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Theatre Technical Specifications

Drum Theatre is a fully resourced proscenium arch theatre, with flat stage and an orchestra pit with removable seating. Our theatre boasts audience seating over two levels – stalls and dress circle.

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Seating capacity

  • Full seating capacity is 521
  • The stalls seat 362 patrons
  • The stalls (with orchestra pit in place) seats 323 patrons
  • The dress circle seats 159 patrons
  • The orchestra pit accommodates approximately 15-20 musicians (seated)


  • Stage is 10 metres deep (front to back)
  • Proscenium opening is variable and can be set 10-13 metres wide and 8 metres high
  • Stage width is wall to wall 20 metres downstage and 16 metres upstage
  • Stage floor surface is masonite panels laid over hard wood

Fly tower

  • 14.5 metres, stage to grid
  • 11.5 metres from stage to second fly gallery
  • 6 metres from stage to first fly gallery
  • 33 lines available (standard is only 31 fly lines). Includes two panorama bars, usually allocated to stage dressing and lighting


  • Four colour wash (standard rig)

Sound and video

  • Full in-house audio support including microphones, fold back, audio sends and amplification equipment
  • Program Relay Creative Audio C120 to all dressing rooms
  • Video relay stage view and conductor available


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Drum Theatre

Cnr Lonsdale and Walker streets Dandenong

Hours: 10am - 4pm, Monday - Friday
Telephone: 03 8571 1666
Email: drumtheatre@cgd.vic.gov.au

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