The Hoskins Centre

From school and touring productions to debates, art shows and lectures, the Hoskins Centre is a place where the creative spirit is encouraged to flourish. The Michael Hoskins Creative Arts Centre was officially opened in March 2009 by TAS Old Boy, Michael Hoskins, whose vision for a spectacular home for the TAS creative and performing arts, communication and leadership, made it all possible.

Bookings and Performances

So special is it in Armidale, that The Hoskins Centre is the venue where visiting companies like the Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Comedy Festival and many smaller fringe companies come to stage professional productions for regional Australia to enjoy. It is also host to many community creative organisations who also stage performances throughout the year.

For all upcoming events in the Hoskins Centre please check the main page of the website and calendar.

The Hoskins Centre is also a venue for hire

The Centre includes a fully equipped 200-240 seat theatre, two drama/rehearsal rooms, three art studios, a large foyer with licenced bar, two dressing rooms with toilet and shower facilities, a large green room and two recording studios. It can be used for conferences, dinners, shows, presentations and movies.

If you are interested in booking the facilities for your event, please contact Hoskins Centre Management.

Technical Specifications

Technical specifications can be found below to see if the venue is fitting for your event. If you can not find what you are looking for please contact the Centre Management.


  • Total seats in standard configuration: 230 (190 tiered, 40 galleries)
  • Maximum orchestra (in pit): 16
  • Standard Lighting, Sound and AV 


  • Normal size: 12200mm wide x 7350mm deep
  • Stage extension (covers orchestra pit): 12200mm wide x 2440mm deep
  • Proscenium height: 7500mm


  • Bar facilities are available

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