Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra

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Canberra Theatre Centre is Canberra's premier performing arts venue, providing world class performing arts and entertainment to the people of Canberra and surrounding regions.

Canberra Theatre Centre includes the 1,244 seat Canberra Theatre, The Playhouse seating 618 and The Courtyard Studio, an intimate rehearsal and performance space that seats up to 90 patrons. The Link connects the Canberra Theatre and The Playhouse and includes exhibition and function areas. The Centre also has a comprehensive technical workshop, backstage and dressing room areas, and is fully equipped with up-to-date lighting and audio facilities.

Located centrally in Civic Square, Canberra Theatre Centre is the focal point for performing arts in Canberra and is often considered the heart of the city. The Canberra Theatre Centre was opened in 1965 and The Playhouse was rebuilt and opened again in 1998 with a gala concert.

Canberra Theatre Centre provides the city with the finest performing arts and the most diverse selection of entertainment from around the country including theatre, drama, dance, cabaret, circus, comedy, all genres of music, musicals, puppetry and physical theatre. Through the use of The Courtyard Studio it also provides a performance space for many local theatre companies and performers.

Canberra Theatre Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of the sponsors and funding bodies.
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  • Great facilities. Theatre seats were very comfortable with enough leg room for the average height person. Easy access with all aisles equipped with railings to negotiate stairs. Great atmosphere in a ...  more »
  • Went to the Canberra theatre last night to watch the Killer Queen experience. The theatre seats about 1200 people. We were toward the back and had an unimpeded view of the show. The sound and lighting...  more »
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  • This Centre is an asset to Canberra. A sprawling building, with huge foyers, and seared venue. Great parking next to the Centre. Have visited a number of times with a touring band and the facilities are pretty good, with great loading/unloading access. Situated next to town. A good venue.
  • Generally a great venue but sometimes let down but not having enough staff rostered on, often leading to long queues at the bar in intermission and prior to events beginning. Limited food available (cheese and crackers, convenience store style prepackaged sandwiches). Would be great if there were a dedicated cafe/bar setup like the Street Theatre.

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