Bell Shakespeare Venue Hire

The Neilson Nutshell

Bell Shakespeare’s primary theatre and rehearsal space, The Neilson Nutshell is a blank canvas, fully configurable for a wide range of events, from dinner and cocktail functions to conferences, lectures and – of course – live performances. The venue features moveable plush seating banks which can be positioned to suit your event or removed from the space altogether.

Room capacity

  • Cocktail – 300 pax
  • Banquet –
  • Theatre – up to 294 pax

The Seed

The Seed is Bell Shakespeare’s dedicated education space and is versatile in its setup. The venue boasts access to a large private balcony overlooking the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, making it the perfect setting for a lavish luncheon, elegant soiree, or a corporate event in a creative setting.

Room capacity

  • Cocktail – 100 pax
  • Banquet –
  • Theatre – up to 119 pax
  • Cabaret – 100 pax

The Neilson Nutshell and The Seed are adjoining spaces and can be hired separately for simple events or together for more complex events, such as a dinner requiring a nearby kitchen, or a conference with a requirement for breakout spaces. Both venues can include access to two dressing rooms as well as the theatre foyer bar.

Bell Shakespeare Boardroom & Greenroom

With a calming interior and a premiere view of the Sydney Harbour, Bell Shakespeare’s Boardroom is the ideal venue for a board meeting, presentation, or strategy day. The dimmable lights and access to the adjoining Greenroom convert the space into a spectacular location for an intimate lunch or dinner, or a buzzy cocktail function.

Room capacity

  • Cocktail
    • Boardroom only – 30 pax
    • Boardroom & Greenroom – 130 pax
  • Banquet/meeting – 14 pax
  • Theatre – 30 pax

For more information on venue hire rates and availability, please contact our Events team.