This guide has been assembled to help you in your search for a venue. It is a live document, so we'll be adding information when available and new venues are popping up all the time! Inclusion in this guide doesn't mean a venue has to do your show, but it does mean that they're keen to hear from you!
Venue NameAddress line 1City/SuburbContact namePhoneEmailWebsiteFacebookVenue featuresTotal ticketed capacitySeated capacityStanding capacityLicensed VenueWheelchair AccessibleFood sold on siteFamily/ child/ youth friendlyATM on siteAccessible by public transport?Any additional information or features that artists or audiences should know about?Various forms of contact accepted (written, verbal etc) for complaints and bookings.Allergy free food/ beverages available upon requestStaff are trained to respond to allergies.Staff are trained in basic disability awareness.Staff onsite trained for suicide awareness/ mental health first aidA quiet space is available for non-neuro typical patronsEpi-pen on site.Signage is clear, large and easy to read (for people with vision impairment).Defibrillator on site.Assistance dogs welcome.Seating options are available in all spaces for people with mobility issues.We can provide audio versions of documents. Includes venue maps.Railing is used where appropriate (stairs and toilets etc).We use organic (chemical and fragrance free) deodorisers in public toilets.Have a wheelchair friendly venue entrance (not alternative to that of other customers).Auslan interpreter used for all performances and functions.Access to the smoking and bar areas are wheelchair friendly.Use of Braille and/ or tactile signage around venue.Have a fully accessible public toilet that is unlocked.We use captions on tvs and video displays.Car park suitable for wheelchair transportation available within 2 minutes of the venue entrance.Staff trained in Auslan or basic deaf/ hearing loss communication.Uni sex toilets available
These are venues that the Fringe curates and runs during the festival. You cannot book the Brown's Mart Theatre, Brown's Mart Studio, Brown's Mart Courtyard or Civic Park during the festival . Apply via a Hub Application NOT a General Application to access these venues.
BROWN'S MART THEATRE12 Smith StDarwin CityDarwin Fringe08 8942 seat black box theatre. Full lighting and sound rig, raked seating, dressing room, backstage area10895100yesyesuntil 10yesall Fringe bookings for this venue need to fill out a Hub Application. yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesonly in toiletsyesyesyes
BROWN'S MART STUDIO12 Smith StDarwin CityDarwin Fringe08 8942 music and cabaret venue. Large Raised stage, basic LED lighting. No backstage access or dressing room6560100yesyesuntil 10yesall Fringe bookings for this venue need to fill out a Hub Application. yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesonly in toiletsyesyesyes
BROWN'S MART COURTYARD12 Smith StDarwin CityDarwin Fringe08 8942 air courtyard for free/busk events. Can be hard to ticket performances as it's out in the open but is easier to ticket for workshops.200250350yesyesuntil 10yesall Fringe bookings for this venue need to fill out a Hub Application. yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesonly in toiletsyesyesyes
CIVIC PARK12 Smith StDarwin CityDarwin Fringe08 8942 grassy space, foot traffic, trees and power access, public toilet, water bubbler available. Can be hard to ticket performances as it's out in the open but is easier to ticket for workshops.10008001500yesyesyesall Fringe bookings for this venue need to fill out a Hub Application. yesyesyesyesyesyesyesonly in toiletsyesyesyes
OTHER VENUES - general applications
35 Cavanagh Street
Darwin City0409 697 Cavenagh Street through to the very funky Austin Lane this is one of the groovy address's in Darwin. With shop front space available from time to time. Better for exhibitions.NOYES
5 / 33 Cavenagh St
Darwin City08 8981 visual art gallery space.CAN BEYESCATERING ALOUDYESYESArt Decor Picture Framing and Gallery specialises in all aspects of picture framing, as well as holding exhibitions for local and international artists
BEACHFRONT HOTEL342 Casuarina DrRapid Creek08 8985
Seaside, outside and inside seating, tables, small stagingYESYESYESCAN BEYESReguarly hosts music and trivia nights. Very close to the ocean.
CASUARINA SQUARE247 Trower RdCasuarina08 8960 5457Various spaces available, food courts and the new quarter space which has outdoors performance opportunities. YESYESYESYESYES
Ellengowne Drive
BrinkinJulie Becker08 8946 lecture theatres Performance theatre with stage. Flat seminar roomsvariousvariousvariousCAN BEYESCATERING ALOUDCAN BEYESYou will need to fil out this form:
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL2 Smith StreetDarwin CIty08 8981 9099
0409 783 452;; cathedraldean@internode.on.net potential to host performances and talks.YESCATERING ALOUDYESYESAt Christ Church Cathedral we seek to share God’s unconditional love of all people regardless of age, race, sex, marital or family status, sexual orientation, ability or wealth. Every endeavour is made to make Christ Church a safe place for all.
CORRUGATED IRON HALLNightcliff Community Centre, 18 BauhinaNightcliff08 8948 Raked seating, large wooden floor training and performance hall. Basic theatrical light and sound. Can support some aerial performance.YESCATERING ALOUDYESCorrugated Iron hall is in use for most of the Festival. Negotiate with corrugated Iron Staff for possible use. Also available as a rehearsal venue
COUNCIL FACILITIESVariousVarious08 8930 halls, outdoor ampitheatres, pools, parks and even skateparks are availble for hire from City of Darwin.NO/ CAN BE IN SOME FACILITIESVARIOUSCATERING ALOUDYESVARIOUS
60 Aralia Street, Aralia Street Arcade
Nightcliff0439 534's most northern cocktail bar, they specialise in cocktails made from premium spirits and local native ingredients. Cosy indoor area which can support cabaret style performances. No raised stage or installed lighting. Is great for stand up comedy, music and club nights.YESYESYESUNTIL 10PMYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
DECK BAR DARWIN22 Mitchell StDarwin CIty08 the beautiful Darwin tropical lifestyle on our outdoor decking. Whether a freshly poured craft beer, a chilled glass of Australian wine or an expertly made cocktail, a drink shared with friends on the deck is a 'must do' Darwin experience.The Deck Bar is a Darwin Restaurant and Bar in the heart of the city serving freshly prepared meals overlooking the iconic Parliament House. Lunches on the deck are always popular with local workers in the CBD enjoying one of The Deck's many staples including their famous Laksa.

