Richard Bonynge Concert Hall (credit Liquor & Gaming NSW)
Photo / Richard Bonynge Concert Hall (credit Liquor & Gaming NSW)

Venue hire

Located within close proximity to the council chambers, Penrith city library and Westfield shopping centre and fully refurbished in 2005, the Joan offers spaces for events of all sizes, including a 550 seat concert hall, 378 seat drama theatre, 90 seat performance studio, 2 Foyers, 2 Bars and 27 Meeting Rooms.

Spaces and Capacities

  • Atrium Foyer – exhibitions only
  • Malcolm Borland Foyer (250 standing/100 seated)
  • Allan Mullins Studio – up to 75 seats
  • Richard Bonynge Concert Hall – 550 seats (including 4 wheelchair spaces)
  • Q Theatre – 374 seats + 4 wheelchair spaces
  • Ensemble Room 1 (15 max)
  • Ensemble Room 2 (15 max)
  • Ensemble Room 3 (15 max)
  • Board Room (14 max)
  • Orchestral Room 1 (70 max)
  • Orchestral Room 2 (70 max)
  • Studio Rooms (18)

Q Theatre

Q Theatre - Technical Information

The Q Theatre is located on level one of The Joan, accessible by lift or stairs. Built as part of The Joan’s redevelopment in 2005 and opened with a specially commissioned musical, Somewhere, by Tim Minchin and Kate Mulvany, the Q Theatre seats 378 people, with great views from all angles.

Richard Bonynge Concert Hall

Richard Bonynge Concert Hall - Technical Information

The Concert Hall is located on the ground floor of The Joan. Its acoustics are world class and it seats 550. It also includes choir stalls and gallery (some restricted viewing).

Allan Mullins Studio

Allan Mullins Studio - Technical Information

A flexible black box studio space seating up to 90 patrons.