The Princess Theatre encourages people to use the conveniently located secure parking facilities of the Princess Plaza or the Mater Hospital. The Princess Plaza parking is a flat rate of $7.00 after 4pm, 7 days a week. Limited street parking is also available. Please also note that the parking fees are subject to change without notification to the Princess Theatre.
Private viewing can be arranged by appointment only. To organise your private viewing contact us with a call or a message and we will arrange a suitable time.
Hours of operation are 8am to midnight Friday and Saturday, and 8am to 10pm other days.
Due to Brisbane City Council regulations no amplified noise can be made outside of these hours.
The maximum rated capacity of the Princess Theatre is 500 people.
The capacity may be reduced depending on the style of the hire:
Standing (concert style): 550 capacity (includes balcony).
Banquet style: 180
Cocktail party style: 250 (excludes balcony).
Theatre (seated) style: 320 (includes balcony) or 200 (excludes balcony).
-Please note: Seated Theatre capacity can be increased to 400 if required but this must be discussed with Venue Manager on a case by case basis.
The Princess Theatre can also be set up for more intimate gatherings such as theatre in the round, workshops or seminar style. Private functions can have a combination of standing and seating.
The Princess Theatre has 200 chairs that can be used by the hirer and 120 fixed chairs in the balcony. We also have 20 tables, 2 high bars, 3 wooden bars, 9 bar stools and 8 arm chairs. These are all included in the booking fee. Additional or alternative furniture can be hired and brought in at the hirers expense. All styling items such as, table cloths, props and the like need to be provided by the hirer or external supplier. In the case of wedding ceremonies a beautiful registry signing table is complimentary with the booking.
Audio visual & lighting
IJS Productions operates all audio visual and lighting at the Princess Theatre. The use of in-house sound and static lighting is included in the cost of your hire. Additional equipment and production services to suit events ranging from touring theatre groups to opera and conference events is also available through Aisle 6 at a discounted rate to all Princess Theatre hirers. Please email Scott Mullane via firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Projection Screen (Cyclorama)
The Princess Theatre has a 8m x 5m projection screen with rear projection allowing you to add that visual touch to your event. It is perfect for showing movies, documentaries, personal life stories, photo reels and anything else your creative mind can envisage.
It is important to understand that the hirer is fully responsible for the compliance with Australian and international copyright laws.
Ticketed/paid events are permitted to serve alcohol by engaging the services of licenced caterers or having the alcohol service managed by a appropriately licenced organisation. Some community organisations obtain a community liquor permit for such event. Please ensure all servers hold a current RSA licence.
Free, private events
If this is a private event such as a work party, wedding or birthday, no liquor licence is required, however all servers must have an RSA.
Dress code and behaviour
The Princess Theatre does not have a strict dress code however thongs are not permitted to be worn and appropriate attire and foot wear should aways be considered. In terms of behaviour the Princess Theatre enforces a strict no tolerance policy on drugs, alcohol abuse, smoking, and violence or unacceptable behaviour of any description. Anyone who is in breach of our no tolerance policies will be asked to leave the venue without exception.
Events that are considered high risk by venue management or venue owners will require the services of a professional security company to ensure the safety of theatre guests.
Wheelchair and disability access
The Princess Theatre was built in 1888 and therefore the wheelchair and disability access to the theatre is limited. There is wheelchair and disability access via the side veranda to the theatre’s auditorium and there is also a side ramp that has been added to give access to a modified disabilities toilet in the down stairs area of the building. However if your event is likely to have persons that require disability access we require you to visually view the access and facilities to ensure that your guests needs are well catered for.
Pricing and security bond
The rates at the Princess Theatre are highly competitive and affordable. We take pride in being a venue that is financially affordable for individuals or groups that are looking for a unique and historical setting for their event. We also seek to support charitable and not for profit organisations that host community focused events.
All bookings at the Princess Theatre require the payment of a security bond. This amount is held and returned to the hirer at the end of the event assuming that no damage is found or additional cleaning of the venue is required.
Booking costs and charges vary depending on the event. For more information regarding the cost of your event at the Princess Theatre please Contact Us and we will be more than happy to assist with your enquiry.