Nestled beneath the vaulted gables of an 1840’s warehouse is the Founders Room. With polished oaken floorboards, limewashed sandstone walls and heritage windows that look out over the SAC Courtyard on one side and Woobys Lane and Salamanca Square on the other.

Dedicated to the Founders of Salamanca Arts Centre, this is the perfect location for performances, wedding receptions, cocktail parties, seminars, training sessions, launches and promotional events.

In addition to the Venue Hire Program, in January 2022 Salamanca Arts Centre launched the Live Music Program to support the local music industry. Each Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening the Founders Room showcases performances by local, interstate and international musicians and artists. The curated program is diverse, featuring a range of genres, from jazz to experimental music.

From January 2023, the type of event / usage / activation of the Founders Room is determined by the following weekly calendar:
Monday – Wednesday : Available for Workshops and Non-Public activities, including Meetings, Rehearsals & Creative Developments.
Thursday – Saturday : Public Activities / Events / Performances.
Sunday Venue CLOSED


Venue Hire Rates

Not for Profit / Educational Institutions / Schools / Rehearsals:
$174 per Half Day (maximum 6 hours) / $237 per Day / $1,155 per Week

Commercial / Government Departments:
$275 per Half Day (maximum 6 hours) / $395 per Day / $1,650 per Week

Venue Hire Package Private Functions / Events* (includes weddings, dinners, parties, conferences etc.)
$1,620 per event (maximum Hire Period of 3 Days)

Venue Hire Package for SAC Supported Local / Touring Performances*
$237 per event (maximum Hire Period of 1 Day)

All prices are inclusive of GST and valid from 1 January 2024.

*Venue Hire Rates will increase as of 1 January 2025.
For details of 2025 Venue Hire Rates, please refer to the Founders Room Venue Hire Pack / Conditions of Hire (PDF)


Applying for the Founders Room : 2025 Calendar

Applications for inclusion in the Founders Room 2025 Calendar (January 2025 – March 2026) have now closed and are being assessed.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application mid May 2024. 


Applying for the Founders Room : SPECIAL ROUND : REMAINING DATES 2024 Calendar

Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is currently seeking applications for inclusion in the Founders Room 2024 Calendar : from January – December 2024.

This Call for Applications is for REMAINING DATES only; some months in the 2024 Calendar are heavily booked.
Applications are sought for both Public Events and Activities, including Performances, Live Music Events and Concerts, Film Events, Workshops, Launches etc. and Non-Public / Private Events and Activities, including Corporate Events, Private Functions, Rehearsals and Creative Developments, Meeting, Workshops and Seminars.

Deadline for Submissions :
Applications can be submitted at anytime

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 10 x Working Days of Submission.


Availability for 2025 & Beyond

Salamanca Arts Centre assesses applications for the Founders Room twice annually.

If you would like to be notified when applications reopen for 2025 dates or when become available due to a cancellation, please sign up to our alert list.

The Courtyard is located at the heart of Salamanca Arts Centre.
The perfect place to sit and relax during the day. 

The back wall of The Courtyard is a natural rock face, creating a unique backdrop for arts activity. The same rock face continues into the adjacent Peacock Theatre.

The Courtyard has been used successfully for theatrical and dance performances, music recitals, Salamanca Arts Centre Resident Markets, film screenings, and cabaret. And for the past 20 Years has been the primary venue for the weekly Friday night live music event, Rektango.

In 2019, with the assistance of Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie MP, Salamanca Arts Centre was awarded a Federal Government Regional Development Grant to make improvements to the Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard. Major renovations were completed in 2020 aims to improve the visibility and accessibility of tenancies around the Courtyard. Automatic doors have been installed, along with more glazing and track lighting. The peacock feather-shaped platforms invite a greater variety of art forms. The state-of-the-art sound system and outdoor theatre lighting will create an unforgettable audience experience. Salamanca Arts Centre commissioned projects in public art and furniture design. Floating against the rock face is Escape Pod, a work by Colin Langridge inspired by a maritime escape pod. Embedded in the paving is a stainless-steel peacock feather by Gerhard Mausz above which are custom Sassafras timber benches and tables designed and made by Paul Allen.


Venue Hire Rates

Pop-Up Performance / Event
$85 per Hire (GST Inclusive)
Daytime | Non-Exclusive Hire

Evening Public Performance / Event
$210 per Hire (GST Inclusive)
Evening | Exclusive Hire

Evening Private Event
$330 per Hire (GST Inclusive)
Evening | Exclusive Hire
Includes all non-Arts Events, Private Functions, Corporate Events

All prices are inclusive of GST and are effective from 1 January 2024.

*Venue Hire Rates will increase as of 1 January 2025.
For details of 2025 Venue Hire Rates, please refer to the Courtyard Venue Hire Pack / Conditions of Hire (PDF)


Availability

Due to the location of The Courtyard and the significant sound bleed between the adjacent venues, the availability of The Courtyard is pending the bookings and scheduled activity in the adjacent venues (Peacock Theatre, Founders Room, Sidespace Gallery, Long Gallery). An event cannot occur in The Courtyard if there is already an event scheduled in an adjacent venue.

There is a live music event (Rektango) in the Courtyard every Friday evening between 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
The Courtyard is not available to hire during Rektango.


Applying for the Courtyard : 2025 Calendar

Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is currently seeking applications for inclusion in the Courtyard 2025 Calendar (January 2025 – March 2026) have now closed and are being assessed.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application mid May 2024. 


