Venue Hire

The Adelaide Entertainment Centre is Adelaide’s best live entertainment venue, and the most flexible venue of its type in Australia, boasting an Arena and Theatre. Our unique operational capabilities and flexible labour hiring arrangements enable the Adelaide Entertainment Centre to offer the most competitive and accommodating venue hire deals in Australia.

For further information or bookings, please contact :

Kate Russo
General Manager Adelaide Entertainment Centre & Coopers Stadium
P: +61 8 8208 2222
E: [email protected]


The Arena plays host to the world’s biggest stars and productions. An incredibly flexible indoor venue, it features extraordinary rigging capabilities and in-house equipment which enables the Arena to be tailored to create the perfect ambience for all forms of live entertainment. The Arena stages contemporary international rock and pop acts, musicals, theatre, ballet, comedy, family entertainment, sporting and motorsport spectaculars, along with trade shows, exhibitions and conferences.

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Arena Features
  • Capacity: 1,500 to 11,300
  • Floor Space: 2,680sqm
  • Australia’s most competitive venue hire rates
  • Flexible cost-effective operational modes
  • High quality theatre-style seating
  • Excellent acoustics
  • Outstanding rigging capabilities throughout length and breadth of venue
  • Extensive dressing room, production office and other backstage facilities
  • Large, secure loading bay facilities
  • Ample onsite car parking/high frequency tram service to Centre’s front door
  • ‘Coming Event’ advertising on outdoor 67m LED superscreen and in-house digital signage system
  • The Orb – most spectacular venue entry in Australia
  • Experienced venue and event operations management team  


This venue provides a truly intimate theatre experience, complete with state of the art audio visual equipment and acoustic treatments. With a capacity of up to 3,000 guests, the Theatre is fully self-contained with its own loading bay, production offices, dressing rooms and catering facilities, which enables the Adelaide Entertainment Centre to offer extraordinary facilities at reduced hire rates. The Theatre boasts a ‘plug and play’ VDosc sound system, and a rigging system that enables equipment to be rigged from the floor and moved up, down, forward and backwards via remote control over the length of the entire venue. Adding to its incredible flexibility, the Theatre also features motorised retractable tiered seating so that it is ideal for fully reserve seated and GA shows, or a mix of both. The Theatre is suited to contemporary live concerts, theatre productions, musicals, comedy and family entertainment for audiences from 500 to 3,000. It is also popular for conferences, exhibitions and trade shows.

For further information, please contact Venue Hiring Manager, Kate Russo at 08 8208 2222 or email [email protected].

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Theatre Features
  • Capacity: 500 to 3,000
  • Floor Area: 1,520sqm
  • Flexible operation and venue hire – offering End Stage and reduced capacity deals
  • State of the art acoustic treatments
  • ‘Plug & Play’ VDosc sound system
  • Motorised, retractable tiered seating
  • Rig from the floor with remote control rigging system
  • High-quality padded seating
  • Fully self-contained venue – Extensive dressing room, production office, green room, secure loading bay and other backstage facilities
  • ‘Coming Event’ advertising on the 67m long LED superscreen and in-house digital signage system
  • The Orb – most spectacular venue entry in Australia
  • Ample onsite guest car parking/high frequency tram service to Centre’s front door  

Theatre Mode

This innovative concept enables the Adelaide Entertainment Centre’s Arena to provide a truly intimate fully reserve seated auditorium theatre experience. Plush new contemporary theatre seating, mood lighting and follow-spots create an impressive and exciting ambience for rock acts through to full theatrical productions. The optional stunning proscenium curtain subtly draws the audience focus towards the on-stage performance and heavy pleated side wall curtains can be adjusted at the push of a button to increase or reduce capacity from 1,000 – 3,000 to create a fantastic, intimate ambience. Theatre Mode also boasts 19 acoustically designed ceiling panels which are angled towards the stage and feature dimmable incandescent house downlight fittings.

Theatre Mode Features
  • Intimate ambience
  • Low cost venue hire format with the ability to increase venue capacity based on sales
  • Adelaide’s largest proscenium arch theatre
  • Flexible premium seating options
  • Outstanding rigging capabilities
  • Extensive backstage and loading bay facilities
  • Excellent patron services – Box Office, Merchandise, Food & Beverage, Public amenities