Drum Theatre is an award-winning building offering spectacular architectural spaces for hire, including a 521 seat theatre and function rooms for a range of corporate and social events.

The Drum is located in the heart of Dandenong and is a short walk from the Dandenong train station and the Langhorne Place bus terminal. The building is a landmark with its combination of the restored elegance of the 1890 building with striking, contemporary architecture. The entire auditorium, stage and fly tower is encompassed in a rich, red oval drum.

The Drum is available for hire to schools, dance groups, community groups and performance companies. It also offers an entertaining and challenging program of high quality performances for South East Melbourne to enjoy. The Drum is wheelchair accessible, including lift access to Level 2.

Hirer Inclusions

When hiring Drum Theatre, your hiring charges include standard theatre lighting and audio, use of dressing rooms, power, airconditioning, standard cleaning, foyer use for merchandise and programs. Staffing, ticketing and marketing support will incur additional charges and commission maybe charged on merchandise sales.

Theatre hirers also have exclusive access to Drum Theatre's Green Room backstage. The Green Room is equipped with filtered water, on-demand boiling water, microwave, dishwasher and tea and coffee making facilities. 

There are four dressing rooms on the basement level below the stage. Each is equipped with toilets and showers, costume racks, hot and cold water and program speakers. More information about Theatre Hire and Technical Specifications and Drum Theatre Seating Plan.

Paul Streefkerk Rehearsal Room


Drum Theatre can also offer theatre hirers the use of the contemporary and light filled Paul Streefkerk Rehearsal Room, located backstage on Level 2.

This 10m x 9.5m room, with sprung timber floor and mirrored wall, is available for a variety of uses including regular rehearsals, as an extra dressing or warm up room, or for post show cocktail functions.Drum Theatre encourages performing arts groups to utilise this room for rehearsals. A special rate is available for eligible groups. Please contact or 8571 1666 for more information.

More Information

For all theatre hire enquiries, or to arrange a venue tour, please contact or 8571 1666.