Hiring Information

The Ararat Performing Arts Centre has numerous areas available for hire for your next function, whether it be a theatre production, wedding, meeting, conference, party, dinner. Talk to us about your hiring requirements.


This room, which has excellent acoustics, can be utilised as a large space for such things as concerts, theatre productions, cabaret & formal balls, expositions.

Due to flexibility of auditorium lay outs, a vast array of set up options are available, making it possible to configure it in such a way as to reduce the size utilised, thus providing a cosy and comfortable setting. For example wedding receptions and such.

It all depends on your requirements if it's possible, we'll do it.

For shows such as concerts / seminars etc, we can comfortably seat up to 600 people. For theatre productions, which are usually performed on the floor in front of the retractable seating, usual arrangements allow for 243 people, but increased numbers can be accommodated if the performance takes place on our modular stage (although this can restrict movement of actors and scenery etc).

Two large dressing rooms are available.

Supper Room

An area which is adjacent to and smaller in size than the auditorium is also available for hire. The supper room, as the name suggests, can be used as a dining room. It also can be used as a meeting room, training room, auction room, and also as an extension of the auditorium when extra space is required for seating at functions such as formal and cabaret balls.


The kitchen is well equipped with an eight burner stove, large coolroom, microwave, pie warmer and dishwasher. Plenty of bench space is available for meal preparation.


This area is often used for smaller meetings, auctions, receptions etc.

Art and Craft Room

 This area is usually used for workshop activities such as visual art classes, wool & fibre craft, etc. It has also been utilised for auctions, smaller meetings, smaller parties. It is not suited to events which require data projection during the day, as one wall is un-curtained windows.

Plan and book your event / function well in advance to ensure you have access to the facilities you require.

Contact us today to discuss your function

Ararat Performing Arts Centre (Town Hall Complex)
Barkly Street, Ararat 3377
Phone 03 5352 2181
Fax 03 5352 4171
Email pac@ararat.vic.gov.au

Smoking policy

Smoking is strictly prohibited everywhere within the building. This includes the Art and Craft Room and the Art Gallery. Smokers must exit the building before "lighting up"! Ash trays are provided at entrances for the convenience of smokers.