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Welcome to Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre, the North's premier theatre and function centre. Watch a performance or hold a conference/meeting/celebration in comfort and style.

Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre will be closed for the holiday period from 12.30pm on Tuesday 24 December 2013 and will reopen for normal business hours at 9.00am on Monday 6 January 2014.

Thank you for visiting Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, we look forward to seeing you again in 2014.

Happy Holidays


Introduction
Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre is a $10,250,000 modern multipurpose performing arts centre comprising a proscenium arch theatre, foyer, exhibition space and five multipurpose function rooms providing a combined capacity of 1,500.

Since opening in August 1994 the Centre has established a strong following for community based performing arts, functions and events together with some commercial activity in the form of meetings, conferences and trade expos. DAEC is a significant cultural and community asset that is attended by over 116,000 people each year.
 
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Location
Superbly located only 8km from the heart of the CBD and easily reached from the City via St Georges Road and from the East and West along Bell Street. The Centre has free onsite car parking facilities for 180 cars and is readily serviced by public transport - both rail (Bell Station on the South Morang Line) and tram (Bundoora line, No 86, stopping at Bell Street or West Preston line, No 11, stopping at Miller Street).
 
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Facilities
Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre is a purpose built theatre, conference and exhibition Centre, featuring a spacious entrance foyer, paved courtyard and extensive gardens.

• There are five separate function rooms which allow for a range of functions to be held in comfort and style.
• A fully equipped theatre (including full fly tower) seating 395 patrons in a tiered auditorium.
• A variety of meeting and conference rooms suitable for business, community and arts organizations.
• Over 1,000 square metres of flat floor space for exhibitions and trade shows (motor vehicles access).
• Audio visual equipment and technical support staff for any event.
• First class inhouse catering.
• Professional Box Office ticketing system (DAEtix) for theatre shows.
• The Centre has easy access and facilities enabling access for all abilities.

 
Chef spices up the dish
 
Exhibition Space
Local artists and schools exhibit a variety of artwork including paintings, drawings, pastels and photographs throughout the year.

Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, and at other times when functions and theatre shows are running.

Applications to exhibit are welcome, please direct all inquiries to the Venue Coordinator Phone: (03) 8470 8277



 
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Visitation
In the first year of operation there were 73,000 attendances at the Centre. This has increased to 116,600 in the year ended June 2005. The annual visitation rate has been stable for the last three years.

Of the 116,600 annual attendances, 66,880 attend theatre events, 6,800 are performers, musicians or stage crew, and 42,920 attend conferences, meetings, functions, exhibitions or training sessions.

The Centre’s facilities are available for bookings at any time, 24 hours a day, and seven days a week.
 
Centre Management
Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre is wholly owned and operated by the City of Darebin.
 
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