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Enjoy a great line-up of professional, top-rated theatre shows right on your doorstep.

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 216-seat venue attracts around 14,000 patrons a year, and includes a wide range of hire facilities:

  • Auditorium with a fully equipped theatre and tiered seating for 216 people

  • Modern audio and lighting systems

  • A large stage and backstage area, walk-in wardrobe and dressing room with full amenities, and a drive-in loading bay.

  • Suitable for presentations, conferences, product launches, award nights, school graduations, seminars and performances.

  • Studio room with polished floors and versatile layout – suitable for meetings, workshops and conferences.

  • Foyer with comfortable seating and spaces to mingle, mix or gather in groups – it’s the perfect setting for networking, cocktail functions, business gatherings or breakouts during seminars.

Why not get up on stage with our weekly performing arts classes? It's a great way to meet new friends and build confidence.


Upcoming shows

Purchase tickets here

  • PETRINA BISHOP

    13 November 2019: The Way We Were

    Petrina Bishop first discovered Barbara Streisand at the age of 13 and has been singing her repertoire ever since. Enjoy great favourites such as Don’t Rain on My Parade, The Way We Were and many more.

    Don Russell Performing Arts CentreLot 13, Murdoch Road, Thornlie, WA

  • presentes2

    16 November 2019: Presentes!

    This is Ingelbrecht's real life encounter with the legacy of Argentina's 'dirty war' of the 1970s.

    Don Russell Performing Arts CentreLot 13, Murdoch Road, Thornlie, WA

  • James Flynn

    30 November 2019: Only You by James Flynn and Leah Geulfi

    Only You is an original mini-musical written by popular entertainer James Flynn.

    Don Russell Performing Arts CentreLot 13, Murdoch Road, Thornlie, WA

  • westcoast chordsmen

    11 December 2019: Christmas Cheer

    These barbershop-style singers will help spread the festive cheer by performing all-time favourite Christmas songs.

    Don Russell Performing Arts CentreLot 13, Murdoch Road, Thornlie, WA


Venue hire

Please call the Bookings Office on 9498 9414, use the venue enquiry booking form.

To make an enquiry about hiring another venue, please contact our Facilities Bookings Office on 9397 3244.
Please note, this is not suitable as a party venue.


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LOCATION
Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, Lot 13 Murdoch Road, Thornlie WA 6108
CONTACT DETAILS
Telephone
9498 9414. Box Office Hours, Monday to Friday 10am - 2pm. Cash and Credit Card payments available.
Email Address
drpac@gosnells.wa.gov.au
WHERE IS IT?

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Annual program

DRPAC hosts a range of performances throughout the year. All coming shows can be viewed through the Events tab, or on the Events Calendar.

Monthly Features

This diverse season is defined by high calibre professional performances either from interstate or local production companies and individuals. These are often included in national tours and/or state wide tours.

The shows are held once a month, commence in February and cover at least 10 months of the year. Most shows are evening performances but do vary. More details are included on the Events Calendar and bookings can be made online.

Morning Melodies

Morning Melodies is a monthly series of performances tailored for those who are young at heart. If you love live music and entertainment, then this is just the ticket!

Entry price includes morning tea which is served at 10.15am. Performances start at 11am and run for 1hour.

Booking can be made online here or by contact the Box Office.

Morning Melodies is sponsored by

School Holidays

During most school holidays DRPAC presents at least one show/event specifically tailored for children aged 5-12 years of age.
There are generally two performances of the same show, both on the same weekday. Times can vary so it is advisable to check the current Events Calendar.

International Series

This program of occasional events exists to present shows with an international flavour, though has particular emphasis on World Music. Features up to four performances per year.

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

DRPAC attracts approximately 16,000 people per annum, so would be suitable for businesses/sponsors keen to target their products and services to large audiences within the children, adults and seniors demographic areas.

To find out more information about becoming a sponsor contact the City’s Funding and Sponsorships Officer on 9397 3116.

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Performing Arts - Corporate sponsorship opportunities

Dance studio for hire

The Dance Studio at Don Russell Performing Arts Centre in Thornlie is available to hire for performing arts activities.

The 7.5m x 11.5m studio has:

  • a sprung wooden floor
  • full length mirrors
  • a ballet bar.

The studio and adjacent foyer have cold refrigerated air-conditioning and there’s plenty of free parking outside.

Bookings and Enquiries

To enquire about the Centre's availabilty for your next event, please fill out and submit the Venue Booking Enquiry Form.

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For urgent enquiries please call the centre on 9498 9414 between 9am to 5pm, Monday - Friday.

Join the Don Club

Join our Don Club and receive our quarterly Events Calendars. Membership is free and Don Club members enjoy benefits such as exclusive eNewsletters, occasional ticket discounts and priority booking periods.

Our monthly eNewsletters contain an electronic copy of the quarterly Events Calendars and serve as a great reminder for upcoming shows.

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Lakers Tavern discount deal

Lakers Tavern, in conjunction with the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, is pleased to offer patrons the following discounts:

Day time shows

Free coffee or beverage (soft drink or juice) with any purchase of food (snack, starter, main course meal). Free Lakers show bag for kids with every food purchase.

Night time shows

Receive $5 off main course meal or a free beverage (glass of wine, tap beer, soft drink) with the purchase of a main course meal.

