• Don Russell Performing Arts Centre

About the Venue

Don Russell Performing Arts Centre is the premier theatre venue in Perth’s eastern suburbs.

Owned and managed by the City of Gosnells, this purpose-built performing arts facility has a modern, comfortable 216-seat theatre along with a fully-equipped dance studio.

Built in 1994, the venue underwent a significant modernisation in early 2013 which included new theatre seats, an upgraded foyer, a stylish box office and the amalgamation of its audio and lighting areas.

Both the theatre and the dance studio are available for hire at highly competitive rates. Regular hirers include dance academies, schools, cultural groups, government agencies and small theatre companies.

More than 30 shows are programmed each year featuring both national tours and events from WA professional performers.

The intimate theatre boasts excellent acoustics, cushioned tiered seating and clear sightlines from almost every seat in the house.

Up-to-date equipment, professional staff and an invaluable volunteers group combine to make every event a success.

Technical Specifications

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Seating Capacity


Capacity: 216. Flexible seating: theatre, or theatre/cabaret (combination).
An intimate environment with modern comfortable seating, excellent viewing from all seats, good acoustics and quality technical facilities.

Hire Fees & Charges

On request


FT Manager, PT Marketing, PT Finance, 3x Casual Technicians

Venue Documents


- Audio/Visual technical support staff
- In house audio and lighting equipment
- Marketing services
- Box office
- Online ticketing
- Licensed Bar for evening shows


LOT 13 Murdoch Road, Thornlie, Western Australia, Australia

Phone: 08 9498 9414