Studio Theatre

The NIDA Theatres, Studio Theatre is 190 square metres and offers seating for audiences of up to 120 people. With removable seating and a wrap-around balcony this venue is often dedicated to the work of emerging theatre makers as part of the NIDA Independent Theatre Program

Maximum capacity: 120

Area size: 190m²

Submit your venue hire enquiry form 

Uses

  • NIDA Independent Program
  • NIDA Production Program

Facilities 

Technical
  • Lighting, staging and audio-visual facilities
  • Adjustable platforms
  • 120 removable seats (includes mezzanine level)
Non-technical
  • Wrap-around balcony on three sides
  • Its own foyer
  • One dressing room with capacity for 12 artists

The Studio is located at NIDA on Anzac Parade in Kensington, Sydney.

There is high demand for our venues in November and December. If you would like a venue at this time, enquire early to secure a booking. 

 

Technical

The Studio Theatre has 120 removable seats and adjustable platforms that can be configured in a variety of performance formats.

Its features include:

  • a wrap-around balcony on three sides
  • lighting and audio-visual equipment and a fixed lighting grid
  • its own entrance and foyer
  • a dressing room with capacity for 12 artists.

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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 Theatres Manager on (02) 9697 7585 or at venuemanager@nida.edu.au.

Promotion through NIDA

Website

All events and productions can be listed under the Productions and Events 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 NIDA Theatres enews.

Enews subscribers are regular NIDA 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 NIDA 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 NIDA Theatres.

Logo use and acknowledgement

Use of the NIDA 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 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

Equipment hire costs effective as of 1 January 2015. GST will be added to all charges.

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.

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 and 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 Theatre, 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)
Aqua fog pellets
$50
$80
$100
TBD
Fluid included


Upon request. 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. 

For further information please contact the NIDA Theatres Manager on (02) 9697 7585 or submit your venue hire enquiry form.

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