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
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    Brunswick Mechanics has temporarily closed to the public in response to COVID-19. We will not be taking venue hire bookings before May 2020.

    If you would like to enquire about a booking for later in the year, please enquire through this page. Please note we will continue to monitor the situation at the advice of authorities and re-open when it’s declared safe. This update was posted on March 30.

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    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

    Presentations

    Creative developments and showings

    Micro-festivals

    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

    Dimensions

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

    Accessibilty

    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

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