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Nautilus Arts Centre and Theatre Hire Agreements & Applications

The Nautilus Arts Centre has facilities available for hire for small scale events and major events.

  • The Walter Nicholls Memorial Gallery is a purpose built A-Class facility on the eastern side of the Nautilus Arts Centre.
  • The Rotary Gallery is situated between the foyer and the Nautilus Theatre. The gallery has high visibility because theatre patrons pass through the exhibitions space on the way to the theatre stalls.
  • The Media Room has a capacity to seat up to 100 people, has technical facilities for presentations and is used regularly for meetings and workshops. Access is via Washington Street.
  • The Green Room is a small meeting room with capacity for 10 to 15 people. The Green Room is part of the performers’ facilities and is only available when the theatre is not in use.
  • The Studio is a large room situated on the upper floor directly above the Media Room and is currently being utilised by the Port Lincoln Yoga Group, via a hire agreement.
  • The Foyer provides an informal display area for the community. ‘Artist of the Month’ is displayed in this space. Merchandise and CD’s are often for sale and signed in this space after a performance.
  • The Kitchen is a fully commercial grade facility allowing the NAC to market itself as a comprehensive facility for conferences, weddings and other major events.

How to Apply

To apply to hire any of the facilities offered at the Nautilus Arts Centre you will need to complete and forward to Council the relevant form and requested documents with the fees payable as per Council's Fees and Charges Schedule.

Hire Agreement for Nautilus Arts Centre Facilities (Small Scale Events) 16-6-T18

Hire Agreement for Nautilus Arts Centre Facilities (Major Events) 16-6-T17

Inventory of Works Submitted 17-94-T6

Nautilus Theatre Administration Form 16-6-T22

Small Scale Productions Technical Requirement Form 16-6-T19

The relevant forms can be forwarded to the Nautilus Arts Centre either by:


By post:

Nautilus Arts Centre
PO Box 1787

In person:

66 Tasman Terrace

Related information

Nautilus Arts Centre Business Plan 2018/19-2023/24

Need more information

If you have any questions regarding the Nautilus Arts Centre facilities, please contact:

Nautilus Arts Centre
NAC Coordinator
10.00am - 3.00pm, Monday to Friday
10.00am - 1.00pm, Saturday
Phone: 8621 2351