The shade of the giant tree and excitement of people passing by, invites new visitors to Darwin to sit and just watch our world go by.
YESYESUNTIL 10PMYESNo raised staging and minimal tech but is agreat venuw for talks, social events, comedy, music and parties.
8 Conacher Street
Fannie Bay08 8981 3221darwinbowlsclub@bigpond.com the capacity to host small performances.YESYESYESUNTIL 10YESYESDarwin Bowls and Social Club (Inc) is one of the Territory’s oldest bowls clubs. It is situated close to the city in beautiful Fannie Bay at 8 Conacher Street, just down the road from the Museum and Art Gallery, and welcomes members, visitors and guests. The club is also available for hire for private functions.
8 Atkins DriveFannie BayAlex08 8981 veiw of the ocean, flexible seating/ table options of up to 140, small in house PA, restuarnt with a great range of options. Area is not particuarly closed off so you would not have full privacy.140YESYESYESUNTIL 10YESYESDarwin’s oldest seaside Club. From its humble origins in 1958, trading from a modified caravan, the Club has grown to become a Darwin institution. Over the past sixty years the Club has forged strong links with the boating and fishing community. They host Darwin’s premier family fishing event, the Coopers Blue Water Classic and several community events.yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Ground Floor Harbour View Plaza
8 McMinn St, Darwin City NT 0800
Darwin CityShauna gallery, ability to hold multimedia show (projection etc), live music, performance art etc.

Would suit an unseated event due to the nature of the space (multiple rooms with nooks),
40/502040CAN BEYESCATERING ALOUDYESYESContact DVAA for up to date information.
DURACK HEIGHTS COMMUNITY CENTRE you looking for a space to spread out, make some mess and a bit of noise while you get stuck into your project? Do you need a bit more room for you and your friends to get together and stitch, paint, draw, print, write, practice, perform or dream? Palmerston's first and only purpose-built art and culture space is located at 33 Packard Avenue, overlooking the lake in Durack.

This facility supports artists and creative enterprises and provides Palmerston residents with the opportunity to engage with and enjoy art.

The facility has high ceilings, plenty of cross ventilation and natural lighting. The art rooms open to a balcony, there’s a small kitchenette, storage space and the rooms themselves are specifically designed for art and craft activities.

