drinks and finger food. It can be hired for this purpose with catering packages, including a fully serviceable bar. Theatre One and Theatre Two can be hired separately. Theatre One has a seating capacity of 119, disability access, professional lighting and audio equipment and technical assistance. Theatre Two is ideal as a rehearsal space, with a seating capacity of 108. Please note that Theatre Two does not have disability access.

Easy booking options

Call us today to find out more and check theatre availability: 03 9269 1658

Please note the use of the David Williamson Theatre is by application and is subject to availability due to Melbourne Polytechnic's teaching commitments.