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INTIMATE MEETING SPACES

The Centre offers affordable options perfect for holding small meetings or conducting creative workshops and rehearsals.


KEW COURT HOUSE

The Kew Court House is a charming heritage building that provides a range of facilities available for hire.


PERFORMANCE & LARGE FUNCTION SPACES
Large rooms suitable for performances and large functions or meetings.
CHANDELIER ROOM

Capacity

Banquet: 120

Meeting style: 96

Theatre style: 200

Cocktail style: 300

The Chandelier Room is an elegantly refurbished space that still retains its original architectural integrity.

With natural light streaming in from the ornate windows, this space would be ideal for any style of event including presentations, performances and a variety of corporate and community functions.

The room is fitted with first class AV facilities including a data projector with motorised screen and an in-house PA system.

MAIN HALL

Capacity

Banquet style: 280 - 320 (dependant on dance floor)

Theatre style: 415

Cocktail style: 600

Meeting: 256

Decorated in a palette of gold, red, beige and creamy tones, the Main Hall is awash with Arts Deco glamour. The Main Hall boasts a large stage, high ceilings, ornamental woodwork and stained glass windows.

The Main Hall is the largest space available at the Hawthorn Arts Centre and is ideal for theatrical performances, corporate presentations, gala dinners and magnificent sit down weddings.  The space is fitted with a standard lighting rig and first class AV facilities.  

Hire of the space also includes access to two dressing rooms.

MEDIUM FUNCTION / MEETING SPACES
The first floor of the Hawthorn Arts Centre contains a number of spaces suitable for corporate and community meetings, functions, presentation and activities.
MAYOR'S ROOM

Capacity

Banquet: 60

Meeting style: 30

Theatre style: 60

Cocktail style: 50

They Mayor's Room is a beautiful function room full of natural light.  With an ornamental ceiling and beautiful detail inscribed into the cornices.

Once used as a private room for the Mayor of the day during the time of the City of Hawthorn this room has a door that leads to roof of the portico with a view overlooking Burwood Road and Glenferrie Road.

Suitable for meetings, functions, training sessions or for use as a breakout space.

Technical facilities include:

  • 65" LCD screen with input receiver for audio and video
  • Lectern with microphone
THE CHAMBER

Capacity

Banquet: 60

Meeting style: 30

Theatre style: 60

Cocktail style: 50

Across the ceiling runs polished wooden beams, trusses and eclectic woodwork finished with hanging hexagonal lights that illuminate the room in a warm glow.

At the front sits a grand wooden chair, reminiscent of seating fit for a kind or queen thousands of years ago.

Historically used as the Council Chambers, The Chamber has retained much of its original charm.

The Chamber is suitable for meetings, functions, training sessions or an intimate wedding ceremony.

Technical facilities include:

  • AV facilities including data projector with motorised screen and in-house PA system
  • Lectern with microphone
THE ZELMAN ROOM

Capacity

Banquet: 80

Meeting style: 50

Theatre style: 100

Cocktail style: 120

The Zelman Room overlooks the Main Hall with regal curtains that may be closed if privacy is sought.

With direct access to balcony seating, presenting the perfect opportunity to host a pre-performance function.

Suitable for meetings, training sessions or for use as a breakout space.

Technical facilities include:
AV facilities including data projector with motorised screen and in-house PA system

EDWARD C. RIGBY ROOM

Capacity

Meeting style: 40
Theatre style: 40

Nestled among the traditional rooms of the Centre's first floor is the Edward C. Rigby Room.  With modern architectural features the interior is decorated in cool tones and constructed with clean lines.

The feature of the room is the large square lowered section of the ceiling adorned with lights that creates a striking focal point.

Suitable for meetings, training sessions or for use as a breakout spaces.

INTIMATE MEETING SPACES
The Centre offers affordable options for small meetings or conducting creative workshops in an intimate setting.
BASEMENT FOYER / MEETING SPACE

Capacity

Meeting style: 40
Theatre style: 70

Located in the basement of the Hawthorn Arts Centre, the rooms of the old gallery have been converted into a multi-purpose space suitable for small performances, rehearsals, workshops or as a general meeting area.

COMMUNITY ARTS SPACE

Capacity

Workshops: 50
Theatre: 120

The Community Arts Space offers a studio space with wet areas and washing facilities for classes and workshops.

Workshop tables are included.

JOHN BESWICKE ROOM

Capacity

Meeting style: 14

Suitable for meetings or for use as a breakout space.

Technical facilities include:
42" LCD screen with input receiver for audio and video

The Hawthorn Arts Center is a fully serviced venue and our professional staff will be able to assist with all your event requirements.

For more information about the Centre's in house caterer, EPICURE, and their services please visit their website.

DORA WILSON ROOM

Capacity

Meeting style: 14

Suitable for meetings or for use as a breakout space.

Technical facilities include:
42" LCD screen with input receiver for audio and video

The Hawthorn Arts Center is a fully serviced venue and our professional staff will be able to assist with all your event requirements.

For more information about the Centre's in house caterer, EPICURE, and their services please visit their website.

KEW COURT HOUSE
The Kew Court House is a charming heritage building that has been redeveloped into a thriving contemporary community cultural centre.

The venue provides a range of facilities including an intimate performance space with audio and lighting capabilities, a meeting room/workshop area and a community access gallery in the foyer that is suitable for small exhibitions.
THE JUST THEATRE

Capacity

Meeting style: 40
Theatre style: 80
Cocktail style: 100

The Just Theatre provides an intimate and unique setting for performances, workshops, rehearsals and displays.

Adjoining the space is a dressing room and a foyer that incorporates a kitchen.

For more information on the Just Theatre download the Technical Specifications.

All hirers must adhere to the venue hire conditions.

MEETING ROOM

Capacity

Meeting style: 10

This room is suitable for use as a small meeting room.

ACCESS GALLERY

The foyer that adjoins the Just Theatre is available to hire for small exhibitions. Please note that because this is a functional foyer, it is not suitable for installation or sculpture exhibits.

Please see the Access Gallery Guidelines for more information.

Contact the Kew Court House for more information:

Phone: 9278 4770
Email: kch@boroondara.vic.gov.au

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