Parramatta Riverside Theatres Business Case

Parramatta Riverside Theatres Strategic Business Case

Hawkridge Entertainment Services recently completed the Parramatta Riverside Theatres Business Case for the City of Parramatta. The business case was developed with input from BIS Oxford Economics who completed a Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) for the project.

The Redevelopment Concept Proposal

In May 2022, the City of Parramatta Council approved the concept proposal validation work for the redevelopment of Riverside Theatres. It also included permission to proceed with the development of a detailed business case, project plan and budget for Council’s review.

The Riverside Theatres Redevelopment Concept Proposal outlines Council’s vision for a major upgrade and significant expansion of Riverside Theatres. The upgrade includes new venues and increased capacity at the existing site. Council agreed to begin exploring design options, developing functional specifications and validating cost estimates. It will also prepare for the launch of a Design Competition, which will follow approval of the Business Case. 


The proposed redevelopment concept plan will see Riverside Theatres’ capacity more than double and include:

  • the addition of a 1,350-seat lyric theatre;
  • refurbishment of the 760-seat Riverside Playhouse Theatre;
  • an all-new 430-seat drama theatre; and
  • a new 75-seat digital studio / digital cinema. 

The engagement including the development of all necessary documentation and schedules to satisfy a Capital Expenditure Review assessed by the NSW Office of Local Government

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