The ARA Darling Quarter Theatre  is an intimate venue is located near Darling Harbour on the western fringe of Sydney’s CBD, with terrific transport links via train, bus, light rail and road. There is a commercial car park beneath with lift access to the theatre.

A flexible seating capacity from 236 up to 372 makes the venue suitable for theatre and music performances, corporate events, launches, presentations and community forums. The theatre foyer can be used for pre or post event networking with catering packages available from our Darling Quarter restaurant partners.

The theatre is fully equipped with lighting, sound and AV equipment and has a dedicated internet service for webcast or video conferencing links. Our experienced in-house technicians will work with you on the day to deliver a smooth event.

The fully accessible ARA Darling Quarter Theatre  part of the award-winning Darling Quarter complex  -  a thriving and busy precinct (with accolades for building design and sustainability) containing cafés, restaurants, bars, children’s water park and the Luminous lighting installation located close to the theatre.

ARA Darling Quarter Theatre  is managed by Monkey Baa Theatre Company, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to creating exceptional theatre for young audiences. Monkey Baa presents an annual season of works at the theatre in addition to touring productions nationally and internationally.

Capacity Guide

Auditorium in standard mode (tiered seating only)                                                               236

Auditorium in half lecture mode (tiered and 80 seats on flat floor)                            316        

Auditorium in full lecture mode (tiered and 136 seats on flat floor)                           372

Foyer (cocktail style)                                                                                                                                180

Close to Accommodation
Close to Public transport
Room available & capacity 


  • Banquet
  • Classroom
  • Cocktails
  • Theatre
  • Cabaret
  • Boardroom