Situated in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges, Burrinja Cultural Centre is a vibrant hub for arts and culture in the region. Offering a range of unique and creative spaces, Burrinja is the perfect venue to make your event stand out - from performances and rehearsals, to corporate and business functions, social and special events.
Comprising a 400 seat theatre, intimate studio theatre, beautiful Burrinja galleries, Indigenous gardens, workshop spaces, artists’ studios and a meeting room. Burrinja offers flexible and stunning venues for all occasions and budgets.
Burrinja is an inclusive and access friendly venue, with extensive on-site parking for guests and bus spaces. Our experienced staff are committed to quality customer service. Get in touch to see how we can help make your event unique, memorable, successful and enjoyable at Burrinja.
Spaces for Hire at Burrinja
The Burrinja Theatre can offer a 300 seat configuration and has full stage facilities with professional technical and contemporary staging equipment. The tiered seating and 10m x 9m sprung sheet timber stage make it an ideal space for theatre shows, plays, concerts, large conferences and seminars. Other features include in-house audio loop, seating for to up to 10 wheelchairs, ample well-appointed dressing rooms, green room, wide screen data/video projector, and convenient backstage loading bay.
Theatre Standard Inclusions: When hiring the Burrinja Theatre, your hiring charges include standard theatre lighting and audio, access to WiFi, use of 4 ground floor dressing rooms, use of green room, power, air conditioning, standard cleaning, foyer use for merchandise and programs. Staffing, ticketing and marketing support will incur additional charges.
Situated on the first floor, the Lyre Room is a flexible space that can seat up to 120 people in a flat floor space with flexible stage, lighting, digital projection and sound facilities. Available for corporate training, seminars, functions, performances, rehearsals and workshops. A break-out room/dressing room and kitchen facilities are also available when hiring the Studio.
Lyre Room Standard Inclusions: When hiring the Lyre Room, your hiring charges include standard theatre lighting and audio, use of 1 first floor dressing room, power, air conditioning, standard cleaning, foyer use for merchandise and programs. Staffing, ticketing and marketing support will incur additional charges.
The Arts Workshop suits creative classes and workshops for up to 25 people. It is an indoor and outdoor space which is perfect for making a bit of a mess in.
Located in the Administration section of the theatre, the Meeting Room is suitable for up to 8 people in carpeted, air-conditioned comfort, with access to WiFi and AV facilities. Perfect for small meetings or workshops. In house catering options available.
Venue Hire Charges
Burrinja In-Kind Development Support program - Affordable Venue Access
Burrinja recognises that physical and financial access to space can be an issue for independent artists, and as such this In-Kind program revolves around providing rehearsal space to artists working within the Live and Performing Arts. See our Creative Development Opportunities page here
If you are working on a project that has received financial support or funding, Burrinja’s spaces are available to hire at affordable and supported rates for not-for-profit and arts related purposes.
To download Burrinja's Venue and Theatre Hiring Policy please click here
You will need to supply Burrinja with a current Certificate of Currency for $10,000,000 public liability insurance.
Alternatively, hirers can liaise with the Yarra Ranges Council for cover under their insurance and be charged a one-off surcharge for this.