Weddings and Special Events

Events at Cummins Theatre

Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a large celebration, The Cummins Theatre has everything you need to make your special event a spectacular one. Our beautiful heritage listed theatre or recently renovated Tivoli Room, offer the perfect setting for any event.

Contact the venue manager today to discuss your event and the possibilities available at Cummins Theatre.

Complimentary Inclusions
Additional Items

The following items are available for all Cummins Theatre special events:   ($) fee applicable

  • Pin up board for guest seating list
  • Printed guest list
  • Round tables set for eight people (tables may be set for ten upon request – please contact for details)
  • Classic white tablecloths and napkins ($)
  • Standard red banquet chairs
  • Lectern and microphone for speeches
  • Spot lighting for lecture and microphone
  • Tea and Coffee stations ($)
  • Water stations
  • Technical assistance throughout your event

We also offer the following items complimentary for weddings:

  • Long rectangular bridal table
  • Classic white tablecloths for bridal table ($)
  • White skirted cake table ($)
  • White skirted gift table ($)
  • Basic fairy lighting – coloured or white for hall
  • Spot lighting for bridal table

The Cummins Theatre also offers the following items at an additional cost:

  • Lycra chair covers – available in black or white
    • $3.85 per chair
    • Includes setting up and laundering of covers
  • Tablecloths – available in black
    • $11 per table
    • Includes setting up and laundering

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  Theatre Cabaret Dinner Boardroom
Auditorium 420 170 136
Tivoli Room 64 60 56 40
Stage 100

If you wish to use the raked seating while using the cabaret or dinner configuration there are an additional 215 seats available in the auditorium. The theatre number listed above already includes these seats in the final number.

These capacities are a rough guide only and will vary depending on the room layout and the type of event. More detailed room layouts and capacities are available in the Technical Information sheet.

The inclusions for venue hire vary for the venue space being hired and the type of event. Please read the Conditions of Hire or speak to the Venue Manager for more information on inclusions.

Yes. If you would like to set up and pack down your event you may. Please contact the venue manager to arrange a suitable time. Alternatively the event can be set up and packed down for you for a small additional cost.

The following hirers qualify for the community hire rate:

  • Organisations that are registered not-for-profit
  • Organisations located with the Shire of Merredin that are community based organisations, for example The Merredin Community Choir
  • Events for which tickets are not required or sold either by the Cummins Theatre or a third party and which benefit the greater Merredin Community *
  • Private functions including birthdays, weddings, and funerals *

*At the discretion of the venue manager – please contact for further details

If you are unsure if your event qualifies for community hire please contact the venue manager for further details.

Currently we are not equipped to offer our own catering, however we can recommend a variety of Merredin based companies who would be happy to offer their catering services for your event. Alternatively the venue has a fully equipped kitchen which may be hired for your use. Please contact the venue manager for more information.

The Cummins Theatre has a fully equipped bar which is open for all performances, and functions on request. The venue is licensed and as such you may not bring your own alcohol onto the premises. For private functions such as weddings and birthdays, drinks packages may be purchased with your venue hire. For private events non-alcoholic drinks such as water, soft drink, and juice may be brought into the venue. Please refer to the Venue Hire Form for fridge access restrictions.

For all events which require the services of a technician you must either:

  1. Privately employ the services of a qualified and approved technician (a list of suitable technicians will be provided on request)
  2. Employ the services of the Cummins Theatre Venue Technician
  3. Privately employ the services of a qualified technician who can be approved for the use of our equipment – no external personnel can operate any equipment in the venue without this approval

Alternatively you may provide your own equipment for use with your show. This equipment must be compatible with the Cummins Theatre, must not damage the existing equipment, and must be of a suitable quality for use within the theatre.

For more information about technical equipment or approved technicians please contact the venue manager.