Are you looking for a new, modern, multi-purpose space to hold your next networking event, workshop series or expo? In the heart of The Hills Shire, next to the bustling dining and shopping precinct of Castle Towers, the brand new Pioneer Theatre could be the ideal location for your next business event.
Officially opened by Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne, in October 2018, the Pioneer Theatre is located under the Castle Hill library, situated on the ground floor of the Castle Grand building on the corner of Castle and Pennant Streets, Castle Hill.
Why hold your next event at the Pioneer Theatre?
First impressions are important, and the fresh new look of the Pioneer Theatre and adjacent break-out rooms will create an impressive entrance and a comfortable, roomy space from which to operate.
With state of the art technology and the facilities to accommodate a range of experiences, the theatre is versatile and will suit the needs of most business events.
The theatre is situated within walking distance of public transport, including the highly anticipated Sydney Metro Northwest’s Castle Hill Station which is estimated to be open for business mid-2019.
The theatre comfortably holds 350 in theatre mode, and up to 500 people in other seating configurations, including:
- Cabaret mode
- Flat floor mode
- Banquet mode
For smaller events, participants can enjoy intimate theatre mode, bringing an audience of 170 close to the stage.
What are the features of the new theatre?
The Pioneer Theatre was designed with flexibility and variety in mind. The Theatre can be used stand alone or in conjunction with adjacent break-out rooms. A light-filled verandah is perfect for refreshments or networking.
Some of the key features include:
- Removable stage modules
- Curtains and drapes
- New audio and visual installations and rigging
- Change rooms and foyer area
- Purpose built laundry
- Box office, candy bar and customer service area
- A commercial kitchen for self-catering
What kind of events can be hosted?
From theatre, to lectures and book launches - a number of reputable acts and big names have helped to christen the Pioneer Theatre since it’s opening.
It has played host to a variety of performances which spanned from cabaret shows, opera performances, kids’ acts, acapella, theatre productions, musicals, a pipe band and a festival dedicated to theatre.
Veteran journalist Kerry O’Brien shared tales from his 52-year career and launched his
autobiography with an enthralled crowd.
Sport for Jove Theatre Company bought their much loved Shakespeare in The Park to life on the Pioneer Theatre stage for their 10th anniversary season last year with an epic production of ‘Rose Riot’ – covering 100 years of Shakespeare’s history plays.
Christine Anu took to the stage and wowed the audience with stories about her life and songs from her impressive repertoire.
Most recently, the FoundX Hills Shire Pitch Night was developed for small business owners and hopeful entrepreneurs to pack the theatre in order to learn how to grow their businesses from Australia’s best in business.
What people are saying
“Overall we had a fantastic experience with very few challenges once the production was
up and running. This was largely due to the support we received before and during our season with numerous walk throughs, emails and phone calls with the Pioneer Team. We felt very well supported and appreciate all the assistance from our very first meeting right up until bump out. During the season the staff onsite were friendly and helpful and always checked in to see if we needed anything.” – Blackout Theatre Productions
“The sound was amazing! I didn’t realise a live band was playing – though it was all pre-recorded. A very professional sound! – Kate F
“Loved everything about it.” - Betty H
Book a personal Pioneer Theatre tour
If you’d like to see the theatre for yourself, The Hills Shire Council Venues team will be happy to arrange a personal inspection.
For more information on bringing your next event to the Pioneer Theatre, or for general enquiries regarding the venue, please contact the Pioneer Theatre Team or visit our website. You can also find The Pioneer Theatre on social media.