Hire rates

SHOESTRING PLAYHOUSE at The MAC

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES and CHARGES (GST inclusive)

Hire rates are given below and depend on whether you are a Not For Profit Incorporated Association (NFP) or not. BUT don’t just add up the numbers and come to a total. There is a lot of flexibility in the costing depending on the frequency of your event (e.g. one-off, regular, occasional), what equipment you want (seating, lighting, sound), whether you need storage or security between events, what time of day you want to be in and out etc. etc.

If you want an accurate quote, please contact us well ahead so we can put the date in our Calendar and you can “talk turkey” with our Manager about how we can get your show on the road.

1. BASIC HIRE (includes Casual Hire and Regular Hire):

Includes access to:

  • Performance space, dressing room, toilet, backstage access door (see floor diagram)
  • Kitchen – Hot water urn, crockery, cutlery & fridge
  • Tables and chairs
  • Fluorescent ceiling lighting
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • On-site induction session with caretaker

2. TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT HIRE (if required)

  • Access to technical (light/sound/A/V) equipment (see list)
  • Technical assistance person available for one hour to advise, assist and approve technical set-up of on-site equipment and operator skills
  • A general lighting set up (diagram supplied).

3. PERFORMANCE (with audience)

  • Access to foyer (COVID-compliant).
  • Caretaker to ensure all Safety Regulations are adhered to prior to the audience being permitted into the premises and to ensure the buildings are correctly locked up after each performance.

4. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PERSON

  • A technician will be required for establishment of and/or changes to the seating rostra, lighting, A/V equipment, sound equipment. Advance notice (minimum 2 weeks) is required for set-up changes.
  • Our technical adviser will assess the competency of the hirer’s operators and whether they are permitted to use the on-site technical equipment.
  • Faults in hired equipment during rehearsal / performance e.g. light globes or fuse blowing, will not be charged and will be repaired between uses.

5. REGULAR HIRERS AND CASUAL USERS

Includes access to:

  • performance space, toilets, kitchen, dressing room
  • Tables and chairs
  • Fluorescent ceiling lighting
  • heating and air conditioning
  1. Hirers are required to provide their own public liability insurance.

Breakages and damages will be paid for by the hirer at a 15% surcharge

Please refer to Conditions of Hire.

SHOESTRING PLAYHOUSE at The MAC

HIRE FEES

HIRE TYPEDetailNFP“Other”
Casual Hire2 hour minimum$30.00$40.00

Each additional hour$15.00$20.00

All day (9am – 3pm)$80.00$100.00

Includes:


Access to performance space, toilets, dressing room, kitchen


Tables and chairs


Ceiling lighting


Heating and air conditioning


Induction session

Regular Hire2 hour minimum$24.00$32.00
(12 to 40 hires a year)Each additional hour$12.00$16.00
e.g. a) monthly or b) weekly during school term times.Includes:


Access to performance space, toilets, kitchen*


Tables and chairs


Ceiling lighting, heating and air conditioning


Induction session

* by arrangement with Theatre Management Group depending on other users in the Theatre and Gallery.
Performance


Bump In2 hour minimum$30.00$40.00

Includes mandatory induction session


Each additional hour$15.00$20.00




Performance (with audience)4 hour minimum (11:30 lockup)$140.00$180.00

Includes caretaker and mandatory induction session


Includes default seating


Includes use of foyer


Each additional hour$35.00$45.00




Technical Equipment Hire (if required)4 hour minimum$100.00$130.00

Includes 1 hour technical assistance*


Each additional hour technical assistance$40.00$40.00

* see below for Tech Assistance requirements





Technician (if required)4 hour minimum$160.00$160.00


A Tech Assistant is required to set up rostra (seating, staging), lighting, cabling if other than the default setting.



Emergency CallOut (if required)$100.00$100.00
More than one performanceContact Theatre Management Group for multiple performance rates.
A Reset fee (seating rostra, lighting, security fence) may apply*
*$200.00*$300.00

* Depends on whether the space is rendered unavailable to other users between performances.