Applying for the Courtyard : 2024 Remaining Dates

Salamanca Arts Centre assesses applications for The Courtyard on an ongoing basis with rolling applications throughout the year.

Applications are sought for the remaining dates in the 2024 Calendar, for performances, concerts, workshops, corporate events, Private Functions and more!

Please note : Many months are already heavily booked.


Applying for 2025 and Beyond

If you would like to be notified when applications reopen for 2026 or dates become available due to a cancellation, please sign up to our alert list.

The Peacock Theatre is Salamanca Art Centre’s unique performance space that has been created at the foot of a historic quarry, named after the company that produced jams and juices on the site for half a century.

The Peacock Theatre is the venue of choice for intimate live productions accommodating dance, live art, hybrid music and film. A unique performance and event venue on the ground floor of the Salamanca Arts Centre, with a magnificent natural rock face as its backdrop, maximum Fixed Seating Capacity of 131 (unnumbered) seats.


Venue Hire Rates

Performances & Events
Independent Artists: $348 per Day / $1,570 per Week
Not for Profit / Educational Institutions / Schools: $374 per Day / $1,675 per Week
Commercial / Government Departments: $490 per Day / $2,200 per Week

Bump In / Bump Out / Rehearsals / Creative Developments
Independent Artists: $174 per Day / $780 per Week
Not for Profit / Educational Institutions / Schools: $195 per Day / $875 per Week
Commercial / Government Departments: $374 per day / $1,675 week

Venue Hire Rates do not include all charges (such as electricity, additional equipment or a SAC Technician etc.). Please refer to the Peacock Theatre Conditions of Hire for more information and for details on all additional charges.

All prices are inclusive of GST and valid from 1 January 2024.

*Venue Hire Rates will increase as of 1 January 2025.
For details of 2025 Venue Hire Rates, please refer to the Peacock Theatre Venue Hire Pack / Conditions of Hire (PDF)


Applying for the Peacock Theatre : 2025 Calendar

Applications for inclusion in the Peacock Theatre 2025 Calendar (January 2025 – March 2026) have now closed and are being assessed.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application mid May 2024. 


Availability for 2025 & Beyond

The Peacock Theatre is very heavily booked for the remainder of 2024, with limited dates remaining in August, October and December 2024 only.

Salamanca Arts Centre assesses applications for the Peacock Theatre twice annually.

If you would like to be notified when applications reopen for 2025 or other dates become available due to a cancellation, please sign up to our alert list.

The Long Gallery is the largest gallery space at Salamanca Arts Centre.

Originally a store for whaling products, then filled with can-labelling machinery during the jam factory days, the Long Gallery has provided the backdrop to countless exhibitions, conventions, balls, auctions, recitals, workshops, product launches and live performances. It is located on Level 1 of Salamanca Arts Centre.

An enigmatic venue where 180 year-old polished floor boards stretch for 30 metres past rows of oaken columns to limewashed sandstone walls. Licensed for 400 patrons and with French doors opening above Salamanca Place, the Long Gallery is always in high demand for exhibitions and private functions. Facilities include contemporary track lighting, demountable hanging panels, lift access, storage and limited tables and chairs.


Venue Hire Rates

Exhibitions

Not for Profit / Educational Institutions / Schools / Artists (group or solo)
$363 per Day / $1,505 per Week

Commercial Galleries / Government Departments
$464 per Day / $1,970 per Week

Tertiary Students (does not include School Exhibitions)
$230 per Day / $985 per Week

All Private Functions / Events (includes Weddings, Performances, Conferences etc.)
$3,165 per event (maximum Hire Period of 4 days)

All prices are inclusive of GST and valid from 1 January 2024.

*Venue Hire Rates will increase as of 1 January 2025.
For details of 2025 Venue Hire Rates, please refer to the Long Gallery Venue Hire Pack / Conditions of Hire (PDF)


Applications for inclusion in the Long Gallery 2025 Calendar (January 2025 – March 2026) have now closed and are being assessed.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application mid May 2024. 


Applying for 2025 & Beyond

Salamanca Arts Centre assesses applications for the Long Gallery twice annually.

If you would like to be notified when applications reopen for 2025 or other dates become available due to a cancellation, please sign up to our alert list.

The Sidespace Gallery is a professional exhibition space that is accessible and affordable for solo artists and small group exhibitions. 

A quirky gallery with perfect proportions, the Sidespace Gallery is the gallery of favour for artists wishing to exhibit contemporary work in the public domain. 

The Sidespace Gallery is part of Salamanca Art Centre’s subsidised Access Galleries Program and is available to Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Members on the acceptance of an exhibition proposal.


Venue Hire Rates

Exhibitions
Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Members
$73 per Day / $325 per Week

All prices are inclusive of GST and are effective from 1 January 2024.

*Venue Hire Rates will increase as of 1 January 2025.
For details of 2025 Venue Hire Rates, please refer to the Sidespace Gallery Venue Hire Pack / Conditions of Hire (PDF)


Applications for inclusion in the Sidespace Gallery 2025 Calendar (January 2025 – March 2026) have now closed and are being assessed.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application mid May 2024. 


Applying for 2025 & Beyond

Salamanca Arts Centre assesses applications for the Sidespace Gallery twice annually.

If you would like to be notified when applications reopen for 2025 or dates become available due to a cancellation, please sign up to our alert list.