Venue Hire

"All the world’s a stage" – As You Like It, Act 2 Scene 7

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All the world’s a stage and our stage could be yours!

With spectacular views, heritage charm and premium facilities, Bell Shakespeare is an original, creative and inspiring destination for myriad events and functions. Exceptionally positioned on Pier 2/3, situated within the vibrant Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, we offer three versatile venues available for hire.

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The Seed

The Seed is entirely versatile in its setup and boasts access to a large private balcony overlooking Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge, making it the ideal location to entertain.

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 and cloak room.

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The Neilson Nutshell

The Neilson Nutshell is Bell Shakespeare’s primary theatre and rehearsal space and a blank canvas ready to be configured for a wide range of functions, conferences, celebrations, and performances.

The venue features a high-spec bio box and moveable plush seating banks which can be positioned to suit your specific requirements or removed from the space altogether.

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Boardroom And Green Room

The Boardroom and Green Room are interconnecting rooms that can be booked separately or together for a wide range of corporate or private functions including meetings, workshops, dinners, cocktail parties, and weddings.

For intimate gatherings, the Boardroom can become its own tranquil space full of character and charm, ready to impress. With direct access to the Pier 2/3 apron, your guests can enjoy some fresh air while taking in the sweeping views of Sydney Harbour.

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To make a venue enquiry, please email or call (02) 8220 7511.

Thank you for considering Bell Shakespeare as the location to stage your next event, function, or celebration. Your support through hiring our venues will directly contribute towards delivering our artistic, education and community programs across Australia.

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