Venues

Margaret River HEART

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About Us


To accommodate the increasing needs of residents and visitors within the region, the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River has redeveloped the 35-year-old former Cultural Centre building into a new state-of-the-art Hub of Entertainment, Arts and Regional Tourism – the Margaret River HEART.  As a highly flexible, modern and innovative precinct, it offers multi-purpose spaces that bring together Entertainment, Arts and Business events in one world-class venue. The HEART's doors are open weekdays from 10am until 4pm, and for an hour prior to any event.

The MAIN Theatre is the HEART’s largest and most iconic performance space, seating 446pax and furnished with 323 fixed raked seats, 119 fixed level seats, and 4 wheelchair accessible spaces – each with an allocated companion seat. The high ceilings, classic Proscenium Arch style stage, and state-of-the-art Technical equipment and services – boasting a dynamic range of sound, lighting and visual systems – make the stage a distinct focal point and create an intimate and versatile atmosphere suitable across a wide spectrum of performance types. In addition, the MAIN Theatre also has a digital cinema projection system and motorised drop-down screen, both cinema-quality. This premier venue is best suited to award ceremonies, intimate concerts, stage productions, a vast array of live performances, and private cinema screenings.

MAIN Theatre Features:

  • HEART’s main performance space, raked seating for 446 delegates.
  • Wheelchair access, 4 Wheelchair Spaces and 4 Companion Seats allocated.
  • Augmented Hearing System available.
  • Laptop compatible Digital Cinema Projection System.
  • Professional Audio system and versatile theatre lighting system.
  • Fly tower, portable winch system, elevated loading dock and sprung floor.
  • Performer preparation areas or media rooms.
  • Fully air-conditioned.
  • Access to fast Wi-Fi connection.

The STUDIO Theatre is a smaller performance space and our most flexible venue, with flat floor or retractable raked seating for up to 144 delegates. The STUDIO Theatre is a multi-purpose room developed for versatility, with the ability to cater for a broad range of events, styles and atmospheres. This ever-changing space is ideal for intimate or small-scale performances, productions, conferences, music concerts, film screenings, workshops, cocktail parties, school ceremonies, corporate presentations, panel discussions and banquet or cabaret style dinners.

STUDIO Theatre Features:

  • Smaller performance space, 144 delegates seated.
  • Comfortable retractable stadium seating.
  • Suitable for stand up crowds, tiered seating shows, gala dinners.
  • Wheelchair access & Augmented Hearing System.
  • Laptop compatible Digital Cinema Projection System.
  • Professional Audio system and versatile theatre lighting system.
  • Removable performance stage, sprung floor.
  • Performer preparation area or media room.
  • Fully air-conditioned.
  • Access to fast Wi-Fi connection.

Our outdoor Soundshell provides a sheltered stage space open to a luscious lawn, for those creatives seeking to get that little bit closer to nature. It is most suited for day use and accommodates up to 442 guests on the grassed area in front. This acoustic chamber offers an ideal venue for live music, casual ceremonies, school concerts, community gatherings and events, and those quintessential sundowner sessions. It has exclusive access to our Servery and Bar, allowing guests to indulge with food and drinks while they bask on the lawn.

The HEART also has extensive exhibition capabilities with our Foyer Gallery, Bar Gallery, Studio Gallery, and Mezzanine spaces all fitted with hanging rails from which a vast array of artistic works can be displayed. 

Soundshell Features:

  • Relaxed, open air performance space, accommodates 442 guests.
  • Superb acoustic capacities, enhanced by reflective surface technology.
  • Multiple rigging points.
  • Access to power, lighting & additional visual systems if required.
  • Large recycled Jarrah timber deck stage, ideal for big bands or orchestras.
  • Access to fast Wi-Fi connection.

Our Services and Facilities

  • Access to fast Wi-Fi connection
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Fully accessible to people in wheelchairs, guide dogs, and people with visual or hearing impairments
  • Accessible/unisex bathroom facilities, baby changing station, and Ambulant cubicles in Mens and Womens bathroom facilities
  • Fully-stocked Kiosk and adjoining Servery with serving window opening outside
  • Ability to provide fully-stocked, licensed Bar upon prior request
  • Semi-commercial kitchen
  • Venue Hire
  • Audio/Visual technical support staff
  • In house audio, media projection and lighting equipment
  • Marketing services
  • Box office
  • Online ticketing

Staffing

Best contact details: contact@margaretriverheart.com.au or call (08) 9780 5294

For specific inquiries:

General Manager, Nicky Hansen nhansen@margaretriverheart.com.au or (08) 9780 5665

Technical Supervisor, Phil Bebb pbebb@margaretriverheart.com.au or (08) 9780 5664

Hire Fees and Charges

Please contact the HEART on contact@margaretriverheart.com.au or (08) 9780 5294

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Website
https://www.margaretriverheart.com.au/ (opens in new window)
Address
PO Box 61 47 Wallcliffe Road
Margaret River
Western Australia 6285
Australia