The National Theatre, one of Braidwood's Iconic Heritage Buildings
The Theatre started it life as roller skating rink and Electric Picture Palace. Now it continues the tradition as the National Theatre and Community Centre (managed by a Palerang Council Committee), the venue for annual events such as the Braidwood Quilt Event, monthly Film Club screening and the Farmers' Market. It is also regularly hired by many community organisations such as fetes and book fairs, and commercial enterprises like the annual antique shows.
It is suitable for wedding receptions, debutante balls, memorial services, birthday celebrations, public meetings, school performances and film screenings, art exhibitions, book fairs, live theatre, dinners and more.
Facilities - the Theatre -
- can seat an audience of 200
- can seat 120 for a function involving dinner or lunch and can provide tables, chairs, catering crockery and cutlery, glasses and tablecloths for hire
- has a non commercial kitchen but includes refrigerator, two stoves, two urns, microwave and crockery at no charge
- has both gas and electric heating
- has bay lighting, discreet side wall lighting and spot lighting
- has exhibition tracks and fittings and six movable flat screes
- has a sound system, DVD projector, theatre screen and three-phase power; it also has the facility to screen 16 mm films which must be carried out by a certified qualified projectionist
- has a curtained stage and an extended stage apron plus two dressing rooms
- is reachable through disabled access.
There is a range of hire fees, including by the hour, day, week, for community groups or commercial businesses.
Booking is essential.