Brunswick Mechanics Institute Theatre

Type of space: Cinema, Community Hall, Dance Studio, Multi-use Space, Music Performance Venue, Music Rehearsal Space, Performance venue, Rehearsal Space, Residency, Theatre

    As of 22 July 2020, Brunswick Mechanics has temporarily closed to the public in response to COVID-19. Mechanics will remain closed until further notice.


    The Brunswick Mechanics Institute Theatre is a classic blackbox with a 112-seat retractable tiered seating bank. The space is fully equipped with a suite of lighting, sound and some AV equipment.

    Suitable for:

    Live performance (theatre, contemporary dance, music)

    Screenings and cinema events

    Literary launches


    Creative developments and showings


    Stage Dimensions (when seating is extended):  9.2m (l) x 8.4m (w)

    The seating can be retracted creating a blackbox with dimensions 15.9m (l) x 8.4m (w)

    Equipment: A full suite of lighting, sound, limited AV equipment and rostra available to hirers. Conditions may apply in some cases

    Facilities: Tables, chairs, shared kitchen facilities, dressing room and backstage storage space, WiFi, wheelchair accessible, heating/cooling. The theatre has thick wool black curtains running the perimeter of the room. 

    Pricing Terms

    All prices are indicative of non-public use of the theatre (i.e. residency, rehearsal or photoshoot). Prices may vary for public events such as performances or music events.

    Lease Conditions

    Please get in touch to discuss available dates. The space is available from 2 hours to exclusive use over multiple weeks.

    Parking Notes

    Many 2-4 hour on-street free parking spaces available within a few minutes walk from the venue.

    This space is suitable for CircusDanceFashionFilmFilm LocationMeetingsMusic / SoundNew MediaOpenings/launchesPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsResidencySpoken WordWorkshops


    • Floor Dimensions 133.50 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Very High (4m +)
    • Max. Capacity 250
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Bold signage

    • Close seating

    • Disabled parking

    • Drop-off point

    • Entrance ramps

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Seating for vision impaired

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Wide hallways / entrance

    For performers
    • Accessible stage door

    • Arriving / exiting ramp

    • Flexible environment in dressing room

    • Performer disabled toilet

    • Performer ramps

    • Ramps on/off stage

    • Reachable door handles

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Suitable signage

    • Suitable telephone/communication