Lakers Tavern is located across the carpark from DRPAC. Patrons just need to present their DRPAC show ticket on the day/night of the show to receive the discount.

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Theatre information

Don Russell Performing Arts Centre is the premier theatre venue in Perth’s eastern suburbs.

Owned and managed by the City of Gosnells, this purpose built performing arts facility has a comfortable 210 seat theatre and a fully equipped dance studio. The intimate theatre boasts excellent acoustics, cushioned tiered seating and clear sightlines from almost every seat in the house.

Up to date equipment, professional staff and an invaluable volunteers group combine to make every event a success.

Theatre

It features comprehensive audio and lighting systems, including an audio loop for the hearing impaired. Qualified lighting and audio technicians are provided. The first two rows of removable seating provide staging options for concerts and seminars.

Stage

The following dimensions are standard and exclusive of wing space:

  • Width 7.5m
  • Depth up to 6.09m
  • Height (to grid) 4.5m

Backstage

  • Backstage separate walk-in wardrobe
  • Spacious dressing room with full amenities
  • Easy access drive in loading bay

Dance Studio

  • A 7.5m x 11.5m room
  • Sprung wooden floor
  • Air conditioning
  • Full length mirrors
  • Fixed ballet bars. 

Kitchen Facilities

  • Commercial fridge
  • Domestic electric oven
  • Instant hot water
  • Ample bench space 

Additional trestle tables are also available.

Volunteering

Our fabulous volunteers manage the kitchen and provide an ushering service during shows. If you would like to become a DRPAC volunteer, please contact the centre. 

General Information

The centre has reverse cycle air conditioning for year round comfort. ACROD parking bays, easy access toilets and wheelchair access to the theatre are provided for people with disabilities.

Online Bookings

Tickets for the 25-plus events programmed annually can be purchased online, for your convenience. Your credit card details are deleted immediately after your transaction is processed, making online booking both easy and secure. Click on 'Buy Tickets to a Show' in the Related Links below. 

Other Available Services and Equipment

Hire of the centre's online booking system, data projector, follow spotlight and extra technical equipment.

Contact Us

For all show bookings, venue hire information and enquiries please call 9498 9414 or email drpac@gosnells.wa.gov.au

Universal accessibility features

Don Russell Performing Arts Centre has a number of universal accessibility features to provide access for all, including:

  • ACROD parking
  • Automatic doors
  • Accessible 'ground floor' viewing area
  • Accessible toilet facilities
  • Hearing loop
  • Companion card scheme to provide free entry for registered carers.

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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 three areas for hire including:

  • Studio room with polished floors and versatile room layout making it suitable for meetings, workshops and conferences.
  • Auditorium with a fully equipped theatre and tiered seating for 216 people, modern audio and lighting systems, a stage and backstage area featuring a walk-in wardrobe and dressing room with full amenities. An easy access drive-in loading bay is also available. This is suitable for presentations, conferences, product launches, award nights, school graduations, seminars and performances. 
  • Foyer with comfortable furniture and spaces to mingle, mix or gather in groups. It’s the perfect setting for networking, cocktail functions, business gatherings or breakouts during seminars.

More information

Access the brochure below, contact the DRPAC bookings office on 9498 9414 or use the online form below.
 
To make an enquiry about hiring another venue please contact our facilities bookings office on 9397 3244 or email.
Please note, DRPAC is not suitable as a party venue.

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Please note, Don Russell Performing Arts Centre is unsuitable for private parties.

The Way We Were - Wed 13 Nov 2019
When: Wednesday 13 November, 11.00AM - 12.00PM

Petrina Bishop first discovered Barbara Streisand at the age of 13 and has been singing her repertoire ever since. Enjoy great favourites such as Don’t Rain on My Parade, The Way We Were and many more.

Fees: Standard $15, Group (10 or more) $14, Registered carers $3
Suitable for: Adults, Seniors, 
PETRINA BISHOP
Presentes! - Sat 16 Nov 2019
When: Saturday 16 November, 2.00PM - 3.00PM

This is Ingelbrecht's real life encounter with the legacy of Argentina's 'dirty war' of the 1970s.

Fees: Standard $18, Concession $15, Group (10 or more) $14
Suitable for: Adults, Seniors, All community, 
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Only You by James Flynn and Leah Geulfi - Sat 30 Nov 2019
When: Saturday 30 November, 7.30PM - 9.30PM

Only You is an original mini-musical written by popular entertainer James Flynn.

Fees: Standard $30, concession $22, Group (10 or more) $22
Suitable for: Adults, Seniors, All community, 
James Flynn
Safer Seniors - Carols by Candlelight - Mon 9 Dec 2019
When: Monday 9 December, 6.00PM - 9.00PM

Embrace the spirit of Christmas in the comfort of the City’s theatre, as
you enjoy the beautiful and talented voices of the Real Life Church and
the Seniors Services Singing for Fun group.

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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Christmas Cheer - Wed 11 Dec 2019
When: Wednesday 11 December, 11.00AM - 12.00PM

These barbershop-style singers will help spread the festive cheer by performing all-time favourite Christmas songs.

Fees: Standard $15, Group (10 or more) $14, Registered carers $3
Suitable for: Adults, Seniors, 
westcoast chordsmen