Norla Dome - Mission to Seafarers

  • Approx. floor space
  • Capacity
    140 people
  • Ceiling height
    Very high (4m+)
  • Audience

Space overview

The Norla Dome is a unique and impressive venue with natural lighting and extraordinary acoustics that make it a destination venue for both creative practitioners and curious patrons alike.

Originally designed as a gymnasium for seafarers, the Norla Dome is a feature of the heritage-listed Mission to Seafarers. Available for theatre and music performances, functions, exhibitions, product launches, filming, and all manner of public events. Seats 120+ people for an in-the-round performance, and up to 140 people for a standing celebration. The original exposed brick forms the surrounding walls, while the towering concrete dome measures 17m in diameter and creates a ceiling with great impact. Live music and site-specific performances or installations work especially well in this one-of-a-kind extraordinary space.

Located on Flinders St in Docklands, easily accessible by train, tram and bus

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Pricing options

  • $630 per half-day (ex GST)
  • $1,260 per day (ex GST)
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Available now
Short term hire

Features and facilities

Access features

  • Load in access
  • Double doorways
  • Trolleys

Accessibility features

  • Accessible public transport
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path to entrance from parking or public transport
  • Accessible toilets
  • Adjustable lighting
  • Doors wide enough to cater to people in wheelchairs (1100mm+)
  • Quiet areas or spaces
  • Seating at a variety of heights
  • Well-lit at night
  • Wheelchair access (full space)
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General features

  • Non-gendered toilets
  • Catering facilities
  • Chairs
  • Change Room
  • Foyer
  • Lockable space
  • Secure bike parking
  • Table and chairs
  • Free wifi
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Storage
  • Toilets
  • Queer friendly
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Performance features

  • Microphone
  • Stage

Specialist features

  • Box office
  • Hair and makeup area
  • Handling and production space
  • Lighting bars
  • Lights on stands
  • Spotlighting
  • Track hanging system
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Technology features

  • Audio system
  • Projector



717 Flinders Street
Docklands, 3008

Access Hours

Daily from 10am

Liquor Licence in place - last orders 11pm.
Strictly no BYO
Kitchen available to hire for catering

Getting here

Transport options

  • Train
  • Bus
  • Tram

Tram Stop D5 in the free tram zone serving #70, #75, & City Circle trams Short walk from Southern Cross Station


Onsite parking available for hirer(s) only Multi-story carpark next door with early bird and weekend specials

Contact Daria Wray about Norla Dome - Mission to Seafarers

Pricing options

  • $630 per half-day (ex GST)
  • $1,260 per day (ex GST)
See pricing terms


Available now
Short term hire


717 Flinders Street
Docklands, 3008

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Pricing Terms

Half Day 10am-4pm/4pm-11pm
20% discount offered to not-for-profit organisations and emerging artists
Weekly and monthly rates negotiable - exhibitions welcome
Live music events receive an extra special discount