The park has five amphitheatres, all available for hire and each offering a different atmosphere, in various locations within the park. These can be used for a range of activities by performing and creative arts groups, education and community organisations, as well as private functions.
To book an amphitheatre for use, phone 1300 131 683.
The largest and main amphitheatre, the Gus Ryberg, located north of Lake Treganowan, is named after one of the original park rangers. It provides an acoustic relationship with the lake as well as providing audiences with a view of the lake during performances.
The Gus Ryberg Amphitheatre consists of seven grassed tiers with a paved arena which is easily accessible. It has a seating capacity of 500 and has power, water, barbecue facilities and easy access to toilets. The amphitheatre is perfect for musical and drama performances, marriage ceremonies and cultural activities.
Hire cost: $285 per day
The smallest of the amphitheatres, The Pines is named for its location near a stand of pine trees located in a delightful setting at the south-west end of the park. It is suitable for intimate performances, poetry readings and small marriage ceremonies, having four grassed tiers and a seating capacity of 60.
Hire cost: $85 per day
Situated near Lake Nobelius, Bunerong is named after the Aboriginal people who used the Dandenong Ranges for hunting. A five-tiered grassed amphitheatre with a seating capacity of 200, it provides the possibility of ‘theatre in the round’ due to its proximity to The Gums and Carl Stemp amphitheatres. It is ideal for private parties because of its secluded yet convenient location.
Hire cost: $213 per day
Located in a stunningly beautiful area of the park, The Gums overlooks a superb stand of manna gums and provides an intimate atmosphere for performances and weddings. As one of the three amphitheatres located at Lake Nobelius, it lends itself to ‘theatre in the round’. This six-tiered amphitheatre has a seating capacity of 120 and is also suitable for more intimate occasions.
Hire cost: $213 per day.
Also named for one of the first park rangers, Carl Stemp amphitheatre offers a delightful location for just sitting and admiring the view and the bird calls while lunching, or enjoying a performance. This open four-tiered amphitheatre has a seating capacity of 120 and is located near ‘The Gums’ and ‘Bunerong’.
Hire cost: $213 per day.