Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

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? Due to ongoing improvements to our venue, our PAC reopening will be delayed and is now scheduled for mid 2021.
  • Planning a 2022 performance? Please contact us by email
  • Make a small meeting, event or conference booking enquiry? Due to ongoing improvements to our venue, our PAC reopening will be delayed and is now scheduled for mid 2021.
  • Planning an event – large or small – after July? Please contact us by email

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
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}
4EV FM 1502 Foldback
2 EV FM 1202 Foldback
4 Shure ULX4 58a Radio Receivers / microphones
4Shure ULXD4 radio mics (87a handheld and lapel mics)
7Shure SM58 vocal mics
3 Shure SM57 instrument mics
4 Passive DI
1 Shure Beta 87A vocal mic
2 Rode NTG-2 Choir mics
2Rode NT1-A Studio mics
3Shure beta 91a Surface Mics
8K & M Boom mic stands
2K & M Short mic stands
4WIFI Belt Pack Mic and Headphone sets
3Dressing Room Speaker Stations
1Numark MP103 single CD player
1Numark CDN77 Twin CD player
1Steinway Concert Grand (Model D) with an adjustable stool
1Kawai upright with a stool
1DMX Jands Event Plus 60 Lighting Console
602.4 K LSC Dimmers (DMX 512)
Front of House18 channels (Note: lights cannot be moved)
Boom Positions1 channel each side (There is only one light per boom)
Orchestra Bar15 channels
LX Bar 118 channels
LX Bar 218 channels
LX Bar 3 (cyclorama bar)12 channels
Floor traps (2 each side of stage)4 channels
6Cantata 18 degrees - 32 degrees
16Source Four – 750w (on Front of House) bar
10Prolite PR7W/T 650w Zoom spots
10Selecon 650w Zoom spots
2Selecon acclaim 650w profiles
10Prolite PR12F 1200w
7 Prolite PR10 1200w
7Selecon 1200w
12 ETC Source Four 750w
10Prolite PR6F 650w
13 Selecon 650w
2Prolite followspots 2K with Colour Changer
10 LED fixtures, LitePAR Pro Quad - 18x8w
8TourPro LED Stik 8
4 ACME 400SP
1 Hazer – Robe 400FT
114” Mirror Ball
1 Hitachi Venue Projector
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