Information Useful for Storytellers

Business Information

This is a growing collection of information that may be useful to professional storytellers telling for profit.

What to Charge?

Indervidual tellers are free to set their own fee structures. But as a rough guide for professional tellers I think $160/hr is not a bad place to start. Another great resource is the ASA (Australian Society of Authors) Public Appearance Rates

Venue List

This is a growing list of suitable venues for storytelling.

Please add a page for each venue and add coments to express your opinions.

Jesse Williamson
(Secretary 2013)

Fremantle Area

Venues in the Fremantle Area

Camelott Theatre

Contact MosArts

This is a reletively cheap theatre venu.

FTI Building

FTI Building

The main room is quite nice as a winter venue and has a fire.

Price about $250?? (Please confirm this if you can)

Hamilton Hill Memorial Hall

This is a lovelly theatre with a big stage seeting 160. The Raised seeting can be concentinaed back against the wall if a flat hall is desired.

This hall is the home of Phoenix Community Theatre and is very reasonably priced.

Location: Corner Rockingham Street & Carrington Street, Hamilton Hill
Contact: Hywel Williams (Venue Manager) 0410274299

John Curtin Colledge

John Curtin have two theatres.

A fabulous big new one (not cheap though) and a smaller one.



They have 85 Chairs available.
Flat floor venu next to the beach - beutiful ambiance.

If they have an exhibition on you will need to arange for the paintings to be covered with cloths if you don't want to see them.

Other possibilities that could be checked out.

Venues down near E Shed Markets.


Scots Hall

Scots Hall Fremantle Crn, Norfolk and South Terrace, Fremantle.

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

St Paul’s Anglican Church & Amphitheatre

This church has a hall and amphitheatre.

Phone: 9335 2242 Mondays & Thursdays
Address: 164 Hampton Rd, Beaconsfield

Holds up to 150
But not such a good venue for storytelling.

This venu is lovelly and inexpensive but not easy to book regularly as you need to fit around church events & weddings.
It would hold between 80 and 100 people.


Victoria Hall (Deck Chair Theatre)

Download the PDF from:

Costs about $800+ Probably too expensive for most storytelling concerts.

Joondalup Library

Bill Park recomends Joondalup Library as a venue.

"Michael at the above tells me that a meeting room is available Saturdays.
The facilities are excellent.I can say there is no charge,by checking with me.
Other days/nights may be available by contacting either me or MICHAEL ON 9400 4739

aussie bill"

King Street Arts Centre

The King Street Arts Centre
Has rooms available for $10/hr & $15/hr

"The King Street Arts Centre is located between Murray and King Streets. The Arts Centre houses a range of arts-related organisations plus two galleries - FORM and Gullotti Galleries, as well as a high quality craft shop. Directional signage to the art centre off King Street may be difficult to read and can not be readily seen by passing pedestrians."

Contact Emma Syme or Kevin McCabe Dep. Culture & Arts on 9224 7452 for bookings and more information.

The Blue Room

The Blue Room, located between the Art gallery and Alexanda library, has several spaces available from as little as $10(members)/$20(non-members)
Yearly Membership costs $40/$30 conc.

See their website for details.

Wanneroo Amphitheatre

Sally Gaunt recomended the Wanneroo Amphitheatre near the council chambers as a storytelling venue.

Contact Wanneroo Council for details.

Working With Children

The Guild has confirmed the following information with the Working With Children Screening Unit:


Q. Does it make any difference if a child has their guardian present?

Q. Must we exclude children from events aimed at adults?