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Professional Events in a Unique Venue

There are a number of function rooms available for hire for functions and events within Drum Theatre. These include three heritage listed rooms located in the refurbished building and our contemporary and light filled Paul Streefkerk Rehearsal Room located behind the stage. These rooms are all suitable for a range of corporate and social events, from a small meeting for 10 guests through to a large theatre style presentation for 100 guests - Drum Theatre has a room to suit all your requirements.

Drum Theatre’s Bar and Foyer is also the perfect place to hold a cocktail party. With the clear perspex roof and modern architecture there is no venue more unique than Drum Theatre.

Need a bigger space? We can accommodate larger presentations in our purpose built theatre for up to 521 guests.

At Drum Theatre we have the latest, most up-to-date audio visual equipment, including smartboards, data projectors, electronic whiteboards and more. So whatever your technical requirements are, Drum Theatre can accommodate them.

For a venue tour, detailed event quote or further information please contact drumtheatre@cgd.vic.gov.au or 8571 1666. 

Download the Drum Theatre External Function Room Booking Form (PDF - 132KB)

Function Rooms

Magistrates Room

Located on street level, this room has been designed specifically for training and meetings. With capacity for up to 32 people in classroom style, or 20 people in a u-shape with separate facilitator head table, this room is equipped with a tea and coffee station and a whiteboard.


Reading Room

Located on the first floor, this room has been fully restored back to its original glory and is an ideal venue for small meetings or intimate gatherings. It can comfortably seat 18-20 guests in a u-shape configuration or boardroom layout.


Committee Room

The Committee Room is also located on the first floor and has also been restored to its former glory. With high ceilings and ample natural light, this is an excellent room for events ranging in size up to 60 guests.


Paul Streefkerk Rehearsal Room

The Paul Streefkerk Rehearsal Room is located at the rear of the building and is a modern multi-purpose room ideal for theatre style presentations up to 100 guests or sit down dining for 70 people. With plenty of natural light and modern spring floors, it is popular for corporate lunches, large workshops and business presentations.


Bar and Foyer

This unique and contemporary space is ideal for cocktail parties, presentations or exhibitions for 50 to 400 guests. Located on ground level, with striking architectural features, it is a memorable and one-of-a-kind space for your special event or party.

Exhibition Space

Drum Theatre has an inviting foyer space which is available for the community or professional visual arts groups to hire. The foyer is equipped with picture rails and the space is flexible enough to host a variety of art mediums. The space can be hired for periods of 4 weeks. We are happy to discuss your needs if different time periods are required.


The Drum is a fully catered venue with a range of menu options available to suit all requirements and budgets. From a full-day conference with a working lunch, business breakfast, cocktail party and everything in between we have a range of catering options to best accommodate all catering requests. If you have a specific menu request we will endeavour to meet your needs by working closely with you and ensuring our menus best suit you and your guests’ wishes.