Parade Theatre

As the largest of the theatre spaces at NIDA, the Parade Theatre offers seating for audiences of up to 707 people in its three-tiered, horseshoe-shaped auditorium

Performers and audiences benefit from the proximity between stage and the back row, making it an ideal venue for intimate performances, as well as larger productions.

Capacity: 397–707 (659 with orchestra pit in use)

Main stage: 14m x 10m

Rear stage: 14m x 6.5m

Uses

  • Full-scale theatre productions
  • Film screenings
  • Presentations
  • Conferences
  • Award ceremonies

Facilities: Non-technical

  • Main stage
  • Rear stage
  • Seating for audiences of 709
  • Six dressing rooms
  • Green room
  • Under-stage basement
  • Disabled access

Facilities: Technical

  • Lighting, staging and audio-visual facilities
  • Blackout capability
  • Wide screen
  • Optional thrust stage
  • 49 counterweight fly lines
  • Orchestral pit for up to 20 musicians
Parade Theatre is located at NIDA on Anzac Parade in Kensington, Sydney.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technical

As the largest of the theatre spaces at NIDA, the Parade Theatre offers seating for audiences of up to 707 people in its three-tiered, horseshoe-shaped auditorium.

The Parade Theatre is suited for fully-staged productions, award ceremonies and presentations. Its full seating capacity is accommodated in a three tiered horseshoe-shaped auditorium for audiences of 397-707 people.

The Parade Theatre’s stage surface is made of 6mm Masonite, with a concrete rear stage and wings. All stage surfaces are painted black. The stage is not raked and its maximum loading is 7.5 Kpa.

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Alternatively, for more information contact the NIDA Venue Manager on (02) 9697 7585 or at manager@paradetheatres.com.au.

Catering

We have selected a panel of preferred catering partners for events held in the Parade Theatre: ARIA Catering, European Catering and Forte Catering. Find out more about our preferred caterers by selecting the drop-down menu below.

ARIA Catering

Who are they?

ARIA Catering was launched in November 2010 and is owned by restaurateurs Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan.

What do they offer?
  • Conceptual and unique catering for events at NIDA and offsite locations in and around Sydney.
  • Catering for gala dinners, conferences, product launches, weddings and smaller events at home.
  • ARIA Catering offers contemporary menus designed by Matt Moran which are carefully crafted for every occasion and reflect each client’s individual needs. ARIA have a range of options, including:
    • canapés and food stations
    • dinner and degustation
    • shared style menus.
  • Full event management.
Why choose them?

With a reputation for excellent service, professional management and exceptional food, ARIA Catering can manage your event from start to finish.

Contact

For more information about pricing and menus, visit the Aria Catering website or call (02) 8274 9650. 

European Catering

Who are they?

On behalf of some of Australia’s most renowned corporate and individual clients, European Catering has been organising events for over twenty years.

What do they offer?
  • Catering for a range of events, including gala dinners, creative product launches and cocktail parties.
  • Catering for large and small parties.
  • Buffet menus and full sit-down menus.
Why choose them?
  • Innovative catering
  • First class service
Contact

For more information about pricing and menus, visit the European Catering website or call (02) 9317 2733.

Forte Catering

Who are they?

Established in 2001, Forte Catering and Events has won numerous awards, including the National Corporate Caterer of the Year and Wedding Caterer of the Year.

What do they offer?
  • Conceptual and unique catering for events at offsite locations in and around Sydney.
  • Catering for large and small parties.
  • Buffet menus and full sit-down menus.
Why choose them?
  • A wide range of food and beverage choices
  • Professional service and advice
Contact

For more information about pricing and menus, visit the Forte Catering and Events website or call (02) 9211 2802.

For further information please contact the NIDA Parade Theatres Producer on (02) 9697 7585 or at manager@paradetheatres.com.au.

Marketing

There are a number of ways to promote your event or production at NIDA, however assistance is limited and subject to approval and availability. For more information please contact the NIDA Parade Theatres Manager on 02 9697 7585 or at manager@paradetheatres.com.au.

Promotion through NIDA

Website

All events and productions can be listed under the What's on section of this website.

Via email, you’ll need to provide:

  • a brief description of your event, including production title, performance dates and times of approximately 200 words. 
  • An event image of 144 pixels (width) x 142 pixels (height) as a JPEG. 

All images should be labelled with the name of the event or image name, the year the image/photograph was produced and the name of the photographer or copyright owner. For example: Carousel, 2007 © Annie Leibovitz

Enews

Subject to approval, your event event or production may be included in the monthly Parade Theatres enews.

Enews subscribers are regular Parade Theatres customers, corporate clients, sponsors, supporters, local and international industry contacts, general arts lovers and young people interested in the arts.

Venue signage

Subject to approval, a poster promoting your event may be displayed in a street-facing window of the Nancy Fairfax Foyer.

Design, print and installation costs are the responsibility of the hirer. Specifications and costs are available on request.

Venue promotion

Subject to approval, promotional materials may be displayed in the Nancy Fairfax Foyer and at the Box Office in the lead up to your event.

You must gain permission from Parade Theatres management in advance of supplying or handing out promotional materials.

Conditions of promotion

Merchandise

Merchandise, including programs, will incur a fee of 15% of sales payable to Parade Theatres.

Logo use and acknowledgement

Use of the Parade Theatres logo is granted on a case-by-case basis. Promotional materials seeking to use the logo must be submitted in advance for approval. 

Please use ‘NIDA Parade Theatres’ when referring to the venue. Promotional material should not include the acronym ‘NIDA’, the words ‘National Institute of Dramatic Art’ or imply any association with NIDA. 

Equipment hire

Hire of any equipment listed below is subject to availability and is quoted on a per day basis. For hires required from 3-7 days you will be charged for 3 days hire only. All prices exclude GST. Hire of equipment is for use within the NIDA Parade Theatres only.

Item Cost Information
Lecturn $60
Microphone - Lapel
Microphone - Hand Held Radio
Microphone - Hand Held SM58
or similar
Microphone - Chorus
Microphone - Headset (Madonna)
Microphone - Plate (Tap dancing)
$100
$100
$25

$100
$100
$100


With cord

Set of 6

Set
Mirror Ball and Motor $20
Piano Hire
- Mid-Grand (Kawai)
Piano Move
Piano Tuning

$200
$150-$200
$200



72 hours notice required
Vinyl Dance Floor (Black Tarkett)

$250

Parade Theatre & Playhouse
Plus additional labour costs

Portable Stage $200 Pro-Stage 8 x 4m
Projector Screen





$400





Ratio 4:3
- Overall size 6300mm x 4770mm
- Image size 6100mm x 4570mm
Ratio 16:9
- Overall size 8320mm x 4770mm
- Image size 8120mm x 4570mm
Wireless Headset Comms $100 Per headset
Projector

$600

5000 ANSI Lumin Single Chip DLP Projector
(Playhouse, Studio, Space)
Projector

$1400

Barco GLM 8000 ANSI Lumen, wide lens available.
(Parade Theatre)
LED Wash Lights (4 available)

$125 per unit
$500 all 4
VLX moving head LED wash lights

Smoke Machine
MDG Hazer
Aqua Fog  (Dry Ice Machine)
+ pellets
$50
$80
$100
$25 per box
Fluid included


Can supply own pellets
Trestle Tables $20 Limited number available

Please note this list may be subject to change as additional items of equipment become available for hire. 

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