• University of Western Australia

  • University of Western Australia

About the Venue

The University of Western Australia boasts some of Australia’s most distinctive, historic and exciting venues, managed by University Theatres.

Because of the diversity of venues on offer, UWA hosts a huge range of events: Perth International Arts Festival, ABC broadcasts, conferences, comedy, dance, musicals and drama.

Technical Specifications

Please speak to the Bookings Team about your technical requirements.

Seating Capacity

The Octagon Theatre

Maximum capacity (depending on format): 758
The Octagon Theatre is a newly refurbished, intimate, thrust stage theatre hosting opera, classical and popular music, dance, theatre, stand-up comedy and conferences.

Winthrop Hall

Maximum capacity (depending on format): 966
The majestic Winthrop Hall is the jewel in the crown of The University of Western Australia, often used in conjunction with the Undercroft.

The Undercroft

Maximum capacity (depending on format): 500
Directly under Winthrop Hall, this is a light and airy exhibition and entertaining space.

The Dolphin Theatre

Capacity: 198
An intimate proscenium arch theatre.

The New Fortune Theatre

Capacity: 340
The southern hemisphere's only Elizabethan-format, open-air theatre.

The Sunken Garden

Maximum capacity (depending on format): 330
With its mature trees and limpid pools, the Sunken Garden is a unique and beautiful open-air amphitheatre.

The Somerville Auditorium

Maximum capacity (depending on format): 1200
Home to the Perth International Arts Festival film season, this tree cathedral also hosts live music events in the Spring and Autumn.

Hire Fees & Charges

Clients are provided with customised estimates, so please contact the Bookings Team to discuss your requirements.


Staffing levels are determined by the event and the licence requirements of the venue.


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


The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA, 6009, Australia

Phone: 08 6488 7407