Our beautiful iconic building is a unique and place for you to gather, learn and present. Square Edge Arts Centre consist of the original Council Chambers (with stunning 19th century design features) and the art-deco addition that was built in 1947. The spaces are filled with artists’ studios, a cafe, galleries, a book shop and spaces you can book for your workshop or event.

We offer subsidized rental options for artists, community groups and not-for-profit organisations. Talk to us if you’d like to know more about our event hosting services.

WORKSHOP SPACE

Suitable for:

The Workshop Space is an active community making space, with a kitchen and bathroom. It is suitable for running workshops, event openings and functions.

Capacity:

15 – 20 seated at tables. 30-40 loose seating (no tables)

Hire Rate:

From $21.50 per hour. Daily and event rates are available.

Location:

Ground Floor

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE

Trestle tables | Additional Chairs | Microphone | Speaker | Lectern | Urn | Glassware

EVELYN RAWLINS ROOM

Suitable for:

The Evelyn Rawlins Room is the original City Council Chamber. This is a stunning and elegant space with beautiful decor, natural light and brilliant acoustics.

Great for workshops, orchestra rehearsals, piano concerts and yoga.

This space is not available for parties.

Capacity:

80

Hire Rate:

Rooms rates start at $21.50 per hour, or $26.50 per hour with the use of the concert piano. Day and project/event rates are available.

Location:

Second Floor

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE

Trestle tables | Table Cloths | Additional Chairs | Microphone | Speaker | Lectern | Urn | Glassware

THE LOFT

Suitable for:

Widely regarded as the best dance rehearsal space in the city, the rehearsal studio is a beautiful space to practice, teach, run classes and rehearsals, performing arts, or do a workshop.

Included in the hire of the place is access to a small sound system (currently under repair).

NOTE: We are no longer able to hire the Dance studio out for events/parties

Hire Rate:

Rooms rates start at $21.50 per hour. Day and project/event rates are available.

Location:

Courtyard

FX THEATRE

Suitable for:

The FX theatre is a small intimate space perfect to host film screenings, workshops, seminars, live performances, meetings, and rehearsals.

The FX theatre is also available as a digital gallery space on application.

Hire Rate:

The space can be hired from $21.50 per hour including use of the projector and screen.

Capacity:

30 seated theatre style

Locations:

Ground Floor

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE

Trestle tables | Table Cloths | Additional Chairs | Microphone | Speaker | Lectern | Urn | Glassware

CREATIVE SPACE

Suitable for:

The Creative Space is an active community making space, with a kitchen and bathroom. It is suitable for running workshops, event openings and functions.

Capacity:

15 – 20 seated at tables or 30-40 loose seating (no tables)

Hire Rate:

The Creative Space can be hired from $21.50 per hour and is also available for event openings, events and functions

Location:

Second Floor

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE

Trestle tables | Table Cloths | Additional Chairs | Microphone | Speaker | Lectern | Urn | Glassware