Jetty Memorial Theatre Strategic Plan 2022-2026

Coffs Harbour City Council engaged Hawkridge Entertainment Services to complete a Strategic Plan and a Business Plan. Both Plans are for the next five years of operation (2022-2026) of the Jetty Memorial Theatre. The Draft Strategic Plan is currently on exhibition for community feedback. The Plan outlines the strategic direction and guide ongoing operations for the theatre[…]

Sanctuary Point Library render from front

Sanctuary Point Library Capital Expenditure Review

Shoalhaven City Council engaged Hawkridge Entertainment Services and Networked Urban Solutions to complete a Capital Expenditure Review for the planned Sanctuary Point Library project. The Sanctuary Point Library project will provide a new library and community facility for the growing population of the Bay and Basin area. Located in the Sanctuary Point Town Centre, the[…]

economic impact of live music venues in NSW

Economic impact of Music Venues in NSW

In December 2020, Tim Long from Hawkridge Entertainment Services was engaged by Music NSW to determine the economic impact of music venues in NSW. The findings of the report were based on previous economic assessments of the live music industry as well as data gathered through a survey conducted in December 2020. Music NSW MusicNSW[…]

Woolgoolga Art Gallery

Coffs Harbour City Council – Community & Cultural Facilities Plan 2021 – 2031

Coffs Harbour City Council recently adopted the Community & Cultural Facilities Plan 2021 – 2031 written by Hawkridge Entertainment Services. The Plan aims to adopt a strategic approach to the future development of community & cultural infrastructure in the Coffs Harbour LGA. Facilities analysed in this Plan include buildings owned or managed by Council such[…]

Alex Theatre, St Kilda from the front entrance

Economic Impact of the Alex Theatre, St Kilda

Alex Read Theatre Performances Inc. engaged Hawkridge Entertainment Services to determine the economic impact of the Alex Theatre in St Kilda. The analysis of the economic impact of the Alex Theatre, St Kilda calculated the size of the economic impact that the venue has on the local economy. The research set out to identify and[…]

Venue Management Software

Venue bookings software selection

The City of Ryde council engaged Hawkridge Entertainment Services to assist in the review of venue management bookings software requirements for the community and cultural facilities in Ryde. The aim of venue bookings systems is to manage all business operations and streamline the booking process. Venue bookings software coordinates the internal and external bookings of[…]

Minerva Theatre from the outside

Minerva Theatre Feasibility Study

The Minerva Theatre Feasibility Study had the principal aim of investigating whether a refurbished Minerva Theatre would be a viable performance space in the Sydney market. The Hawkridge Entertainment Services report completed for Create NSW and the City of Sydney also utilised Nick Tobin from Networked Urban Solutions. The report is available to download from[…]

Image of the refurbished Victoria Theatre in Newcastle

Economic Impact of the Victoria Theatre, Newcastle

Century Venues engaged Hawkridge Entertainment Services to research and analyse of the potential economic impact of the Victoria Theatre in Newcastle. The economic modelling in the report found that in 2020 dollars a revived Victoria Theatre will, by its third year of operation, generate a positive economic impact of $13,613,219 per annum ongoing. The report[…]

Picton Performing Arts Centre

Wollondilly Community, Cultural & Civic Precinct Strategic Review

The Strategic Review advised Wollondilly Shire Council the most appropriate type of performance venue for the new development which is being undertaken as part of the Wollondilly Community, Cultural & Civic Precinct project in Picton. It also included preliminary operational financial modelling for the first year of operation. Summary of Services Delivered The study was[…]

Marian Street Theatre image

Marian St Theatre Business Case

Ku-ring-gai Council engaged Hawkridge Entertainment Services to review and update the business case for the proposed redevelopment of the Marian St Theatre in Killara. Methodology The study had three key actions: Analysis of the current business case; Updating of the business case; and Finalisation of a report. Analysis of current Business CaseReview of the current[…]