The Glasshouse Theatre provides an unrivaled level of audience comfort and technical excellence.

The Glasshouse Theatre is the only proscenium arch theatre of this type on the Mid North Coast of NSW. With acoustic design by Arup, the same engineers who have worked on the world’s largest opera houses and concert halls, the Glasshouse Theatre is designed to provide an unrivalled level of audience comfort and technical excellence, for an enhanced theatre experience.

Seating Capacity: 588 (download our Venue Capacity Chart for more information)

Equipment Available:

  • 588 seats over two levels  - Dress Circle & Stalls (seating capacity dependent on theatre technical set-up)
  • Luxury wool covered auditorium seating
  • Automated damper adjustment of acoustic properties
  • Full fly-tower with PowerflyTM automated flying system
  • Orchestral pit lift with SerapidTM lift automation
  • Full loading dock facilities with direct access to auditorium and other areas
  • Choral risers
  • 2 auditorium light bridges, fully accessible
  • 2 follow spot locations on rear lighting bridge
  • Balcony light rail, box booms and rigging point provision throughout
  • 48 channel sound system with full tie capabilities and full patch throughout
  • 256 channel lighting control with 300 patch locations
  • Full cat 6 and RGBHV / patch facilities throughout with ties to other locations within the Centre
  • DLP digital projection
  • Full compliment of luminaries and outboard equipment
  • Outside broadcast provision and infrastructure, including fibre
  • multi-tonne rated rigging points


Facilities associated with the Theatre include:

  • Stage Door
  • Touring Company Office
  • Warm-up Space(s)
  • Dressing Rooms
  • Wardrobe
  • Musicians Room
  • Green Room
  • Secure Piano / Instrument Case Store
  • General Storage
  • Props / Equipment Store
  • Technicians Workshop
  • General Workshop
  • Scene Dock



Glasshouse Theatre technical specifications

Standard Rig



A 'virtual' experience of the Glasshouse .... the online tour.