Hold your next event at the Schonell Cinema & Theatre located within the grounds of the University of Queensland, St Lucia.

Whether it’s an exclusive film screening, presentation or live show your audience will be impressed with our functional spaces and modern facilities.

Our passionate team has specialist cinema and live theatre experience as well as a network of industry experts to meet your requirements.

We understand that every event is different. To discuss a tailored package for your next event, please get in touch.

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A truly versatile space, Theatre 1 is a favourite with Theatrical groups, Orchestras, Dance Academies, Revues and more. With 3 modes (Live, Lecture and Screening), this great venue is equipped to host a huge range of events. Our licensed foyer and Candy Bar are a perfect meeting spot for patrons, and catering options are available to make opening nights sparkle.

Capacity 420

Live Mode:
Full lighting rig
Orchestra Pit
Green room + dressing rooms
Dedicated loading dock
Sprung stage
Wide wings

Lecture Mode:
Split screen projection
Two hi-res overhead cameras
DVD, USB & laptop access
Fixed microphone
Stadium seating with writing tablets

Screening Mode:
Digital laser projection
Large Screen
Comfortable seating
Uninterrupted views

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With clear, crisp digital projection, an excellent sound system and high ceilings with beautiful pixie lights Cinema 2 is ideal for exclusive screenings, presentations and small performances.
Deliver a gold class experience in our licensed cinema and adjacent foyer with snacks and beverages from the Schonell Candy Bar.

Capacity 175


  • Full digital cinema
  • Dolby Digital sound system
  • Licensed foyer
  • Licensed Candy Bar

Additional AV hire services:
AV hire at competitive prices

For more information on availability and hire please contact us via schonell.theatre@uqu.com.au