Hold a creative class or cultural activity, or use the space for your own personal art and craft activities.
Hannah Stiles (Functions organiser)
0434 544 patio seated space, on site of the botanic gardens, hosts high teas and has kitchen facilities. Available for private evening and weekend functions, a great spot with a true Territorian botanic atmosphere to give your guests something a bit different and beautiful.YESYESYESIn Darwin's Botanic Gardens in a heritage listed Wesleyan Church, Eva's Cafe offers excellent coffee & refreshments, fresh food & a unique function venue.
Lot 3461, Batten Road
Marrara08 8945 space with raised staging. The Filipino Community Centre, managed by the Executive Committee, has been used extensively by the Association, the Filipino-Australian Community, and patronised by many school and cultural groups.CAN BECATERING ALOUDThe Club's mission is to maintain kinship among all Filipino-Australians and foster friendly relationships with all Australians To sustain and uphold the spirit and mission that Australia, our adopted country, has bestowed upon us, while recognizing and preserving our Filipino identity by upholding its culture and traditions.
GOOD THANKS33 Knuckey StDarwin CItyAlex & Eddie0412 923 820goodthanksdarwin@gmail.com, intimate, lowered lighting, situated in the City Centre, no inbuilt paYESYESVery supportive of Fringe and are as eager to be involved as possible.
LEANYER AND PALMERSTON SKATEPARKVariousKelly Fong08 8982 2322 skate parks with toilet and water access, little to no shade, raised staged area at Leanyer with no in-built PA, lighting at night, power access to be requested. They are both located next to free public water slides that operate during the day.YESCATERING ALOUD
LIBRARIESVariousBoth City of Darwin and Palmerston have a range of library sites that have workshop and talk spaces perfect for community events.
LUCKY BAT9 Pavonia Place NightcliffCiella0490 815 cafe/restaurant with a 4x3m stage with lighting and sound that can accommodate talks/bands/comedy/cabaret. Funky cafe with gallery hanging space. Has a pizza oven out back. Available for function bookings.80+4080+YESYESYESUNTIL 10YESBrand new performance space with a small raised stage and comfy veiwing area.
3 Edmunds St, Darwin City
Hayley Ashwood452503592contact@mayberrydarwin.com Main Rooms

Club - two story, minimal seating. Huge stage with DJ booth. Hosted events including; Eskimo Jo, Jungle Giants, Crooked Colours, Babe Rainbow. Standing - fits approx. 250 people. Bars both upstairs and downstairs. Tech excluded.

Alibi Bar - Side bar - more of an intimate styled set-up. Sits approx. 40 people. Small stage with large bar.

Both areas contain toilets and can be sectioned off from the general public.

Areas available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday ONLY
25040250YESYESYESNOYESYESDisabled toilets located in Alibi Bar ONLY.
People under the age of 18 cannot be on the premises after 6:00pm

Alibi Bar - 40 PAX sit-down ONLY
Club - 250 PAX standing ONLY
Unit 8 / 111 Coonawarra Road / onemilebrewery /@onemilebreweryL-shape layout. Full sound system with PA and lighting. Relaxed beer garden and shipping container seating.
They do have a PA system, but its dependent on what you are looking to bring and it's limited to smaller more personal events like comedy, duo, solo, speaking type of entertainment.

You can bring your own sound system and fit a big band, they are happy to discuss options and open to anything.

You can have approximately 110 people seated or a lot more standing, all depends on what you want, happy to mix it up.
150110150yesyesyesyesyesonly open Thursday and Friday from 5pm and licensed to 10pm (can be extended to 12). Saturday we are open and licensed from 12pm to 10pm (possible extension to 12).yesyesYESyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
PALMERSTON COUNCIL FACILITIESPalmerstonCity of Palmrston08 8935 9922 range of community halls, pools and library spaces are available to hire. The Durack Heights Community Center was created with artist, crafters and hobbyist in mind and reguarly hosts workshops. CAN BEYESCATERING ALOUDA refundable cleaning bond of $125.00 is required for each venue. Due to COVID19 theyhave been offering the Durack Heights Centre out on the cheap. Please refer to the booking forms in the facility descriptions for hire costs and conditions.
For all parties and functions where alcohol will be consumed you will need to complete and lodge the liquor consumption in a public place permit application.
RADIO GNOME RECORDSAir Rade Arcade, 35 Cavanagh StreetDarwin CityShilo & Roxanne0413 011 157radio.gnome369@gmail.com Gnome’ is both a creative space, and a retail space, run by Darwin locals (sisters) Shilo McNamee and Roxanne Voulanas. Intimate space in a great location. Good art vibes. Wall space is used for the Youth Visual Art Competition. Good for meetups, discussionsand intimate workshops.9 HOT DESKS WITH 1 PRESENTERCATERING ALOUDTheir family are all artists and or musicians - they were actually inspired to take up art by being exposed to great music. The two sisters then followed the trail of amazing album covers, back to the creators of the artwork and then on to more albums and so on. Shilo & Roxanne believe magic happens when great bands work with great visual artists - they aim to celebrate that union!
194 Casuarina Drive
NightcliffJack Tinapple0421 208 259jack@powerfunk.com50 capacity (must supply seating, bring your own cushions and blankets)5050NO/ BYOYESCATERING ALOUDGrassy open area with sea breeze and sunset ocean views. Pa and lights.
SMITH ST SOCIAL22 Smith StreetDarwin City(08) 8989 St Social has a ground level raised stage space and a rofftop bar area that offer performance opportunities. They have previously supported comedy, cabaret, burlesque, music and club nights in these spaces. When you think of Smith St Social, think worldly flavours, pub classics, trendy cocktails but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. It’s far too hot for that! Open throughout the day, seven days a week, we are the rooftop bar with all the good vibes!YESYESYESUNTIL 10PMYESYES
14 Dashwood Crescent
Darwin's newest cocktail and whisky experience. Located next to local Darwin restaurant, NIRVANA on Smith Street, we specialise in dark spirits, bold wines, craft beers and of course cocktails!

