Sydney's One and Only Theatre Style Auditorium on the Harbour

Home to Australia’s longest running cabaret show - the ‘Voyage of Love’, the Showboat is Sydney Harbour’s unique theatre and event venue.

We offer a selection of tailored packages for private functions - including menus, beverages and state of the art audio-visual equipment. Our experienced cruise consultants work with you to customise your next event.

35 years of delivering memorable events on Sydney Harbour

Venue Features

Instantly recognisable by the iconic red paddlewheel, Showboat is Sydney’s most unique on water venue - catering for up to 400 guests across three unique levels.

  • Purpose built stage & audio-visual suite
  • Spacious decks suited for cocktail & seated events
  • Cathedral style windows, wrap around verandas and open top deck
  • On board galley & in house food & beverage team catering to your event
  • AMSA approved vessel with trained marine crew
  • Exclusive Art Decko private space available for hire - for smaller groups & events

Experience Excellence

The Sydney Showboat boasts a performance grade lighting & projection system, and in house microphones. See how this versatile venue can elevate your next event.

Projector Screen & Stage

Projector Screen & Stage

Add visuals to your event with your videos or slideshows projected onto our 65 inch screen and stage. With full visibility across two levels - the theatre layout of the Showboat makes it ideal for presentations, performances and more.

Microphone – Portable PA System

Microphone – Portable PA System

Speeches, presentations and performances - The Showboat was built to put on a show. Use our in house Sennheiser XS wireless microphones and accessories, to ensure your message is heard across the boat.

External AV - DJs, Live Music & More

External AV - DJs, Live Music & More

No event is complete without the right music. Bring your own DJ, live band or karaoke, or let us help find you the right entertainment for your needs. Our sound system pairs with external AV equipment, for the best experience for your guests.

Menu & Beverage Options

Led by Australian Cruise Group’s Executive Chef – Manish Thakur, our kitchen works closely with you to cater your event menu to the tastes of your guests. We pride ourselves exclusively serving items prepared on board by our in-house team of chefs. Paired with a selection of premium Australian and global wines, beers & spirits, experience Showboat catering for your next event.

Art Decko - Private Deck For Smaller, boutique events

Experience the old-style charm of the Showboat in complete privacy on the exclusive Art Decko top deck. Inspired by the Art Deco design movement of the 1900s, experience luxury & glamour – everything the Showboat stands for! Complete with a private bar, the indoor space and outer deck of the Art Decko make it a versatile space ideal for delivering more bespoke experiences.

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