Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Wenona School and the Independent Theatre are committed to ensuring the safety of patrons and staff, and have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic situation. The Independent  Theatre  is currently not able to accept venue hire requests, following the government’s directive to restrict public gatherings to minimise risk and prevent unnecessary exposure to the community.

The following information should be used for reference only. 

The Independent is available for Hire

With a brand new lighting rig, state of the art projection, and a shining new Steinway Concert grand, the Independent Theatre is available for your next performance, conference, presentation, or  meeting.

Now fully outfitted for Drama, Opera, and dance, as well as Chamber and classical music, the Independent is continuing a 75 year tradition of encouraging emerging artists, and supporting community groups, with special and concessional rates for qualifiying performances.

Spaces available for hire

  • Rehearsal space with piano

  • Conference room with Audio Visual facilities

  • Function spaces

  • 303 seat Auditorium 

  • Fully equipped stage with dressing room facilities and live feed


  • ETC Ion Lighting desk

  • Presonus 32 studio live mixing desk

  • Panasonic PTDZ870EK 8500 ansi lumen WUXGA projector, motorised screen, and i-pad stage control system

  • Steinway Concert D piano

  • Set of five Wenger Forte Acoustic shells

  • Chamber and orchestra music chairs and stands

If you are interested in hiring the venue please complete the below Expression of Interest Form with as much detail as you can, and the Theatre Manager will respond with availability.

Please note  that as a school venue the Independent is not available for bookings during School term Monday to Friday. We do welcome weekend bookings.

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