Venue Hire

Hamilton PAC has a range of spaces that can be hired for performances, conferences, AGMs, meetings, receptions and weddings.

Do you want to:

  • Hold a performance? Email us this enquiry form (incl. summary of costs) with your preferred date.
  • Make a small meeting, event or conference booking enquiry? Email us this enquiry form (incl. summary of costs) with your preferred dates.

See below for more information on the available spaces.

The Handbury Auditorium


Our auditorium has tiered seating for 500 patrons and is particularly suitable for acoustic music. The fully equipped proscenium arch stage is 9m wide with a 3.5m forestage extending on the same level to the front row of seats; an arrangement which brings the audience closer to the performers and avoids the artificial divide of a raised stage.

Over the past few years, we have presented a huge variety of touring performances such as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, the Australian Ballet Dancers Company, international comedians, concerts of all styles and of course numerous plays.

The Centre is also the natural choice for many local productions and school concerts as well as the long running Hamilton Eisteddfod.

Our Steinway concert grand piano is one of the best in the state and has been played by artists such as Roger Woodward, Geoffrey Tozer, Michael Kieran Harvey, Paul Lewis and Paul Grabowski.

Our staff can provide a full ticketing service, publicity and technical support to make your event a success.

Size (Sq M)

Tiered seating for  500

Function Room

The Function Room is an elegant, timber floored space of 312 square metres suitable for expos, dinners, weddings and conference events. The room is serviced by a well-equipped commercial kitchen and there is an easy to operate audio visual system with large drop down screen and surround sound. The room is adjacent to the auditorium, so is well placed during large conferences to serve as a display space, breakout area and for meals. A list of catering businesses can be provided.


Size (sq m)


Ted Kenna VC Meeting Room

Overview: This room is ideal for boardroom style meetings or seminars up to 35 people or for lectures up to about 100.

We provide tea/coffee and water and if you would like catering - a list of catering businesses to suit your taste and budget.

The room is quiet and secluded making it easy for everyone to keep their mind on the task in hand.

Size (Sq M)

Various seating options up to 100

Technical Specifications


For further information please contact our technicians

Full Technical Specifications

At a Glance:

No. of Items Name of Item
Roland M400
Roland S-1608
Roland S-40005
2 Mackie SR1530 Active 15-inch 3 way powered speakers
2 Mackie SRS1500 powered Sub-woofers
4 Bose 802 speakers {two mounted for Front of House option}
4 EV FM 1502 Foldback
2 EV FM 1202 Foldback
4 Shure ULX4 58a Radio Receivers / microphones
4 Shure ULXD4 radio mics (87a handheld and lapel mics)
7 Shure SM58 vocal mics
3 Shure SM57 instrument mics
4 Passive DI
1 Shure Beta 87A vocal mic1 x AKG CK 47 (Choir mic mounted over stage)
2 Rode NTG-2 Choir mics
2 Rode NT1-A Studio mics
3 Shure beta 91a Surface Mics
8 K & M Boom mic stands
2 K & M Short mic stands
4 WIFI Belt Pack Mic and Headphone sets
3 Dressing Room Speaker Stations
1 Numark MP103 single CD player
1 Numark CDN77 Twin CD player
1 Steinway Concert Grand (Model D) with an adjustable stool
1 Kawai upright with a stool
1 DMX Jands Event Plus 60 Lighting Console
1 Avolites Pearl Expert Titan Pro
60 2.4 K LSC Dimmers (DMX 512)
Front of House 18 channels (Note: lights cannot be moved)
Boom Positions 1 channel each side (There is only one light per boom)
Orchestra Bar 15 channels
LX Bar 1 18 channels
LX Bar 2 18 channels
LX Bar 3 (cyclorama bar) 12 channels
Floor traps (2 each side of stage) 4 channels
6 Cantata 18 degrees - 32 degrees
16 Source Four – 750w (on Front of House) bar
10 Prolite PR7W/T 650w Zoom spots
10 Selecon 650w Zoom spots
2 Selecon acclaim 650w profiles
10 Prolite PR12F 1200w
7 Prolite PR10 1200w
7 Selecon 1200w
12 ETC Source Four 750w
10 Prolite PR6F 650w
13 Selecon 650w
2 Prolite followspots 2K with Colour Changer
10 LED fixtures, LitePAR Pro Quad - 18x8w
8 TourPro LED Stik 8
4 ACME 400SP
1 Hazer – Robe 400FT
114” Mirror Ball
1 Hitachi Venue Projector

Contact the Box Office

For queries relating to your booking, contact us on:

Ph: 03 5573 0429 / Email: info@hamiltonpac.com.au

Hamilton Performing Arts Centre is managed by the Southern Grampians Shire Council. ABN: 55 135 536 448