More than simply a performance space, The Forum Performance Precinct is a complete performing and visual arts venue as well as a multipurpose events and functions facility. Expertly designed to host a variety of event types, the centre includes a main performance hall, blackbox studio, gallery spaces, meeting and conference rooms plus various other event areas. The interiors are crisp, bright and modern, designed by Sydney architects Brewster Hjorth.
Actors Centre Australia operates inside a 12 million dollar purpose-built facility in the heart of Leichhardt.
The Forum Performance Precinct comprises a large, open-air piazza and fountain, amphitheatre, a 300 seat versatile performance space, blackbox theatre, rehearsal rooms, conference facilities, dance studio, licensed bar, demonstration kitchen, commercial catering kitchen and art gallery space.
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The Main Auditorium
The auditorium can accommodate seating for 300 patrons in a theatre mode, 160 in a seated dinner-function mode and 500 for standing functions or performances. It is designed for multiple uses, including:
- Theatre in a number of modes
- Chamber music and recitals
- Contemporary music and dance parties
- Flat floor and ballroom modes for functions and receptions
- Rehearsal space for orchestra, physical theatre and workshops
- Catwalk fashion shows
- Conferences, seminars and corporate conventions, exhibitions and trade functions
- Film screenings
The Performance Hall has a sprung floor of 300 square metres and a height to the main ceiling of 6.9 metres. The volume of space below the main ceiling totals 1,890 cubic metres.The venue is acoustically insulated to a minimum of Rw45 reverberation times for the space. Based on AS/NZS 2107:2000, a reverberation time of approximately 0.8‐0.9s as measured in the mid‐frequencies (500Hz and 1000Hz) will permit the auditorium to possess “good” acoustic qualities for a variety of uses. In general, the auditorium acoustics are designed to support a range of activities such as live and pre‐recorded music in addition to supporting the spoken word.The theatre seating will is retractable which allows for the seats to be easily removed and stored. The tiered seating banks provide seating for 272 people, plus 40 stand alone chairs, an ideal size for cabaret, spoken word presentations and small theatrical productions.
The design of the venue also allows the auditorium to be linked to the large exhibition and function area. The back of house facilities include sufficient dressing rooms, storage and technical operating points.
A loading dock and parking facility for 265 vehicles are available under the Centre. Entrance to the loading dock is from Balmain road and parking is both from Norton Street and Balmain Road.
Piazza as a place of public entertainment
Living in the heart of Leichhardt
The Piazza consists of 650 square metres of which 325 square metres are licensed for outdoor seating areas to the restaurants surrounding the Piazza.
It is suitable for the following events types:
- Musical performances and small scale concerts
- Theatre performances
- Movie screenings
- Markets and products exhibitions and fairs, promotions and sale