Council venues and public spaces

Available for small parties to major events, exhibitions and private functions.

Parkes is well equipped to host your event with specialist function facilities catering for 5 to 550.

With access to a great range of venues, equipment hire and catering options, planning and staging your event will be enjoyable and rewarding.

Whether it’s a conference, concert, intimate meeting or a major exhibition, Council’s Events Unit is ready to assist you. We can provide creative ideas on themes and local insights on suppliers, right down to where to get great coffee and a comfy pillow, all to ensure ease in planning a successful event.

Parkes Shire offers many picturesque locations ideal for photography, weddings, launches and other private functions.

For more information contact one of the professional staff members at the Parkes Visitor Information Centre on 02 6862 6000 or our Events Officer at Parkes Shire Council on 02 6861 2333

Council Venues and Public Spaces for Hire

Coventry Room & Cultural Centre

Parkes Shire Council boasts an impressive multipurpose hall designed to flexibly cater for a range of events including exhibitions, civic functions, conferences/meetings and training.

The Library/Cultural Centre is ideally located in Bogan Street, adjacent to Council's Administration Centre and across the road from the M&D Little Theatre. Application to utilise the Cultural Centre can be made by contacting Council's Administration Section Ph 02 6861 2333. Further details and an application form can be obtained by downloading the attached document below.

Coventry Room Application and Conditions of hire

For further information contact Parkes Shire Council.

Cooke Park Community Centre

The Cooke Park Community Centre located in Cooke Park, Parkes is a multi-purpose hall. It can be used for a variety of functions, subject to capacity requirements and suitability. The Centre has air-conditioning and heating, is carpeted and features a newly renovated kitchen. The Centre has an area of approximately 150 square metres.

Male and female toilets are located inside and has tables and chairs available to use for your function.

For full terms and conditions of use please refer to the booking form below.

Cooke Park Community Centre Booking Form

For further information contact Parkes Shire Council.

Parks and Playgrounds

To book a park, download the Application for use of a Park and return to Council for approval.

For further information see our Parks and playgrounds page or contact Parkes Shire Council.

Sports Fields

The Parkes Shire sporting fields are managed by the Parkes Sports Council.

An application form is available to hire a sports ground. Applicants must have public liability insurance.

Sporting and any other organisations wishing to use the sporting facilities are requested to read through the Conditions of Use and be aware of the new regulations around smoking at sports grounds. For further information download the Fact Sheet.

For further information contact Parkes Sports Council

Phone: 0418 477 823

The Little Theatre

The Little Theatre is ideal for a range of events with a versatile seating arrangement which can be used as theatre or banquet style with three tiers, dance floor and stage. The fully equipped kitchen is ideal, along with a large foyer area for cocktail functions.

For bookings phone the Booking Officer

Phone: 02 6862 6854

Address: Little Theatre, 34 Bogan Street, Parkes