Chambers Crescent Theatre

Chambers Crescent Theatre

Chambers Crescent Theatre, a 300 square metre room, air-conditioned, carpeted floor, mirrors on walls, toilet, and kitchenette, with sound and lighting, tables and chairs for up to 200 persons, suitable for dinners, functions, concerts, meetings, rehearsals, and so on.

Darwin Community Arts commenced management of the Theatre in July 2007, on behalf of Henry Yap, owner of Malak Shopping Centre, who agreed to make it available for community use while it was not leased. In September 2008, the Northern Territory Government approved a grant for a three-year lease (2008-2011) for the Theatre, securing it as a multipurpose space for community use, especially for community cultural development activities. Another multi-year grant has been approved by Arts NT for the period 2012-2015.

Renovation of the Theatre started in 2012 with the assistance of the Community Benefit Fund, NT Government. The renovation included installing theatre curtains, additional airconditioning, an accessible toilet, theatre lighting equipment, and other improvements. This set of renovations was completed in late 2013.

Chambers Crescent Theatre Bookings

DCA StudioBecome a DCA member and hire the Theatre for just $25 per hour or the smaller Studio for $15 per hour.

Membership annual costs: $5 for individual, $10 family and $20 corporate.

All fees are negotiable for community groups and individuals with limited income.

New Booking System for 2016 now available.

Now you can check the Availability of Chambers Crescent Theatre, DCA Studio and the Telecentro and make a tentative booking all on your own account.

  • If a suitable time is available, select the time on the Calendar (This must include sufficient time for set up and clean up as others may book any times not allocated )
  • Complete the Hire Agreement and Membership forms as required.
  • Arrange for the completed forms and deposit to be provided to DCA. ($50 deposit required for booking, full payment for key)
  • The booking will be confirmed and a time for collection of a key arranged when this is complete.
  • Regular key holders will be invoiced monthly.

Click here to check availability and open your free account.

Online booking details:

Completed forms may be emailed to

Payments may be made to Darwin Community Arts, Bendigo Bank BSB 633 000, Account 151 957 438

Please email confirmation of any payments with Subject Line "Booking Payment"

Any questions, please contact Jim on 8945 7347 (2pm to 4pm only) or email at

As this is a new system we would appreciate  any feedback to enable us to improve it over time.