The Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre has a centrally located Auditorium which, using a curtaining system, can be configured into numerous modes to suit capacities from 500 to 5,200. Whether it be a concert or sporting event, gala dinner, conference or exhibition, the Centre can cater for an endless variety of events. On both sides of the Auditorium there are four breakout rooms in total. The Queensland Foyer curves around the Auditorium at the front of the building and contains an additional breakout room and registration spaces.
In this mode, curtains are hung to black out the seating behind the stage. Portable seats are placed at floor level to create a capacity of 4,128 seats when combined with the fixed and retractable seating. Curtains can also be repositioned to provide a smaller capacity of 2,200 persons in a seated mode.
For standing capacity, curtains are hung to black out the seating behind the stage and the lower retractable seating is removed. The standing capacity at floor level is 2,000 persons and when added to the fixed seating provides a capacity of 4,968 persons.
When an 'In the Round' performance is required, the Auditorium has a seating capacity of 5,140 persons.
Convention mode is created by shortening the Auditorium using curtains to a capacity of 1,768 seats. Five hundred of these seats are padded armchair seats with optional writing tablets. This seating can be adapted into numerous configurations seating up to 4,128 people in tiered and floor seating. A standard size stage can be provided at floor level and the floor carpeted to complete the setting.
Exhibition mode is created by hanging curtains to cover all of the fixed seating in the auditorium providing 1,500sqm of column free floor space. In combination, the foyer and breakout rooms provide an additional 1,000sqm of floor space. Expansive lawned areas surround the Centre and are ideal for outdoor displays including the capacity to erect a hoecker or marquee.
Exhibition mode also doubles as a pillarless ballroom of 1,500sqm providing a capacity of 1,000 persons for banqueting. The floor surface would be carpeted and a stage and dance floor provided to complete the setting. The Centre can also provide theming ideas and services for banquets of any size.
Magnetic Room & Palm Room
The Magnetic Room and Palm Room can seat between 100 and 350 delegates in a theatre or classroom configuration. Our state of the art audio visual equipment and first class catering can improve the impact of your presentation.
These rooms are also a perfect match for conference or celebratory dinners, seating up to 180 in a banquet configuration.
Orpheus, Yongala & Cleveland Rooms
The Orpheus, Yongala and Cleveland Rooms are suitable for more intimate presentations or tutorials.
Seating approximately 40 guests, they are versatile rooms that can be used alone, or in conjunction with some (or all) of the other rooms in the Centre.
The expansive Queensland Foyer serves as an excellent area for meeting registration, small trade displays, refreshment breaks or welcome receptions for up to 1,000 persons.
Change & Dressing Rooms
Three dressing rooms (suitable for up to three persons in each) and two team change rooms are located back stage at the Centre with direct access to the Auditorium via the back stage corridor.