Venue Hire

Theatre Venue Hire for Students

Venue Allocation for the Guild and Union Theatre is now open for Semester 2, 2023. To apply:

Step 1: Fill the Venue Allocation Typeform before 5PM Friday, 5 May 2023.

Step 2: Book a 15-min in-person meeting with UHT’s Artistic Director, Xanthe Beesley here.

Step 3: Attend the Allocation Announcement meeting on Wednesday, 10th May 11AM at the Rehearsal Room, Level 3, Arts & Cultural Building.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email


Union House Theatre manages venue hire for University of Melbourne students during the Student Theatre Season (Semester weeks).

Student Theatre Groups affiliated with Union House Theatre are given priority booking within the University of Melbourne Semester periods. Venue allocation for first semester occurs in October for the following year, while second-semester allocation occurs in April of the current year.

The two venues available for hire are:

Union Theatre (New Venue)

The Union Theatre is a fully accessible proscenium arch-style venue with a large stage, house curtain, fly tower and large auditorium. Seating between 361-398.

Location: Level 2, Arts & Cultural Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville

Union Theatre Technical Specifications

Guild Theatre (New Venue)

The Guild Theatre is a fully accessible black-box studio-style theatre seating up to 109 people.

Location: Level 2, Arts & Cultural Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville

Guild Theatre Technical Specifications

For Student Theatre enquiries about hiring the venues during Semester time, please contact

External Hires/Non-Semester Time

For all other enquiries regarding booking and hiring of the Union or Guild theatres outside of the Semester, please contact