Union Theatre

  • Floor space
    216m2
  • Capacity
    385 people
  • Ceiling height
    Very high (4m+)

Space overview

A 390-seat proscenium arch theatre with 30-line fly-system and tower, the Union Theatre is situated in the Parkville Campus of the University…

Union Theatre Capacity: 374 seats Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible The Union Theatre is a proscenium arch style venue with a large stage, house curtain, fly tower and refurbished auditorium. Its acoustics are sympathetic to untrained voices and the stage is not raked, making this a popular venue for student and amateur performances including musicals and dance shows. The theatre’s deep fore-stage and audio-visual facilities also make it ideal for corporate and conference presentations. Backstage, lighting, control and equipment are of a professional standard.

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Pricing options

  • $300 per hour (ex GST)

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Availability

Available now
Short term hire


Features and facilities

Accessibility features

  • Suitable emergency exits
  • Suitable lighting
  • Suitable signage
  • Speakers in dressing room with adjustable volume
  • Lifts to stage

Contact Artistic Director / Theatre Coodrdinator about Union Theatre

(03) *** ***

Pricing options

  • $300 per hour (ex GST)

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Availability

Available now
Short term hire


Location

Union House, University of Melbourne
Parkville, 3052

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Website

umsu.unimelb.edu.au/studentlife/theatre/equipmentvenue/

Location, location

Address

Union House, University of Melbourne
Parkville, 3052

Certificate of Currency. Temporary liquor licence may be obtained by hirer to sell alcohol.

Getting here

Transport options

  • Bus
  • Tram

Parking

Union House is located within the University of Melbourne Parkville campus on the corner of Tin Alley and Union Rd. As you walk down Tin Alley from the Swanston Street entrance (Gate 1), Union House is located on the left opposite the Sports Centre. The Union Theatre is on the ground floor. Public Transport Via Swanston: Catch any Swanston St tram to the University tram stop and walk up to the Tin Alley entrance (Gate 1). Walk down Tin Alley and turn left into Union Road, Union House will be immediately on your right. Please note: Gate 14 – (Tin Alley and Royal Parade entrance) is for pedestrians and cyclists only Via Royal Parade: Catch the number 19 tram on Royal Parade to the Tin Alley entrance (Gate 14). Walk down Tin Alley until you see Union House on your right. Drop-offs and Accessible Parking You can drop off audience members and performers via Tin Alley Gate 1 on Swanston St. Drive down Tin Alley and Union House is halfway down on the left. There are only 6 accessible parks available outside Union House: ➡PDF: Parkville Campus Disable Parking Map We recommend that you plan to make a drop off in case both accessible parks are in use. If you park in the accessible park you need to purchase a ticket from the machine and display that alongside your disabled parking permit. Car Parking Unfortunately, being in the middle of campus means that there are no car parks available immediately outside Union House. For details of the public car parks on campus see: students.unimelb.edu.au/explore/parking-at-parkville Please note that Grattan Street (between Royal Parade and Leicester Street) and Barry Street (between Pelham Street and Grattan Street) are closed to vehicles for up to five years due to the Metro Tunnel Project. Please allow extra time to navigate and park around the University.

Pricing terms

Union Theatre – Basic Rates
Monday to Friday $300 per hour – minimum 4 hours
Saturday $350 per hour – minimum 4 hours
Sunday and Public Holidays. $400 per hour – minimum 4 hours