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Hire Ulumbarra

Hire Ulumbarra

The largest dedicated auditorium in central Victoria, Ulumbarra Theatre is suitable for all types of performances, national conferences, expos, sporting championships, major events and product launches.

Ulumbarra Theatre rises from within the walls of the city's 1860s Sandhurst Gaol. It blends heritage and modern architectural elements in historical and state-of-the-art event spaces.

With an auditorium capacity of 950, generous break-out spaces and three landscaped historic courtyards, there are many unique locations throughout Ulumbarra for creative event opportunities.



Ulumbarra is located on Gaol Road, Bendigo Victoria 3550.



The following table displays the upper limit for each space. 

 Area (M²)TheatreBanquetClassroomBoardroomCabaretCocktail
Stage364150 - 200150 - 20050 - 10020 - 40150 - 180200 - 250
Ground Floor Foyer500150 - 200200 - 240100 - 12020 - 40 120 - 150300 - 700
First Floor Foyer22050 - 8050 - 100N/A15 - 3030 - 50100 - 250


Technical specifications

The auditorium has a 14.5-metre proscenium arch stage, and features orchestra pit and 20-metre fly tower, viewed from gently sloping stalls and dress circle. For more details download the Ulumbarra Theatre technical specifications here or contact our technical team on 03 5434 6100.


Weddings at Ulumbarra

Find out more about celebrating your special day in the unique setting of Ulumbarra Theatre.  


Getting here

Travel to Bendigo by car or train – 90 minutes from Melbourne. Local bus services and carparking options near our theatres. Find out about getting here 


Hire Information

Ulumbarra Theatre has an auditorium capacity of 950, generous break-out spaces and three landscaped historic courtyards. For more information contact our Events team

Visit our Information for Hirer's page to download key plans, information, procedures, and terms and conditions for hosting your event in our venues.


BV&E acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands where our venues stand and where we share stories through art and culture.

We acknowledge and pay respect to their Elders past, present and future.