81 RYRIE STREET
GEELONG, VICTORIA 3220
A much-loved cultural asset.
The inclusion of a balcony in the design of this 764-seat proscenium arch theatre provides a warm, magical atmosphere popular with performers and audiences alike.
With a full fly tower, excellent technical facilities, spacious dressing rooms and Green Room area makes the theatre suitable for a wide variety of large events. The venue is extensively used for live theatre, major concerts, dance performances, and corporate launches.
Multiple redevelopments have seen grand improvements the The Play House including refurbishment of the auditorium with all seating replaced.
Most recently the theatre received upgraded technical systems including the installation of new digital dimmer racks and lighting outlets, a new Martin PA system with centre and side arrays on power winches, and a new single purchase front loading counterweight flying system, significantly increasing the capacity of each line set.
The lift control system in the forestage orchestra pit features significant safety enhancements. A new mobile Stage Management Console provides talkback, paging and program relay to all backstage areas.
• Large-scale theatre performances
• Concerts Dance performances
• Proscenium Arch theatre
• 18m Fly tower with 45 counterweight line sets
• Martin Audio FOH PA system
• Adjustable height forestage with an Orchestra pit