The Doncaster Playhouse heritage building lit up at night on Doncaster Road

Doncaster Playhouse is a welcoming, comfortable and relaxed small studio theatre. The historic building was constructed in 1863 as the area's first primary school before being refurbished as a community theatre in 1988.

The Playhouse is a great venue to experience one of the many concerts or theatre shows presented regularly by Council for the community. You can also enjoy a show with one of several local theatre companies that call the Playhouse home, including Phoenix and Sherbrooke Theatre Companies.

What's On 

The Old People Are Revolting
Presented by Sherbrooke Theatre Company

Friday 22 June to Saturday 30 June

View all future shows at the Doncaster Playhouse

Contact Us

Doncaster Playhouse
679 Doncaster Road,
Doncaster, Victoria 3108
phone: (03) 9840 9382

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Getting there

By Public Transport

Bus stops are located within 100 metres of the Doncaster Playhouse, on either side of Doncaster Road. The following bus routes stop near the Playhouse:

207 (City - Donvale)
280 / 282 (Manningham Mover)
295 (Box Hill - The Pines)
902 Green Orbital SmartBus (Chelsea - Airport West)
907 DART SmartBus (City - Mitcham)

By Foot

Walking to the Doncaster Playhouse is easy and accessible with walkways connecting it with Doncaster Road, Manningham City Square and the Manningham Civic Centre.

By Bicycle

Bicycle racks are located next to the bus stop on Doncaster Road for visitors to use.

By Car

Access via Doncaster Road and JJ Tully Drive.

Parking is available in the underground carpark at the adjacent Manningham City Square (see below map).

Doncaster Playhouse where to park map

Click here to view the full parking map


Please contact Doncaster Playhouse staff on (03) 9840 9382 to discuss wheelchair accessibility.

Playhouse Hire

The Doncaster Playhouse is available to hire for arts and theatre presentations.

For more information, please download the Icon for application/pdf Doncaster Playhouse Conditions of Hire and Application Form 2018 (980.24 KB)

For studio availability or any other enquiries, please contact us on (03) 9840 9382 or


Doncaster Playhouse
679 Doncaster Road
Doncaster VIC 3108