Hire Us

Looking for a venue for your event? The Mercury Cinema is available for hire!

Opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1992, our 186-seat bricks-and-mortar theatre has, for 35 years, been a unique screen home to screen culture in South Australia. In the same building you’ll find the intimate 36-seat Iris Cinema, and our foyer with candy bar, licensed bar, and kitchenette. All of these areas are available for hire, so talk to us about your needs.

Our location in the Lion Arts Centre, in the heart of Adelaide’s West End Creative Precinct, makes us an ideal place to hold film screenings, live and mixed media performances, fundraisers, launches, parties, conferences and seminars.

We offer premium facilities:

  • The highest quality digital projection (4K) in South Australia.
  • 35mm and 16mm projection
  • Video projection for all formats
  • Data projection for all platforms
  • Internet projection with 2MB link
  • Dolby surround sound
  • Microphones and speakers’ tables (free of charge for all hires)

Whether it be a corporate video or PowerPoint presentation, home movies or feature films, multi-player games or website launches, we can show it on the big screen. The Mercury’s extensive networks within the film industry mean that we are able to source new releases, old classics, and everything in between… so just let us know what you would like to see! We’re also happy to host social celebrations, including children’s birthday parties.

Each hire includes a fully qualified projectionist for all screenings, and experienced front-of-house staff.

The Mercury is run by the not-for-profit Media Resource Centre, supporting and developing emerging filmmakers – so by hiring our venue, you are supporting a much-loved community organisation.

Please call 8410 0979 or email [email protected] to arrange for a tour of facilities at your earliest convenience.

Rates and availability:
For rates and availability contact the Media Resource Centre, ph 8410 0979 or email.

Talk to our team about our special summer offer for bookings for December 2018 and January 2019.

View the Mercury Cinema Hire Info Pack