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The James Theatre is available for hire for film, music or dramatic events or for weddings, parties, dances, educational uses or meetings.

The auditorium of the James Theatre is large and can be divided up for more intimate performances or to provide a separate refreshment area.

Facilities include 2 cinema screens (for small and large audiences), tiered cinema seat area, a large dance floor, digital cinema projector, dolby surround sound system, kiosk and ticket box, elevated main stage, portable stage units, movable chairs and tables, air conditioning, stage and side curtains. The kitchen is currently being renovated and an outdoor area is under construction. Click here for floor plans.

Hirings start at $55 (incl GST) per 2 hours for a small (not for profit) meeting. The Theatre also hires out tables and chairs. $11 (incl GST) for tables and $1.65 (incl GST) for chairs.

For enquiries and inspections of the Theatre, please use the form on the Contact Us page.


April 2021

  • 21 Wed 7.30 pm
    Live Concert
    Australian Chamber Orchestra
  • 24 Sat 7 pm
    Guitar concert - Michael Fix, with songs by Mark Cryle
    ‘Time Lines’: Australian Stories in Song
  • 25 Sun 2 pm
    Peter Rabbit 2 (PG)
  • 25 Sun 7 pm
    Nomadland (M)
Entertaining Dungog, a history of the James Theatre, available now.