Spaces at NTHAC
Find out about spaces for hire at Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre.
Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre has seven interior spaces for hire that can be used for a broad range of activities.
We have three performance spaces with audience capacities from 50 to 300 people, and four carpeted meeting or general-purpose rooms with capacities ranging from 10 people to 140 people.
The interior décor of these spaces is a blend of modern, Victorian, and art-deco to suit all types of activities.
Our outdoor facility, the Civic Square, has an audience capacity of up to 400 people and is ideal for open-air concerts, performances and markets.
Please note: All the capacities of rooms mentioned here are pre-COVID-19. Density restrictions are currently in place and subject to change. For more information, please contact the venue.
The Main Hall
This is the venue’s largest indoor space. Built in the early 20th century, the historic interior was completed in later decades in the art deco style with plaster sconces and other geometric features. From the arched ceiling hang three unique and fully functioning pendent chandeliers.
Above the partially wood-lined walls to the north of the hall, is the balcony, which was fully renovated and reinforced in 2020 and is often used by sound and lighting technicians to control audio and visual aspects of performances.
The Main Hall is routinely used for a range of theatre, dance, music, and comedy performances as well as markets, seminars and talks. With a capacity for up to 300, it is our most sought-after space.
The West Wing
The two West Wing studios are accessed from the Civic Square to the rear of the building.
With their own bar, kitchen, green room, accessible toilet and laundry facilities the two black box studio spaces are favoured for developments and rehearsals, as well as for more intimate performances.
Performances in both the studio spaces are generally delivered from a ‘flat floor’ with a raised seating bank for the audience, however, they are highly flexible and adaptable rooms with alternative layout options if required.
West Wing Studio 1
This is the larger of the two studios with an audience capacity of up to 120 plus performers.
It has two large doors which open into the adjacent Main Hall allowing for its use as ancillary space for events in the larger space, as well as offering a pleasing follow through for markets and ‘promenade’ theatre productions.
The walls in Studio 1 have been fitted with wall-mounted sound management infrastructure and a black drape option at the north end.
The room also includes a fixed audio system, a static lighting grid, and limited lighting stock. The green room, which has the capacity for eight to 10 performers, can be accessed from a separate door located behind the drape with easy access to toilets.
West Wing Studio 2
This is the smaller of the two studios with an audience capacity of 80 people plus performers. The room includes a fixed audio system, a static lighting grid and limited lighting stock. There is also a roof mounted projector, a sprung floor, and wall-mounted hanging rails that allow the space to be used for exhibiting. The green room, which has the capacity for eight to 10 performers, can be accessed from the west side of the room with easy access to toilets.
East Wing Rooms
We have four carpeted rooms for hire in the east side section of the venue. Capacities range from 10 – 140 and are used for a variety of activities such as rehearsals, workshops, meetings and/or classes.
All rooms for hire are on the second and third floors, with the first floor accessed by either the heritage stairs or the lift.
The Rooftop room is also accessible via the lift as well as a smaller staircase. Both floors are serviced by bathrooms on the first floor.
This room was added in 2006 and is a large “L” shaped space with a fabulous balcony accessed by a sliding glass door with magnificent views of the city. This space also includes a ceiling-mounted projector with built-in sound system and retractable screen.
First Floor 2A and 2B
These rooms formed part of the original municipal building and are in the Victorian style. One of these spaces has a ceiling-mounted projector with a built-in sound system and retractable screen. The two rooms are divided by a partition wall which can be opened to make one larger room.
First Floor Room 3
This room situated on the first floor, was added in 2006 and has a large glass wall overlooking the Civic Square. It is accessed through a large sliding door via a small ante room, and is also included in the hire.
Terms and Conditions
Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre is passionate about helping artists to successfully realise their creative vision.
The venue's terms and conditions are a useful tool to assist hirers in getting the most our of their time with us. Please do not hesitate to contact the venue if you have any questions or require assistance.