View from the Sound board

Theatre Information

Drum Theatre is an award-winning building offering spectacular architectural spaces for hire, including a 518 seat theatre and function rooms for a range of corporate and social events. 

Drum Theatre is situated in the heart of Dandenong and is a short walk from the Dandenong train station and the Langhorne Place bus terminal. The building is a landmark with its combination of the restored elegance of the 1890 building with striking, contemporary architecture. The entire 518 seat auditorium, stage and fly tower is encompassed in a rich, red oval drum.

The theatre is available for hire to schools, dance groups, community groups and performance companies. It also offers an entertaining and challenging program of high quality performances for South East Melbourne to enjoy.

Theatre Hire

When hiring the Drum Theatre, your venue hire costs will be determined by your requirements. If you would like more information on hiring the auditorium please fill in our Venue Hire Form and email it to or telephone 8571 1666 to discuss. An estimated quote will be provided based on information received in the Venue Hire Form.

Technical Specifications

Drum Theatre is a fully resourced proscenium arch theatre, with flat stage and an orchestra pit with removable seating. Our theatre boasts audience seating over two levels – stalls and dress circle.

Drum Theatre Standard Lighting Patch Sheet - 587KB

Drum Theatre Technical Lighting Plan - 1350KB

Technical Specification 2019 - 356KB

Drum Theatre Seating Plan

Drum Theatre seeks to support and serve its community with the best local and touring productions available. Creative opportunities to work with artists, arts organisations and producers are readily sought. Drum Theatre can assist companies in preparing and premiering work and is always available to discuss ideas and opportunities that will bring great work to Dandenong.

For further information or to arrange a meeting to discuss artistic partnerships or touring your show to Drum Theatre, please telephone us on 8571 1666.


Drum Theatre

Corner Lonsdale and Walker streets, Dandenong