The Princess Theatre and Earl Arts Centre are Launceston’s pre-eminent theatre spaces.
Built in 1911, and seating 944 patrons, the Princess holds a cherished spot in northern Tasmanian hearts. The Earl Arts Centre is a well-equipped “black box” theatre, seating 186 patrons. Theatre North Inc manages these venues on behalf of the City of Launceston.
For contact details, visit our Contact Us page.
How to Find Us
Our venues are in the heart of Launceston’s CBD, close to transport, dining and other entertainment. The Princess Theatre is located at 57 Brisbane St, Launceston. Click here to see a map.
The Earl Arts Centre is located at 10 Earl St, Launceston, right behind the Princess Theatre. Click here to see a map.
The Princess Theatre Box Office is located in the Princess Theatre foyer on Brisbane Street.
How to Get Here
The venues are within 5 minutes walking time from bus interchanges on St John St.
The City of Launceston Paterson Street East multi-storey car park is open Monday-Saturday 9am-midnight.
There are two 24/7 car parks in Earl Street, both with ticket machines that accept coins or card payment.
There are also limited on-street options in Brisbane, George and York Streets and in Yorktown Square. Make sure you leave time to find a parking spot nearby.
A taxi rank operates just around the corner from the theatre in George St.
Pre-show Dining and Drinks
Our friends at Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston offer delicious two-course meals, prior to most shows at the Princess, and are experts at the ins and outs of pre-show dining. Book directly through them on 03 6334 3434.
Picking Up Your Tickets
The theatre has recently implemented print-at-home tickets and we can also readily scan tickets sent to your phone.
Physical pre-booked tickets can be collected from the Princess Theatre Box Office during business hours leading up to the performance, or as you arrive for the show at the Princess or Earl. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the show starts so you have plenty of time.
Our normal Box Office hours are currently 10am - 5pm Monday to Friday.
Drinks and Snacks
There are bar facilities on both levels of the Princess Theatre and in the Earl Arts Centre foyer, with a lolly shop right next door to the Princess.
While the bar is currently open for selected shows, we ask that patrons refer to our Front of House staff or in-house screens for arrangements particular to your show.
You may take alcoholic drinks, purchased from our bar, inside the theatre, however hot food and hot beverages are not permitted.
We encourage you to download the Covid-Safe app, and to have the app running during your visit with us. Please ensure your phone has been turned to silent.
Generally, no filming or photography is permitted in the theatre. Please check the policy for the event you are attending before using a camera.
Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions, for information on Mobile Phones, Children at the Theatre, further Box Office information, Latecomers etc.
Please refer to the Access page should you require.