Enjoy table service and tasty Asian style small share plates in a dark, moody setting that just oozes character & vibe.

Dining elsewhere?
Then visit us after your meal for the perfect after dinner cocktail or try our Absinthe fountains in the lounge..
STONE HOUSE WINE BAR & KITCHEN33 Cavenagh St,Darwin CIty0481 069 indoor seating, A European inspired wine bar serving boutique wines, tap beer, delicious charcuterie & cheeses.YESYESHosts monthly tasting events.
SWEET BREW & CO-DINING ROOM45 Stuart HwyStuart Park08 7978 8638sweetbrewdarwin@outlook.com mechanics workshop; paying homage to its roots. No in built performance space but meetings, workshops, discussions or even exhibitions could work here. YESYESYESHas previously hosted burgers and beats events.
THE FORESHORE CAFE259 Casuarina DrNightcliff08 8948 and outdoor seating, comfortable and open, by the sea, small area for performances.YESYESYESThe Foreshore Restaurant & Cafe is open from 7am until 10pm daily, with meals served until 9:30pm. The cafe boasts an amazing view of the Darwin sunset and is the perfect place to kick back relax and take it all in. As a licensed cafe we are able to serve a selection of alcoholic beverages with any meal consumed on the premises between the hours of 10:30am and 10:00pm.
92 Cavenagh Street
Darwin CIty08 8981 4219 centre location, seating and staged area.YESCATERING ALOUDGOCNA was established in 1969 and is the peak body representing the Greek Orthodox Community in the Northern Territory.
Gateway Shopping Centre, 1 Roystonea Avenue
Palmerston08 7979 0811info@thelandmark.bar @ Gateway is the exciting new all-in-one entertainment venue, open until 3am seven days. Located at The Gateway in Palmerston, there’s something for every age group. From the sports bar to the family friendly restaurant and huge beer garden, you’ll find good times, on every level. There’s even a function room for your next special event. Landmark @ Gateway is inspired by the Top End landscape and is themed in a natural environment setting.YESYESYESUNTIL 10PMYESYES
3/13 Fannie Bay Place
Fannie BayKylie0417 628 stage, House PA, lights, dressing rooms, stage drapery, technician available, parquetry dance floor. Two seating options available cabaret or theatre.120-200YESCAN BE ORAGNISEDIdeally suited to comedy, cabaret style shows, small theatre production, dance party. Very versatile venue and can do daytime or night time shows. Can have staging for performers or use a springloaded parquetry ballroom dance floor. Can organise food and beverages (licensed till midnight every night of the week) with ample free parking.
TIMORESE & PORTUGESE SOCIAL CLUB60 Batten RdMararraptsocialclub@gmail.com a wooden dance floor, raised stage and in house PA this community hall also has in house table and seating options for over 100. 150CAN BEYESCATERING ALOUDIncredibly flexible hall space.
Harbour View Plaza
Unit3/1 Travers Street
Coconut GroveTania stage - vinyl -no risers, plastic chairs individual, black box curtains surround, lighting rig
operator in-house, small capacity 60 (slightly bigger than Happy Yess), front (limited ) and street parking
606040YesYesYesSuitable for children's theatre, intimate theatre, spoken word, acoustic music, storytelling, small cast, play readings,yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
UNTiTLED gallery+studio
3/1 Caryota Court
coconut Gallery, studio with timber desks can seat 12-16, can remove tables and have 40/45 seated for a panel discussion, able to house a musician, workshops, exhibitions, can house private performance.604560YesYesYesYesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
WATERFRONT OUTSIDE SPACESKitchener DriveDarwin CIty08 8999 air, walking access, tree shade, swiming and water access, power, close to an array of bars and resturaunts. Beautiful view of the harbour.YESYESExperience the best of Darwin’s tropical lifestyle while enjoying resort-style luxuries, safe swimming, ocean views and delicious food – all at the Darwin Waterfront Precinct.
ZEN 360 ROOFTOP LOUNGE6 Carey StreetDarwin CityMichelle Henson879125212michelle@ramadasuitesdarwin.comLocated on the top floor of Zen Quarter, we offer Darwin's most unique function venue. The wraparound balcony offers 360 degree views from the 16th floor and you can view the entire city skyline, Frances Bay, Mindil Beach and its sunset, plus the duckpond.

There are two function rooms available;

The Mindil View room seats up to 100 persons and the Harbour Bar comes complete with three screens and built in projector. Wifi is complimentary.

The pictures simply do not do this venue justice. You really must come and take a look for yourself. The venue and views are simply wow. All of your guests will be thrilled to attend a function at this location.
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