Looking for a night of culture and entertainment close to home? Look no further than DRPAC, the premier theatre venue in Perth's eastern suburbs. This modern facility, owned and operated by the City of Gosnells, offers a variety of experiences to suit all tastes. Enjoy professional touring productions, top-notch local shows, or even rent the space for your own event. With comfortable seating, excellent acoustics, and easy access, DRPAC promises an unforgettable theatrical experience.

With our free parking facilities and easy access to public transport, you can enjoy a great night without the hassles of travelling to the CBD.

Our modern venue attracts over 25,000 patrons each year, and presents over 100 events including touring shows, local performers, Community Theatre and Cultural events.

Venue hire

The Don Russell Performing Arts Centre is a modern, universally accessible and self contained venue close to public transport and free parking.
The centre offers two areas for hire:

  • Auditorium with a fully equipped theatre and tiered seating for 235 people, modern audio and lighting systems, a stage and backstage
    area featuring a separate dressing room and green room with full amenities. An easy access drive-in loading bay access. Suitable for theatre productions, presentations, conferences, product launches, award nights, school graduations, seminars and performances.
  • Studio with a professional dance floor, mirrors, curtaining and ballet bar, this space is versatile in it's room layout making it suitable for dancing, meetings, workshops and conferences.
  • Additional rooms can be hired with either of the above main rooms including, the food preparation area, and undercover courtyard.
  • The venue is available to hire between the hours of 7:00am and 11:45pm, 7 days a week.

DRPAC is also available to hire:

  • Auditorium with a fully equipped professional theatre and tiered seating for 235 people
  • State-of-the-art audio and lighting systems
  • Intimate stage and backstage area, dressing room and room with amenities, and a drive-in loading bay
  • Suitable for presentations, conferences, product launches, award nights, school graduations, seminars and performances
  • Studio room with sprung wooden floors and versatile layout – suitable for meetings, workshops and conferences for up to 80 people
  • Foyer with comfortable seating and spaces to mingle, mix or gather in groups. This is a common area the perfect setting for networking and pre and post event drinks

More information

Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, Lot 13 Murdoch Road
Thornlie WA 6108
Australia

Events

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POSTPONED Join us for this whole day workshop with Geraldine Gustavino. Workshop includes all materials, morning tea and lunch This is anything but an art class. This is an opportunity to come out...

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It’s Shakespeare but funny. 'Bogan Shakespeare' asks one question and one question only: "What if the Bard of Avon had been born today in WA?" A satirical retelling of the most iconic of Shakespeare’s...

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Based on the theme of ‘Wanderlust’, Gosnells Writers Circle will present their written work with the assistance of local professional actors. Be inspired when their words come to life through live...

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EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE UNTIL 26 JULY The 1960's features a plethora of lovely lady singers and groups, the essence of which is captured in this non-stop show of music and glamour! Featuring...

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Baby Animals by Shaved and Dangerous is a high-energy show paying tribute to Australian rock legends Baby Animals. Formed in 2018, the band is named for the Baby Animals second studio album Shaved and...

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Presented by The Last Great Hunt Highly visual and playfully cinematic, Night Night tells the heartwarming story of life, death and penguin madness. A reclusive antartic penguin researcher with a...

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This is anything but an art class. This is an opportunity to come out with friends, have a laugh and get messy – no skills required. What better way to spend a Friday evening than out with friends...

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A premiere vocal talent of West Australia, Aria Scarlett continues to deliver captivating and impressive performances to enamoured crowds across Australia. Join Aria for this special Morning Melodies...

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Experience the mind-bending journey of 'Adam & Selina: Illusions of the Mind'. This world-renowned sibling duo, grand finalists on Australia's Got Talent and award-winning performers at Fringe World...

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Paul, who despises musicals, finds himself in a nightmarish situation when his town, Hatchetfield, is invaded by aliens that induce infectious singing and dancing. Alongside his co-workers, he...

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Tickets on sale Thursday 1 August The Murphy Brothers present an afternoon of the best of one of Australia's most loved bands - Crowded House. Including such hits as Don't Dream It's Over, Something...

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The Dame Edna Experience is a comedy/musical variety show and quiz. Join Dame Edna (Perth entertainer, Andrew Simpson) as she sings, dances and provides her words of wisdom to her loving public. Fun...

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Tickets on sale Thursday 1 August MR SNOTBOTTOM'S STINKY SILLY SHOW He’s the Prince of Putrid, the Willy Wonky of Weird. He’s Mr Snotbottom. A hilariously deeeesgusting kids' comedian brimming with...

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Tickets on sale Thursday 1 August In Collaboration with City of Gosnells Community Development team. Showcasing world cultures through conversation, music and dance.

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The Jarrah Celts is a band of Australian Celtic musicians from the Jarrah forests of Roleystone, tucked away in the Perth hills of Western Australia. Lead by flute wielding frontman in a hat, Chris...

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For over 30 years, Beccy Cole has been delighting Australian music fans with her unique brand of true entertainment. The South Australian star’s glowing warmth, husky tones, bawdy sense of humour and...

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Tickets on sale Sunday 1 September Everyone's a winner in this game of chance, where Gavin 'the Lady Gaga of the Jazz World' Nicklette treats you to an evening of intimate cabaret. Fate decides the...

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Part folk, part country with, catchy melodies, relatable lyrics and beautiful harmonies – the trio have led rich musical lives and drawing on their varied musical backgrounds, Their songs reflect...

Contact

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Open Hours

Monday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm - Box Office
Tuesday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm - Box Office
Wednesday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm - Box Office
Thursday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm - Box Office
Friday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm - Box Office

Features

  • Air conditioned Auditorium with comfortable tiered seating for up to 235 patrons
  • Black Box Studio for intimate cabarets for up to 50 patrons
  • Shared foyer area
  • In house kiosk serving cafe coffees, snacks and cold drinks
  • Accessible parking bays
  • Accessible toilet
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Air-conditioning
  • Foyer area with kiosk/bar for pre-show mingling
  • Universal access
  • Toilets
  • Plenty of free parking