Technical Information

Mermaid is purpose built centre for the arts comprised of three main performance and exhibition areas.

Mermaid Technical Information


The intimate auditorium is an end-on proscenium theatre with 242 seats on a retractable rake comprising 11 rows. With the seating retracted an open hall is created which may be configured to suit other formats. Configurations other than end-on, however, require the hire of extra seating.

There is a red oak sprung floor throughout the auditorium which may not be painted or fixed into in any way. The stage comprises a removable black plywood deck @ 40mm above fixed floor.

An orchestra pit with removable cover is sunk into the floor downstage of the pros. line. Use of the pit reduces stage depth by 1 metre.

Multi-Use Space

A second room on the first floor is available for wardrobe, workshops, meetings, rehearsals, recording etc. 30 chairs available. Also 2 paint sinks and shower & wc facilities. Please advise on your requirements so we can reserve this room for you.


The Gallery is located on the first floor above the Café and is accessed by stairs or lift.

Download technical Specifications

Gallery floor plans (pdf)

Hire Mermaid

Mermaid is a receiving house whose performing arts programme is programmed from 3-6 months in advance. The gallery is programmed up to 12 months in advance.

To enquire about hiring mermaid for a performance, conference or event please contact