We recommend arriving at the venue at least 30 minutes before the advertised starting time. Foyers, bars and the MAPA Box Office open 1 hour prior to performances and seating begins approximately 20 minutes before the performance.


Many productions at our venues allow you to bring food and beverages bought at our bars into the auditorium. However glass and hot drinks are not allowed. Food or drinks bought outside the venue are not allowed. If in doubt, ask one of our staff.


We always aim to begin performances at the scheduled time. To avoid distracting audiences and performers, latecomers will not be admitted to the venue until a suitable break in the performance.


We do our best to reunite lost items with their owners. If you find you have left something in the theatre, please call the MAPA Box Office on 03 9905 1111. It is useful if you can tell us your seat number when you call. Items found are held with us for 1 month and then forwarded to the University’s Lost Property Department who will hold them for a further 3 months. University Lost Property can be contacted on 03 9902 6011


Please check specific information for the event you are attending before booking, as the Babes in Arms policy differs for each show.
For most events in our venues, children under the advertised age (generally 2 years) are admitted free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat and are held on the lap of a parent or guardian.


Due to fire regulations, prams may not be taken into the venues. Pram parking is available and sign-posted.


Except where a show’s content requires specific restrictions, children are welcome to attend a general public or adults’ performance at the discretion of a parent or responsible adult, however a ticket must be purchased and a seat will be allocated for each child.


  • For the safety of all patrons, it is a condition of entry that you follow any instructions issued by MAPA staff.
  • MAPA venues are smoke free venues.
  • Patrons may not bring alcohol into the venues.
  • Any alcohol must be purchased from or provided by the licensed foyer bar and consumed within the venue.
  • Alcohol will not be served to minors, to adults supplying a minor, or to persons judged to be inebriated.
  • An intoxicated person will not be permitted to enter or remain on the premises.


  • All patrons must have a valid ticket for entry into the venue and must sit in a designated seat during the performance.
  • Sitting or standing in the aisles or access ways is not permitted at any time during the performance.
  • The use of cameras, video cameras and other recording devices is NOT permitted during performances. Exceptions sometimes apply and will be announced before the commencement of the performance.
  • To ensure an enjoyable experience for all visitors and no distractions for our performers, we ask all patrons to ensure they turn off or mute all mobile phones, pagers, chiming watches, alarms and all other electronic devices before entering the venue.


To support the health of everyone at Monash, the University is a smoke free campus and this includes all buildings and grounds.


Any personal information provided during the booking process is collected solely for the purposes of ticketing and may also be used to notify you of forthcoming events at the venue.

Full details of the Monash University privacy policy are available to view here.


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