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Stage and Auditorium

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Performing arts

Through its diverse programming and partnerships with local and international tour promoters, the St James Theatre has become a strong focus for the performing arts, both in the community and within this country.

The St James Theatre is a traditional proscenium arch three level theatre. The Auditorium is highly ornamental, featuring elaborate cherubs, plaster curlicues and painted and gilded lyres, horns, harps, dancing cupids and masks representing comedy, drama and opera.

The St James Theatre offers the best stage for dance in the country while the refurbished Auditorium and back of house facility is of international standard. 

Unique conference experiences

The historic surroundings offer a unique environment to put the spotlight on something new, or showcase innovative thinking. Give your guests an unforgettable dinner experience with real theatrical flair and invite them to dine on stage. We can make it possible - product launches, dinner dances, presentations, cocktail receptions and training seminars have all taken centre stage, literally.

Front of house, an impressive entrance foyer leading to generous hospitality spaces on the first floor, enhances the theatre experience for all delegates.

Thrust stage

The latest addition to the St James Theatre is our innovative orchestra pit lift, which is an extension to the stage.

Measuring 3-5 metres deep and 11 metres wide, the pit lift is located in front of the stage curtain and can be hired along with the Stalls level seating for your event.