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 with high back stadium seating, the latest digital projection and presentation technology, Theatre 1 is ideal for presentations, screenings and live shows. Theatre 1 hire includes access to the licensed Schonell Candy Bar and foyer.

Capacity 420
Venue hire from $990

Film Screening hire includes:

Microphone and stand

Lecture and Presentation hire includes:

  • Lectern
  • Split screen projection
  • Two hi-resolution overhead cameras
  • In-built computer with DVD, USB & laptop access
  • Fixed microphone

Theatre and Live Event hire includes: 
Every event is different, get in touch for a customised quote.

  • Green room
  • Two dressing rooms with bathroom amenities
  • Dedicated loading dock to backstage
  • Orchestra pit

Additional AV hire and catering for pre-show canapes or post-presentation networking drinks can also be arranged.

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
Venue hire from $580


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

Additional hire:

  • AV hire at competitive prices
  • Professional catering
  • Film copyright and sourcing

  View the Cinema 2 seating plan

Show Hire Australia are our recommended supplier for equipment and crew hire, with a long history here at Schonell Cinema & Theatre. We’ll work with you to create a professional event, for an affordable price.

Make an impact with pre-show canapes or post-presentation networking drinks with catering supplied by Schonell Weddings & Events.

With casual, formal and cocktail dining options, their professional team offer food and beverage packages to suit all tastes and budgets.

Contact us for further details

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