Hire of Facilities

Forest Hill College’s excellent and well-maintained facilities are in high demand from the local and wider community. Annual bookings are held to enable such activities as calisthenics, dancing, language education, theatrical events and sporting activities. Local primary schools also make use of the facilities for their productions and presentations.

Facilities for hire include a modern, well-appointed theatre, a sports complex, two ovals, our new multi-purpose court (includes three tennis courts, two netball courts and a hockey field) and a range of general classrooms and courtyards.

Due to our popularity, bookings (particularly for classrooms) are extremely limited. Prospective hirers should contact the College Facilities Manager, in order to arrange a visit and tour of the facilities available. This allows hirers to gain a first-hand appreciation of the quality of the facilities available and an opportunity to discuss their special needs and hiring charges.


  • Geoff Cheah, Facilities Manager
  • Telephone: (03) 9814 9454
  • Mobile: 0428 753 062
  • Email: g.cheah@fhc.vic.edu.au

The Kel Watson Theatre

The Kel Watson Theatre is well placed in the Eastern Suburbs and within the grounds of Forest Hill College. There are in excess of 150 parking spaces on the College grounds with additional free street parking close by.

Our spacious foyer area provides opportunities to meet and greet, with access to our new café, providing fresh ground coffee and a wide variety of food, with catering packages now available. We are able to provide up to six dressing rooms which may be accessed from both the foyer and the stage area. Also on offer are quality lighting and sound facilities, as well as closed-circuit TV to most areas (ie. foyer, change rooms, etc.).

Our theatre is capable of seating 405 patrons in comfort. It is fitted with quality spacious plush woollen seats and provides wheelchair access to both the theatre and stage areas.

The stage itself is approximately 9 metres wide by 9 metres deep, with three opening and closing curtains at the front, in the middle and in the rear of the stage. The middle curtain can be used to make the stage size smaller if required.

An orchestra pit is located in front of the stage.

The schedule of rates for 2017 is currently being reviewed.

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Sports Stadium and Sporting Fields

The College Sports Stadium features tiered seating surrounding two international-sized basketball courts that have recently been updated with a brand-new floor. The courts can also be set up to accommodate eight volleyball or badminton courts or two futsal soccer courts. These combined with the large changing rooms and spacious foyer and café provide sporting clubs and other hirers with exemplary facilities.

The schedule of rates for 2017 is currently being reviewed.


Synthetic Fields and Grounds Hire

Our beautifully-maintained multipurpose synthetic and grass fields are available for hire. Featuring 80m X 40m Synthetic Soccer Field, two lane running track, full sized grass FIFA soccer field and three multipurpose tennis courts; incorporating line markings for netball and hockey. Our facilities are ideal for sporting clubs and casual hire.

The schedule of rates for 2017 is currently being reviewed.



Forest Hill College offers well-appointed classrooms, many with access to digital technologies.

The schedule of rates for 2017 is currently being reviewed.