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 Founders Room 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. The curated program is diverse, featuring a range of genres, from jazz to experimental music.

Venues Hire Rates

Not for Profit / Educational Institutions / Schools / Rehearsals:
$150 per Half Day (maximum 6 hours) / $230 per Day / $1,050 per Week

Commercial / Government Departments:
$200 per Half Day (maximum 6 hours) / $310 per Day / $1,400 per Week

Venue Hire Package Private Functions / Events* (includes weddings, dinners, parties, conferences etc.)
$1,400 per event (maximum Hire Period of 3 Days)

Venue Hire Package for SAC Supported Local / Touring Performances*
$200 per event (maximum Hire Period of 1 Day)

Applying for the Founders Room

SAC Assesses applications for the Founders Room twice annually, with the due dates for submissions as 30 April and 30 September each year, and also rolling applications throughout the year as required.

Applications are sought for Performances, Concerts, Workshops, Film Events, Corporate Events, Private Functions*, Rehearsals and Creative Developments.

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Founders Room, including for special rounds (as a result of cancellations etc.) or for dates from 2024 onwards, please complete the form below via the alert me button and you will be contacted once the next Call for Applications opens.

Availability

The Founders Room is full for the remainder of 2022.

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
$75 per Hire (GST Inclusive)
Daytime | Non-Exclusive Hire

Evening Public Performance / Event
$200 per Hire (GST Inclusive)
Evening | Exclusive Hire

Evening Private Event
$300 per Hire (GST Inclusive)
Evening | Exclusive Hire
Includes all non-Arts Events, Private Functions, Corporate Events

Applying for The Courtyard

Salamanca Arts Centre assesses applications for The Courtyard on an ongoing basis with rolling applications throughout the year and applications are only sought for the current year.

Applications are sought for the remaining dates in the 2022 Calendar, for performances, concerts, workshops, corporate events, private functions and more!

Please note: Many months in 2022 are already heavily booked.

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.

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)
$310 per Day / $1,300 per Week

Commercial Galleries / Government Departments
$400 per Day / $1,700 per Week

Tertiary Students (does not include School Exhibitions)
$200 per Day / $850 per Week

All Private Functions / Events (includes Weddings, Performances, Conferences etc.)
$2,800 per event (maximum Hire Period of 4 days)

Applying for the Long Gallery

Salamanca Arts Centre assesses applications for the Sidespace Gallery twice annually, with the due dates for submissions as 30 April and 30 September each year (excluding Special Rounds).

Applications are sought for exhibitions by Arts Organisations, Festivals, Solo Artists and Groups of Artists, working in any medium, and also private functions.

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Long Gallery, including for special rounds SPECIAL ROUNDS (as a result of cancellations etc.) or for dates from 2024 onwards, please complete the alert me form via the button below and you will be contacted once the next Call for Applications opens.

Availability

Limited dates remaining in the Long Gallery Calendar from mid October – mid November 2022.
Limited available dates for 2023.

SOCIAL is a new space proudly presented by Salamanca Arts Centre.  

SOCIAL stands on the land of the traditional owners, the palawa people and we pay respect to Elders, past and present. SOCIAL aims to bring our community together through a celebration of culture. This multi-modal space is for experimentation, play and discovery.
 
Located at 67 Salamanca Place, this accessible and centrally located space will be a mixture of curated exhibitions and open calls.

Venue Hire Rates

$2,420 per month/ $638 per week / Daily rate by negotiation (all prices inc GST)

Applying for Social

Salamanca Arts Centre is passionate about supporting a strong arts ecology in Tasmania. We encourage applications that involve the creation of ambitious and experimental works that inspire and critically engage our audiences.

Salamanca Arts Centre aims to be inclusive and so we welcome and encourage applications from all artists, from cultural producers, curators, writers, and publishers, working at all career levels, to present in SOCIAL.

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for SOCAIL, including for special rounds Special Rounds (as a result of cancellations etc.) or for dates from 2024 onwards, please complete the alert me form via the button below and you will be contacted once the next Call for Applications opens.

Applications for the remaining dates in 2022 are currently being assessed.

Availability

Dates available from mid 2023 onwards.