The auditorium has 500 seats split between the lower stalls and the upper gallery level. The layout had been designed to ensure that every seat gives the best possible view of the stage.
The backstage facilities of the auditorium are generous enough for large performance groups and have been fitted out with changing rooms, showers, make-up rooms, rehearsal and music rooms. The auditorium, equipped with state of the art audio visual and production equipment, will give POWIIS students experience in theatre management and as technical crew as well as opportunities as performers in music and drama.
In addition to the programme of school concerts and plays, there will be performances from touring companies. For its inaugural concert POWIIS welcomed the South Australian theatre company Co- Opera who performed Acis and Galatea, an oratorio by George Frideric Handel.