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The Maiden Theatre (the Theatre) was built at the turn of the 20th century and has been beautifully restored to its Victorian grandeur.

Set within the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, this venue is ideal for daytime events including launches and intimate cocktail style functions.


Maiden Theatre
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
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Up to 120 guests

Covid Safe Capacity
2 sqm capacity = 58
4 sqm capacity = 29


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Access Info

Public transport recommended. Limited parking available

Key information

For more detailed location, please visit Site Map and for the layout within Maiden Theatre, please visit Venue Layout.

Ideal for:

  • Cocktail Functions
  • Product & Media Launches

Client Access
Approved vehicles (for deliveries only) may access the Palm House via Access Road off Mrs Macquaries Road.
Rangers will be responsible for opening and closing the venue as required. Prior to the booking, a schedule of your access requirements will need to be provided to the Functions Coordinator.

Guest Access
Via Woolloomooloo Gate on Mrs Macquaries Road. See Site Map for further information.

Indoor: Main room, shared toilet facilities
Outdoor: Courtyard 

Venue setting Style Recommended Capacity
Indoor & Outdoor Cocktail 120 - 150
Indoor Only Cocktail 100 - 120
Indoor Only Banquet 80

The Trust will clean the venue immediately prior to your event. The venue must be left clean and tidy with all furniture, equipment and rubbish removed. 

Electronic check-in is mandatory

The garden has Service NSW COVID Safe Check-in  QR codes placed at all bookable venue hire spaces.
You as the event organiser and venue hirer are the responsible person and must ensure that you and all your guests, suppliers and contractors check in.

To streamline the check-in process we recommend that all guests and suppliers download the Service NSW application on your phone prior to arriving on site.

Who must develop the COVID-19 Safety Plan

The responsible person is the person organising the event i.e. wedding/reception, memorial, corporate event, picnic or other venue hire.  

The responsible person must develop and comply with a COVID-19 Safety Plan that addresses the safety measures in the checklist.  

COVID-19 Safety Plans and registration are mandatory for weddings

Under the NSW Public Health Orders all wedding services and gatherings after wedding services must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan.

All wedding services and gatherings after wedding services must register as COVID Safe.

Prepare and complete the plan in consultation with garden staff, and provide the garden with a copy.

Keep your plan up to date

You may need to update the plan in the future, as restrictions and orders change.
It is your responsibility to have an up-to-date plan at all times and to show it to an authorised officer if requested.

No items can be attached to internal walls, trees, buildings, heritage features or other fixed structures.

Duration Cost
8 am - Midnight $1,950
8 am - 5 pm $1,650
6 pm - Midnight $1,750
Miscellaneous Charges Rate
Bond - All Functions $1,000
Data projector


Access to venue outside the hire period - first hour or part thereof $105
Subsequent hours, or part thereof (per hour) $275

Ranger escort through Garden (vehicle access suppliers only). Fee per vehicle (inc. entry and exit). Max. 2 ranger escorts per booking

Static ranger, per hour (4 hours minimum) $55
Mobile ranger, per hour (4 hours minimum)  $65
Ranger, public holidays, per hour (4 hour minimum) $75


  1. 20% discount applies for bookings Monday - Thursday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm.
  2. All fees quoted are GST inclusive. Additional miscellaneous charges may apply.
  3. Duration of Function Hire is to include set up and pack up of venue.
  4. Bookings outside of the Garden opening times will incur an additional security fee.
  5. Fees valid 1 October 2020 - 30 June 2021.
  • Lectern
  • P.A. system
  • 2 projector screens
  • Electronic whiteboard
  • Projector stand
  • 8 trestle tables
  • 80 chairs
  • Boardroom table (seats 16) 

All furniture must remain inside the Maiden Theatre. It is the Hirer’s responsibility to arrange all necessary furniture for their requirements. 

8:00 am – Midnight

  • Sink
  • Zip Boil with hot and cold filtered water
  • Bench space

Please note these facilities are inside the function space and not in a separate room or area. No further kitchen facilities are available in the Maiden Theatre. 

The room has three levels of lighting operated by three switches. All switches must be turned on for full lighting. 

Guest parking is available in metered parking bays on Mrs Macquaries Road.
One complimentary vehicle permit is provided to the Hirer for use in an unallocated metered parking bay on Mrs Macquaries Road. 

The phone number for the Maiden Theatre if required during your function is (02) 9231 8129. Dial ‘0’ for an outside line. 

Several 10 amp power points available as per floor plan.
All extension leads are the responsibility of the hirer. 

Train: The closest train stations are Martin Place Station and St James Station.
Bus: Bus #441 to the Art Gallery of NSW.
Taxi: Taxi pick up from Mrs Macquaries Road. Client to arrange if required.

A security guard can be provided for the duration of your event. Security is optional Monday to Friday while the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney is open but mandatory on weekends or once the Garden is closed.

Please refer to the fees section

Portable signage will be placed outside on the day of your booking leading to the venue. There is also permanent signage throughout the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney giving directions to the venue. 
There is strictly no smoking inside the venue. All cigarette butts must be placed in the receptacles outside. 
There is strictly no smoking inside the venue. All cigarette butts must be placed in the receptacles outside. All rubbish must be placed in the garbage bins inside the Maiden Theatre. All additional rubbish not placed in the bins must be removed from the site. 
To arrange a site inspection, gain further information or obtain a quote, please contact the Venue Services team on events@botanicgardens.nsw.gov.au
Ph: 02 9231 8111