Venue Hire and Events

Venue Hire Expression of Interest Form
Deckchair Cinema is a stunning venue perfectly poised to elevate your next event. The cinema is situated in a prime location in the lush remnant rainforest on the edge of Darwin harbour in the centre of the Darwin CBD. Deckchair Cinema is considered one of the most beautiful cinemas in Australia and remains a fully independent and not-for-profit organisation.
Venue hire opportunities are limited to a strict annual quota and applications are assessed against a range of criteria. Once you have completed the expression of interest a member of the cinema management will get in touch with you within 7 days. We recommend submitting an expression of interest three months in advance of your event.
Venue hire options:
  • Public exhibition: You can hire the cinema to screen a film for the general public. This is relevant for filmmakers, touring festivals or organisations that are looking to screen educational or culturally relevant material.
  • Lawn or deck functions: For groups between 50 and 150 people there is the option to hire the lawns or the deck to host a pre-movie function. The booking of a lawn and deck functions does not include the option to select the film to be screened that evening, but the cinema programmers will work with you to arrange a suitable film for your event.
  • Exclusive Use Events: Opportunities for exclusive events are strictly limited at the cinema. These are reserved for high profile events that benefit the community, for example major industry awards nights. The cinema can accommodate 420 people at exclusive events. Please note that exclusive events are not available for private personal events such as weddings or birthdays.
A range of food and beverage packages are available, from a simple popcorn and drink for each of your guests, through to a full sit down dinner and drinks package. The cinema management can assist you and recommend preferred caterers.
Complete our Venue Hire Expression of Interest Form and one of the cinema team will contact you within 7 days to discuss your event.