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

  • Auditorium with a fully equipped professional theatre and tiered seating for 216 people
  • Modern audio and lighting systems
  • A large 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
  • 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

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.

More information

For general enquiries or for booking dates within the next 7 days:

Please note: this is not suitable as a party venue.

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



Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all. Characters explored include the new British Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) who falls for a junior staffer...


Doors open and morning tea served from 10am. Our favourite Christmas tunes in our jazzy style – Jingle Bells, Everybody loves the man with the Bag, White Christmas, the Christmas song, are only a few...


Embrace the spirit of Christmas and be part of the festivities at the annual Seniors Carols by Candlelight event at the City’s premiere theatre – Don Russell Performing Arts Centre. Sing along and be...


The maddest of mad scientists, Magnus Danger Magnus, has a brand new, all ages electromagnetic extravaganza, KABOOM! He’s exploded his way across the country, lighting fires on stage and setting kids’...


Death By Cabaret ( Songs from the Movies) is a fun filled high energy Spectacular! Andrew Simpson stars as “ The Performer”, a forgotten, Misunderstood but Fabulous left over from the Vaudeville Days...


Come along for a hands on magic workshop with Cameron the Magician. Receive your own deck of cards and learn a few of the best magic tricks so you can show off to your friends and family. Duration: 60...


Join us and The Godlemans as they perform some classic hits along with music trivia. 7pm to 8pm in the Studio


Dance till your heart's content in themed rooms ending with a disco dance party on the main stage with a disco ball and flashing lights! All ages


An hour of hilarious, interactive magic. Be prepared to laugh and gasp in equal parts as Cameron the Magician takes you through a journey of chains, needles, nails, and more! 7pm - 8pm in The Studio


Morning Tea included in ticket price Doors open and morning tea served at 10am Performance 11am to 12pm The resurgence in Elton John's popularity was heightened by the movie release "Rocket Man" in a...


Ticket price includes all materials 7pm - 10pm in The Studio This is anything but an art class. This is an opportunity to come out with friends, have a laugh and get messy. What better way to spend a...


Ticket price includes first drink and pizza! Doors open at 6pm for dinner Performance 7pm - 8pm New Sensation is the long awaited INXS tribute band that pays homage to the greatest rock band to come...



Open Hours

Monday: 10am ‐ 2pm
Tuesday: 10am ‐ 2pm
Wednesday: 10am ‐ 2pm
Thursday: 10am ‐ 2pm
Friday: 10am ‐ 2pm


  • Professional theatre set up
  • Fully equipped dance studio
  • Shared foyer area
  • In house kiosk serving cafe coffees, snacks and cold drinks
  • Accessible parking bays
  • Accessible toilet
  • Seating
  • Air-conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Universal access
  • Toilets
  • Accessible toilet
  • Standard parking bays
  • Accessible parking bays