Curtain to be raised on The Pioneer Theatre

Construction of Council’s newest venue, the Pioneer Theatre, Castle Hill is nearing completion.

The exciting new theatre includes:

  • Retractable tiered seating and loose seating (up to 350 people in theatre format)
  • Removable stage modules
  • Curtains and drapes
  • New audio and visual installations and rigging
  • Change rooms and foyer area
  • Purpose built laundry
  • Box office, candy bar and customer service area
  • A commercial kitchen

Blackout Theatre Company will open the Pioneer Theatre in October with a season of Singin’ In The Rain – telling the story of the first Hollywood musical, when silent movies were ditched for those with sound.

Blackout’s John Hanna said the Pioneer Theatre provided the perfect venue to showcase their newest production.

“The Pioneer Theatre is the perfect space for the variety and scale of our productions and we are very excited to be launching this amazing venue with our musical,” he said.

A number of other acts will also be helping to commission the venue during its opening season from October to December 2018.

For updates on the Pioneer Theatre’s progress, follow the theatre on social media.

If you’re interested in hiring the theatre, email

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